A case soon becomes personal for Pride after the body of a Petty Officer is identified as a former gang member he once attempted to help. Brody attempts to find the perfect place to call home in New Orleans.
A Navy lieutenant on shore leave dies of the bubonic plague, sending the New Orleans team into a tailspin to locate all other sailers on liberty to control an outbreak and find the source. Special Agent Tony DiNozzo gives a helping hand.
An armored transport bus with Naval brig detainees on board crashes and four prisoners manage to escape.
After a Navy SEAL is discovered dead in a sorority house, the team need to work out if his death was due to collegiate foul play or a classified mission.
It's revealed that a chief warrant officers' wife has been abducted, when his death is investigated. Fornell assists with the case.
New Orleans is decorated for Halloween as the team investigate the murder of a Naval Staff Judge Advocate discovered in a cemetery dressed in a Victorian costume with puncture wounds on her neck.
The team investigate the murder of a tech liaison, who had been assigned to a private developer.
A petty officer is discovered dead in a Mardi Gras float storage facility with an engagement ring. Things take a a mysterious turn after the team are unable to find his supposed girlfriend.
A stolen Navy-issue gun appears to belong to a petty officer who died 40 years ago, meaning the team have to re-open a cold case. The team celebrate Thanksgiving.
A retired SEAL, who managed to track people impersonating military personnel is discovered dead.
The NCIS team investigates a deadly explosion at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Gala, and discover Pride was the intended target of the bomb.
When a Navy Admiral’s daughter is the prime suspect in a double murder case aboard a research boat, the NCIS team partners with the Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) to work the case. Meanwhile, Lasalle tracks down his estranged brother.
A Navy Lieutenant Commander in impeccable shape turns to Pride and the NCIS team to solve his imminent murder after discovering he has been poisoned with a lethal dose of radiation.
After an NCIS agent is killed during a security detail for the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, the team must determine if this was an assassination attempt or if someone is targeting one of their own. Meanwhile, Agent Brody is placed under investigation and her mysterious past is reevaluated.
A petty officer is murdered during Mardi Gras festivities; Pride contemplates what to tell his daughter about his strained relationship with his father.
The NCIS team tries to narrow down the motive when a Navy recruiter is murdered in a hit-and-run; Lasalle worries about his brother.
Pride is adamant the elusive “Baitfish” has returned and, in attempt to locate his nemesis, he has the team investigate crime scenes and chase leads from New Orleans to Charleston, SC.
After a sailor is murdered in the champagne room of a strip club, the NCIS team links the murder weapon to two additional unsolved cases and discovers that the names of all three victims appear on a mural in a dilapidated part of town. Also, Brody’s ex-fiancé pays her a surprise visit.
While conducting an autopsy on a Petty Officer who is believed to have died from natural causes, an armed man enters the morgue and holds Wade, Sebastian and Danny hostage.
When a Navy Commander’s car is stolen with his baby inside, the NCIS team must determine if this was a random carjacking or a targeted abduction.
With no memory of the night before, Lasalle’s brother, Cade, turns to NCIS for help when he finds his girlfriend’s body in the trunk of his car. Despite a mountain of evidence that implicates Cade, and the case being under Captain Jim Messier and Jefferson Parish jurisdiction, Lasalle is determined to prove his brother’s innocence.
To send a message to Pride, Baitfish murders someone close to the NCIS team, prompting a citywide manhunt for the elusive criminal.
Pride (Scott Bakula) suspects a mole among the ranks as NCIS and local law enforcement continue to track the Broussard Syndicate after new intelligence suggests a breach at the ports.
A military convoy is attacked in order to steal a missile that is part of a Naval exercise. Pride and the team, believing that it is perpetrated by a group of anti-American militants, make plans for a dangerous undercover operation with potentially deadly consequences.
The NCIS team investigates the murder of a blogger dedicated to exposing government corruption and cover-ups and discovers a Navy Seal and CIA humanitarian mission with a dark secret.
When a female combat pilot and Navy hero dies in an air-show plane crash, the NCIS team must investigate if it’s the fault of the pilot or the new jet that was just approved to deploy to bases globally.
The NCIS team must determine why a murdered Navy drone pilot was using a black market drone to obtain military surveillance, and whether the drone’s footage is linked to his death.
