'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 6 Episode 12 reveals Pride’s nightmare was a memory of a bloodied man left for dead

Episode 14, titled ‘The Man in the Red Suit’, will finally give viewers the answers they are looking for. And perhaps, it will also give Pride some much-deserved peace


                            'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 6 Episode 12 reveals Pride’s nightmare was a memory of a bloodied man left for dead
Scott Bakula as Dwayne Pride (CBS)

‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Season 6 Episode 12 brings us no closer to why Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) has been suffering from sleeplessness and dreaming about one particular thing.

In episode 11, we saw Pride kept dreaming about the same man for weeks, unable to figure out who he was. A man in a red suit. At one point in the episode, he even slid into a kind of vision where he saw the same man, this time bloodied. 

‘Waiting for Monroe’ sees Pride acknowledge his insomnia for the first time. During a stakeout with Patton (Daryl Mitchell). Patton has been constantly trying to get Pride to open up about his feelings ever since he killed Eddie Barrett (Eddie Cahil), the man who had murdered special agent Chris (Lasalle). But even in the previous episode, Pride not only ignored these attempts but also actively asked him to back down.

Even in episode 12, when Patton asks him about the man in the red suit, Pride once again tried to deflect. But Patton reminded him that no dream was this persistent. After much coaxing, Pride finally said, “Last time I saw him, it wasn’t a dream. It was a memory.”

“I saw him. Whoever he is. In the rain. Bloody. Left for dead. I don’t know when or where, but I know something really bad happened,” Pride added. He did not remember more. In fact, he wasn’t sure if he wanted to remember more.

At the very end of the episode, we see Pride visit Dr. Tanaka (Angel Desai), a psychiatrist. Pride wanted her help with his sleep issues, clearly indicating that he was at the end of the rope here. Pride, a strong, stoic, macho law enforcement official would not usually be the type to seek help.

But with these recurring dreams, one has to guess even Pride can’t do this alone. Dr. Tanaka, like Patton, told him that he had to stop running away from his problems and face them.

It seems unlikely we will get to the bottom of the mystery of these dreams and memories even in episode 13. But Episode 14, titled ‘The Man in the Red Suit’, that releases on March 8, will finally give viewers the answers they are looking for. And perhaps, it will also give Pride some much-deserved peace.

‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Season 6 airs Sundays 10 pm PT.

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