'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 6 Episode 3 sees Dwayne Pride continue to battle his inner demons as he solves 20-year-old whodunnit
Episode 3 centered on a case Dwayne and Loretta were on two decades ago. Dwayne travels to the Big Apple, finds himself being stonewalled initially by one of the detectives investigating the case but with the help of a senior official, finds himself involved in the investigation
'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 6's main theme is definitely Dwayne Pride's (Scott Bakula) mental health as we see the special agent battle with nightmares. He was kidnapped and tortured in season 5 but escaped with the help of his fellow team members.
From the looks of it though, he stills has scars left over from the experience which takes the form of dreams. Or to be accurate, one particular dream Dwayne feels is influenced by the drugs that he was given when he was kidnapped.
Dwayne doesn't want to take prescription drugs, considering his profession and season 6 is expected to portray his struggle with what is real and what is a hallucination. We definitely saw a hint of this in the first episode when Dwayne was driving back to see his mother.
It looked like Dwayne ran over someone in the dark of the night, but in reality, he was resting at a pit stop. Dwayne's nightmare was so intense it took time to compose himself and consider the consequences of what he was going through.
Episode 3 centered on a case Dwayne and Loretta Wade (C. C. H. Pounder) were on two decades ago. It was one of their first cases, which was left unsolved because the prime suspect in the case had a strong alibi.
The victim - Ashley Griffin - and the suspect had no personal conflict which had added to the confusion of the case. Twenty years down the line, a fire in the suspect's apartment resulted in firefighters breaking into his house to put it out and in the process, they find a box hidden in the walls and bring it to New York Police Department's notice, thereby bringing the case back on track.
Dwayne travels to the Big Apple, finds himself being stonewalled initially by one of the detectives investigating the case but with the help of a senior official, finds himself involved in the investigation. Dwayne's team has also been looped in and together, the agents find a new thread in the investigation.
Turns out the suspect worked with a partner and the two killed eight people over the course of twenty years and in the episode, Dwayne, his team in New Orleans and the one in New York, solve the case. Dwayne also gets a chance to meet his daughter who works in New York, a visit that he had missed in episode 1 after he got called in during his vacation.
The next episode of 'NCIS: New Orleans' will air on Tuesday at 10 pm ET on CBS.