‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Season Premiere Recap: ‘Sic Semper Tyrannis’

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Season Premiere Recap: ‘Sic Semper Tyrannis’
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“NCIS: New Orleans” Season 2 Episode 1 “Sic Semper Tyrannis” aired last Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, along with new team member NCIS Agent Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant), the team, alongside ATF Special Agent Miguel Aritza (Yancey Arias) raced against time to stop an attack on a Navy ship by the largest gathering yet of anti-American militants in the area. However, to do so, one of them had to go undercover, and in the end, it was discovered that there was more to things that met the eye. Read on to learn more about what happened in the second season premiere of “NCIS: New Orleans”.

The episode began with an army convoy transporting a GPS-guided missile across a bridge in New Orleans. It exploded thanks to an IED planted on the bridge, during a routine military exercise.

Because of this, the entire team was called in to investigate, interrupting the team’s initiation of newly minted NCIS Agent Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant), and NCIS Special Agent Dwayne “King” Pride’s (Scott Bakula) musings on what to do with the enormous amount that he got from the sale of his house, as his divorce had just been finalized.


At the bridge, they discovered that the entire thing had been planned well, and that someone had been waiting nearby to detonate the IED right when the military Humvee was at the right position, in order for divers to grab the missile, code-named Excalibur, from the river.

NCIS Special Agent Christopher La Salle (Lucas Black) discovered a used candy wrapper nearby. It led them to former Petty Officer Mark Yaden (Brian Stapf), whom they cornered. However, he quoted John Wilkes Booth and shot himself in the head.

After learning that he had been part of a separatist movement, and that he had had to have practiced wall climbing in order to scale the bridge, La Salle and NCIS Special Agent Meredith “Merri” Brody (Zoe McLellan) met Sara Strand (Rya Meyers), who had coached him. However, it turned out that Sara had also been part of a separatist movement. It made Percy realize, thanks to the resources of the ATF, that different militant groups had been going to New Orleans in the past nine months thanks to the recruitment video of Brant “The Father” Boudreau (Elliot Grey), whom all of the militants have pledged allegiance to.

Percy and La Salle then searched Boudreau’s known properties, only to find his disgruntled ex-wife, Anna Boudreau (Clare Carey) living alone there.

They then managed to track down The Father’s second in command, Zed Hastings (Patrick Brennan), and Pride decided to go undercover using one of ATF’s militia aliases. He then instructed Percy to stay on the recruitment videos with NCIS Agent Patton Plame (Daryl “Chill” Mitchell), who was also trying to track down the missile, even if the GPS was taken out.

While staking out the pool bar where Pride was meeting Hastings, Brody told La Salle that she had received a strange package with photoshopped pictures of her in pictures of her late sister.

Things then went south after they lost contact with Pride who had removed his tracking device while being brought to the militant training camp, where he learned from a young recruit that they were going to attack the USS Navy Eagle, which had just docked in New Orleans early that morning.

Thankfully, Brody managed to understand Pride’s message after shooting La Salle in the vest when they got too close to the camp, which they found thanks to Patton and Sebastian.


In the chaos and excitement of them setting off the missile, Pride blew his cover after discovering that Boudreau had been dead for quite some time.

Thankfully, La Salle and Brody managed to intervene before any harm could be done to Pride.

However, they soon discovered that the attack had just been a diversion, as what Zed had been after was a telematics chip which could be sold to America’s enemies due to the fact that it gave anyone access to the Navy’s secrets, which meant that Zed was working with someone else.

Thanks to the autopsy report on Boudreau, they discovered that the culprit was Anna, who believed in revolution, and had shot Boudreau as he just wanted the money.

Later that night, they gathered at Pride’s newly bought bar, and ended the night in music, although Zed, who had escaped, had placed a bounty of $50,000 on Pride’s head.

What did you think of the season premiere of “NCIS: New Orleans”? Who sent those pictures to Brody? What will happen to Pride now? Let us know what you think and what your theories are in the comments below!

And that was all for the recap of “NCIS: New Orleans” Season 2 Episode 1 “Sic Semper Tyrannis”,  For more news, spoilers,  updates and recaps on “NCIS:New Orleans” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch all new episodes of “NCIS” every Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. on CBS.

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.