The Best Episodes of NCIS: New Orleans

Sleeping with the Enemy

#1 - Sleeping with the Enemy 7.95

Season 2 - Episode 24

The NCIS team uncovers a mole in the ranks while working with the Department of Homeland Security to locate 900 missing pounds of explosives that pose an imminent threat to New Orleans.

Directors: James Hayman
Escape Plan

#2 - Escape Plan 7.90

Season 3 - Episode 4

The NCIS team must rescue one of their own after Sebastian is kidnapped while at a restaurant with his mother, Sylvia Lund, and forced to use his gaming skills in a prison break.

Directors: James Whitmore, Jr.
Suspicious Minds

#3 - Suspicious Minds 7.82

Season 3 - Episode 2

Pride faces further backlash from the FBI when he helps former Navy Intelligence Analyst Elvis Bertrand, who is the lead suspect in a multiple homicide case.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
One Good Man

#4 - One Good Man 7.82

Season 3 - Episode 6

The NCIS team reviews unorthodox training exercises after a Navy Seal candidate is found murdered weeks before his graduation. Also, a concerned Wade turns to Pride after her adopted son, Danny, announces his plan to enter the Navy.

Directors: Robert Greenlea
The Third Man

#5 - The Third Man 7.82

Season 2 - Episode 23

The team partners with Homeland Security for the investigation of a Navy master diver's murder after learning the death could be linked to a foreign attack on the city.

Directors: Bethany Rooney
Means to an End

#6 - Means to an End 7.81

Season 2 - Episode 19

The NCIS team discovers a surveillance van filled with photos documenting Special Agent Pride’s every move after his daughter Laurel is attacked on campus and placed in protective custody.

Directors: Alrick Riley
Course Correction

#7 - Course Correction 7.81

Season 3 - Episode 5

The team join forces with the FBI to investigate a plane crash in the bayou that left three sailors dead. Meanwhile, Sonja and Lasalle interview candidates for the open agent position.

Directors: Tony Wharmby
Sister City (2)

#8 - Sister City (2) 7.81

Season 2 - Episode 12

While Special Agent Pride and the New Orleans team investigate a Russian sleeper agent who was involved with Abby’s brother, Luca, Sebastian flies to D.C. to partner with Abby on the forensics in the case. Also, Bishop drives through the night to deliver a package and work the case with the New Orleans team. (Sister City (1) aired on NCIS, season 13, episode 12.)

Man on Fire

#9 - Man on Fire 7.80

Season 3 - Episode 3

After a decorated petty officer is found dead inside a sports arena, evidence leads Pride and the NCIS team to a kidnapping case of a petty officer who was last seen in Mexico.

Directors: Rob Morrow
You'll Do

#10 - You'll Do 7.75

Season 1 - Episode 21

With no memory of the night before, Lasalle’s brother, Cade, turns to NCIS for help when he finds his girlfriend’s body in the trunk of his car. Despite a mountain of evidence that implicates Cade, and the case being under Captain Jim Messier and Jefferson Parish jurisdiction, Lasalle is determined to prove his brother’s innocence.

My City

#11 - My City 7.75

Season 1 - Episode 23

Pride suspects a mole among the ranks as NCIS and local law enforcement continue to track the Broussard Syndicate after new intelligence suggests a breach at the ports.

Broken Hearted

#12 - Broken Hearted 7.74

Season 2 - Episode 7

The life of a genius Navy coder employed by Brody’s mother, Olivia Brody, hangs in the balance after the heart intended for his transplant is stolen. Olivia joins the NCIS team as they race to locate the missing organ.

Directors: Elodie Keene
Billy and the Kid

#13 - Billy and the Kid 7.72

Season 2 - Episode 10

The murder of a Marine provides new clues in the first case Pride and Lasalle ever worked together, just before Hurricane Katrina struck the city and washed away any evidence. Also, the team celebrates Thanksgiving together in Pride’s bar.

Directors: Mary Lou Belli
Collateral Damage

#14 - Collateral Damage 7.71

Season 2 - Episode 21

After a Navy lieutenant dies during a clandestine visit to a general’s hotel room, Special Agent Pride and the NCIS team are asked to break standard protocol for the murder investigation.

Directors: James Whitmore, Jr.
Shadow Unit

#15 - Shadow Unit 7.70

Season 2 - Episode 2

The NCIS team investigates the murder of a blogger dedicated to exposing government corruption and cover-ups and discovers a Navy Seal and CIA humanitarian mission with a dark secret.

Directors: James Hayman
If It Bleeds, It Leads

#16 - If It Bleeds, It Leads 7.69

Season 2 - Episode 18

Brody believes that a sailor hit by a party bus in the French Quarter is connected to her sister’s death after the NCIS team discovers similarities between the two. The team prepares for St. Patrick’s Day festivities in New Orleans.

Directors: Bethany Rooney
Help Wanted

#17 - Help Wanted 7.69

Season 2 - Episode 22

A Navy culinary specialist is the target of an explosion while visiting her family’s 100-year-old restaurant in the French Quarter. Also, Brody is in D.C. tracking a lead in the General leak case.

Directors: Terrence O’Hara
Radio Silence

#18 - Radio Silence 7.68

Season 2 - Episode 17

The NCIS team protects a local DJ from a threatening perpetrator and investigates the murder of a Navy Captain who was attacked while on-air with the radio show. Also, Pride’s daughter, Laurel, returns home to discuss her future plans.

Directors: Tessa Blake
Father's Day

#19 - Father's Day 7.68

Season 2 - Episode 14

Special Agent Pride opens his bar to the public with a Fat Tuesday party, but the celebration is cut short when he and Mayor Douglas Hamilton (Steven Weber) are both kidnapped from their respective Mardi Gras events and held hostage by an unknown assailant.

Directors: Dennis Smith

#20 - Aftershocks 7.66

Season 3 - Episode 1

The NCIS team partners with several federal agencies to track a sniper who is targeting crowded events in the city. Also, FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio arrives to investigate Pride and his team.

Directors: James Hayman
Blue Christmas

#21 - Blue Christmas 7.65

Season 2 - Episode 11

A string of Christmas burglaries turns deadly and the evidence leads the NCIS team to Wade’s adopted son, Danny. Also, Lasalle and Brody tease Sonja about the high stakes of drawing Pride in the team’s Secret Santa holiday exchange.

Directors: Tony Wharmby
Touched by the Sun

#22 - Touched by the Sun 7.65

Season 2 - Episode 3

When a female combat pilot and Navy hero dies in an air-show plane crash, the NCIS team must investigate if it’s the fault of the pilot or the new jet that was just approved to deploy to bases globally.

Directors: Edward Ornelas
How Much Pain Can You Take?

#23 - How Much Pain Can You Take? 7.65

Season 1 - Episode 22

To send a message to Pride, Baitfish murders someone close to the NCIS team, prompting a citywide manhunt for the elusive criminal.

Second Line

#24 - Second Line 7.63

Season 2 - Episode 20

The NCIS team investigates the murder of a Navy Lieutenant during a French Quarter second line funeral procession, a New Orleans tradition that celebrates the recently deceased with a musical street parade.

Directors: Tony Wharmby
Sic Semper Tyrannis

#25 - Sic Semper Tyrannis 7.62

Season 2 - Episode 1

A military convoy is attacked in order to steal a missile that is part of a Naval exercise. Pride and the team, believing that it is perpetrated by a group of anti-American militants, make plans for a dangerous undercover operation with potentially deadly consequences.

Directors: James Whitmore Jr.