'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 6 Episode 6 sees core team member Lasalle meet a tragic end while trying to find his brother's murderer
Episode 6 of ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Season 6 left fans heartbroken by killing one of the core members of the federal agency -- Christopher Lasalle (Lucas Black). The episode titled ‘Matthew 5:9’, started with Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) telling Paul Dolan (Stephen Louis Grush), the man who came forward as the murderer of Lasalle’s brother Cade, that he was being released and all his charges were dropped.
In the previous episode, it seemed all too certain that Dolan was a pawn. When Pride and Lasalle followed him after his release, they witnessed Dolan killing himself by jumping into a river. Yet another dead end in the case for them.
When Lasalle went to search Dolan’s home, he runs into his alleged girlfriend Sue Anne (Lucy Faust), who leads him to a cabin in the middle of the woods. She claimed Dolan had driven her there on the night after Cade’s murder and had emerged with a knife -- supposedly the murder weapon.
While Lasalle and Sue Anne were examining the cabin, an unknown man in the dark arrived and shot at both of them, leaving them injured. Pride and Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich), who arrived moments later, took them both to a trauma center.
Even as the doctors removed the bullet fragments from Lasalle’s body, they feared he wouldn’t make it out alive. And that is exactly what happened. With his last words about fishing with his brother Cade, Lasalle went into a heart attack and died, leaving everyone else shocked and grieving.
It was only the following day they realized something was fishy about Sue Anne. When Pride began questioning the injured woman about her relationship with Dolan -- which they had discovered to be “digitally nonexistent” -- they were interrupted by a man who claimed to be her father, Eddie Barrett. He asked Pride to leave.
Back at the autopsy, Dr. Wade (C. C. H. Pounder) discovered some flesh under Lasalle’s fingernails. A DNA test found that the flesh belonged to none other than Barrett, who had a long history of criminal acts.
After checking CCTV cameras and security footage, Pride and the rest of the NCIS team tracked them down to a diner. Even as they were surrounded, Sue Anne raised a gun at Pride but her efforts did not come to fruition.
They were both apprehended, for the murder of both the Lasalle brothers and illegal trade of opioids. The episode was intercut with memories of the members of the NCIS team about their time with Lasalle. The emotional journey ended with Lasalle’s funeral and wake.
‘NCIS: New Orleans’ airs on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.