NCIS: New Orleans still keeping the Crescent City hopping


Besides the complex and entertaining plots, I love the area these Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agents focus on — from the Mississippi River to the Texas Panhandle. Of course, they operate out of New Orleans, a place I’ve visited many times. I’m not drawn by the party part, but by history and the music.

The team is run by Dwayne Cassius Pride (Scott Bakula), NCIS Southeast Field Office Special Agent in Charge (SAC), later Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) and Team Leader. Scott has been married twice, blaming not being home for the first breakup (1981-1995) and now during the filming of NCIS: New Orleans, he returns home to Los Angeles every weekend to spend time with his current wife, Chelsea Field, who he married in 1999.

During season 6, Pride is forced to suspend Hannah Khoury from duty after she breaks protocol following a joint operation with the FBI to take down a white supremacist. Meanwhile, Pride and Rita visit Pride’s mother who is revealed to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Next a Navy pilot discovers an unidentified flying object shortly before crashing. Meanwhile, Pride suffers through nightmares and insomnia from being kidnapped and drugged. Christopher LaSalle goes to Mobile, Alabama to locate his missing brother. All story lines lead up to a show named “Matthew 5:9” when the team loses a key player.