'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 7 Episode 7: Who blackmailed Allie Briggs and why? Meet Hannah Hodson who plays her
The answers are here in the latest Episode 6, 'Operation Drano: Part II', as we find out Allie was in fact being blackmailed that lead to her quitting the committee
Spoilers for 'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 7 Episode 6
Things keep getting more and more twisted for Dwayne Pride's stint with the new committee, with Allie Briggs quitting so randomly at the end of the previous episode. She returns to meet with Pride one more time and that's when all the beans spill about why she looked so terrified, announcing her exit.
The answers are here in the latest Episode 6, 'Operation Drano: Part II', as we find out Allie was in fact being blackmailed. The bait involved compromising photos of herself with a Senator in moments of intimacy. Allie reaches out to the Senator first ad he tries to gaslight her into being at fault. Allie does not cave in immediately and decides to go to the press to come clean about the blackmail she's being targetted with. And this somehow prompts fellow member committee Michael's honest help.
Through his own bit of digging, Michael is able to find out that the area code of the phone number falls under one of their own fellow members, the pastor's county. But did he frame Allie? Was he threatening her with blackmail? As it turns out, although not intentionally, his conversations amongst his parish about Allie's recommended reforms led to some members trying to get Allie out of the committee. The pastor offers his resignation from the team as paying for his error, but in the end, Allie and the rest of them decide to forgive him anyway.
Allie's character as the strong and driven politician is being essayed on the screen by Hannah Rose Hodson. The actress has also been an established journalist and poet, expected to recur more in the following episodes of 'NCIS: NOLA' and not just in 'Operation Drano'.
But even before 'NCIS: NOLA', Hodson has had quite a career in entertainment. She is best known for her character on the TNT show 'Hawthorne', where she appeared for 30 episodes as Camille Hawthorne before the show ended in 2011. She played a sex worker on 'Happy!' and had a seven-episode arc as Lorna on 'Happyish' in 2015. The actor has also played Shameika Wallace in 'The Ron Clark Story' (2006) and Becca in 'Campus Code' (2015).
'NCIS: New Orleans' Season 7 airs on Sundays at 9 pm on CBS.