How Much Pain Can You Take? is the twenty-second episode of the first season of the police procedural series NCIS: New Orleans which was aired on May 5, 2015.

Summary Edit

To send a message to Pride, Baitfish murders someone close to the NCIS team, prompting a citywide manhunt for the elusive criminal.[1]


  • A navy asset will be targeted.


Baitfish: Still alive, huh? I figured I had a 50/50 shot.
Pride: Where you at, Baitfish? I'll come by. Give you another chance.
Baitfish: Not your Baitfish anymore.
Pride: Sure, you are.
Baitfish: Grown into a whale, didn't I? Your partner's girlfriend, those cops-- just a preview. Harder you come at me, the more bodies drop. That's a guarantee. How much pain can you take, Pride?
Pride: No. Question is: how much pain can you? Hear me.I will never stop until I end you.


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

Recurring CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Sonja Percy Shalita Grant Outgoing ATF Special Agent
Douglas Hamilton Steven Weber Councilman

Guest Edit

Name Portrayed by Role
Sasha Broussard Callie Thorne Chariwoman of the Cresent Citizens' Coalition
Savannah Kelly Gillian Alexy Deceased girlfriend of Chris LaSalle
Jim Messier Dylan Walsh NOPD Captain
Paul Jenks John Livingston An assassin shooter and the arch-enemy of Dwayne Pride and NCIS team.
Waylon Foy Brett Baker NOPD Petty Officer
Pete Kelly Colin Walker Father of Savannah


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