Insider Facts From NCIS: New Orleans' Undocumented

Go inside NCIS: New Orleans' Undocumented

1. Go inside NCIS: New Orleans' Undocumented

Special Agent Pride and the NCIS team investigate the murder of an immigrant Petty Officer that was staged as a suicide. Also, the team secretly creates an online dating profile for Special Agent Pride on "Undocumented" (Episode 13, Season 2 of NCIS: New Orleans).

Click through to learn behind-the-scenes insights about the episode!
This episode was inspired by a movie

2. This episode was inspired by a movie

The episode drew inspiration from the movie Sin Nombre, which depicts the hardships of people trying to immigrate from Honduras to the United States.
New Orleans is a cultural melting pot

3. New Orleans is a cultural melting pot

The circumstances in the episode reflect the real New Orleans, as it has a thriving Honduran community—one of the largest in the United States.
Max Arciniega as Victor Ortega and Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle

4. Max Arciniega as Victor Ortega and Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle

Victor Ortega is played by guest star Max Arcienega, who was in Breaking Bad, where he played a gangster named Krazy-8. His guest-starring role on NCIS: New Orleans is a much different part for Max, but he's great in both.
NCIS gets by with a little help from their friends

5. NCIS gets by with a little help from their friends

The actual U.S. Coast Guard helped out enormously with a critical scene in the episode, even providing a boat.
The heart of the episode

6. The heart of the episode

The song "Missing Heart" by Dwight Yoakam was used in the episode because it's a beautiful, bittersweet song that encapsulated the feeling of the scene.
When in NOLA...

8. When in NOLA...

The Sazerac is a classic cocktail that was actually invented in New Orleans.