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At the center of the story tonight was a young woman named Yasmin, someone who considered herself a revolutionary and also someone desperate in order to incite change. That’s why she planted bombs across the city and also tried her best in order to use Bernadine, her professor and a former revolutionary herself, to try and get her way.
Yasmin may actually be one of the most notable villains of this entire season. Not only was she violent, but she was also incredibly cocky. After she was brought in for interrogation by Hannah, she would’ve waver in her confidence — she strutted around in her expensive outfit and refused to give up a whole lot of information. At first, Hannah tried to connect with her, thinking that this was the right move in order to convince her to talk. She wanted to try and give her another chance at her life, but that didn’t end up going anywhere.
Once that idea fell apart, and it was revealed that Yasmin actually tampered with Bernadine’s inhaler so that it would kill her, the next strategy became clear: She would have to go hard in order to ensure she got answers. This is when some of the Hannah from before NCIS came out, someone who is skilled in torture and incredibly dangerous. Right before Hannah was able to show her said torture techniques, however, a bomb seemed to go off not too far from where she wanted to be interrogated. That mean that Yasmin could get precisely what she wanted: National headlines. This is what she wanted virtually all along.
Yet, here’s what makes the NCIS: New Orleans team so fantastic. They were able to trick Yasmin into thinking that she got what she’d wanted when, in reality, that didn’t happen. The bomb outside was a stunt and it got them the confessional that she wanted. Hannah was clever, and she figured out a way to get the job done.
What’s Hannah’s secret?
Earlier on in the episode, Gregorio caught Hannah having a conversation with someone and through the end of the episode, it was revealed that she had a daughter in New Orleans, but she hadn’t figured out a way in which to face either her or her ex. How the relationship ended up being fractured, for now, is a “story for another day.” Yet, it’s clear that this is something that is hanging over her and something that she does need to get a little bit of resolution on. She came close to actually spending time with her at the end of the episode, but the screen went to black before we found out precisely if she actually got a chance to see her or not.
Overall, NCIS: New Orleans season 5 episode 7 gave us a good sense of the inner mind of a dangerous criminal whose mind had been poisoned by something that she liked to think were political causes. This was a good story about the complications that can come with diving too deep into a cause. As a Hannah-focused story, it’s absolutely clear that Necar Zadegan did a great job from start to finish.
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