Crescent City is the eighteenth episode of Season Eleven of NCIS and the 252nd of the series as a whole. This episode is also the backdoor pilot for the spin-off series, NCIS: New Orleans.
The body of a Congressman and former NIS/NCIS agent washes ashore in New Orleans with the leader of the NCIS: New Orleans team, Agent Dwayne Cassius Pride arriving in D.C. for help on the case with both teams working together alongside the FBI to determine if the murder was politically based or linked to McLane’s most well-known case, the arrest of the Privileged Killer, a serial murderer who targeted military and public servants.
Special Agents Dwayne Cassius Pride is introduced for the first time.
Gibbs and Bishop along with Pride travel to New Orleans where they meet Pride's team of Special Agents Meredith Brody and Christopher LaSalle as well as the local Doctor and Medical Examiner Loretta Wade.
Zoe McLellan who appears in this episode as NCIS Special Agent Meredith Brody previously appeared in NCIS's parent series, JAG as Petty Officer Jennifer Coates.
Scott Bakula who plays NCIS Special Agent Dwayne Cassius Pride is credited as a Special Guest Star.