Special Agent Pride is sent a partner from the Australian Defence Force Investigation Service, Special Agent Naomi Parsons, after an Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant, who was key to international negotiations on nuclear weapons, is murdered in New Orleans.
The team’s participation in the annual Red Dress Run is cut short when a Petty Officer is found dead in the French Quarter from a drug overdose.
The life of a genius Navy coder employed by Brody’s mother, Olivia Brody, hangs in the balance after the heart intended for his transplant is stolen. Olivia joins the NCIS team as they race to locate the missing organ.
Pride and Sonja are ambushed after traveling to Texas to escort a key witness for the trial of an infamous arms dealer who Pride apprehended.
The fiancé of Pride's daughter's friend goes missing during a blackout; and the team locates the man's dead body, which holds clues to the cause of the blackout.
The murder of a Marine provides new clues in the first case Pride and Lasalle ever worked together, just before Hurricane Katrina struck the city and washed away any evidence. Also, the team celebrates Thanksgiving together in Pride’s bar.
A string of Christmas burglaries turns deadly and the evidence leads the NCIS team to Wade’s adopted son, Danny. Also, Lasalle and Brody tease Sonja about the high stakes of drawing Pride in the team’s Secret Santa holiday exchange.
While Special Agent Pride and the New Orleans team investigate a Russian sleeper agent who was involved with Abby’s brother, Luca, Sebastian flies to D.C. to partner with Abby on the forensics in the case. Also, Bishop drives through the night to deliver a package and work the case with the New Orleans team. (Sister City (1) aired on NCIS, season 13, episode 12.)
The team investigates the murder of an immigrant petty officer that was staged as a suicide. Also, the agents secretly create an online dating profile for Pride.
A Mardi Gras party at Pride's bar ends up being cut short after he and Mayor Douglas Hamilton are abducted by some unknown assailants.
When a mystery man saves the life of a Lieutenant and then disappears from the scene, the NCIS team unravels a new case when forensic evidence suggests he is a soldier who was captured in Afghanistan years ago and never found.
After tracking stolen Navy TNT to a cocaine warehouse, Special Agent Pride and the NCIS team uncovers a domestic drug ring that is producing their own cocaine and headed by Sonja’s childhood friend, Marion Watkins.
A Navy captain ends up being murdered during an appearance on a local radio show. Pride's daughter returns home to discuss her plans for the future.
Agent Brody realizes that there is a connection between the case of a sailor hit by a party bus and the death of her sister.
The NCIS team discovers a surveillance van filled with photos documenting Special Agent Pride’s every move after his daughter Laurel is attacked on campus and placed in protective custody.
The NCIS team investigates the murder of a Navy Lieutenant during a French Quarter second line funeral procession, a New Orleans tradition that celebrates the recently deceased with a musical street parade.
After a Navy lieutenant dies during a clandestine visit to a general’s hotel room, Special Agent Pride and the NCIS team are asked to break standard protocol for the murder investigation.
A Navy culinary specialist is the target of an explosion while visiting her family’s 100-year-old restaurant in the French Quarter. Also, Brody is in D.C. tracking a lead in the General leak case.
The NCIS team partners with Homeland Security after the murder of a Navy master diver is linked to chatter of a foreign attack on the city.
The NCIS team uncovers a mole in the ranks while working with the Department of Homeland Security to locate 900 missing pounds of explosives that pose an imminent threat to New Orleans.
The NCIS team partners with several federal agencies to track a sniper who is targeting crowded events in the city. Also, FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio arrives to investigate Pride and his team.
Pride faces further backlash from the FBI when he helps former Navy Intelligence Analyst Elvis Bertrand, who is the lead suspect in a multiple homicide case.
After a decorated petty officer is found dead inside a sports arena, evidence leads Pride and the NCIS team to a kidnapping case of a petty officer who was last seen in Mexico.
The NCIS team must rescue one of their own after Sebastian is kidnapped while at a restaurant with his mother, Sylvia Lund, and forced to use his gaming skills in a prison break.
The team join forces with the FBI to investigate a plane crash in the bayou that left three sailors dead. Meanwhile, Sonja and Lasalle interview candidates for the open agent position.
