NCIS: New Orleans
Season 7
Starring
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes16
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseNovember 8, 2020 (2020-11-08) –
May 23, 2021 (2021-05-23)
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The seventh and final season of NCIS: New Orleans an American police procedural drama television series, began airing on CBS on November 8, 2020. The season is produced by CBS Studios, with Christopher Silber and Jan Nash as showrunner and executive producer.

Cast and characters

See also: List of NCIS: New Orleans characters

Main

Recurring

Guest

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [1]Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1401"Something in the Air, Part I"James Whitmore Jr.Jan Nash & Christopher SilberNovember 8, 2020 (2020-11-08)4.65[2]
Set a few weeks after Mardi Gras, New Orleans struggles with the effects of COVID-19 as the pandemic begins to spread mercilessly throughout the world. Pride, dealing with the ramifications of the statewide order to close all restaurants and bars, sends Gregorio and Carter to investigate a suspicious death aboard a humanitarian ship offshore, but while onboard they learn that some of the crew members are infected with the deadly disease. Meanwhile, Wade is overwhelmed by the high volume in the morgue due to COVID-19, and Khoury struggles to reunite with her daughter, who is with her separated father in Europe, due to the worldwide outbreak.
1412"Something in the Air, Part II"James Whitmore Jr.Jan Nash & Christopher SilberNovember 15, 2020 (2020-11-15)4.71[3]
Carter and Gregorio survive a fiery explosion aboard a COVID-19 infested ship searching for evidence of a suspicious death. Meanwhile, Pride reunites with Rita who reveals some shocking news. Wade helps a woman find her brother's body after he dies from COVID-19. Patton and his goddaughter get into a heated argument about her future after high school.
1423"One of Our Own"Hart BochnerRon McGeeNovember 22, 2020 (2020-11-22)4.90[4]
Pride and his team investigate the murder of a fellow New Orleans police officer. Pride soon discovers that the victim was being investigated for using excessive force while on the job. Gregorio begins to feel the effects when she begins a new relationship.
1434"We All Fall..."Hart BochnerTalicia RaggsDecember 13, 2020 (2020-12-13)5.17[5]
The NCIS team continue their investigation into the murder of an officer who was about to blow the whistle on police misconduct within NOPD. After he and Rita are swatted by one of the subjects of the investigation, Pride is forced to get creative to finally get rid of the dirty cops, while simultaneously reflecting on his own misconduct in the past. Meanwhile, as COVID-19 continues to overwhelm the system, Wade finally addresses the toll it's taken on her.
1445"Operation Drano, Part I"LeVar BurtonChad Gomez CreaseyJanuary 3, 2021 (2021-01-03)4.54[6]
Pride and his team investigate the death of a person who held the key to a top-secret high-tech battery. Rita gets assigned to a civil lawsuit case involving someone who was wrongly fired.
1456"Operation Drano, Part II"LeVar BurtonKatherine BeattieJanuary 10, 2021 (2021-01-10)4.67[7]
Pride and his team continue to investigate a mysterious torpedo from a submarine that terrorizes the people of the Gulf Coast. Meanwhile, with Gregorio's relationship with her girlfriend growing stronger, Sebastian fears that she might move out.
1467"Leda and the Swan, Part I"Diana C. ValentineStephanie SenguptaJanuary 17, 2021 (2021-01-17)5.07[8]
When a marine psychologist is found dead in an alleyway, the team discovers the cause is something bigger than the victim's counseling session. Sebastian is helping a witness to get back on her feet after he finds out she's homeless and her child is in protective custody.
1478"Leda and the Swan, Part II"Diana C. ValentineSydney MitchelFebruary 14, 2021 (2021-02-14)5.00[9]
As Pride and the team continue the investigation of an officer's assault and the murder of her therapist, NCIS zeros in on a prime suspect who's been working the system for years. Carter and his mother talk about how they'll move forward after a past mistake, and Sebastian begins a promising new relationship.
1489"Into Thin Air"Tim AndrewCameron DupuyFebruary 21, 2021 (2021-02-21)4.93[10]
Pride and the team are on the hunt for a kidnapped 14-year-old girl and discover that her father, who'll soon have custody of her, is a radical survivalist living off the grid.
14910"Homeward Bound"Hart BochnerKatherine Beattie & Jack MaronFebruary 28, 2021 (2021-02-28)5.03[11]
When a petty officer is shot down by a sniper, Pride and NCIS hunt down the killer, only to find that he may not be acting alone. Rita tells Pride that she's been offered a compelling job in Kansas City.
15011"Stashed"Sherman Shelton, Jr.Talicia Riggs & Adam Lazarre-WhiteMarch 28, 2021 (2021-03-28)4.86[12]
Sebastian's life is in danger when a criminal he put behind bars escapes police custody. Carter is tasked with keeping Sebastian in protective custody, and Carter and Hannah's flirtation is fun gossip fodder for Gregorio and Sebastian.
15112"Once Upon A Time"Rob GreenleaJan Nash & Ron McGeeApril 4, 2021 (2021-04-04)4.63[13]
After a Molotov cocktail is hurled at Pride's bar, evidence leads to his old nemesis Sasha Broussard (Callie Thorne) who's been keeping a secret that will affect his life forever. Gregorio uses her profiling skills on Hannah and Carter with shocking accuracy.
15213"Choices"Lionel ColemanChad Gomez Creasey & Christopher SilberMay 2, 2021 (2021-05-02)4.79[14]
The team investigates the deadly bar bombing and impending criminal turf war involving Sasha Broussard. While Pride must come to terms with having Connor in his life, Carter and Hannah work to define their new relationship.
15314"Illusions"Rob GreenleaStephanie Sengupta & Megan BacharachMay 9, 2021 (2021-05-09)4.96[15]
As Pride directs the team to link Sasha to the recent attacks in New Orleans, he must help Connor come to terms with who his mother really is. Carter and Gregorio search for a stolen highly trained military dog. Also, Pride and Rita make an important decision about their wedding.
15415"Runs in the Family"Mary Lou BelliRon McGee & Stephanie SenguptaMay 16, 2021 (2021-05-16)4.98[16]
As Pride and Rita plan their wedding, the FBI arrests Connor (Drew Scheid) in connection with the bar's firebombing as a means of getting to his mother, Sasha Broussard (Callie Thorne), and Rita may be the only person who can save them. Gregorio moves out of Sebastian's apartment.
15516"Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler"Tim AndrewChad Gomez Creasey & Ron McGee & Stephanie SenguptaMay 23, 2021 (2021-05-23)5.18[17]
On the eve of Pride's wedding to Rita and Connor entering witness protection, Pride must find who attacked Jimmy (Jason Alan Carvell) and Connor (Drew Scheid) while also figuring out Sasha's (Callie Thorne) ulterior motives regarding their son.

