In the NCIS: New Orleans episode “Means to an End,” Special Agent Dwayne Pride’s daughter Laurel (Shanley Caswell) is in protective custody after being attacked by Zed Hastings (Patrick Brennan) on campus. But that doesn’t mean the Prides are safe from danger. With the help of Special Agent Karen Hardy the team discovers a surveillance van filled with photos of Pride (Scott Bakula).
NCIS Special Agent Karen Hardy is portrayed by Julie Ann Emery. She’s best known for her roles on Major Crimes (Detective Stephanie Dunn), Masters of Sex (Jo), Better Call Saul (Betsy Kettleman), Fargo (Idea Thurman), Damages (Tara Conway), The Riches (Gi Gi), Commander in Chief (Joan Greer), and ER (Paramedic Niki Lumley), among others. Emery is also recognized for her role as Casey in the film Hitch. NCIS: New Orleans airs Tuesdays at 9pm on CBS.