‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Recap: ‘I Do’
“NCIS: New Orleans” Season 2 Episode 4 “I Do” aired last Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, the team investigated the murder of a Navy reservist and a drone fighter pilot, whose death was caused by trying to do the right thing, and as it turned out, it wasn’t as complicated as it first seemed. Meanwhile, NCIS Special Agent Dwayne “King” Pride (Scott Bakula) tried to help NCIS Special Agent Christopher La Salle (Lucas Black) get over the death of Savannah Kelly (Gillian Alexy), while NCIS Special Agent Meredith “Merri” Brody (Zoe McLellan) got NCIS Agent Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant) to open up to her a little bit. Read on to learn more about the episode.
The episode began with NCIS Special Agent Christopher La Salle (Lucas Black) leaving the hotel room of one of the guests of the Calder-Hewitt wedding the next day. She, out of all the guests, upon catching the bouquet, stumbled across the body of Lieutenant Max Griggs (Jody Mullins), who had been stabbed to death.
Throughout the episode, NCIS Special Agent Dwayne “King” Pride (Scott Bakula) kept La Salle by his side throughout the case. He was concerned that La Salle’s partying and sleeping around, and refusal to sleep in his own bedroom was a manifestation of the fact that La Salle hadn’t found closure and peace yet in the wake of Savannah Kelly’s (Gillian Alexy) death.
Meanwhile, the team kept on teasing NCIS Agent Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant) regarding a yellow dress that she once wore to a dance. Later, NCIS Special Agent Meredith “Merri” Brody (Zoe McLellan) got her to open up a little. Percy told her about the guy she got reminded of whenever she saw a picture of that dress.
Back to the case at hand, it turned out that Griggs had been a Navy reservist who had become a drone pilot in the Air Force base near his house in New Orleans.
La Salle then managed to connect with Grigg’s son, Ryan Griggs (Maxwell Jenkins), who showed him that his father’s car had been spray-painted with the word “killer” on it. It turned out that one of the angry protestors, named Kevin Mitchell (Harlon Miller). He usually was present in protest against the usage of drones abroad, had spray painted the car, but didn’t kill him.
He did, however, lead them to a storage unit that Griggs had kept a secret from his wife.
In it were aerial surveillance photos of fields and the nearby airbase, making them think that he was a spy.
Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich) then later told them that the pictures they had found had been taken by a custom-made drone, and directed them to two nineteen year olds who told them that Griggs had told them that the drone was for his son.
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At first, Ryan was reluctant to let go of the drone but allowed La Salle to get it after securing a promise from him that he would give it back.
Thanks to that, they were able to narrow down a specific field that he had surveilling, which Brody and Percy checked out.
There, they found a shed with the body of a dead woman, whom Dr. Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder) identified as Louisa Banks, a woman who had gone missing a year ago.
After talking to the husband, Pride and La Salle had a little heart to heart talk before stumbling into a nearby bar that was frequented by the same Seabees who had been present at the wedding.
They then discovered that Navy Petty Officer Hewitt’s (Matthew Florida) car had hit Louisa, but he hadn’t killed her as many of his teammates also used his car while on the base.
After talking to Hewitt’s wife, Brody discovered that Griggs had helped them while they were on tour in Afghanistan. During the mission, he had overheard one of the men (Titus Mankin, Jr.) confessing to killing Louisa and hiding the body.
He then had looked for the body and had confronted the man who killed her while he was decorating his friend Hewitt’s wedding car.
Later, La Salle promised Pride that he would sleep in his own room again, but before that, he gave back the drone to Ryan, and spent some time with him, as they both knew the feeling of the loss of a loved one.
And that was all for the recap of “NCIS: New Orleans” Season 2 Episode 4 “I Do.’
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