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NCIS: New Orleans - Breaking Brig - Review: "A Fantastic Team"

NCIS: New Orleans, over the past three weeks has really proved itself, and gained a steady audience. I don't know about you, but I sure am enjoying this series to the fullest, the past two episodes have given us some great plots, and this week was no exception. In this episode, we got a glimpse at how the team reacts to a matter of national security.


1.01 - Musician Heal Thyself - Review | Advance Preview
1.02 - Carrier - Review
1.03 - Breaking Brig - Review
1.04 - The Recruits - Review
1.05 - It Happened Last Night - Review
1.06 - Master of Horror - Review
1.07 - Watch Over Me - Review
1.08 - Love Hurts - Review
1.09 - Chasing Ghosts - Review
1.10 - Stolen Valor - Review


Firstly, the episode revolves around three prisoners escaping from an armored prisoner transport vehicle, jacking a car and driving away. Two of these prisoners were members of the US Navy, with one of them a mole still hiding from the authorities.

One element of this episode I really enjoyed, was the crossovers. Like last episode, some more NCIS favorites appeared on NCIS: NOLA. This is much different to NCIS: LA, we rarely see any NCIS characters on NCIS: LA. On this particular episode is was great to see Gibbs and Pride back together again, just like on the backdoor pilot last season. I must admit I am really enjoying the crossovers between NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans.

In this episode, we are starting to get a bigger feel for the characters on the show. I never disliked the characters in the first place, but in this episode I liked them even more. I definitely like LaSalle the best, he is something unique from the rest of the NCIS characters, he has such incredible spirit. Whilst Pride and Brody have their own unique traits, such as love for his team (Pride) and keeping things fresh within the team (Brody).

Back to the case at hand, this one was a good one. It's the first time we have actually seen the team respond to a intelligence issue. It was great to see the team just focus on the task at hand and get the job done. The episode kept me on the edge of my seat, and kept me wondering what was going to happen next. This was one of those cases that I enjoy watching in a crime procedural.

When Nash (the suspect) was holding Brody hostage, Pride was never going to let one of his team get hurt. He is a lot like Gibbs here, which definitely is a good thing. Despite getting the order from Vance that Pride was to not kill Nash, there was no other option for Pride, he will protect his team at all costs. But that's the same as both Hetty and Gibbs in the other NCIS shows, which makes sense.

The quirkiness and humerus attitude of both LaSalle and Brody are very likable, and are quite funny and enjoyable to watch. But they don't match up to the sheer comedy of Kensi and Deeks on NCIS: LA. Nether the less, LaSalle and Brody do have a great partnership going and will be interesting to see where this leads throughout the season. They might not be as comedic as the NCIS: LA characters, but they are very unique to New Orleans and that's what I loved in this episode.

- Did you enjoy the conversation between Pride and the boy? I felt it was very emotional and heartwarming. That is something that you don't see very often in NCIS.

- Pride's attitude towards his team, and his care for his team definitely shows through in NCIS: New Orleans. But how does his attitude towards his team compare to Hetty and Gibbs?

- I felt the episode was situated at the right pace for these type of procedural cases. However some action scenes (like a shootout) would have fit in the episode quite well.

- What's the deal with turning their hats around when breaching the house?


LaSalle: "Come on. Every body knows punch buggy. Right King?"

Pride: "With all due respect, Director, you want me to make a choice between a traitor and one of my own, I'll take the shot every time. You want my badge, you know where to find me."

Pride: "That's why I'm on a ship in the middle of the Atlantic. Anything that's there I need to know. You got to read me in on it."

Wade: "Sebastian, have you ever considered the statistical possibilities of playing hard to get?"

Addie: "I try not to worry about anything, LaSalle. You only live once. You might as well enjoy it while you got it."



Overall, this episode was yet again an improvement on the last, NCIS: New Orleans just keeps getting better. We learned a whole lot about the characters in this episode, the team is definitely very likable. The episode is very intriguing and keeps me waiting to see what NCIS: New Orleans will bring each week.

Rating: A

What were your thoughts on this episode? Do you like the team so far? Leave your thoughts down below! Catch NCIS: New Orleans Tuesdays 9/8c on CBS!

About the Author - Ben Norton
Ben is a 16 year old student living in New Zealand. He enjoys many things including web design as well as mobile technology. He is also a very avid TV show watcher, watching shows such as Chicago Fire/PD, Person of Interest, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, The 100, Scorpion and much much more! This season he will be reviewing NCIS: New Orleans, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods and Modern Family. Feel free to contact him on the social networks below or email him at ben@spoilertv.com
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