NCIS

Season 11 Episode 9

Gut Check

34
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 19, 2013 on CBS
7.4
out of 10
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148 votes
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When it's discovered the Secretary of the Navy was bugged during a confidential briefing, the NCIS team must work with NSA Analyst Ellie Bishop to help determine who is responsible.

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  • Then character that fizzled and died a slow boring death

    1.0
    Rewatched this after seeing the rest of season 11. It's interesting to see what they were trying to do with her at the beginning. She was interesting and strong minded. Over the following 16 episodes she slowly disintegrated, becoming more insipid and boring with every episode. By the end of the season she was as strong and interesting an unsalted cracker. They had a great opportunity with her, and totally blew it.moreless
  • Gut Check

    7.5
    As good a debut for a new character as you could hope for and I am hoping the beautiful and talented Emily Wickersham sticks around for a long time.



    This was a strong episode of NCIS and thats partially because they have a strong, entertaining female character back in the fold.
  • Bishop sucks!

    1.0
    Title says it all. EW can't act her way out of a paper bag!
  • Change

    9.0
    Ziva is gone. It's unfortunate, but she is, for whatever the reason. The show will be different. Watch the show, don't watch the show. But accept the fact that Ziva is probably not coming back.

    I liked the episoce. I like the Bishop character. Will he show be different ... yes. Will it be better ... you never know. My guess, don't start eulogizing NCIS just yet.
  • Time to say good-bye to another good show

    1.0
    Gibbs is my hero and I like the rest of the cast very much too and the chemistry between them ('cept abby, but oh well). And what are they doing? Is this about drawing in a younger audience or what? They don't need to. NCIS was perfectly fine the way it was. I miss ziva and dreaded the day they would present us with her replacement. I entirely agree with crookshanks and bms29bms. but seriously what' the point in voicing your opinion here, not that it ever made a difference. where there remains the question of significance, I still had to post it: wtf! Bishop srsly?moreless
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Emily Wickersham

Emily Wickersham

NSA Agent Ellie Bishop

Guest Star

Alan Ruck

Alan Ruck

Ward Davis

Guest Star

Geoffrey Blake

Geoffrey Blake

Marc Attencio

Guest Star

Leslie Hope

Leslie Hope

Secretary of the Navy Sarah Porter

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Bishop uses her car to stop a fleeing suspect, Tony tells Gibbs that she "pulled a Palmer."  This is an allusion to episode 5x17 "About Face", wherein Palmer broad-sided a fleeing suspect's pickup truck with his own SUV.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • SecNav Porter: (about the security breech) I'm getting hit on all sides with this, Pentagon, White House. Last thing anybody needs is another intel scandal, and NSA is prepared for this kind of threat.
      Vance: So are we, Madam Secretary.
      SecNav Porter: And I want you to keep up the good work, Leon. I'm not benching you, I'm just adding more players to the game.
      Vance: Different players have different strengths.
      SecNav Porter: Yes, and as head coach, I have the lineup just the way I want it, Director.

    • Vance: I thought you searched everyone, Agent DiNozzo.
      Tony: I didn't think you wanted me to pat down the United States Secretary of the Navy, sir.
      Vance: Well, I do now.
      Tony: Uh, raise your arms, please, ma'am. Just remember, I have mouths to feed. Two goldfish. I'm their only source of income, and they're-they're awfully cute.
      SecNav Porter: Relax, DiNozzo. I'm as anxious about this as you are.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Finland: August 5, 2014 on Nelonen

    • Emily Wickersham first appears as NSA Agent Eleanor 'Ellie' Bishop. She was promoted to series regular prior to the airing of this episode, but is still listed as guest star due to her initial 3-episodes guest starring deal.

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