“NCIS: New Orleans” Season 2 Episode 5 “Foreign Affairs” aired last Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, the team joined forces with Australian Defense Force Investigative Service Investigator Naomi Parsons (Kate Beahan) after a Royal Australian Navy Officer was found burned to a crisp in a trailer in New Orleans. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with two kids playing with fireworks calling the police. They thought that they had killed a man due to a fire caused by their fireworks. However, it turned out that he had already been dead and that someone else had started the fire that burnt him.
This case interrupted some quality time between NCIS Special Agent Dwayne “King” Pride (Scott Bakula) and his daughter, Laurel Pride (Shanley Caswell), who was currently a little bit worried about how her father was coping with the divorce, and as her mother was on a cruise trip with her boyfriend. However, Pride reassured her that everything was fine, and showed her the bar that he was working on, which was where his mother used to sing.
Back at the office, they discovered that the officer was Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Coulston, who had been here for a joint exchange program in which he traded places with his counterpart in the United States, Lieutenant Brad Ryder (Donny Boaz), who was in New South Wales, and who had let Coulston rent his trailer.
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Australian Defense Force Investigative Service Investigator Naomi Parsons (Kate Beahan) then arrived to help out in the case. It was especially as Coulston had been crucial to some important negotiations that had been going on between the United States and Australia.
They then later discovered, thanks to Dr. Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder) and Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich), that the victim had been stabbed with a knife, and had his index finger cut off, which was a modus operandi that had been seen in two other victims in 2013 and 2014. It lead them to believe that they were looking for a hitman for hire, whom NCIS Agent Patton Plame (Daryl “Chill” Mitchell) managed to arrange a meeting with, with a payment drop the next morning.
However, the operation went south after Parsons jumped the gun and went after the hitman’s errand boy. He turned out to be NCIS Special Agent Christopher La Salle’s (Lucas Black) old confidential informant named Ross P (Martin Bats Bradford).
Thankfully, NCIS Special Agent Meredith “Merri” Brody (Zoe McLellan) got a hit on the plate number of the SUV that had sped away when they caught Ross P, and together with La Salle, headed over to the owner’s, Phil Casey’s place, only to find a bunch of material for explosives, a notebook full of addresses, and pictures of his targets.
There, they discovered that the target had been Ryder, and not Coulston, and questioned Ryder’s singer girlfriend, Cheryl Eastman (Meg Steedle) as the address of the bar where she sang at was in the notebook.
This then led to the discovery that Ryder had a ton of debts. After discovering that Casey was sending proof of death to Ryder in the form of a finger all the way to New South Wales, it made them think that Ryder had tried to fake his own death to get out of debt by having Coulston killed.
Because of this, Parsons took over the case and shut Pride out, which angered him, but after learning that Parsons had quit becoming a lawyer and joined the Navy and her particular department in order to give families closure for their loved ones, he let her back in on the case.
Meanwhile, La Salle had to get Ross P out of a sticky situation as he had broken into the courier agency he worked for in order to steal documents which told them that Casey was going to pick up his final payment at the community pool, but found him in it, with a bullet in his chest.
They then questioned Cheryl again after discovering that Casey had taken a lot of pictures of Cheryl and Coulston beginning a relationship together. However, all Cheryl knew was that she had been coincidentally unlucky in all of her relationships as all of them ended up going away or getting hurt because of her.
This then led them to the conclusion that their suspect was her piano player, Luke Elliot, who had indeed scared away all the men in her life, as he claimed that he had been protecting her.
Afterwards, Parsons thanked Pride for everything and mentioned that she was going to be in town the next month.
Meanwhile, Ross P decided to go on the straight and narrow and got a job as Pride’s bar handyman thanks to La Salle.
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And that was all for the recap for “NCIS: New Orleans” Season 2 Episode 5 “Foreign Affairs.”
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