Insane in the Membrane is the sixth episode of the second season of the police procedural series NCIS: New Orleans which was aired on October 27, 2015.

Summary Edit

The team's participation in the annual Red Dress Run is cut short when a Petty Officer is found dead in the French Quarter from a drug overdose.[1]


  • Brody's sister was likely murdered, not killed in an accident.
  • The real Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, appeared in the episode as a cameo.
  • Although credited, Daryl Mitchell as Patton Plame did not appear in this episode.


Percy: So, what did you need my help with?

Pride: I need your help understanding what's been going on the last few days.

Percy: You've been talking to Merri and Chris.

Pride: And watching yourself. You were spooked the moment Loretta opened those drawers at the morgue.

Percy: You know, like I told Lasalle-- it's an old case, it's ancient history.

Pride: I got to be honest. Don't believe either of those things are true.

Percy: There were three of us. We were best friends since we were little. We were good kids, mostly. Then high school. Boys liquor drugs. One day, we got a hold of some coke. What we didn't know-- the dealer cut it with pesticides. So one of us ended up in the hospital. The other one, the morgue.

Pride: And the third?

Percy: Lost touch.

Pride: It's my experience when you can't shake something best to look straight at it.


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
Patton Plame Daryl Mitchell Investigative Computer Specialist
Sonja Percy Shalita Grant New NCIS Agent (former ATF Special Agent)
Dr. Loretta Wade C. C. H. Pounder Medical Examiner, Jefferson Parrish Coroner's office

Recurring Edit

Guest Edit



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Sic Semper TyranisShadow UnitTouched by the SunI DoForeign AffairsInsane in the MembraneBroken HeartedConfluenceDarkest HourBilly and the KidBlue ChristmasSister City (Part II)UndocumentedFather's DayNo Man's LandSecond ChancesRadio SilenceIf it Bleeds, it LeadsMeans to an EndSecond LineCollateral DamageHelp WantedThe Third ManSleeping with the Enemy