NCIS: New Orleans: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)

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Season 1
NCIS: New Orleans

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With a solid cast in a beautiful locale, NCIS: New Orleans makes extending this well-worn franchise look like the Big Easy.

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Critic Ratings: 30

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User Ratings: 132

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Air date: Sep 23, 2014

An "NCIS" spin-off set in the Big Easy begins with the New Orleans field office investigating a murder case with ties to the military. The case gets personal for Pride when the victim is identified as a man he mentored as a young gang member who became an upstanding petty officer. Meanwhile, NCIS special agent Meredith Brody acclimates to life in the Crescent City.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2014

A Navy lieutenant on liberty dies from the bubonic plague. Special agent DiNozzo is sent from Washington, D.C., to help the New Orleans team locate all additional sailors on liberty, prevent a potential outbreak and determine the source of the highly infectious disease.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2014

An armored transport bus carrying Naval brig detainees crashes and four prisoners escape, including a black market broker who is one of the country's biggest national security threats. Pride turns to Gibbs for assistance when a case file needed for the investigation is full of redactions.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2014

A Navy SEAL is found murdered in a sorority house. The NCIS team investigate to determine if the motive pertained to one of his classified missions or whether the death was the result of collegiate foul play. Meanwhile, Pride's daughter visits the NCIS office.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2014

A chief warrant officer who specialized in counterintelligence is murdered. The investigation reveals the victim's wife has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. Meanwhile, senior FBI agent Fornell travels to the Big Easy to assist with the case.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2014

A Naval staff judge advocate is murdered on Halloween and found in a cemetery dressed in a Victorian costume with vampiric puncture wounds on her neck. Meanwhile, the team members discuss what Halloween activity and costumes would be best.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2014

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. Meanwhile, Pride transforms the carport into an auto shop when he works on the first car he gave his wife.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2014

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.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2014

A cold case is reopened after a Navy issued stolen gun is found to belong to a chief petty officer who died 40 years ago. The case is personal for Wade, who has personally tracked and investigated it for years. Meanwhile, the team prepare for their annual Thanksgiving dinner.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2014

The NCIS team investigate the murder of a retired Navy SEAL who tracked down people impersonating military personnel. The chief suspect is found with the Navy jacket of an officer believed to have died in the line of duty in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Brody discovers the normally holiday-obsessed Lasalle is strangely unenthusiastic about Christmas.

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Season 1 of the NCIS spin-off centers on the lives of agents in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's New Orleans field office as they probe crimes that affect military personnel in the Big Easy. The Crescent City branch is led by Senior Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula), a former Louisiana sheriff. The team's first case gets personal for Pride when the victim is identified as a man he mentored as a young gang member who became an upstanding petty officer. Later, Pride is assisted by his good friend Special Agent Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) when an armored transport bus carrying Naval brig detainees crashes and four prisoners escape, including a black market broker who is one of the country's biggest national security threats. Pride turns to Gibbs for assistance when a case file needed for the investigation is full of redactions. Also, Pride becomes convinced his nemesis "Baitfish" has returned and, in an attempt to locate him, instructs the team to investigate crime scenes and chase leads from New Orleans to Charleston, S.C. Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, CCH Pounder and Rob Kerkovich also star.

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Critic Reviews for NCIS: New Orleans Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (15)

Bakula, Pounder -- as usual -- make the medicine go down easily. Otherwise, formulaic.

Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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It's the strong sense of family within the team that's going to keep viewers coming back. These are nice people, and despite the unpleasantness of what they do, it's nice to spend time with them. And that is the key to a successful crime procedural.

Sep 23, 2014 | Full Review…
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There's a Crescent City flavor here. But in the larger picture, not much on this menu is unfamiliar.

Sep 23, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The series shows off New Orleans and Bakula, who takes a pleasing, no-bull approach to the role.

Sep 23, 2014 | Full Review…

NCIS: New Orleans is the equivalent of a hand-me-down jacket that's already been worn by two older brothers. By that point, it's stretched out, faded and threadbare.

Sep 22, 2014 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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I'm saying it's weirdly tone-deaf and dumb. It takes a lot of gall to turn one of America's best cities into window dressing.

Sep 17, 2014 | Full Review…

Not an especially good first episode, but one I may return to on occasion, just like the original series, just to see the actors work.

Feb 20, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Here's to hoping that the writers of NCIS: New Orleans find their solid ground next season.

Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: 2.8/5 | Full Review…

You'd never confuse NCIS: NO with the second coming of Treme, but it's good to have the city back on TV, and this time in a format many more millions are likely to watch.

Sep 23, 2014 | Full Review…

The pilot leans cartoonishly on the local color -- it takes only until the third scene for Bakula to mention his gumbo -- to make sure we understand how things are different down in the Tremé (and adjacent neighborhoods).

Sep 23, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The cast, led by veterans Bakula and Pounder, is excellent, and the setting is even more enticing than the ones explored in the other NCIS properties.

Sep 23, 2014 | Full Review…

Should you watch? If you you're a fan of NCIS, absolutely.

Sep 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for NCIS: New Orleans: Season 1

  • Feb 29, 2020
    Well set up spinoff with a fascinating location, but characters seem less charismatic than NCIS or NCIS LA
  • Jan 08, 2019
    I like it, I wasn't so sure at first needed some a few episodes to, I had my apprehensions about Scott Bakula but he is well suited to the role and I've enjoyed it with a good mix of charectors
  • Jul 03, 2017
    Horrible cast and ridiculous barn headquarters with bay doors where everyone has access to the records, evidence, and the cast. The annoying CSI technician tries to be more annoying than NCIS' Abby and Criminal Minds' Garcia all in one.
  • Jan 18, 2016
    I don't like NCIS, or NCIS: Los Angeles, and I don't like this show. I'm done watching anything with NCIS written on it.
  • Jun 11, 2015
    For a first season, it's not too bad. There were some character and story issues that needed a good fix and the fake accents... ...ugh. Don't get me started. If you're expecting a team like Gibbs and his crew, you'll be disappointed. Instead, look at this series on its own and see how you like it. I think it has potential. Let's see if they improve from here or start digging its grave towards cancellation.
  • Jun 05, 2015
    In my view by far the weakest of the franchise. It comes across as very much an advert for 'good old New Orleans'; which maybe was acceptable for the opening scene-setting episode, but not thereafter. We now get the idea - it's set in New Orleans. We don't need Lucas Black's over the top accent and the continuous food obsession (Gumbo, grits,grits, gumbo....); we get it - you eat!! So does the rest of the world. If the scripts are so weak they need all this 'travelogue' padding, then better scriptwriters are needed. With the cast and pedigree behind this series, it should be on a par with it's stablemates. It isn't, and that's very disappointing.
  • Mar 31, 2015
    At least they avoid the one member who's a former SEAL standard formula...which is the only standard cliche they avoid.
  • Mar 30, 2015
    I have really enjoyed NCIS and NCIS LA. But this one is really poorly done. I grew up in New Orleans . . . and these people would NOT HAVE AN OFFICE in the French Quarter. The accents are awful. The frequent Quarter shoots are bogus. What the heck are they thinking? People who live in New Orleans come from all over. They would have done much better not to have these forced accents (oh, god how awful), and to use more of the city for location shoots. There are so many possible places. This comes off as less than two dimensional. Is it possible for there to be a one dimensional portrayal of something?
  • Mar 24, 2015
    Do they really need to speak in hilly billy parlance?
  • Nov 24, 2014
    good show and cast...

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