“NCIS: New Orleans” Season 1 Episode 19 “The Insider” aired last Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, a routine investigation turned into a hostage situation. It was after a friend of the victim entered the morgue and demanded that they release his friend’s body to him. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began at an airport. Petty Officer First Class Felix Armstrong (Morgan Roberts) collapsed before meeting up with his friend outside the customs gate.
Afterwards, Dr. Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder), and her teenaged charge, Danny Malloy (Christopher Meyer) went on the scene. She informed NCIS Special Agent Dwayne “King” Pride (Scott Bakula), that the officer might have died of a heart attack.
Meanwhile, NCIS Special Agent Meredith “Merri” Brody (Zoe McLellan) discovered that instead of hitching a ride with the Navy plane coming out of Guantanamo Naval Base, he had paid for a seat on a chartered flight. Later on, Pride discovers that Armstrong’s commanding officer, Captain Michael Dawson (Philip Anthony –Rodriguez) had no idea about Armstrong’s departure. They then learned that Armstrong had been working on a task force investigating a Havana-based cartel. They also discovered that Armstrong had only one connection in New Orleans, his friend, Philip Colliver. He was supposed to pick him up from the airport, and who was now being run through the facial recognition system.
At the Jefferson Parish Morgue, before Loretta could begin her autopsy, Philip Colliver (Russell Richardson) showed up and took them hostage with the demand that they give him his friend’s body.
After drawing up the proper exit documents, Loretta was allowed to pick up the video call. She told King that Armstrong had died of “Laraby Syndrome.” It meant that they were being held hostage as Captain Adam Laraby, in a case that they had worked on before, had died in a hostage situation.
Afterwards, a guard outside became suspicious of Philip, and shots were fired. It caused Philip to bring Loretta and the body back inside. Danny then tried to fight Philip, and ended up getting shot. As Loretta’s hand was sprained, she instructed Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich) on how to drain the blood from Danny’s lungs.
Pride, who was now the official negotiator for the Navy, as SWAT teams and EMTs were already set up outside, contacted Philip who told Pride that all he wanted was for there to be no more contact between them and the outside.
At the Sheriff’s office, NCIS Special Agent Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black) NCIS Special Patton Plame (Darryl Mitchell) Philip’s laptop. Together with Brody paid Dr. Timofey Yeltin (Endre Hules) a visit, and Philip had called him up before going to the morgue. There, they discovered that Philip, who was really Marcus Martel, had been a low-level drug dealer and that Marcus and his brother Nathan had been good friends with Armstrong. It turned out that Nathan Martel had been a Navy SEAL. The Navy refused to reply to Marcus’ requests as to the real story of why Nathan had died. Because of that, he threatened to expose their secrets to the public, which was what was inside Armstrong.
Inside the morgue, Sebastian discovered a flash drive with all the answers, but they discovered that it was encrypted.
Because the FBI had arrived, Pride decided to walk in unarmed and told Patton to send him the file regarding Nathan’s death. In exchange, Danny and Sebastian were let out.
Pride then told Marcus that Nathan had died in action during an operation gone wrong. They had been working with a rebel group to take down a Syrian official, but the rebel group turned on them at the last minute. Finally, the FBI SWAT team entered. While Marcus was being taken away, Pride told Dawson that Nathan deserved a bronze star, as he had died a hero.
Later that night, Pride discovered that Danny was now in stable condition. Sebastian had risen to become the hero of the day. Pride then comforted Loretta, who finally let all of the day’s tensions go by crying into his arms.
And that was all for the recap on “NCIS: New Orleans” Season 1 Episode 19 “The Insider”. For more news, updates and recaps on “NCIS: New Orleans” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
Catch “NCIS: New Orleans” every Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. on CBS.
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