Let it Ride is the eleventh episode of the third season of the police procedural series NCIS: New Orleans which was aired on January 17, 2017.

Summary Edit

Pride and his team investigate a family friend's missing fiancée who is also a leader in a major drug smuggling cartel. A conflict of interest arises when it is discovered that the cartel was being investigated by Gregorio and the FBI.

Notes Edit

  • After the case has been solved, Gregorio join Pride's team on a permanent basis.


  • Garcia killed by a car bomb implied to have been set up by Mayor Hamilton.

Trivia Edit

  • Sebastian's undercover alias is "Johnny Hooker", which is Robert Redford's character in The Sting (1973). The OTB scam the team pulls on Garcia is similar to, if not a loose representation of, the con Hooker and Henry Gondorff pull on Doyle Lonnegan in the film.
  • Loretta offers the team "fresh chicory" which is a coffee substitute popular in the South, especially in New Orleans. It was widely used by both sides during the Civil War when real coffee was scarce. Chicory is a relative of the dandelion family.

Quotes Edit


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
Tammy Gregorio Vanessa Ferlito Special Agent, New Orleans Office, NCIS (former FBI member)
Sonja Percy Shalita Grant Special Agent, New Orleans Office, NCIS and former ATF Agent
Sebastian Lund Rob Kerkovich Forensic Specialist, Jefferson Parrish Coroner's office
Patton Plame Daryl "Chill" Mitchell Investigative Computer Specialist
Dr. Loretta Wade C. C. H. Pounder Medical Examiner, Jefferson Parrish Coroner's office

Recurring Edit

Name Portrayed by Role
Douglas Hamilton Steven Weber Mayor of New Orleans
Raymond Isler Derek Webster

Guest Edit

Name Portrayed by Role
Javier Garcia Julian Acosta
Juan Luis Albert Acevedo Jr.
Track Announcer Vic Stauffer
FBI SWAT Christopher Bull Gunter Uncredited in this epsiode

Related Pages Edit

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