NCIS: New Orleans New Year’s Resolution: Continue memories of Lasalle

NCIS: New Orleans won’t return until February and on a new night, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look at its New Year’s Resolution for 2020.

While we’re waiting until February for NCIS: New Orleans Season 6 to return, it doesn’t mean we can’t look at what we need from the series. Initial thoughts would be to understand who the man in the red suit is, but really, there’s something else that’s needed for the rest of the season.

There’s just one New Year’s Resolution the writers need to make for the third NCIS series. I’m sure many will agree.

The show: NCIS: New Orleans

The resolution: Keep Lasalle’s memory alive

Why it needs to be made: Lasalle has been an important part of NCIS: New Orleans from the very beginning. In fact, he was one of four original characters left, and certainly a fan favorite.

It’s not going to be easy to move on. Lasalle brought a lot of heart to the show, while also focusing on justice and need to help the innocent people. Of course, he was also one to get drawn deeply into a case when it involved someone he cared about.

While we remember him, the characters on the show would, too. That’s especially the case for Pride, who viewed Lasalle a lot like a son. There was a beautiful bond between the two that we’ve seen between Gibbs and DiNozzo before on the parent show.

Too many TV shows would see the characters move on quickly. They would go a few more episodes after getting justice and then move on. There would just be a mention here and there. Just look at how Charmed quickly moved on after Prue’s death at the end of Season 3, for example.

NCIS: New Orleans has always been different. It’s been willing to keep those reminders around now and then. This needs to happen with Lasalle considering the way he was written out of the show.

“Convicted” – After Eddie Barrett (Eddie Cahill) provides an alibi witness, Pride and the team are more determined than ever to find a break in the case and avenge Lasalle’s murder, on “NCIS: NEW ORLEANS,” Tuesday, Nov. 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Eddie Cahill as Eddie Barrett Photo: Sam Lothridge/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

There’s a risk of that with the Barrett story now technically over. Barrett is dead. There’s no need for him to come back up, except for through Pride’s storyline moving forward. He clearly feels some sort of guilt for pulling the trigger or maybe for not being able to save Lasalle.

It’s certainly not going to be the same as having Lucas Black in the series, but I respect the decision to move on. I also love that an entire storyline was developed to give him this important but heartbreaking exit. It has a domino effect on everyone in the show, making it something that simply can’t be forgotten about.

The writers have time. Even though some of the next episodes will already be written and filmed, there will still be some filming happening for the end of the season. Lasalle needs to be remembered.

What would you like to see from NCIS: New Orleans Season 6? What’s your one New Year’s Resolution for the series? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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