NCIS: New Orleans Season 1 premieres on September 23, 2014 with the season finale, My City, airing on May 12, 2015, which was contains 23 episodes.

Plot Edit

The first season of NCIS: New Orleans follows the work of Special Agent Dwayne Pride, who leads a New Orleans-based investigative team tasked with solving crimes involving the US Navy and Marine Corps. Pride and Chris LaSalle work alongside new-transfer Meredith Brody, as they face the loss of friends ("Musician Heal Thyself"), battle a suspected plague outbreak ("Carrier"), and investigate cases including a brig break ("Breaking Brig"), a murder at a sorority house ("The Recruits"), a kidnapping that brings the FBI to New Orleans ("It Happened Last Night"), a murder at a cemetery on Halloween ("Master of Horror"), a death at Mardi Gras ("Love Hurts"), a bomber targeting Pride and his family ("Baitfish"), a case that calls for NCIS to work alongside CGIS ("The Abyss"), and a sailor who asks for his own murder to be investigated ("The Walking Dead"), all while facing the death of loved ones ("How Much Pain Can You Take?").





Image Title Airdate Director Writer Season Episode Series Episode
Musician Heal Thyself "Musician Heal Thyself" September 23, 2014 Michael Zinberg Jeffrey Lieber 1 1
The NCIS: New Orleans team investigate the discovery of a severed leg found at a marina with the leg later revealed to have belonged to a recently murdered Navy Petty Officer Second Class who Pride mentored, prompting the team to investigate the crime while Brody, having joined the NCIS: New Orleans team on a permanent basis in the NCIS Season 11 episode, "Crescent City Part 2" is trying to get acquainted with New Orleans while NCIS Medical Examiner, Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard later offers both Wade and Pride some insight into the case.
Carrier (episode) "Carrier" September 30, 2014 James Whitmore, Jr. Gary Glasberg 2 2
When a Navy Lieutenant on liberty dies in downtown New Orleans after being hit by a taxi, the team investigate what happened but things soon take a turn when the autopsy reveals that the victim died of the bubonic plague and that the death is connected to a potential bioterrorist attack on a Navy ship, the U.S.S. Geronimo. As the team begin rounding up those assigned to the ship, they also receive assistance from NCIS Director Leon Vance with CDC officer Carol Wilson and NCIS Special Agent Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo both personally arriving in New Orleans to help with the case while NCIS Forensic Scientist Abigail Sciuto offers her take on the case from Washington D.C. with the team racing against time to prevent a potentially terrifying outbreak from occurring and determine who is responsible for orchestrating the attack that has left two Navy officers dead and many more gravely ill.
Breaking Brig "Breaking Brig" October 7, 2014  Tony Wharmby Laurie Arent 3 3
When a bus crashes into a ditch, resulting in three prisoners who were on route to the Naval Brig in Charleston escaping and the deaths of two security guards and a prisoner, the New Orleans office investigates and soon discovers that one of them is a wanted criminal who poses a threat to national security with the team later discovering a mole is truly responsible for the entire situation. NCIS Director Leon Vance and Pride's friend, fellow NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs both assist in the search with the investigation later leading Pride to a stand-off with the mole with Brody's life at stake.
The Recruits "The Recruits" October 14, 2014  Oz Scott Sam Humphrey 4 4
After a Navy SEAL is found dead in a sorority house, having been shot dead, the NCIS team must determine if the motive pertained to one of his classified missions or collegiate foul play with the case changing when the team discover an illegal prostitute ring is operating in the college. Meanwhile, Pride's daughter, Laurel, pays the NCIS office a visit.
It Happened Last Night "It Happened Last Night" October 21, 2014  Arvin Brown Jack Bernstein 5 5
When a Chief Warrant Officer who specialized in counterintelligence is found dead, having been waterboarded, the team investigate and soon discover that the victim's wife has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom while FBI agent Tobias Fornell arrives in New Orleans to assist Pride and the team with the case.
Master of Horror "Master of Horror" October 28, 2014  Terrence O'Hara Scott D. Shapiro 6 6
As New Orleans prepares to celebrate Halloween, a Naval Staff Judge Advocate is found in a cemetery, murdered "vampire-style" with the team discovering that an unlikely suspect is responsible and that a woman's life is hanging in the balance while Brody and LaSalle compare costumes.
Watch Over Me "Watch Over Me" November 11, 2014 James Hayman David Appelbaum 7 7
A Navy officer with the highest level top secret clearance is murdered, after he was recently assigned as a tech liaison with a private developer with the team also discovering his assistant dead in the bath at his house. Meanwhile, Pride transforms the carport into an auto shop when he works on the first car he gave his wife.
Love Hurts "Love Hurts" November 18, 2014 Michael Pressman Jack Bernstein 8 8
A petty officer is found dead in a Mardi Gras float storage facility with an engagement ring and proposal plan in hand. The investigation takes a mysterious turn when the team are unable to locate his supposed long-term girlfriend but things change when it's revealed that a murderous female Columbian assassin is in the city, planning on killing a group of Navy and Marine personnel who are hoping to stop the flow of drugs into South America, forcing the team into a race against time to stop a potentially devastating explosion from occurring.
Chasing Ghosts "Chasing Ghosts" November 25, 2014 James Whitmore, Jr. Jonathan I. Kidd & Sonya Winton 9 9
