In NCIS New Orleans, the team always comes before romance, but fans found a lot of couples to love. Here are the relationships fans adored & rejected.
In the NCIS franchise, all of the teams become close. In NCIS: New Orleans, that’s especially true since their office doubles as the team leader’s house, and over the years, many of the teammates have been roommates. That familial atmosphere can lead to some close relationships.
Interestingly, unlike NCIS: Los Angeles, and despite those close relationships, the series has placed more of its focus on the culture of New Orleans than the romance. Most of the romantic entanglements for its main cast of characters have occurred with guest characters instead, leaving the team dynamic pretty well intact. Of course, guest characters are fleeting, so fans don’t always support those relationships.
Supported: Lasalle And Savannah
Despite Lasalle and Savannah being high school sweethearts, their relationship in the series was short-lived. When Christopher Lasalle was targeted to get back at Dwayne Pride, it was Savannah, alone in his home, who became the victim instead.
It was a tragic ending to a relationship fans could have seen develop. The two knew all of one another’s secrets and accepted one another for who they were. Savannah was even someone Christopher trusted with his brother Cade, whose mental health was a constant struggle for him.
Rejected: Patton And Anna
Talk of Patton’s exes was always used as comic relief in the series. When the show finally introduced one of his ex-wives in season four, Anna was no longer fodder for jokes.
A serious doctor who wanted to change the world, Patton placed a bit of the blame for ending up in a wheelchair on their relationship. Anna resented being blamed since Patton’s risks caused it in her eyes. While the two did discuss their issues when she appeared in the show, it was clear they would never be able to rekindle their relationship.
Supported: Sebastian And Adrian
This is one of those rare times where fans didn’t want to see a guest star say goodbye. Adrian and Sebastian were high school classmates once upon a time. Though they ran in different circles, they participated in academic competitions together. To Sebastian’s surprise, he discovered that she used to have a crush on him.
It was a nice storyline for the character since he’d always thought of her as out of his league in high school, and he’d recently been getting a lot of prodding from Gregorio about his dating life.
Rejected: Lasalle And Melody
After losing Savannah, Lasalle had a string of one night stands to help ignore his grief. One of those was with a woman named Melody. Melody showed up again a season later – with her son.
It was pretty evident right away to fans that something was off in their situation. While Melody was sweet, she was also incredibly pushy, constantly reminding Lasalle that they shared a son. As it turned out, her son’s actual father was abusive and she remembered how nice Lasalle was to her, so she ran. While Lasalle was hurt, he understood her reasoning, and he helped her get away from the other man for good. It gave fans a happy ending of sorts for the pair.
Supported: Gregorio And Eva
Eva was a great recurring character in the early seasons of the show. Sometimes a villain, Eva got out of the criminal game to protect her younger brother. When she did, it was with Gregorio’s help.
Gregorio got Eva and her brother into the witness protection program, helping to fake Eva’s death when they were being pursued. The two had a ton of chemistry and even shared a kiss before Eva left to start her new life. Fans couldn’t help but wonder what might have been.
Rejected: Brody And Russo
At the end of the second season, the NCIS team at the center of the series uncovered a mole. Unfortunately, the mole they uncovered was in the office of Homeland Security and happened to be Agent John Russo, a man interested in Meredith Brody.
Brody seemed interested when he was first introduced, but didn’t pursue a relationship with him until right before Russo was revealed as the mole. Fans knew there was no way the two would last the moment his real loyalties came to light.
Supported: Pride And Rita
When the series began, Pride had a hard time admitting that his marriage was ending. Even though he was sleeping at the office, he insisted nothing was wrong. After he and his wife divorced, fans just wanted to see him happy, but there weren’t a ton of opportunities in the series for him to enter a relationship.
Rita was an attorney who helped him take down corrupt politicians. The two found a connection, and even though she left New Orleans to pursue a job in Washington, DC, their relationship didn’t end. She even showed up back in town to visit and assist on cases, welcomed by the entire team like family. It certainly helped that actors Chelsea Field and Scott Bakula are married in reality.
Rejected: Sebastian And Brody
The writers tested Brody’s chemistry with a lot of the other characters. There were hints in the first season of them testing the waters between Brody and Lasalle, but it never panned out. Before she started dating Russo, it was also clear that Sebastian had something of a crush on her.
Sebastian would frequently ask about Brody during video calls and was clearly jealous when she decided to get close to Russo. For fans, however, the two never seemed to click as more than teammates.
Supported: Lasalle And Percy
The biggest will-they-or-won’t-they relationship of the series was that of Percy and Lasalle. They hit it off, with similar sarcastic senses of humor, from the moment she consulted on a case. Eventually, she became an NCIS agent and his partner.
Though the two repeatedly admitted to having more than friendly feelings for one another, they never pursued a relationship because they didn’t want to mess up the team dynamic. That left a lot of fans hoping for her to recur as his love interest when Percy left the team to join the FBI. Unfortunately, the loss of Lasalle in season six made that impossible.
Rejected: Percy And Jake
Sonya Percy had a gift for undercover work. As her backstory slowly rolled out over the course of her time on the show, however, it was evident that going undercover with an attractive person was her version of kryptonite. Many of her past relationships were with people she worked with.
Jake was an old partner who appeared in season four, affectionately calling her the Bonnie to his Clyde. The two spent the night together at a time when they really shouldn’t have since he was working on an operation she was trying to get information about for NCIS. When the mission went south, Jake lost his job and he and Sonya went their separate ways.
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