“NCIS: New Orleans” Season 1 Episode 23 “My City” aired last Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. In the season finale, NCIS Special Agent Dwayne “King” Pride (Scott Bakula), ATF Agent Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant) and the rest of the team raced against time to prevent the oncoming storm that they were warned off by Paul “Baitfish” (Jenks John Livingston). Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with NCIS Special Agent Dwayne “King” Pride (Scott Bakula) running. As blood dripped from him, he knelt over a trigger device. However, before he could try to disarm it, a man behind him picked up a rock, in an attempt to knock him out.
Seventy-eight hours earlier, ATF Agent Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant) informed Pride that she had gotten permission from her superior officer to stay in New Orleans to help them out while she was still healing as she had been shot beforehand by Paul “Baitfish” Jenks (John Livingston).
Pride then gathered everyone, including Medical Examiner Dr. Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder) and Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich). Pride then briefed them about the incoming “storm” that had to do with contraband being smuggled into the ports of New Orleans. He told them that the people inside the room were the only ones that they could trust as he had discovered that there was a mole within their ranks. He then ordered NCIS Agent Patton Plame (Daryl Mitchell) to sweep the facility for bugs, and he went over to the port with NCIS Special Agent Christopher La Salle (Lucas Black), NCIS Special Agent Meredith “Merri” Brody (Zoe McLellan) and Loretta, as the body of a Navy supply officer, Logistics Specialist Third Class David Hanson, had been found near a container by Port Manager Jonathan Warren (Anthony Marble).
Inside the container, they discovered a false back, which revealed that several people had been living inside. It meant that the storm Baitfish had referred to who was getting smuggled into the city.
Pride then went to see his father, Cassius Pride (Stacy Keach), in prison. She asked for his help to figure out who their mole was. Back at the office, Patton’s sweep revealed that the office was clean.
Meanwhile, Loretta informed Brody and La Salle that whoever had killed the Navy officer had been inside the container. Sebastian informed them that he had discovered that several Ecuadorian girls had been living inside as well.
Sonja then suggested that they find the girls and swab them to find out who else was in the container. The team then headed over to a particular house. It was after Captain Jim Messier (Dylan Walsh) informed them that a couple of Ecuadorian girls were being held in Tremaine.
One of the girls then told Pride that two men had been with them and that one of them had killed the officer. They were then able to identify the men as Solomon Ekpo (Sammi Rotibi), the leader of the Niger Delta Renegades. He had founded the group due to the fact that western oil companies had created a pipeline which caused the fire that claimed the lives of his family, and his lieutenant, Charles Toure.
They then discovered that Warren, who had wiped the port camera footage clean, and who had just been found dead, had been appointed by Senator Douglas Hamilton (Steven Webber), who claimed that he was innocent, and granted Pride access to his files.
After looking through Hamilton’s donor list, Cassius discovered that their mole was Messier. His mother had paid Hamilton to appoint Warren as the Port Manager. After locating Messier’s phone, they discovered that he had been cuffed and beaten up inside a room. La Salle and Pride then got him out before a bomb inside exploded.
After discovering that the Naval base was being targeted, they discovered that a mortar launcher, with the capability to cause meltdowns in nearby nuclear plants which would contaminate the entire city, was missing.
They then headed over to Bankers Island. Pride discovered the launcher, which targeted the nearest nuclear plant and fought off Toure, who shot him in the shoulder. Pride then knocked him out. Toure tried to knock him out again and managed to disarm it before Solomon could detonate it. Solomon was then shot by La Salle.
Afterwards, Pride told his father that he had written the parole board about what Cassius had done, and told him that he had recommended that Cassius be released into his custody.
Later, Pride told Sonja that he knew that she had tried to hack into their budget. She then told him that she wanted to know if they had room for a new agent-her. Meanwhile, Brody gave La Salle her sister’s good luck necklace and strung the medallion that Savannah Kelly’s (Gillian Alexy) father had given to him.
Later that night, the entire team, including Sonja, celebrated with some drinks on the balcony of their office.
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