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Eric Beale (full name Eric Bartholomew Beale III, Esq) was a Tech Operator assigned to the Office of Special Projects Team in Los Angeles, a role he served up until his resignation and departure from both OSP and NCIS in May 2021.

Biography

Pre-Series

NCIS Season 6

Like his NCIS colleagues, G. Callen, Sam Hanna, Kensi Blye and Nate Getz, Eric made his debut appearance in the NCIS Season 6/NCIS: Los Angeles backdoor pilot episode, Legend Part 1 (episode).

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1

Eric made his first appearance in the premiere Episode: Identity where he informa the others of an incoming call from Director Leon Vance. In The Episode: Random On Purpose, Eric meets NCIS Forensic Scientist Abigail Sciuto, presumably in person for the first time and after Eric asks her on a date it was revealed that, like Abby, Eric knew Sign Language as he has been learning or using it since he was seven years old. In the Episode: Burned, it was revealed that Hetty had taught Eric how to whistle. In the Episode: Found, Eric has difficulty fixing a laptop that has possible Information on missing colleague Dominic Vail. Hetty approaches him and confesses that she tolerates him because his skills are unmatched. Now having the incentive, he tries again and successfully fixes the computer.

Eric in the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 premiere episode, "Identity".

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 2

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 3

Eric shows feelings towards Nell, although it often appears that she doesn't exactly return them. However in the Episode: Patriot Acts, Nell flirts with Nate in order to get Eric's attention and in Episode: Greed, she avoids the subject of who sent her flowers. She also shows significant signs of jealousy when a woman has some type of significant relationship with him in the Episode: Cyber Threat.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 4

Eric & Nell shared a kiss under some mistletoe during the Season Four Christmas Episode: Free Ride, this was at the end of the episode and when no one was around.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 5

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 6

Nell suffered a setback with regards to her field work in the Episode: Praesidium, when she shot and killed a suspect who was working for Matthias Draeger. In the Season Six Christmas Episode: Humbug, Nell invites Eric to come with her to visit her family for the holidays, suggesting when he is trying to think of a cover story that he could say he is her boyfriend. At the end of the Episode: Blaze of Glory when Nell is alone in OPS Center, Eric returns from his meeting with Blaze and apologizes for the way he has been acting. They then share an intimate moment as they fly the Quadcopter together around Office of Special Projects. In the 9th episode, Traitor, Eric is held hostage by Carl Brown, who reveals that he is the mole the team has been looking for.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 7

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 8

In the Episode: Tidings We Bring Eric becomes upset that Nell has to cancel on their plans to attend the Dickens Fair together. She explains that she got into a Mentoring Program which he didn't know she was applying for and he becomes afraid they are beginning to grow apart, she gives him as a Christmas present a Pendulum Clock telling him that when two such Clocks hang on the same wall the Pendulums begin to swing together, meaning she & Eric will always be in rhythm with each other, thus implying that if they are not already a couple they are certainly best friends who will one day become a couple.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9

In the Episode: This Is What We Do, it shows Eric and Nell waking up together.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 10

In the Episode: Superhuman, Eric explained to Nell his landlord was selling his place and he has to find a new place to live. Eric asked if she wanted to move in with him, not because of finances and she cut him off, answering "I would love to move in with you", and they are now officially living together.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 11

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12

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Appearances

Seasons Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Eps
Season 1 (2009-10) 24
Season 2 (2010-11) 24
Season 3 (2011-12) 24
Season 4 (2012-13) 24
Season 5 (2013-14) 24
Season 6 (2014-15) 24
Season 7 (2015-16) 24
Season 8 (2016-17) - - - 21
Season 9 (2017-18) 17
Season 10 (2018-19) 5
Season 11 (2019-20) - - - - - - - 6
Season 12 (2020-21) - - - - - - - - - - - -
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