If it Bleeds, it Leads is the eighteenth episode of the second season of the police procedural series NCIS: New Orleans which was aired on March 15, 2016.

Summary Edit

NCIS Special Agent Brody believes that a sailor hit by a party bus in the French Quarter is connected to her sister's death after the NCIS team discovers similarities between the two.Also, the team prepares for St. Patrick's Day festivities in New Orleans.[1]


  • We learn that Brody has Irish roots.
  • Despite the case being about Emily, Mama Brody, Olivia Brody did not appear in this episode.


Pride: Brody and Sonja, trace down security camera footage. Meantime, I'll help LaSalle canvas for witnesses.

Percy: Well, maybe Chris learned something from his new friends.

LaSalle: One less daiquiri and they could've been useful.

Percy: Sure you don't want to give it another try?

Brody: Practice your enhanced interrogation techniques?

LaSalle: Y'all have dirty minds.


Percy: Well, you are the guy who said JFK got abducted by aliens.

Sebastian: I didn't say that; the evidence does.


Series RegularsEdit

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 Special Agent, New Orleans Office, NCIS
Meredith Brody Zoe McLellan Special Agent, New Orleans Office, NCIS
Sebastian Lund Rob Kerkovich Forensic Specialist, Jefferson Parrish Coroner's office
Dr. Loretta Wade C. C. H. Pounder Medical Examiner, Jefferson Parrish Coroner's office
Patton Plame Daryl Mitchell Investigative Computer Specialist
Sonja Percy Shalita Grant Probationary NCIS Agent (former ATF Special Agent)

Guest Edit



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