'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 7 Episode 5 Spoilers: The team will deal with suspicious death and top-secret tech

The new episode is titled ‘Operation Drano, Part I’. As the title suggests, this episode, like the first four, is also not a one-episode story and will likely be a two-part tale


                            'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 7 Episode 5 Spoilers: The team will deal with suspicious death and top-secret tech
Chelsea Fields and Scott Bakula (CBS)

Spoilers for ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Season 7 Episode 5, ‘Operation Drano, Part I’

The long wait is over. ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Season 7 is coming back after its winter break. The new episode is titled ‘Operation Drano, Part I’. 

As per the official synopsis of the episode, the NCIS team will investigate a suspicious death. The missing key piece of evidence is a top-secret, high-tech battery. Pride and the team will soon realize that there could be deadly consequences if it falls into the wrong hands. As the title suggests, this episode, like the first four, is also not a one-episode story. Likely, this too will be a two-part tale. 

But there are no other indications for what the episode might hold. So far, no promo video for this episode has been released, which might offer more of an insight into what will happen in the first part. But from what the synopsis suggests, it will be typical ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ thoroughfare. 

So, where did we leave things before the show went on winter break? We saw the NCIS team investigating dirty cops in episodes 3 and 4. The Mayor had pledged to clean up the city, so it made sense for her to assign Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula), a federal agent who doesn’t fall under NOPD jurisdiction, to run the show.

But the dirty cops at NOPD did their best to scare Pride off. A SWAT team was sent to Pride’s home. They were given information from a criminal informant that a wanted man was at Pride’s home and so SWAT hit the building with a no-knock warrant. Pride and Rita (Chelsea Field) were home when they did. The couple was thrown to the ground and arrested before they were finally allowed to identify themselves.

Finally, the team uncovered that several officers in a fraternity were working side jobs while they were supposedly on duty and that was a firing offense. The officers were all fired. This included their prime suspects. While this story is over, for the time being, Pride certainly made enemies of many cops. It is likely that those cops, especially the malicious ones who threatened Pride, may come back for revenge later in the season. 

On the lighter side of things, Tammy Gregorio (Vanessa Ferlito) has a new girlfriend. For the first time, Gregorio is not just jumping into bed with someone, she's actually taking the time to talk and get to know them. So, we might get to see more of this cutesy relationship in the episode to come. We will also see Pride and Rita’s relationship move forward. One of the best parts of this season of ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ has been Dr. Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder). As she deals with the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and her personal life, Dr. Wade is shaping up to be the best character on the show right now. In all likelihood, we will see more of her as the season progresses.

‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Season 7 Episode 5 will air Sunday, January 3, only on CBS. Episode 6 titled ‘Operation Drano, Part II’ is coming out on January 10. New episodes of 'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 7 will air on Sundays at 9.30 PM only on CBS.

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