'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 6 Episode 6 ‘Matthew 5:9’ promos hint Lasalle’s brother’s murder case may finally be solved

Matthew 5:9 states: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” Here, the word "peacemakers" is often believed to not refer to just pacifists but also to those who bring an end to conflicts through the necessary means, hinting at Lasalle finally finding peace


                            'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 6 Episode 6 ‘Matthew 5:9’ promos hint Lasalle’s brother’s murder case may finally be solved

The main storyline of ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Season 6 has been thick with tension as special agent Chris Lasalle (Lucas Black) struggles with two things: the murder of his brother Cade and not letting the idea of vengeance get in the way of solving the murder. But that may finally come to an end in the next episode of the CBS series. 

Solving the murder has seen more than its fair share of difficulties. The hunt of Cade led Lasalle to Alabama where he and Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich) discover the burnt corpse. Soon after, Lasalle is joined by Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) and together they are hot on the trail of the drug crew, who they suspect had a role to play in Cade’s murder.

But as we saw in episode 5, ‘Spies & Lies’, not only did the main suspect get killed in a clash between the drug crew and law enforcement, another pawn in the group suddenly showed up at the police station in Mobile, Alabama, confessing to the murder. Even though Pride and Lasalle could tell the man who confessed to the murder was nothing more than a phony, who repeated lines he had rehearsed, they could do nothing about it -- their hands were tied by bureaucracy. 

Promos released by CBS on its website reveal several things. First, the episode is called ‘Matthew 5:9’. The ninth verse of the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament, Matthew 5:9, states: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”

In this Biblical quote, the word "peacemakers" is often believed to not refer to just pacifists but also to those who bring an end to conflicts through the necessary means. Thus, the name of the episode may be a hint towards Lasalle’s inner demons finally meeting their end. 

Daryl Chill Mitchell as Patton Plame and Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride. (Source: CBS)

A short summary of the episode on the website also says, “Lasalle hopes to avenge his brother's murder by tracking a drug ring in Alabama he believes is responsible. Also, when Pride assists with the case, he crosses paths with Eddie Barrett (Eddie Cahill), an elusive individual who knows more than he is sharing.”

Perhaps this Eddie Barrett is the key to Cade’s murder -- another sign of things finally reaching a conclusion. In photos released by CBS, we see agent Tammy Gregorio (Vanessa Ferlito) and agent Hannah Khoury (Necar Zadegan) hanging out with a visibly relaxed Lasalle at a bar, signaling that ‘Matthew 5:9’ may finally put the investigation into Cade’s murder at rest and may finally help Lasalle resolve his anger and grief.

The new episode of ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ will not be airing this week. Instead, it will air November 5 at 10 p.m. on CBS.

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