The NCIS team reviews unorthodox training exercises after a Navy Seal candidate is found murdered weeks before his graduation. Also, a concerned Wade turns to Pride after her adopted son, Danny, announces his plan to enter the Navy.
The NCIS team investigates the murder of a sailor during a rowdy motorcycle rally in the city. Also, Lasalle turns to Gregorio for advice on his personal life.
After a petty officer and member of the prestigious United States Navy Band is murdered in her home, Pride takes temporary custody of the victim’s nephew who is the sole witness to the crime.
The team suspect foul play when a Marine corporal and amateur race-car driver is involved in a fatal crash. Elsewhere, the U.S. Attorney's office gathers evidence for a Grand Jury indictment appeal in the Garcia case that would extricate the cartel from the city.
Pride must protect a beloved family friend who is engaged to the number one suspect in the ongoing NCIS and FBI cartel case.
Sebastian is sent undercover and Patton exercises his former gambling skills, as Pride and the team attempt a dangerous operation to trap Garcia.
After Pride travels to a deep sea oil rig for a murder investigation, the team uncovers a gas leak that's on the verge of causing a catastrophic explosion. Also, Sebastian starts his NCIS special agent training at FLETEC.
After thousands of classified government files are stolen, the NCIS team searches for an underground group of hackers co-founded by Pride’s old contact, Elvis Bertrand, who are known for exposing corruption among prominent people in New Orleans. Also, Sebastian joins the team as a newly minted NCIS Special Agent.
NCIS agents McGee and Torres travel to New Orleans to partner with Pride and his team in the search for a missing homeland security theoretical terror playbook. Crossover with NCIS season 14 episode 15
A gruesome copycat murder on a street car reopens a former case for Wade, evoking painful memories from her past.
Pride’s longtime friend, state and military attorney Rita Devereaux, asks NCIS to investigate the disappearance of a JAG lawyer who specializes in classified cases and volunteers at a private military academy.
A highly credentialed and skilled special ops marine sends Pride and the NCIS team on a city-wide manhunt after he assaults six men in a bar.
Tammy is reunited with her ex-husband, Ethan McKinley, who disappeared after embezzling $80 million in Katrina relief funds, after he is linked to the murder of a crime boss’ son.
While investigating a deadly accident at a naval base, NCIS discovers a unit of Seabees was poisoned with a contagious super virus leaving the rest of the base and the entire city of New Orleans at risk for a catastrophic outbreak. Also, during the autopsy, Wade is infected with the virus and given hours to live if an antidote can’t be found.
After the NCIS team uncovers a link between an international drug ring and the New Orleans Police Department, Lasalle must investigate his former partner in the Vice unit. Also, Pride worries about Rita’s safety as she looks into a connection between the Mayor and illegal activity in Clearwater.
While Pride listens in on a wiretap of Mayor Hamilton, the NCIS team investigates a train heist of hundreds of Navy weapons,
After the Belle Chase Navy Chaplain and pastor at Clearwater Baptist is murdered, Pride believes he found a connection between Mayor Hamilton and the illegal activity taking place in the city of Clearwater. Also, Percy continues to face repercussions of her choices on a previous case.
After Pride is spotted tracking one of Mayor Hamilton’s accomplices, the suspect opens fire on a crowded street before disappearing.
Unable to trust anyone in New Orleans, the NCIS team calls in FBI Assistant Director Isler to help expose and stop the sinister scheme Mayor Hamilton has planned for the residents of Clearwater. Season Finale.
While Pride remains on probation six weeks after his rogue takedown of the corrupt Mayor Hamilton, his team is closely monitored by Supervisory Special Agent Paula Boyd. Also, when the FBI arrives to run lead on a case involving a stolen big rig of nuclear waste, the team must secretly investigate from the sidelines.
While preparing to leave on a fishing trip, Martha Roberts, an erratic whistleblower who calls Pride her mentor, kidnaps him to help her locate a serial killer targeting young women in the Gulf of Mexico.
Pride and his team join forces with FBI Director Isler when a Russian operative, who is in the U.S. to provide intelligence on sleeper agents, disappears after his Navy escort is murdered. Meanwhile, Tammy partners with former sleeper agent Eva Azarova to locate the missing operative Eva has known since childhood.
