Season 11 Episode 9

Gut Check

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 19, 2013 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Allusions