Is Necar Zadegan leaving NCIS: New Orleans following the events of the season 6 premiere? Within this article, we’ll answer that — plus, discuss the central push of the show moving forward.
Let’s begin here, though, by noting that Zadegan does not seem to be leaving the show at the moment. During the premiere Tuesday night, the writers did just about everything that they could in order to make you worry a little bit about the character’s future. She was suspended at the start of the episode and by the end of it, it looked as though she would be faced with a huge choice: Either take a demotion (with the same pay) or outright resign. Doing this could mean that she could find a new gig, one in the private sector and also one that could carry with it a far more substantial paycheck. It would also give her a different sense of pride (pun intended), since she would not have to feel like she was taking a step down career-wise.
Yet, we foresee the end of the episode tonight as a sign that NCIS: New Orleans has no plans to drop Zadegan anytime soon. If Hannah were to take one of those jobs that could offer her a big bump in salary, it would require her to leave New Orleans. After spending time with her daughter, who seems more than happy to have her around, we have a hard time thinking that she’s going to want to leave.
For all of those wondering why the writers would’ve decided to do all of this only to then ensure that Hannah would potentially stay, the simple answer is this: It was a way to bring Dwayne Pride back to the team. It’s hard to do that while Hannah is running it — yet, at the same time, you don’t want to weaken the Hannah character by having her just accept a demotion. That’s why the story may have been written in this way, one where Hannah can prove her worth while also allowing Dwayne to get back to the team. We’d, ideally, like to see them collaborate as much as humanly possible.
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