NCIS

Season 9 Episode 18

The Tell

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 20, 2012 on CBS
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Following a leak of classified information, the Secretary of the Navy partners NCIS with PsyOps to solve the mysterious case.

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  • Another episode ruined by JLC's character!

    2.0
    Again, another episode wasted on JLC's character instead of focus on the team. Ugh!
  • The Tell

    8.5
    This episode, I thought to be very unusual. It seemed like none of the characters were being themselves. And i felt the interactions with the cast and Jamie Lee Curtis, to be very "fake". I did like the whole storyline of SecNav getting "shot" and him assigning PsyOps to work with NCIS. But to me I think this episode was way to over dramatized in the promos, and spoilers. It didnt have an action-packed ending, and it wasnt very exciting. The ending i thought was nice, I just wish Dr. Ryan was a bit less cheesy. I was being very generous and gave this episode a 8.5, but i do believe it was a good episode.moreless
  • Pretty good.

    9.5
    Well let's start with the glaringly obvious - I don't like JLC as a love interesti for Gibbs, although I DO like her character as a recurring character on the show - just not romantically for Gibbs. It's very forced and it doesn't appear genuine or real in any way. Not good.



    Aside from that, the actual case was not bad at all . Because there have been a fair few bad cases this year, ths one was better than most of those, but still not uquite up to scratch of what I'm looking for in NCIS.



    Still an enjoyable case. The beginning was nice. Although if SECNAV relally did die, it would be a whole lot more enjoyable, since I can't stand that guy period. I can stand JLC, but not as a love interest.



    Well I guess we'l wait a nd see what happens next wtih JLC before making a definite conclusion about her, but I like her as a character, but not a love interest. Borin would be more appropriate - Gibbs nad Anti-Gibbs <33moreless
  • Jeannine.

    2.0
    I agree. JLC is a terrible addition to the program. Get her off!!! Gibbs has other women whom he should romance. How about the Col. Mann character? They were great together. And there are others. Curtis is stiff and dull; uninteresting, cold etc. Please, please, please, don't do this to us, your faithful fans. You will lose us. It was awful when you killed off Mike; please don't make another mistake.moreless
  • Can't stand Jamie Lee Curtis. She is ruining the show, and I'll be gone.

    6.0
    "Jumping the shark" is a very overused expression, but it is apt here regarding Jamie Lee Curtis. I find her and her relationship with Gibbs to be revolting. Looking at how cool Harmon is in the Gibbs role, and looking at all the other attractive (some fairly old too) women he bantered and flirted with throughout the series, his relationship with Curtis is down-right sickening, perverse even! It isn't just her aged crone-like looks; it is also the arrogant manner of the character. And no chemistry. Give Harmon a medal for doing the scenes with her. If she becomes a regular, I am gone. The recent episodes are much inferior to the earlier seasons. "Devils Triangle" seems to be the only really good ep this season, for me, that I remember. Ironic that we saw Gibbs' ex in that episode, an attractive not-so-young red head. I'd rather see him even with Sheriff Charlene Dupray of The Good Samaritan in season #1!moreless
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

Sean Astin

Sean Astin

Tyler Elliott

Guest Star

William Russ

William Russ

Philip Wickes

Guest Star

John Prosky

John Prosky

Carl Dalton

Guest Star

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

Samantha Ryan

Recurring Role

Matt Craven

Matt Craven

Secretary of the Navy Clayton Jarvis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Dr. Ryan: You know why you're so gruff all the time? You need more sex.
      Gibbs: I'm not answering that.
      Dr. Ryan: You just did.

    • Ziva: Do you believe?
      Tony: Believe in what?
      Ziva: Well, unexplained things, secrets, occurrences that we're really not supposed to talk about?
      Tony: Oh. Well... I believe that there are moments, experiences that someone like McGee, with his trusty computer, couldn't justify.

    • Abby: Hello.
      Dr. Ryan: Hello. I'm Dr. Samantha...
      Abby: Ryan. I know. So, what am I thinking?
      Dr. Ryan: You're thinking I can't possibly know what you're thinking.
      Abby: You're good.

    • Dr. Ryan: I-I just have to ask. You're in the business of proving things with science. Why this need to chart the unexplainable?
      Abby: Wait, you're in my head, right? I'm just going to answer you in my thoughts.
      Dr. Ryan: Wow. I get it. You are a trip, Ms. