‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Teases Intense Family Drama as Series End Nears

by Joe Rutland

“NCIS: New Orleans” just has three episodes left on CBS. But the show is cranking up the drama as family matters take center stage.

Through the show’s Instagram account, show fans get a little insight into what’s coming up on Sunday night. Scott Bakula, who plays Dwayne Pride, is going to do all he can to protect his son, Connor. That doesn’t sit well, though, with his partner and fellow NCIS agent Hannah Khoury, played by Necar Zadegan.

It also looks like Pride might be in further trouble as an FBI agent is shown approaching him. The heat is on in the Big Easy, though, between Pride and Khoury.

Take a look at this teaser for Sunday’s upcoming “NCIS: New Orleans” episode.

“NCIS: New Orleans” is just one of the many spinoffs from the original “NCIS” that stars Mark Harmon. The show has spent seven seasons as part of the CBS lineup, but the network decided to cancel it.

Besides Bakula and Zadegan, other cast members include Vanessa Ferlito, Rob Kerkovich, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, CCH Pounder, and Charles Michael Davis.

‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Takes Its Final Bow While ‘NCIS’ Hawai’i’ Gears Up

There probably are a number of “NCIS: New Orleans” fans who are not pleased with the network’s decision. But they can enjoy the final three episodes, then get ready for the next “NCIS” incarnation.

“NCIS: Hawai’i” will make its debut next season on CBS. Vanessa Lachey, wife of actor Nick Lachey, will play the lead role. She took to her own Instagram account and wrote a message to her followers after the news broke recently.

“Honored is an understatement!” Lachey wrote. “To join the NCIS franchise as the first female lead and to do it on the Beautiful Islands of Hawai’i… I still can’t believe it! Thank You CBS for believing in me! Now let’s get to work! #NCISHawaii”.

Lachey plays Special Agent Jane Tennant, who’s in charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor. “NCIS: Hawai’i” focuses on cast members dealing with job responsibilities and life away from work.

Before leaving “NCIS: New Orleans” ahead of Sunday’s episode, it might be worthwhile to note that Bakula’s played a lead role on TV twice before. He was Sam Beckett on NBC’s “Quantum Leap” and Captain Jonathan Archer on “Star Trek: Enterprise.” For his work on “Quantum Leap,” Bakula picked up four Emmy Award nominations and one Golden Globe Award.