The harshness of inadequate funding and manpower in the foster care system are in the forefront of tonight’s NCIS: New Orleans. When a Navy recruiter is murdered, the welfare of her two foster sons comes into question. One son, Danny Malloy (Christopher Meyer, “Perception,” “General Hospital”), is sent to a group home because of his age and younger brother, CJ Malloy (Dani Dare, “Bad Teacher”) is placed in emergency foster care. There seems to be no way for the system to keep the siblings together.
Whether the recruiter, Maggie, was a target of the lethal hit-and-run was killed because of her career, her role as a foster mother or something else, becomes the objective of NCIS: New Orleans team’s investigation. The brothers are close, and separating them is particularly cruel considering they just lost their foster mother. The brothers’ love for each other sparks a growing personal concern for NCIS Special Agent Christopher Lasalle (Lucas Black) who has taken his own mentally-disturbed brother into his home. What will be the ramifications of the selfless act and how will it play out with brother Cade’s (Clayne Crawford) personality issues?
NCIS: New Orleans also stars Scott Bakula, Zoe McLellan, CCH Pounder and Rob Kerkovich and guest stars Donna Duplantier and Randal Gonzalez. Tonight’s episode was written by Christopher Ambrose from the story by Christopher Ambrose, Jonathan I. Kidd and Sonya Winton, and was directed by Oz Scott.
NCIS: New Orleans airs tonight on CBS 9pm ET/PT.