NCIS: New Orleans season 5 episode 16 return date: About ‘Survivor’

NCIS: New Orleans season 4 premiereIsn’t there something a little fun — and ironic — about an episode of a CBS show entitled “Survivor”? You hear that, and it makes you think that Jeff Probst is automatically going to guest star. (Alas, it seems like he saved most of that for an episode of Two and a Half Men.)

We don’t want to get too off-base here (as fun as diversions can be), so let’s continue to discuss NCIS: New Orleans season 15 episode 16, which bears that aforementioned name. This is an installment coming your way on March 12, per the CBS promo (the press release erroneously has it labeled March 5 — we have changed accordingly), and this is a case that will dive even deeper back into the history of Hannah Khoury. For the first part of the season, the onus was a little more on Dwayne Pride; now, that’s being shifted over to Necar Zadegan’s character. We’ve learned a little as of late when it comes to her old partner Liam and her old mission in Oman, and unfortunately for her, it’s starting to feel like some of the fires and the chaos from her past is going to land on her doorstep in a pretty way. Her family’s lives will be threatened, and if Hannah is anything like us, this is the thing that could put her over the edge.

For the rest of the NCIS: New Orleans team, their mission has to almost now be twofold. There’s a part of this mission now that has to be helping to protect Hannah’s family; meanwhile, another component is protecting Hannah from herself. We don’t know how she is going to be able to think clearly in her present predicament — even the most accomplished of agents have that one vulnerable spot that changes their typical composure. This could be it, though the synopsis below certainly suggests that the team is going to do everything that they can in order to find her:

“Survivor” – After an elusive terrorist with a personal vendetta against Hannah resurfaces, she is placed in protective custody with her family while the NCIS team searches for the suspect’s whereabouts, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, March 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

What will be the hardest part of this story for Hannah?

Knowing what we do about her, it’s going to be being forced to be away from doing her job. She’ll be able to look after her family while in protective custody, but do you think she’s going to be okay knowing that she isn’t really able to do her job? She’s probably not going to be able to handle that well … at all. Performance-wise, this could be an episode to watch and one that showcases Zadegan’s ability in ways that we haven’t seen before. It could also be nice to see just how much the team rallies around her, further exemplifying that they are a family and they look after each other in a way that only other agencies can strive to do.

For some other news on NCIS: New Orleans…

You can check out a review for tonight’s episode, the moment after it airs, over at the link here.

What do you think is going to happen with Hannah on NCIS: New Orleans season 5 episode 16, and what do you think the title is a reference to? Share in the comments. (Photo: CBS.)

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