'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 7 Episode 4: Who is Zahra Taylor and will Pride accept her offer? Meet Amanda Warren

There's a new support system in town for both Dwayne Pride and Loretta Wade. Here's where you have seen Amanda Warren before


                            'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 7 Episode 4: Who is Zahra Taylor and will Pride accept her offer? Meet Amanda Warren
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Spoilers for Season 7 Episode 4

In the latest Episode 4 of 'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 7, there was a guardian angel in disguise hovering over both Dwayne Pride and Loretta Wade. As Pride battled some of the most sinister cops on the NOPD police force, and Loretta battled depression and anxiety over the ever-soaring ongoing pandemic, they found comfort in the words and support of one Zahra Taylor. At the end of the episode, while Loretta found herself actively seeking Zahra's advice, Pride was left with an offer from her end that's too good, yet intense, to refuse. So who is Zahra Taylor? Who plays her on the show? And does Pride take up this offer? Read on to find out.

The answer to the burning question of who Zahra Taylor is – is that this strong and powerful woman is the Mayor of New Orleans. In the latest episode, "The team continues to investigate the murder of an officer who was about to blow the whistle on police misconduct; Pride must get creative in order to finally get rid of the dirty cops; the mayor asks Pride to join her new task force." This very mayor is Zahra, who first arrives into the story when Pride can be seen pursuing the case of the now-deceased whistle-blowing officer. Zahra lends her full support to our NCIS: NOLA team lead as he suffers racist cops calling the SWAT team on his place purposely with a no-knock warrant under another person's name all because he was digging into their dirty work. 

Later, when Pride finally dug into the root of their corruption and got all 11 officers and two superior ones busted from the police force, Zahra personally came over to congratulate him. Pride doesn't feel like it was a victory though as the ex-cops are still walking free, but Zahra believes this is a giant step and since it was all because of Pride, she wants to appoint him as the leader of a task force busting similar corrupt officers and putting them in line. Pride however doesn't look too keen on taking up the job. He knows he's capable and his integrity would never allow him o step down from an opportunity to serve the people to his best possible ability, but he has been an NCIS man through and through. Even if Pride were to take up that job and divide time between the two duties, fans would miss him too much. However, watching special agent Hannah Khoury take up his place in the NCIS: NOLA team is a bonus we would look forward to.

But back to Zahra – the character was played by the impeccably cast Amanda Warren, who is quite the known face on TV. One of her most standout roles includes Denise in the Oscar-nominated 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'. Her other memorable role is that of Lynn Jackson with Denzel Washington in 'Roman J. Israel, Esq'. Warren has also played some significant characters in television, such as Jane Barbour on 'The Purge', Olivia Mason on 'Madam Secretary', and also Lucy Warburton on 'The Leftovers'. Aside from 'NCIS: NOLA', Warren will be resuming her character, Betty, on 'Dickinson' as it returns for its second season in 2021.

'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 7 airs on Sundays at 9 PM only on CBS.

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