The NCIS team investigates the copycat murder of an unsolved case from 150 years ago that spawned a legendary New Orleans ghost story. Meanwhile, Gregorio gets spooked when the case is connected to a recent séance and a local medium.
Sebastian is placed on administrative leave after his response in a foot chase to apprehend a high-value fugitive is questioned by the FBI. Meanwhile, Pride and the team continue to track the target and try to clear Sebastian’s name.
The murder of a petty officer leads Pride and his team to a mysterious woman who is targeting men with high security clearance. Also, Lasalle’s father, Beau, arrives in town to discuss the family business.
A clinical trial of brain implants in veterans is hacked, and Patton must work alongside his ex-wife who spearheads the project.
Wade’s son, Danny, calls Pride for help after he’s attacked at his girlfriend’s house and she is now missing. Also, the director of NCIS mandates that Pride meet with a therapist to discuss his process for solving cases.
Pride second-guesses evidence suggesting homeless kids are the suspects in the murder of a petty officer.
After Rita Deveraux tells Pride that Douglas Hamilton is about to make a deal to get out of prison, Pride and the team rehash the Clearwater case in hopes of locating his mystery partner and spoiling his bargaining chip.
After a deadly armed robbery and high-speed chase is connected to an undercover ATF operation, Percy reconnects with her former ATF partner, Jake Roman.
Sebastian receives a plea for help from his high-school friend Adrian Conner after her business partner is killed at the Crescent City Gaming Convention. Also, FBI Special Agent Raymond Isler believes Adrian is a hacker the Cyber Crimes division has been tracking for years.
A petty officer’s murder leads the team to a family-owned night club where Pride’s mother used to perform weekly. Also, Lasalle must urgently return home to Alabama after receiving an unexpected call from his family.
The NCIS team investigates the murder of a petty officer who was in town to help a refugee family being recruited by terrorists. Also, Wade works on the special election campaign for Mayor Zahra Taylor that takes place during Mardi Gras.
FBI Special Agent Raymond Isler asks Pride for help with an off-the-books opioids theft investigation he is personally invested in. Also, Percy is sent undercover as a getaway driver with Isler as the muscle for a job tied to the case.
NCIS investigates the disappearance of a congressional aide after a hitman saves her from two men posing as NCIS agents. Also, Lasalle struggles with life-altering decisions regarding his brother’s future.
During the annual Contraband Days pirate festival, the NCIS team investigates the murder of a Navy captain who was searching for a valuable 200-year-old marble and gold fleur-de-lis.
Pride, Sebastian and Tammy travel to South America after Pride is personally requested by a former colleague to assist with a classified operation that has been compromised.
Percy and Lasalle go undercover at a high-stakes, underground poker game after the organizer targets players with access to a naval research laboratory. Also, Laurel Pride visits her dad during spring break to discuss options after her upcoming graduation.
Pride and his bar patrons, including Sydney Halliday who is visiting Pride after leaving the Army, are held hostage by a group of volatile thieves.
Gregorio calls on her former behavioral science professor, when the team's latest case matches one she studied during FBI training.
When journalist Oliver Crane posts a scathing article documenting Pride’s “reckless use of justice,” the team is concerned about the fallout from the piece and the confidential information included in the story. Also, Rita Devereaux warns Pride that someone in D.C. has coordinated this attack on him, and the article is just the beginning.
Pride assembles an off-the-books team with hacker Elvis Bertrand, retired Green Beret Sydney Halliday journalist Oliver Crane and attorney Elliott Newman, to search for a loophole when he faces a grand jury indictment for abuse of power.
Pride’s newly formed off-the-books team and NCIS team uncover a sinister plot during the New Orleans Tricentennial Fleet Week celebration.
While Pride fights for his life in the ICU, the team scours the city for the hit woman who attempted to assassinate him.
The team searches for a former IRA bomb-maker who was smuggled into the city, and are joined by Special Agent Hannah Khoury, Pride’s replacement during his medical leave. Also, Pride considers a new position with the agency.
While NCIS investigates the murder of a Navy intelligence officer killed during a conference for foreign diplomats, the key witness cozies up to Sebastian. Also, Pride has some trouble adjusting to his new position at the agency.
After a petty officer is found murdered under a shrimping boat, the NCIS investigation uncovers a conspiracy in the tight-knit local fishing community. Also, Lasalle awaits the final results of the tax fraud investigation into his family’s company.
