First aired
December 13, 2016.
Written by
Christopher Silber
Directed by
Stacey Black
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Overdrive is the 9th episode of NCIS: New Orleans Season 3 and also the 56th episode of the entire series.

Summary Edit

The team investigates a Marine, a race car enthusiast, who is killed in a fatal accident but Pride suspects foul play. Meanwhile, LaSalle receives news that Tucker is not his son and his real father is coming for him. Despite the lie, LaSalle decides to help Melody get safely away from him. At the FBI, Gregorio is helping Assistant U.S. Attorney Hannah Lee build a case against Garcia, while trying to help the NCIS investigation at the same time.

Major Events Edit

  • The sabotaged race car could have been brought under control by depressing the clutch, shifting out of gear, or just flicking the ignition switch off. An experienced race car driver would have tried those things, and then looked for a safe place to crash or scrub speed, rather than running straight into a concrete barrier.
  • The race car driver died of blunt force trauma and had his helmet split down the middle, yet the race car shown in the lab later has no damage to the passenger compartment, with roll cage and seat belts intact.


  • Jared Conner killed inside the car.
  • Agent Pride killed 1 person

Trivia Edit

  • The car was flipped out of the road in this episode.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Name Portrayed by Role
Dwayne Cassius Pride Scott Bakula Senior Special Agent in charge of the NCIS New Orleans office, NCIS
Christopher LaSalle Lucas Black NCIS Special Agent
Tammy Gregorio Vanessa Ferlito FBI Special Agent
Sonja Percy Shalita Grant Former ATF turned NCIS Special Agent
Sebastian Lund Rob Kerkovich Forensic Specialist, Jefferson Parrish Coroner's office
Patton Plame Daryl "Chill" Mitchell Investigative Computer Specialist and Tech Operator
Loretta Wade C.C.H. Pounder Medical Examiner, Jefferson Parrish Coroner's office

Guest Edit

Name Portrayed by Role
Melody James Brianna Brown
Hannah Lee Meghan Ory Assistant U.S. Attorney
Dana Wells Laura Seay
Russ Connors A. Russell Andrews
Darrell Wil Traval
Cal Vernon Garrett Hines
Corporal Jared Connors Mason Beauchamp
Harrison Payne Ned Yousef

Related Pages Edit

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