'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 6 Episode 5 ‘Spies and Lies’ concocts a delicate mix of military technology, Russian espionage and love

Tammy and Sebastian’s faith in true love was restored after they prevented Russian spies from acquiring secret military technology

                            'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 6 Episode 5 ‘Spies and Lies’ concocts a delicate mix of military technology, Russian espionage and love

Spoilers ahead for 'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 6 Episode 5: ‘Spies and Lies’

In the fifth episode of ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Season 6, ‘Spies and Lies’, while Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) and Christopher Lasalle (Lucas Black) were trying to catch Cade’s killer in Alabama, back at home, the others had a very interesting case. Tammy Gregorio (Vanessa Ferlito), Hannah Khoury (Necar Zadegan), and Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich) were dealing with love and deception.

A navy lieutenant called Max Landry (Michael Ocampo) has an unusual dilemma. He loves his girlfriend Rina (Nneka Okafor) and wants to propose. Only there’s a slight hitch. He suspects her of industrial espionage. Isn’t that a doozy?

While checking her computer for her calendar -- he wanted to find a perfect date for the proposal -- Max discovered several highly classified documents; pages from a manual for a “room-temperature superconductor” for the military which he was working on, a technological breakthrough that would ramifications everywhere. While they both worked at the same place, Max lets the agents know she did not have clearance for these documents.

While Max was aware that there was no other way for Rina to have access to the documents, he kept second-guessing himself. When the NCIS team dug deeper into Rina and her past, they discovered the possibilities of her getting Russian contacts during her stay in Uganda.

Tammy and Sebastian followed Rina and found her making an undisclosed drop. They discovered a flash drive that contained more classified documents. It soon became apparent, however, that while Rina was indeed spying, it was a mere coincidence that she and Max were together.

Additionally, she explained to the NCIS team that she was feeding the Russians false data: Max’s superconductor was never in danger for Rina would doctor the files before handing them to the Russians. Before things could unravel further, however, the Russian handlers send Rina a video.

Having found no new data from Rina at their designated drop point, the Russians quickly realized what was happening and abducted Max. They threatened to kill him unless Rina gave them the correct documents.

The only advantage Rina had was that she had the NCIS team to cover her back. At a new drop location in a hotel, the team apprehended the Russians and saved the day. And in the midst of all this, Max proposed to Rina, restoring Sebastian and Tammy’s faith in true love. This was as happy an ending as ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ has ever seen; especially when you think of the previous episode.

The next episode of 'NCIS: New Orleans' will air Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. 

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