NCIS: New Orleans

The BEST episodes of NCIS: New Orleans

Every episode of NCIS: New Orleans ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of NCIS: New Orleans!

The NCIS's New Orleans field office investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne 'King' Pride, a native of New Orleans who is driven by his need to do what is right. Working with him is Special Agent Christopher LaSalle, who plays hard but works harder; and Special Agent Meredith 'Merri' Brody, a charismatic and tough interrogator who transferred from the Great Lakes office in search of a fresh start. Supporting them is coroner, Dr. Loretta Wade, who is as eccentric as she is smart. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Pride's team is at its best.

Last Updated: 7/6/2022Network: CBS
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Checkmate (2)
star
8.14
267 votes

#1 - Checkmate (2)

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/15/2018

Pride’s newly formed off-the-books team and NCIS team uncover a sinister plot during the New Orleans Tricentennial Fleet Week celebration.

Watch Now:Amazon
Checkmate (1)
star
8.05
616 votes

#2 - Checkmate (1)

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/15/2018

Pride assembles an off-the-books team with hacker Elvis Bertrand, retired Green Beret Sydney Halliday journalist Oliver Crane and attorney Elliott Newman, to search for a loophole when he faces a grand jury indictment for abuse of power.

Directors: Jim Hayman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Poetic Justice
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8.04
1296 votes

#3 - Poetic Justice

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/16/2017

Unable to trust anyone in New Orleans, the NCIS team calls in FBI Assistant Director Isler to help expose and stop the sinister scheme Mayor Hamilton has planned for the residents of Clearwater.

Directors: Edward Ornelas
Watch Now:Amazon
Sleeping with the Enemy
star
7.97
1029 votes

#4 - Sleeping with the Enemy

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/17/2016

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
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Down the Rabbit Hole
star
7.95
1242 votes

#5 - Down the Rabbit Hole

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/9/2017

After Pride is spotted tracking one of Mayor Hamilton’s accomplices, the suspect opens fire on a crowded street before disappearing.

Directors: Edward Ornelas
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Sister City (2)
star
7.91
729 votes

#6 - Sister City (2)

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/5/2016

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. The crossover started on NCIS S13E12.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Quid Pro Quo
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7.88
1320 votes

#7 - Quid Pro Quo

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/28/2017

While investigating a deadly accident at a naval base, NCIS discovers a unit of Seabees was poisoned with a contagious super virus leaving the rest of the base and the entire city of New Orleans at risk for a catastrophic outbreak. Also, during the autopsy, Wade is infected with the virus and given hours to live if an antidote can’t be found.

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chaos Theory
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7.85
484 votes

#8 - Chaos Theory

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/30/2019

The NCIS team investigates a deadly bombing at a military museum event with over 1,000 people in attendance.

Directors: Edward Ornelas
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Escape Plan
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7.83
1300 votes

#9 - Escape Plan

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/18/2016

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.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The River Styx (2)
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7.83
490 votes

#10 - The River Styx (2)

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/14/2019

After tracking Apollyon, a deadly underground spy network, to war-torn South Ossetia, Pride is separated from the team and faces grave danger. Also, in order to save Pride, the NCIS team must locate a mole who continues to feed information to Apollyon.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Let it Ride
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7.83
1071 votes

#11 - Let it Ride

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/17/2017

Sebastian is sent undercover and Patton exercises his former gambling skills, as Pride and the team attempt a dangerous operation to trap Garcia.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Powder Keg
star
7.83
787 votes

#12 - Powder Keg

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/17/2018

Pride and his bar patrons, including Sydney Halliday who is visiting Pride after leaving the Army, are held hostage by a group of volatile thieves.

Directors: Mary Lou Belli
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
If It Bleeds, It Leads
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7.82
919 votes

#13 - If It Bleeds, It Leads

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/15/2016

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
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Mind Games
star
7.82
699 votes

#14 - Mind Games

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/1/2018

Gregorio calls on Claire McGrady, her former behavioral science professor, when the team’s latest case matches one she studied during FBI training.

Directors: Gordon Lonsdale
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Means to an End
star
7.81
920 votes

#15 - Means to an End

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/22/2016

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
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Matthew 5:9
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7.81
426 votes

#16 - Matthew 5:9

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/5/2019

Lasalle hopes to avenge his brother’s murder by tracking a drug ring in Alabama he believes is responsible. When Pride assists with the case, he crosses paths with Eddie Barrett, an elusive individual who knows more than he is sharing.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
I Do
star
7.81
942 votes

#17 - I Do

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/13/2015

The NCIS team must determine why a murdered Navy drone pilot was using a black market drone to obtain military surveillance, and whether the drone’s footage is linked to his death.

Directors: Tony Wharmby
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Hell on the High Water
star
7.81
1236 votes

#18 - Hell on the High Water

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/24/2017

After Pride travels to a deep sea oil rig for a murder investigation, the team uncovers a gas leak that's on the verge of causing a catastrophic explosion. Also, Sebastian starts his NCIS special agent training at FLETEC.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Touched by the Sun
star
7.80
967 votes

#19 - Touched by the Sun

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/6/2015

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
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Inside Out
star
7.80
647 votes

#20 - Inside Out

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/2/2018

As the team searches for a former IRA bomb-maker who was smuggled into the city, they are joined by Special Agent Hannah Khoury, Pride’s replacement during his medical leave. Also, Pride considers a new position with the agency.

Directors: Edward Ornelas
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Slay the Dragon
star
7.80
551 votes

#21 - Slay the Dragon

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/14/2017

Tammy is reunited with her ex-husband, Ethan McKinley, who disappeared after embezzling $80 million in Katrina relief funds, after he is linked to the murder of a crime boss’ son.

Directors: Mary Lou Belli
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
My City
star
7.80
780 votes

#22 - My City

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/12/2015

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.

Directors: James Hayman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Broken Hearted
star
7.80
969 votes

#23 - Broken Hearted

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/3/2015

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
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Knockout
star
7.80
1223 votes

#24 - Knockout

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/2/2017

After the Belle Chase Navy Chaplain and pastor at Clearwater Baptist is murdered, Pride believes he found a connection between Mayor Hamilton and the illegal activity taking place in the city of Clearwater. Also, Percy continues to face repercussions of her choices on a previous case.

Directors: Gordon Lonsdale
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Stolen Valor
star
7.80
856 votes

#25 - Stolen Valor

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/16/2014

The NCIS team investigates the murder of a retired SEAL who tracked down individuals impersonating military personnel. But the case takes a mysterious turn when the lead suspect is found with the Navy-issued jacket of an officer believed to have been killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan. Also, Brody discovers the normally holiday-obsessed Lasalle is inexplicably unenthusiastic about Christmas.

Directors: Dennis Smith
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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