NCIS: New Orleans season 5 episode 20 carries with it the title of “Jackpot,” and also provides us with a chance to see something we’ve been looking forward to for some time: A chance to get Tom Arnold back on the show as Elvis Bertrand. This character is a part of many within the show’s recurring arsenal, and he certainly brings with him a skill set that often proves itself to be valuable.
For this appearance, Elvis’ return has a little bit more to do with a favor that he needs from Pride rather than Pride having any specific use for his skills himself. There will be a situation within this episode where someone close to the character is in danger, which means that it may be up to Pride and the NCIS team to make sure that they are actually innocent of any suspected troubles and free to go back to doing more of what they do best.
For a little bit more insight all about it now, we strongly suggest that you take a look at the official NCIS: New Orleans season 5 episode 20 synopsis that we’ve got below:
“Jackpot” – When Elvis Bertrand’s (Tom Arnold) “daughter” is linked to an NCIS murder case, he asks Pride to prove her innocence, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, April 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. American-Moroccan rapper French Montana performs two songs.
What should make this episode memorable is the opportunity to see a different side of who Elvis is beyond the version of this guy we’ve had a chance to check out on a few different occasions already. How characters respond to a sense of desperation is one of the most interesting aspects to a show like this. This is not a position that Elvis has been in all that much over the years and this is a chance to cast a focus on him and see a little bit of how he reacts.
As for the French Montana appearance, doesn’t this feel like one of the most high-profile musical artists who has ever appeared on the show? It feels that way to us, given that we’ve known this guy for a while and he does give the show a different amount of flair. We also like that NCIS: New Orleans does this, given that this gives them a chance to showcase more of New Orleans’ musical identity. Plus, Pride owns a bar. Music is obviously an ENORMOUS part of the man’s life. You can’t cut that out from him; it would be almost akin to removing a huge slice of his brain — that’s kinda graphic, but it’s an appropriate way to describe what it would do.
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