Production

Development

On May 6, 2020, NCIS: New Orleans was renewed for the seventh season.[18][19] The season consisted of 16 episodes.[20] On February 17, 2021, it was announced that season seven would serve as the series' final season.[21] The series concluded on May 23, 2021.[22]

Casting

It was announced on September 29, 2020, that Chelsea Field who had been recurring as Rita Deveraux had been promoted to series regular.[23]

Filming

Production for the seventh season began on September 21, 2020 with full safety protocols in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.[24] Filming concluded on March 13, 2021.[25]

Reception

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per episode of NCIS: New Orleans
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Something in the Air, Part I" November 8, 2020 (2020-11-08) 0.6 4.65[2] 0.3 2.56 0.9 7.22[26]
2 "Something in the Air, Part II" November 15, 2020 (2020-11-15) 0.4 4.71[3] 0.3 1.99 0.7 6.70[27]
3 "One of Our Own" November 22, 2020 (2020-11-22) 0.5 4.90[4] N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 "We All Fall..." December 13, 2020 (2020-12-13) 0.5 5.17[5] 0.3 2.13 0.8 7.30[28]
5 "Operation Drano, Part I" January 3, 2021 (2021-01-03) 0.5 4.54[6] 0.3 2.13 0.8 6.67[29]
6 "Operation Drano, Part II" January 10, 2021 (2021-01-10) 0.5 4.67[7] 0.3 2.41 0.8 7.08[30]
7 "Leda and the Swan, Part I" January 17, 2021 (2021-01-17) 0.5 5.07[8] 0.3 2.22 0.8 7.29[31]
8 "Leda and the Swan, Part II" February 14, 2021 (2021-02-14) 0.6 5.00[9] 0.3 2.62 0.9 7.62[32]
9 "Into Thin Air" February 21, 2021 (2021-02-21) 0.6 4.93[10] 0.3 2.61 0.9 7.54[33]
10 "Homeward Bound" February 28, 2021 (2021-02-28) 0.6 5.03[11] 0.3 2.57 0.9 7.60[34]
11 "Stashed" March 28, 2021 (2021-03-28) 0.6 4.86[12] 0.3 2.25 0.9 7.11[35]
12 "Once Upon A Time" April 4, 2021 (2021-04-04) 0.5 4.63[13] 0.3 2.37 0.8 7.10[36]
13 "Choices" May 2, 2021 (2021-05-02) 0.5 4.79[14] 0.3 2.37 0.8 7.16[37]
14 "Illusions" May 9, 2021 (2021-05-09) 0.5 4.96[15] 0.3 2.25 0.8 7.31[38]
15 "Runs in the Family" May 16, 2021 (2021-05-16) 0.5 4.98[16] 0.3 2.15 0.8 7.13[16]
16 "Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler" May 23, 2021 (2021-05-23) 0.5 5.18[17] 0.2 2.13 0.7 7.31[39]

Broadcast

Seventh season of NCIS: New Orleans which premiered on November 8, 2020.[40][41]

Home media

NCIS: New Orleans: The Final Season
Set details Special features
  • 16 episodes
  • 5-disc set
  • Subtitled, NTSC
DVD release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
August 31, 2021[42]

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