NCIS

Season 9 Episode 16

Psych Out

7
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 21, 2012 on CBS
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7.8
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Episode Summary

The team must investigate the apparent suicide of a Navy reservist with a high security clearance. Suicide is the apparent cause of his death, but is it the right one? Gibbs and Dr. Samantha Ryan of the PsyOps Division race to solve the mystery of the Navy reservist's death.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Does no one else have a problem with this?

    1.0
    The project that guest stars in this episode is completely and utterly evil. Seriously. This is about as dirty as it gets. Yet no one on the NCIS team has any problems with drugging people, torturing them, or poisoning them. No one says a thing. No one expresses any moral outrage. It is one thing to be duped into the US Imperialist Adventure, with sanctioned mass-murder of civilians, but this Psych-ops program as depicted? And the woman running it is supposed to be a recurring character?moreless
  • Horrible new character ruining show!

    2.0
    New character sucks. JLC is only supposed to be a guest star, yet her character had more screen time than most of the team! GG needs to stop creating characters-almost every character he creates he over enthuses about and most fans detest (like EJ Barrett and Ray Cruz). Or maybe GG really isn't up to the job-didn't he write the horrible 200th episode?!
  • JLC's character is horrible!

    7.0
    Don't like JLC's character. It seemed most of the focus was on her, not the team. Yuck!
  • Case wasn't bad. New 'romance' seems a bit boring.

    9.5
    Well the case today wasn't too bad. Not one of the best by any means. But not one of the worst either. Th e story had some interesting moments and some slightly confusing and/or boring moments, but overall it wasn't too bad to watch.



    Meanwhiel, I sure hope this Ryan woman doesn't return again. She was so frustrating to watch in this episode and I most definitely don't want to see a romance developing between her and Gibbs. They couldn't find anyone else... seriously? She's an interesting enough characters, but I don't really want to see her again.



    Anyway, time will tell there, but a good case today, and I hope it continues to get better nest week! :)moreless
  • Oh no

    2.5
    Oh no, the start of miss J L Curtis in NCIS, another totaly idiot twist to the script where no viewer is waiting about. But it seems that she needs a job, so join the party and destroy NCIS.
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Special Agent Ziva David

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Rocky Carroll

Rocky Carroll

Director Leon Vance

Wendy Makkena

Wendy Makkena

Dr. Rachel Cranston

Guest Star

Spencer Locke

Spencer Locke

Amber Banks

Guest Star

Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson

Beth Banks

Guest Star

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

Samantha Ryan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Gibbs' Rule #42: Don't ever accept an apology from someone who just sucker punched you.

    • TRIVIA: Kirsten Nelson, who played Beth Banks, the victim's ex-wife in the NCIS episode "Psych Out" portrays Captain Karen Vick on the series Psych, which often ends episodes with an outtake that they refer to as a "Psych Out."

    • Jamie Lee Curtis's character's name is Dr Ryan; in the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday Mark Harmon's character's first name was Ryan.

    • Jamie Lee Curtis and Mark Harmon previously starred together in the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday, also starring Lindsey Lohan. 2003 was also the year in which NCIS first began.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Gibbs: (to Dr. Ryan) I have rules too. Rule number 42: don't ever accept an apology from someone who just sucker punched you.

    • Gibbs: So I'm gonna ask you again. What do you know about the death of Robert Banks?
      Dr. Ryan: And I'm gonna tell you again. Nothing.
      Gibbs: I'm giving you a chance to come clean, Dr. Ryan. Help solve the murder of a close friend.
      Dr. Ryan: I already told you the truth.
      Gibbs: Whose truth?

    • Dr. Ryan: Did your father ever tell you he loved you?
      Tony: You're not from Accounting, are you? Why did you pretend to be?
      Dr. Ryan: I didn't. You did. You just saw what you wanted to see.
      Tony: I'm not sure I want to see you anymore.
      Dr. Ryan: O-oh. Are we breaking up already?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 20, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: April 27, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: May 1, 2012 on Nelonen
      Slovakia: August 31, 2012 on Markiza
      Germany: September 2, 2012 on Sat.1

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