Hmmm... Just scanned some of the comments here. Much as it pains me, we're losing the NCIS I have loved all these years. Too many of the S9 episodes lack the humorous and touching character moments. The only ones I can think of that I have really enjoyed are Newborn King, Devil's Triangle (just for the opportunity to see another of Gibbs' wives and Diane's sad admission that Gibbs was her "Shannon"), and Life Before His Eyes. Engaged I and II was also pretty good.
So, now to the episode at hand.
I liked seeing Jamie Lee Curtis on the show. Unfortunately, the way her character was written, she clearly wasn't the "bad guy," so to speak. It wasn't very effective as misdirection.
Here's hoping the producers pick up some new blood for the writing staff next season, to get fresh ideas going again.