‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Recap: ‘Shadow Unit’

By Kitin Miranda | 1 year ago
‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Recap: ‘Shadow Unit’

“NCIS: New Orleans” Season 2 Episode  2 “Shadow Unit” aired last Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, while investigating the murder of a conspiracy blogger, the team uncovered a war crime that was covered by the government. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode began at a hotel, where a man with top secret documents was shot by a man who rappelled down onto his balcony, and later surgically removed his tongue, and placed in his hand.


The team then learned that the man who had died was Jonah Penn (Michael Patrick Larson), a conspiracy blogger who was quite famous, and according to Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich) was currently pursuing a story that would expose some things about the military.


They then learned that the bullets fired into Penn belonged to Shadow Unit, a team of SEALS.

However, according to the records, and according to NCIS Agent Sonja Percy’s (Shalita Grant) and NCIS Agent Christopher La Salle’s (Lucas Black) interview with the unit’s commanding officer, that particular team had been sent to Bolivia in a humanitarian mission to help save the people from the People’s Army, who were working for the drug lords.

After discovering that Penn had frequented Bolivian Edgar Bacco’s (Julio Cesar Cedillo) restaurant in the past few days, NCIS Agent Meredith “Merri” Brody (Zoe McLellan) discovered that a Navy SEAL from the shadow unit had turned on them and had massacred seven of their leaders. Bacco then sent them to Travis Dalton (Mitchell Frank), who ran a relief group, and who confirmed Bacco’s story. He also told them that Penn had also come to him as he had wanted him to tell him something about some photographs of a Navy SEAL with dead bodies with the tongues cut out and placed in their hands, just like Penn.

Meanwhile, NCIS Agent Patton Plame (Daryl “Chill” Mitchell) tried his best to recover Penn’s files, while Sebastian agreed to help Brody look into the mysterious photos she had been sent.

They then decided to track down Petty Officer Wyatt Granier (James Alan Ricker II), a member of the unit unaccounted for, only to find him dead, with his tongue cut out. However, they found a piece of hair inside the trunk, which led them to another member of the unit, Navy Chief Petty Officer Ryan Jansen (Derek Ray), who fought La Salle and Percy when they tried to confront him, and ended up having to track him down as he hid in the woods.


Meanwhile, Sebastian, on a hunch, discovered that the photos had been doctored, which meant that the SEALS hadn’t massacred anyone.

While helping Patton retrieve Penn’s backed up files on the cloud, they were immediately hacked, and most of the data was wiped, but not before Patton got the address of the one responsible for the hack- Dalton, who, as it turned out, was CIA.


La Salle and Percy then managed to negotiate with Jansen, and discovered that he had devastated after learning that he and Granier had accidentally helped a war criminal, the leader of the People’s Army, Edgar Bacco, escape.

They then managed to arrest him and Dalton.

Meanwhile, while Percy, La Salle and NCIS Special Agent Dwayne “King” Pride (Scott Bakula) enjoyed some snacks at his new bar, Sebastian, managed to put up Penn’s article, in memoriam of him.

However, he was surprised, when someone hacked into his system, praising him and asking if he wanted to “go down the yellow brick road”, which he agreed to.

Who do you think contacted Sebastian, and who do you think sent those pictures to Brody?  Let us know what you think and what your theories are in the comments below!

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