When will 'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 7 Episode 5 air? Wait for 'Operation Drano: Part I' will be much longer

With Gregorio and Pride both taking their personal relationships to new levels, 'NCIS: NOLA' decides to make fans wait longer than usual for the winter premiere

                            When will 'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 7 Episode 5 air? Wait for 'Operation Drano: Part I' will be much longer

It's a difficult day on 'NCIS: New Orleans'. After Loretta's continuous spiral under the ever spring Covid-19 crisis and Pride trying his best to keep his entire team from losing their shit, anticipation builds up as to where the show is headed and he glaring the portrayal of this ongoing pandemic will get on the CBS procedural's Season 7. Glad as we are to know that Gregorio has finally opened herself to the concept of a proper, adult relationship, and Hannah is also soaring with accolades and pats on her shoulder, the wait for the next episode of NCIS: NOLA will be much, much longer than usual. Worry not, the show is far from over. Read on to find out when your favorite crime drama returns from its Winter Break.

Following the winter final that aired on December 13, 'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 7 Episode 5 will air on Sunday, January 3, a little later than its usual slot, at 9:30 pm on CBS. The reason behind the delay of course is the designated winter break shows go on during the holiday season. Show bosses and networks know nobody is going to stay glued to their screen in the midst of spending quality time with their families, especially after the year that 2020 has been, looking away from our screens sound like a much-needed prospect. The pandemic has also stalled a lot of production, implying 'NCIS: NOLA' Season 7 might still be filmed for all we know, hence the hiatus leading to a prolonged wait between Episodes 4 and 5.

Sadly, CBS is also yet to divulge any information beyond the name of the upcoming episode, which is titled 'Operation Drano, Part I'. Based on the name, not much can be deduced about what action is about to unfold in the next episode. The first thing on our radar is of course whether Hannah takes up that promotion offer or not. Albeit out of a sense of accountability over all the women wronged by the infamous Van Cleef, Hannah's promotion is a long time coming, but she keeps mulling over it as taking up the offer will also need her to move to the UK, which means she will be farther away from her daughter than she already is.

On our radar is also the progress of Gregorio's relationship with Cara, and simultaneously, Pride's long term love interest Rita has also moved back to town to be with him after a long time apart. We have seen their relationship evolve in bits and pieces but it remains to be seen what domestic Pride/Rita would be like.

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

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