NCIS: New Orleans

10 Best Episodes of NCIS: New Orleans

A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 12, 2023.

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NCIS: New Orleans - S2E12

#15 - Sister City (2) (Season 2 - Episode 12)

While Special Agent Pride and the New Orleans team investigate a Russian sleeper agent who was involved with Abby’s brother, Luca, Sebastian flies to D.C. to partner with Abby on the forensics in the case. Also, Bishop drives through the night to deliver a package and work the case with the New Orleans team. (Sister City (1) aired on NCIS, season 13, episode 12.)

The episode was rated 7.80 from 453 votes.

NCIS: New Orleans - S5E2

#14 - Inside Out (Season 5 - Episode 2)


The team searches for a former IRA bomb-maker who was smuggled into the city, and are joined by Special Agent Hannah Khoury, Pride’s replacement during his medical leave. Also, Pride considers a new position with the agency.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 620 votes.

NCIS: New Orleans - S6E6

#13 - Matthew 5: 9 (Season 6 - Episode 6)

Lasalle hopes to avenge his brother’s murder by tracking a drug ring in Alabama he believes is responsible. Also, when Pride assists with the case, he crosses paths with Eddie Barrett (Eddie Cahill), an elusive individual who knows more than he is sharing.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 406 votes.

NCIS: New Orleans - S7E2

#12 - Something in the Air, Part II (Season 7 - Episode 2)


As Tammy and Carter continue to investigate the suspicious death aboard a COVID-infected humanitarian ship offshore, Pride and the team discover that the PPE they were sent to distribute may hold the key to finding the killer.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 243 votes.

NCIS: New Orleans - S5E24

#11 - The River Styx, Part II (Season 5 - Episode 24)

After tracking Apollyon, a deadly underground spy network, to war-torn South Ossetia, Pride is separated from the team and faces grave danger. Also, in order to save Pride, the NCIS team must locate a mole who continues to feed information to Apollyon.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 465 votes.

NCIS: New Orleans - S4E20

#10 - Powder Keg (Season 4 - Episode 20)


Pride and his bar patrons, including Sydney Halliday who is visiting Pride after leaving the Army, are held hostage by a group of volatile thieves.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 650 votes.

NCIS: New Orleans - S3E4

#9 - Escape Plan (Season 3 - Episode 4)

The NCIS team must rescue one of their own after Sebastian is kidnapped while at a restaurant with his mother, Sylvia Lund, and forced to use his gaming skills in a prison break.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 1041 votes.

NCIS: New Orleans - S4E21

#8 - Mind Games (Season 4 - Episode 21)


Gregorio calls on Claire McGrady, her former behavioral science professor, when the team’s latest case matches one she studied during FBI training.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 619 votes.

NCIS: New Orleans - S5E22

#7 - Chaos Theory (Season 5 - Episode 22)

The NCIS team investigates a deadly bombing at a military museum event with over 1,000 people in attendance.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 461 votes.

NCIS: New Orleans - S7E7

#6 - Leda and the Swan, Part I (Season 7 - Episode 7)


When a Navy therapist with a high level of security clearance is murdered, Pride and the team discover that she was working around the system to get justice for victims of sexual assault. Meanwhile, Carter's mother confronts him when he refuses to talk to the FBI for a background check on her behalf, and Sebastian starts to form a bond with a key witness who was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 92 votes.

NCIS: New Orleans - S2E24

#5 - Sleeping with the Enemy (Season 2 - Episode 24)

The NCIS team uncovers a mole in the ranks while working with the Department of Homeland Security to locate 900 missing pounds of explosives that pose an imminent threat to New Orleans.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 803 votes.

NCIS: New Orleans - S3E23

#4 - Down the Rabbit Hole (Season 3 - Episode 23)


After Pride is spotted tracking one of Mayor Hamilton’s accomplices, the suspect opens fire on a crowded street before disappearing.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 1130 votes.

NCIS: New Orleans - S3E24

#3 - Poetic Justice (Season 3 - Episode 24)

Unable to trust anyone in New Orleans, the NCIS team calls in FBI Assistant Director Isler to help expose and stop the sinister scheme Mayor Hamilton has planned for the residents of Clearwater. Season Finale.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 1152 votes.

NCIS: New Orleans - S4E23

#2 - Checkmate (1) (Season 4 - Episode 23)


Pride assembles an off-the-books team with hacker Elvis Bertrand, retired Green Beret Sydney Halliday journalist Oliver Crane and attorney Elliott Newman, to search for a loophole when he faces a grand jury indictment for abuse of power.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 568 votes.

NCIS: New Orleans - S4E24

#1 - Checkmate (2) (Season 4 - Episode 24)

Pride’s newly formed off-the-books team and NCIS team uncover a sinister plot during the New Orleans Tricentennial Fleet Week celebration.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 226 votes.

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