NCIS: New Orleans season 5 episode 2 review: Meet Hannah Khoury

NCIS: New Orleans season 4 premiereTonight, NCIS: New Orleans season 5 episode 2 made it clear that for Dwayne Pride, he was not altogether capable of listening to orders. Instead, he had a little bit more of a habit of showing up in places he is not needed, mostly because he cannot stay away from the action.

For most of the episode, Pride was encouraged heavily by his daughter Laurel to steer clear of going back to work, given that he wasn’t ready. Heck, he even had an offer from Vance to move up the food chain; yet, even with all of that, he still couldn’t stop himself from being back in the thick of things and leading his team, for better or for worse.

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Tonight, Pride did have a little bit of help in the form of Hannah Khoury, a new arrival to the town played by Necar Zadegan. We do like her, especially since she’s coming in with the goal of actually staying around. She’s not looking to just leverage this into another job; instead, she’s trying to find roots after spending so much of her time traveling and working overseas. Hannah proved her skill, but yet, Pride somehow still found a way to get roped into the action and into a shootout at the very end of the episode.

For a brief period of time, we actually thought that Pride was about to shoot someone. Yet, it seemed like he hesitated — he was still suffering from PTSD over what happened. So, while Hannah was in town and he had a promotion to think about, in the end Pride may have to think about something else when it comes to his time with the team. He needs to realize how important it is to take care of himself. These are not people looking per se to move on without him, but they do certainly realize that he doesn’t need to be there putting life in danger at this very moment.

CarterMatt Verdict

NCIS: New Orleans season 5 episode 2 did a good job of exploring some trauma, but beyond that, it also did a nice job of introducing a new character. Plus, Laurel showed off some Cajun cooking at the end of the episode and all of a sudden, we’re leaving this particular installment feeling very much hungry.

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