After Pride's assistant escapes from a kidnapper, the team uncovers evidence of a suspect who is harvesting organs from multiple victims; Pride turns to a friend for guidance as he struggles with the ramifications of his recent brush with death.
Following a deadly car explosion in the French Quarter, the NCIS team interrogates a professor and former member of a student protest organization. Also, Tammy discovers a secret about Hannah’s personal life.
The team places Mateo Diaz, a high school gang member turned informant, in protective custody while they investigate the murder of his junior reserve officers' training corps instructor; Pride needs his brother's help to gain Mateo's trust.
The team investigates the murder of a Navy contractor who secretly lived two lives for decades.
While on a sunrise jog, Pride is grabbed by two masked men who order him to complete a series of tasks in order to save Wade and his father, Cassius Pride, who are being held captive.
Pride and the NCIS team hope to take down a secret and lethal group of former intelligence agents and avenge the death of someone close to them.
While undercover, Gregorio joins a social club for military wives after one of the members is contacted by an ex-boyfriend on the FBI Most Wanted List.
NCIS investigates the disappearance of a Navy entomologist after a deadly shooting at a research lab. Nero, with Naval Intelligence, joins the investigation when the team discovers a rare and deadly virus was also stolen.
Pride and the team reunite with conspiracy journalist Oliver Crane after the source for his latest vigilante story is murdered. Also, Hannah’s former partner, Liam Somers, surprises her in New Orleans and shares a shocking revelation about an old case.
The team investigates multiple murders tied to a construction company creating an experimental chemical that strengthens sea walls. Also, evidence from Hannah’s previous mission in Oman is used against her as blackmail.
After an elusive terrorist with a personal vendetta against Hannah resurfaces, she is placed in protective custody with her family while the NCIS team searches for the suspect’s whereabouts.
After a reshuffling of assignments, Pride is no longer Special Agent in Charge of the Southeast and returns to the New Orleans NCIS office during the investigation of a missing petty officer.
The NCIS team investigates the murder of Patton's friend, a former Navy Seal gunned down in a drive-by shooting while Patton helplessly watched.
A Navy lieutenant from a well-connected and affluent family has a fatal fall down a flight of stairs at a charity gala; the team investigates whether his death was an accident or foul play.
When Elvis Bertrand's "daughter" is linked to an NCIS murder case, he asks Pride to prove her innocence.
Tammy is convinced that a con man committed the hit-and-run murder of a Navy doctor, even though the evidence shows otherwise. Also, unbeknownst to Hannah, her husband, Ryan Porter, approaches Pride with new intel on Apollyon, the underground spy network responsible for murdering his father.
The NCIS team investigates a deadly bombing at a military museum event with over 1,000 people in attendance.
Pride and Lasalle travel to war-torn South Ossetia in Russia to locate FBI Special Agent Raymond Isler, who was kidnapped during a failed mission to apprehend the leader of Apollyon, the underground spy network responsible for murdering Pride's father.
After tracking Apollyon, a deadly underground spy network, to war-torn South Ossetia, Pride is separated from the team and faces grave danger. Also, in order to save Pride, the NCIS team must locate a mole who continues to feed information to Apollyon.
Pride must cut his vacation short when Hannah is suspended for breaking protocol during a joint investigation with the FBI.
NCIS investigates a private plane crash after a Navy pilot says she saw an unidentified object prior to the crash. Pride suffers from insomnia and nightmares as a result of being kidnapped and drugged last year.
Pride travels to New York after new evidence links to a 20-year-old cold case from his time at Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office.
The team uncovers a sinister plot by a private detention center contracted by the government to house undocumented immigrants; Lasalle and Sebastian travel to Alabama to search for Lasalle's missing brother.
Navy Lieutenant Max Landry asks the New Orleans field office for help when he suspects his girlfriend is a spy. Also, Lasalle faces another devastating dead end as he searches for his brother’s last known whereabouts.
Lasalle hopes to avenge his brother’s murder by tracking a drug ring in Alabama he believes is responsible. Also, when Pride assists with the case, he crosses paths with Eddie Barrett (Eddie Cahill), an elusive individual who knows more than he is sharing.
After a natural gas explosion at a movie theater, the NCIS team discovers the gas company has been hacked and more explosions could be triggered.
