NCIS

Season 11 Episode 14

Monsters and Men

51
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 04, 2014 on CBS
6.8
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The murder of a port authority officer reveals Parsa's possible whereabouts, as the team continues their tireless hunt. Meanwhile, Bishop reveals her past association with the elusive terrorist.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Why did Gibbs hire her after this fiasco?

    1.0
    So she was a Parsa expert at NSA, where apparently she screwed up the case. She hid her expertise from Gibbs. She took over the same case at NCIS, where she screwed it up royally. Then Gibbs offers her a job and the boys give her candy. what?
  • Monsters and Men

    7.0
    A good ending, but his capture seemed a bit too abrupt. I also thought they gave us a very weak backstory for Bishop after such strong writing for the character the previous few episodes.
  • McGee story gets turned into another Bishop story.

    1.0
    Very disappointed with the ending of this Parsa story line. It started off well as a McGee and Delilah story but the writers literally lost the plot. McGee was off in laa laa land. Delilah - a far more promising character than Bishop, gets wheelchaired and written out. Gibbs didn't support McGee. DeNozzo did nothing and then it all drifted off into a Bishop vs Parsa story with McGee doing zip in the last ep. The more I see of Bishop and the heavy handed way the writers are shoving her down our throats at the expense of the other characters, the more I dislike her.moreless
  • How pity

    1.0
    How pity this episode ends. Bishop stil alive. So it means the end of a great show on tv. The character is totaly not good for NCIS, perhaps that is why it fits so good. But for the rest of the world it is not a crime show, but more a comedy show. When this are the top agents of de USA, then the rest of the world has nothing to fear about from there, it was just 100% crap and even to give it a 1 was even to muchmoreless
  • Never wanted a "baddy" to pull the trigger so much!

    2.0
    What has happened to this show?



    It's always been a flag waving "USA, USA, kinda show, where life (as long as it's not American) is extremely cheap. but there used to be more to it and it's characters than it has become of late. It's changed from gleefully and unashamedly patriotic to pretty much supporting any American action with a chant of "NSA, NSA, to the point where I really don't care.



    Also, my 2p about Bishop. Her character suffers from how a lot of female roles seem to have to be. They have to be amazing and perfect at everything. She's a sexy, rough tough (grew up with x brothers *yawn*), smart (but not just smart, super savant like smart), quirky and super cutesy too, as well as super confident and not scared of authority, with almost no real flaws.



    The reason why we care about the other characters is because of their weaknesses a much as their strengths. Gibbs has no idea about how anything works if it was invented after the light bulb. Mcgee is not so great with the ladies and is distinctly average looking and not so confident, nor is he exactly "tough". Dinozzo is only slightly more comfortable with technology than Gibbs and both he and Gibbs are both somewhat "old-school" in a changing world.



    Bishop, however, has everything covered, so I really don't care. There's zero jeopardy with her character. She's survive whatever, find out something some-how, remember something from all her quirky piles of paper (but not spot such an obvious pattern as in this episode somehow????) and will no doubt survive against a bunch of highly trained and experienced mercenaries without getting a hair out of place whilst figuring out the code to saving something which came to her in a flash of super clever inspiration from the sound of a nose being broken....



    Basically this was a show staring a character I really don't care about, in a show I am increasingly caring less and less about.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

Karan Oberoi

Karan Oberoi

Benham Parsa

Guest Star

Nestor Serrano

Nestor Serrano

NSA Supervisor Jeremy Marlens

Guest Star

Shishir Kurup

Shishir Kurup

Khalil Farooq

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Nitpick: DiNozzo tells Bishop that Gibbs doesn't play games except for Twister, which he says was confirmed. He forgot to mention that he also plays chess, as seen in "Devil's Trifecta" (10x09).

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Bishop: Practice makes perfect, right? It's about reading the signs, staying one step ahead of the ball.
      Gibbs: That's your problem, Bishop. Stop trying to guess what's coming. Wait for it. Trust your instincts. Anticipation doesn't get you the win. It's how you react to the situation.
      Bishop: Guessing we're not talking about my swing anymore, huh?
      Gibbs: You're catching on.
      Bishop: You're not the easiest person to read, you know. It's kind of frustrating. Actually, it's-it's really frustrating. Has anyone ever told you that to your face?

    • Bishop: complaining about Gibbs) First, he tells us Parsa is priority number one. Then he cuts me out when I make progress. What game is he playing?
      Tony: Gibbs doesn't play games. Except for Twister. That's been confirmed. But you're the one not showing him your full hand.
      Bishop: I've done everything he's asked. What more does he need?
      Tony: Gibbs doesn't expect that you'll tell him everything. But he needs to trust that you would.

    • Bishop: Hey, we need to talk.
      Tony: This is the men's room, Bishop.
      Bishop: I know. I'm waiting for you.
      Tony: How did you know when I'd be in here?
      Bishop: Every two hours, like clockwork.
      Tony: All right. We're gonna need to establish some personal boundaries.

    • Gibbs: I asked you to tell me what you knew about Parsa.
      Bishop: And I have.
      Gibbs: Not everything. I don't like people lying to me.
      Bishop: I didn't lie. You never specifically asked me about my connection to the Parsa case.
      Gibbs: I'm asking you now, Bishop. What aren't you telling me?
      Bishop: The details to that NSA assignment are compartmented. I can't tell you without the proper clearance.
      Gibbs: You can't tell me? Or you won't tell me?
      Bishop: It's not relevant to the current situation.
      Gibbs: My situation, Bishop, is I don't work with people I can't trust.
      Bishop: We have 48 hours to find Parsa before he's gone or we're back to square one. Trust me on that.

    • Tony: (refering to the frozen body) Mr. Popsicle thaw out yet, Ducky?
      Ducky: No, not sufficiently to perform an autopsy. It's a slow process.
      Tony: Why don't we just stick him under the french fry lamps? Make him crispy.
      Ducky: Thank you for that astute medical suggestion, Tony, but the human body is a bit more complex than a Beltway Burger.

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