When a mystery man saves the life of a Lieutenant and then disappears from the scene, the NCIS team unravels a new case when forensic evidence suggests he is a soldier who was captured in Afghanistan years ago and never found.
- Despite being credited, Shalita Grant do not appear.
Brody: Morning.I come bearing gifts. New coffee shop finally opened up, and I got all fancy. Brought us lattes.
Pride: They're supposed to be amazing.
Pride: Yeah, it's got, like a, hang on It's got like a special taste or something, what?
Brody: Oh, shoot, you got Sonja's. It's soy.
Brody: (Offers a new cup) Here.
Pride: No, no, no. I don't want another one. I'll make my own.
Brody: Well, make one for Sonja, because these all have milk.
Pride: No, Sonja's not here. She's traveling.
Brody: She said she was done with FLETC.
Pride: Not FLETC. (coffee grinding) Personal.
Brody: (Talking to LaSalle) So...you talk to Sonja lately?
LaSalle: It's been a couple days.
Brody: Pride says she's traveling. Personal matter.
LaSalle: Well, King says it...
Brody: Ah, it's more what he didn't say. Ah, it's more what he didn't say. (Looks at LaSalle) You're her work husband. Come on, what do you know?
LaSalle: Work Husband? Now what in the Sam Hill does that mean?
Brody: It's a thing. Everyone knows it. And you're Sonja's.
LaSalle: Now...(phone beeps)
Brody: Saved by the bell.
LaSalle: Question: why are you so sure Nolan's telling the truth?
Brody: His story is messy. You create a fake back story, it is clear. It's simple. And the way he talks about his wife he loves her.
LaSalle: Yeah, I bet he does. Enough to get in bed with her insurgent family.
Brody: He risked his life on that train to save those people. Why do that? Why are you so sure Nolan's lying?
LaSalle: Well, he was missing for four years. I mean, you hang around crazy long enough, be hard not to get suckered in. You lie with dogs, you wake up with fleas.
Brody: You're assuming that's all he experienced. Nolan's captors did terrible things, but the people who found him they saved his life. I mean, that would be enough to renew my faith in humanity.
LaSalle: Well, that says something about you, not Nolan Griffith.
|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)|