The team investigates a 40-year cold case about a murder of a chief petty officer which hits close to home for Dr. Wade. However, an exhumation of the body reveals some unexpected evidence that may change everything. Sebastian gets into the Thanksgiving mood and Laurel brings home her boyfriend.
Stolen Valor "Stolen Valor" December 16, 2014 Dennis Smith Laurie Arent 10 10
A former SEAL who hunts military impostors is found dead at a museum, and the team's investigation leads them to find the jacket of a Marine who was presumed killed in Afghanistan. When the investigation reveals that the Marine may still be alive, both Pride and LaSalle travel to Afghanistan in an attempt to bring him home. Meanwhile, Brody wonders about LaSalle's issues with Christmas.
Baitfish "Baitfish" January 6, 2015 Leslie Libman Jeffrey Lieber & Jeremiah Tash 11 11
While attending the Navy-Marine Relief Gala, a deadly explosion happens, putting Pride's daughter's boyfriend in the hospital. The NCIS team learns that Pride was the intended target and the assassination attempt could be related to one of his old cases.
The Abyss "The Abyss" January 13, 2015 Terrence O'Hara Sam Humphrey 12 12
The NCIS team partner with the Coast Guard Investigative Service to probe a double homicide aboard a research boat, when an Admiral's daughter becomes the prime suspect in the case. Special Agent Abigail Borin from the CGIS pays a visit to the city and helps the team with the case. Meanwhile, LaSalle tracks down his estranged brother.
The Walking Dead (episode) "The Walking Dead" February 3, 2015 Edward Ornelas David Appelbaum 13 13
A Navy lieutenant commander and a friend of Pride seeks his help to solve his impending murder after he learns he has been poisoned with a lethal dose of radiation with the team and CGIS agent Abigail Borin both teaming up to discover who poisoned the lieutenant commander and why.
Careful What You Wish For "Careful What You Wish For" February 10, 2015 James Hayman Scott D. Shapiro 14 14
A fellow NCIS agent is shot dead while on security detail for a high-ranking Navy Admiral and the team's investigation leads them to discover that the agent was the target because of a secret he knew about a sick child's biological father. Meanwhile, Brody's past is brought up by the security detail leader.
Le Carnivale de la Mort "Le Carnivale de la Mort" February 17, 2015 Tony Wharmby Jonathan I. Kidd & Sonya Winton 15 15
It is Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the NCIS team investigate a murder by stabbing by a fellow Mardi Gras party goer with the team discovering evidence of a possible raid occurring during the festival. Meanwhile, Pride visits his father in prison but does not know his daughter is also visiting him.
My Brother's Keeper "My Brother's Keeper" February 24, 2015 Oz Scott Christopher Ambrose (Story/Teleplay)
Jonathan I. Kidd & Sonya Winton (Story)
16 16
When a Navy recruiter is killed in a hit-and-run, the team's investigation leads them to investigate the world surrounding her two foster children and their recently-returned father while LaSalle gets concerned that Cade hasn't been showing much progress in his treatment.
More Now "More Now" March 10, 2015 Bethany Rooney Christopher Silber 17 17
Both LaSalle and Brody grow concerned with Pride's obsession with catching Baitfish, who is killing off many of his old associates and building a new empire.
The List "The List" March 24, 2015 Michael Zinberg Laurie Arent 18 18
After a Naval officer is found dead in a strip club, the team discovers that his death matches the MO of two unsolved murders, leading the team to a mural with the names of un-prosecuted killers listed which suggests that a vigilante may be at work. Meanwhile, Brody's ex-fiancé pays her a surprise visit.
The Insider (episode) "The Insider" April 7, 2015 James Whitmore, Jr. David Appelbaum & Scott D. Shapiro 19 19
In the morgue, Wade, Danny, and Sebastian are held hostage by a criminal who wants a secret that is inside a dead body, forcing Pride and the rest of the team into a desperate race against time to resolve the situation before an FBI team take charge.
Rock-A-Bye-Baby "Rock-A-Bye Baby" April 14, 2015 Elodie Keene Jonathan I. Kidd & Sonya Winton 20 20
A Navy Commander's adopted baby daughter is kidnapped when he leaves her in the car while taking groceries inside, prompting the NCIS team to launch a search for the missing baby with CGIS agent Abigail Borin returning to help them with the case.
You'll Do "You'll Do" April 28, 2015 Alrick Riley Sam Humphrey 21 21
When Cade's girlfriend is discovered murdered in the back of his car, Cade is charged with her murder, and while NCIS joins in for LaSalle's sake, he is ordered to stay away from the case. However, when all is said and done, an old enemy returns with a message for Pride, with the episode ending with Baitfish aiming a gun at LaSalle's girlfriend.
How Much Pain Can You Take "How Much Pain Can You Take" May 5, 2015 Terrence O'Hara Christopher Silber & Christopher Ambrose 22 22
In the aftermath of Savannah's murder and with the crime scene later being attacked, resulting in the deaths of two officers and four more being left injured as well as Brody who suffers a cut to her right arm, the team go into overdrive as all of New Orleans law enforcement searches for Baitfish while LaSelle, consumed by rage and grief seeks revenge for Savannah's death at Baitfish's hand. However, things get complicated when it is revealed Sasha and Baitfish have turned on each other, and both are trying to get rid of the other.
My City "My City" May 12, 2015 James Hayman Jeffrey Lieber (Story/Teleplay)
Zach Strauss (Story)
23 23
Following a murder at the port in which a Navy officer dies after having his throat slit, Pride and the team investigate and discover that a dangerous West African terrorist has secretly infiltrated the city and is plotting an attack that if successful could not only cripple New Orleans but also leave the entire population gravely ill with radiation poisoning, forcing the team into a battle against time to stop the plot from becoming a horrifying reality.