Darkest Hour is the ninth episode of the second season of the police procedural series NCIS: New Orleans which was aired on November 17, 2015.


During a city-wide blackout that impedes law enforcement and emergency response teams, Pride vows to solve the murder of a family friend's fiancé.[1]

Trivia Edit


Pride: What do you got, Sebastian?

Sebastian: Fingerprints, Holmes As in Sherlock Holmes. That didn't really sound right at all. Uh, I've been, uh, dusting, printing, logging, comparing You know, there used to be a whole art form to this, back in the day. Automated fingerprint ID system down...

Wade: How about more show and less tell, dear?

Sebastian: Okay, right, sorry. So I got prints from the truck, prints from the furniture I even managed to get prints from the inside of the thermal gloves. Compared them to the prints we got off from Declan Shane. All perfect matches except for one--the prints from the bolt cutters.

Wade: Which I was able to confirm was the weapon used to kill Petty Officer Benton.

Sebastian: Right. So you take Declan Shane's prints and you compare them...

Pride: [Examines the prints with a magnifying glass] Not the same. So Declan was wearing gloves when he cut the wires at the substation, causing the blackout.

Sebastian: Yeah, but someone else must have handled the murder weapon with their bare hands.

Pride: Must've been our third man.

Sebastian [As Pride and Wade leave] Oh, Third Man. Orson Welles. Film noir at its best. It's great. This guy goes back to his old hometown, only to find that his old buddy is dead, so he starts concocting this kooky theory that maybe there's a third guy involved. The whole thing is scored with a zither.


Series RegularsEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Dwayne Cassius Pride Scott Bakula Senior Special Agent in charge of the NCIS New Orleans office, NCIS
Christopher LaSalle Lucas Black Special Agent, New Orleans Office, NCIS
Meredith Brody Zoe McLellan Special Agent, New Orleans Office, NCIS
Sebastian Lund Rob Kerkovich Forensic Specialist, Jefferson Parrish Coroner's office
Dr. Loretta Wade C. C. H. Pounder Medical Examiner, Jefferson Parrish Coroner's office
Patton Plame Daryl Mitchell Investigative Computer Specialist
Sonja Percy Shalita Grant Junior NCIS Agent (former ATF Special Agent)

Guest Edit

Name Portrayed by Role
Sheila Fontaine Jessica Tuck
Frankie Alvarez Shani Atias



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