‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Recap: ‘Broken Hearted’
“NCIS: New Orleans” Season 2 Episode 7 “Broken Hearted” aired on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 9:00 p.m. on NBC. In this episode, the team raced against time to help locate a stolen heart transplant for a coder and cryptologist under the care of NCIS Special Agent Meredith “Merri” Brody’s (Zoe McLellan) mother, Olivia Brody (Annie Potts). Read on only to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with a pair of paramedics, Hospital Corpsman Wesley Mott (Jesse Malinowski) and Hospital Corpsman Aleah Baldwin (Cariella Smith) getting shot point blank at a dark and empty house.
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The next morning, NCIS Special Agent Meredith “Merri” Brody (Zoe McLellan) picked up her mother, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) employee Olivia Brody (Annie Potts) at the airport. She told her about the website she had found with Forensic Specialist Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich) that claimed that her twin sister’s, Emily Anne’s, death hadn’t been an accident.
The team was then called in to investigate the death of the two Hospital Corpsmen. They realized that someone had taken Mott’s access card to gain access to a highly classified organ transplant transfer that took place that morning.
Upon investigating the death of several other dead Navy officers who were conducting the transfer, they discovered that the heart had been shot. The heart was for a Navy cryptologist and coder named Max Pinzon (Benjamin Papac), whose civilian handler was Brody’s mother. He was creating a code which would allow all activities on the Dark Web to be traceable, and who had a congenital heart condition.
He needed the transplant as soon as possible because, without it, he would only have three more months left to live. They also discovered that Pinzon’s blood type was extremely rare. It meant that finding a new heart for him would be hard.
Throughout the episode, as Brody was forced to work with her mother, it came out that one of the reasons she worked hard was because her mother, who always kept her thoughts compartmentalized, never told Brody what she was feeling, giving Brody the impression that she didn’t trust her enough to do her job well.
However, at the end of the day, her mother made it clear to her that she trusted her daughter very much.
The team then realized, after recovering the body of the computer technician who had been used to gain access to the schedule of organ transfers, that the entire thing had been an elaborate heist to get a particular heart, and it wasn’t some scheme to assassinate Pinzon.
Along the way, Pinzon and NCIS Agent Patton Plame (Daryl “Chill” Mitchell) helped out in the investigation, and Patton became quite attached to the genius coder.
After discovering that the heart was going to go to a major criminal wanted in several states and by multiple agencies, the team tripled their effort into trying to locate a surgeon, or any medical facility that had gotten broken into, as they would also need supplies, equipment, and a lot of electricity on standby.
Finally, they managed to pinpoint a particular abandoned hospital, which was drawing a steady supply of electricity.
After rescuing the surgeon that they had abducted, they had a helicopter fly the criminal’s body to Pinzon’s hospital, so that he could get a heart.
However, the heart, which was already in bad shape, didn’t take, and Pinzon passed away, leaving Patton to finish the code that Pinzon had started, and which had been entrusted to him by Pinzon just in case.
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