Why is ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Season 7 Episode 4 not airing this week? Here's what will air instead

There has been a scheduling shake-up in CBS. Fans will not be getting to see the New Orleans division of NCIS in action for the second week in a row

                            Why is ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Season 7 Episode 4 not airing this week? Here's what will air instead

Bad news for fans of ‘NCIS: New Orleans’. The show will not be airing this week once again. Episode 4 of the seventh season of the show entitled “We All Fall…”, as per CBS, will air on Sunday, December 13, at 9 pm ET only on CBS. Last week, the show didn't air because it was Thanksgiving weekend, and as a rule, CBS shows don’t air during that time. It has been a practice followed for a while.

But this week, the reason seems to be a little different. According to Express, the exact reasons for the scheduling shake-up haven’t been announced by the US broadcaster. The report said that it is possible that the scheduling problem may have something to do with complications and guidelines implemented as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ returned to filming later than ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’.

Additionally, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ will reportedly air two episodes this week, thereby replacing the ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ time slot. The first of the two episodes is called ‘Cash Flow’, where the body of a murdered Navy reservist is found by thieves in the midst of a robbery and NCIS must work with the burglars to find the killer. In the next hour, the episode ‘Raising the Dead’ is scheduled. In that episode, in order to get intel on a matter of national security, Kensi must come face-to-face with a sociopath who has been obsessed with her since she put him in jail years ago. 

So, while fans of the ‘NCIS’ franchise do have something to look forward to, for fans of its New Orleans edition, the wait just got increased by a whole week. 
At the same time, fans of ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ should brace themselves for the law enforcement procedural drama to go on a winter break soon enough. Yes, it is a little annoying -- the wait to see our favorite characters like Pride, Dr. Wade, Sebastian, Hannah, Gregorio, and others. But sure enough, the show will return in late-January/early-February post this break. 

So, where did we leave things off the last time? 

Like the first two episodes, the second set of episodes were also two-part. In episode three, which was the first part of the story, we saw the federal law enforcement agency deal with a case that was very different from their regular business. The show kept its socio-cultural relevance on point with the first story that dealt with the coronavirus pandemic. This episode continued the streak as it chose to tackle the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality. 

At the mayor’s request, the team began to unofficially investigate the death of a cop who had several excessive force complaints against him. But as the case went deeper, the team realized that there was a larger conspiracy at stake than one bad cop. It would seem that the now-dead policeman was supposed to hand over information to internal affairs -- information that would allegedly bring down several people. 

This suggested that he was not the only cop to have a problematic track record. Rather, it was a system of cops where they had been protected by senior officials all throughout. What became more problematic was the fact that all their leads met dead ends. There was no one alive that could corroborate their suspicions. And even when they finally found one -- the man who had allegedly shot the cop -- they arrived at the scene too late. His former partner, as well as a senior cop (both of whom had similar complaints against them), had already shot and killed him. 

At the end of the episode, Pride (Scott Bakula), who had had enough by then, told the dirty cops that he was officially going to make it his business to bring them to justice. We also saw the mayor giving Pride her full support. So, hopefully, the following week, we shall see these cops brought to justice, and the story find a satisfactory conclusion.

'NCIS: New Orleans' airs on Sundays at 9 pm only on CBS.

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