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NCIS” spinoff “NCIS: New Orleans” kicked off in 2014. Since its debut, the CBS television series enjoyed three seasons and a 2015 People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite New TV Drama. Additionally, series star Scott Bakula who portrays Special Agent Dwayne Pride was nominated for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series. With season 4 kicking off on Sept. 26, 2017, check out what’s in store on “NCIS: New Orleans” season 4.

‘NCIS: New Orleans’ season 4 sneak peek

The main subplot for “NCIS: New Orleans” season 3 was bringing down the crooked Mayor Hamilton (Stephen Weber). In the process, Agent Pride (Bakula) employed some less than legal tactics. As such, season 4 finds him on probation. Expect this to remain a key component of the season. Supervisory Special Agent Paula Boyd (Becky Ann Baker) joins to over see the team.

Another running theme was the relationship between Agents LeSalle (Lucas Black) and Percy (Shalita Grant). It’s clear there’s something more than simply a co-worker bond, or even friendship, going on. Over the course of season 3, former FBI agent Tammy Gregorio (Vanessa Ferlito) left her previous post and joined the NCIS team. Gregorio’s transformation from outsider to integral member of the NOLA outfit was well written, and solidly acted by Ferlito. As a result, Gregorio soon became one of my favorite characters on the show.

Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich) split his time between working in the lab with Dr. Loretta Wade (the always-on C. C. H. Pounder) and field work with the NCIS team. It was a dynamic I wasn’t sure would fit, but somehow it transitioned wonderfully. Sebastian should see more time in the field, though he won’t abandon his lab work altogether.

Hopefully, and if my suspicions are correct, we’ll witness Lund’s continued collaboration with Patton Plame, aka “Triple P” (Daryl “Chill” Mitchell). The two of them enjoy a natural chemistry.

Prediction: With Bakula as the headliner, there’s no way Pride remains on probation permanently or gets ousted from NCIS. But likely there’s a bit more outside the supervision of the team. The Percy-LeSalle relationship should gain traction, and go in one of two ways: friends, or romance. Since that’s been brewing for a couple seasons, season 4 will surely clarify where this is heading.

Despite being behind bars, I think we’ll see a decent amount of Mayor Hamilton. He’s too delightfully sleazy to let go, and Weber is a joy to watch. Perhaps a long shot, but I’m also sensing a return, at least briefly, of Meredith Brody (Zoe McLellan). Maybe it’s just wishful thinking.

“NCIS: New Orleans” season 4, episode 1 “Rogue Nation” preview

Be on the lookout for a special appearance from Jimmy Buffett on the season 4 “NCIS: New Orleans” premiere.

Six weeks after his takedown of the corrupt official, Pride is still on probation for his tactics—leaving his team closely monitored by Supervisory Special Agent Paula Boyd (Becky Ann Baker) in the Season 4 premiere, entitled “Rogue Nation.”

As if their new oversight wasn’t enough, the FBI has taken the lead on an investigation into a stolen big rig full of nuclear waste—but the NCIS team has a few ideas of their own and has to pursue them under the radar. — CBS

“NCIS: New Orleans” season 4 kicks off on Sept. 26, 2017, at 10/9 C with episodes airing at that time slot on Tuesday evenings.

Your turn: what are your thoughts on “NCIS: New Orleans” season 4?