NCIS: New Orleans season 5 finale review: Did Dwayne Pride survive?

NCIS: New Orleans season 3 finale reviewTonight, the NCIS: New Orleans season 5 finale delivered all sorts of great drama from start to finish here, including the status of one Dwayne Pride overseas. After what happened to Isler and his capture, it was going to be up to NCIS in order to figure out where he was and, beyond just that, precisely how to actually save him. Obviously, this was going to be easy.

Also, it didn’t help that the team was under a lot of oversight when it comes to whether or not they were going to be able to take down Apollyon. They were being tracked and basically, that is what made all of this all the more difficult. This is where things got kinda fun, as Sebastian and Gregorio tried to do whatever they could in order to stop those who were seemingly working against him. As it turns out, they were able to find a turned operative and have them arrested, and that was after Sebastian shot a computer to keep the information from being uploaded.

This is where Patton came into play. He was able to track down Walker to Brownsville, Texas … and this is where the team could bust into action.

As for Pride himself, there was some phenomenal, psychological stuff tonight as Pride lived within his head as he tried to figure out how to survive amidst Walker’s capture. We saw visions in here of the Angel of Death, of his daughter Laurel, and of people within his own team. He refused to tell Walker anything in terms of what he wanted to know, and some of the torment continued. Walker first wanted to know about his personnel file but then, after that, he wanted to know a little bit about his house.

For those wondering how Pride’s mother came into the story, it turned out that she was a part in some of his visions. We saw a younger version of his mom at a house — a mystery house. It was linked somehow to the information that Walker desperately wanted to know. 721 Walnut Lane. Pride gave that information away but, soon after that, he was able to fight. The NCIS team infiltrated Walker’s compound alongside some other authorities and, soon after that, he was able to escape.

The team did rescue Pride but, soon after that, it was Walker who turned up missing and the team had to do everything in their power in order to track him down. As it turns out, so much of what he was trying to do was about trying to find his own son, someone he gave up some time back. Walker never got what he wanted. The NCIS team was backing up Pride and when Walker reached for his gun, he was shot from afar. Walker is dead.

The aftermath

Pride made it clear after what happened that he was going to go pay a visit to his daughter in New York and, beyond that, then also visit his mother. Then, he had to hit the dance floor and party a little bit with Laurel.

After such a crazy ending to season 4, clearly, the writers decided to go in a different direction this time. Tonight ended with Rita and Pride dancing, and the rest of the team getting into it at the same time. Nobody really topped Rita’s moves, but we give them credit for trying.

CarterMatt Verdict

This was a weird, intense, and crazy finale where Dwayne found himself struggling to stay afloat while he was being poked and/or prodded by Walker and some of his team.  He did that, and the episode actually ended in a happy way! No crazy ending to worry about.

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