Means to an End is the nineteenth episode of the second season of the police procedural series NCIS: New Orleans which was aired on March 22, 2016.

Summary Edit

The NCIS team discovers a surveillance van filled with photos documenting Special Agent Pride's every move after his daughter Laurel (Shanley Caswell) is attacked on campus and placed in protective custody.[1]

Notes Edit


Trivia Edit

  • We learn that Pride can take matters personally, yet previously told Brody not to do so. Hypocrite.
  • We learn TheWolfchild on wikipedia is an idiot.
  • This case resembles main NCIS episodes where a character kills someone and stay with survivor's guilt (like McGee in "Probie" or Kate Todd in "Heart Break") in this case, Dwayne's daughter Laurel.

Quotes Edit

Wade: (phone beeps) Who's Special Agent Hardy? And why is she checking up on you?
Pride: Former trainee agent of mine. DC sent her in my hour of need. I'm supposed to stay out of the field until the threat is assessed.
Wade: Good. You're perfectly able to look after yourself normally, but when things get personal I can't help but worry about your judgment.
Pride: Loretta...
Wade: That you may end up on the wrong side of my autopsy table.

Hardy: Shouldn't have gone to his garage alone. Aside from the danger, there's no one to back your story.
Pride: You always think like a prosecutor. Every T crossed, every I dotted.
Hardy: You say that like it's bad. But that's the end game. A courtroom. Convictions. Or are you looking for another kind of justice, Dwayne?
Pride: I'm not out for revenge, Karen. I want to protect Laurel. But there's something bigger going on. Militia's behind it. Keepin' me off my game. And you you're-you're playing right into it.
Hardy: Looking out for my former partner.
Pride: I'm clear-eyed. The only question now is why? Why now? Timing means something.
Hardy: So you went off after Troy Spooner half-cocked to prove it?
Pride: When have I ever done anything half-cocked?

Sonja Percy: I told you. I got this.


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 Probationary NCIS Agent (former ATF Special Agent)

Recurring Edit

Name Portrayed by Role
Laurel Pride Shanley Caswell Daughter of Dwayne Pride.

Guest Edit

Name Portrayed by Role
Karen Hardy Julie Ann Emery NCIS Special Agent
Anita Karr Kathleen Munroe
Zed Hastings Patrick Brennan
Todd Lamont Barry Shabaka Henley Baton Rouge Detective
Troy Spooner Matthew Alan
Reggie Clifton Joel K. Berger


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