Sebastian calls the NCIS team to assist with a possible kidnapping case when a dignitary's son he was assigned to protect disappears from a local concert venue
After Eddie Barrett 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.
Pride is cut off from the team and backed into a corner after the investigation into Eddie Barrett uncovers a malicious plot.
The team is concerned when Sebastian becomes unreachable while undercover as a new recruit.
The team must track down a mysterious female assassin responsible for murders in Athens, Rome and London. Also, Wade's son begs her to allow him to go on a police ride-along for an article he's writing on a youth outreach program at the NOPD.
The team investigates the murder of a JAG captain who was discovered at home by his daughter, the only heir to his large estate. Also, Sebastian is intimidated when he is put in charge of a team on his first day of Regional Enforcement Action Capabilities Team (REACT) training.
When Pride is unable to sleep due to continuing nightmares about the mysterious man in the red suit, he undergoes a specialized treatment to help him figure out the man’s identity. Also, an arrogant new officer, Special Agent Quentin Carter, joins the team.
Tammy must protect Rachel, a research-obsessed teenage girl, after her father is shot in their home, while the rest of the team searches for a motive.
When a man impersonating Lasalle attempts to free a young woman from jail, the team investigates both the imposter and the prisoner. Also, Pride's daughter pays him a surprise visit.
Racial tensions rise in New Orleans when a white NOPD officer shoots a black Navy officer he believed was armed in the middle of a busy street party.
When a Navy sailor is found dead, the team tracks the suspicious movements of people in his life prior to his death. Also, Hannah comes to terms with her daughter's relationship with her ex's new girlfriend, Veronica.
When Sebastian is injured while unsuccessfully trying to prevent a kidnapping, NCIS races to find the missing woman and her abductors; the team gets a peek into Agent Carter's personal life.
The team investigates the death of a Naval microbiologist whose hobby as a "myth buster" resulted in his death at the hands of a legendary bayou creature; Agent Khoury conducts an investigation into previous actions of Deputy Director Van Cleef.
As New Orleans grapples with the effects of COVID-19, Pride sends Tammy and Carter to investigate a suspicious death aboard a humanitarian ship offshore, where they learn that some crew members are infected with the deadly disease. Meanwhile, Wade is overwhelmed by the high volume in the morgue due to COVID-19.
As Tammy and Carter continue to investigate the suspicious death aboard a COVID-infected humanitarian ship offshore, Pride and the team discover that the PPE they were sent to distribute may hold the key to finding the killer.
When an NOPD officer is murdered, Pride and the NCIS team take on a group of dirty cops when they discover that the victim was also a key witness in multiple excessive force cases. Also, Tammy faces the reality of being in a new relationship.
As the NCIS team continue to investigate the murder of an officer who was about to whistle blow on police misconduct within NOPD, Pride must get creative in order to finally get rid of the dirty cops. Also, the Mayor asks Pride to join her new task force to address systemic issues plaguing their city and, as Covid continues to overwhelm the system, Wade finally addresses the toll it's taken on her.
As NCIS investigates a suspicious death and the missing key piece of evidence is a top secret, high tech battery, Pride and the team realize there could be deadly consequences if it falls into the wrong hands.
When a torpedo hits a fishing trawler at sea, the entire Gulf Coast is in jeopardy as Pride and NCIS race to find the submarine before it can strike again.
When a Navy therapist with a high level of security clearance is murdered, Pride and the team discover that she was working around the system to get justice for victims of sexual assault. Meanwhile, Carter's mother confronts him when he refuses to talk to the FBI for a background check on her behalf, and Sebastian starts to form a bond with a key witness who was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Pride and the team continue the investigation of an Officer's assault and the murder of her therapist, NCIS zeroes in on a prime suspect who's been working the system for years. Also, Carter and his mother talk about how they'll move forward after a past mistake, and Sebastian begins a promising new relationship.
Pride and the team are on the hunt for a kidnapped 14-year-old and discover that her father, who will soon have custody of her, is a radical survivalist living off the grid.
When a Petty Officer is shot down by a sniper, Pride and NCIS hunt down the killer, only to find that he may not be acting alone. Also, Rita tells Pride that she has been offered a compelling job... in Kansas City.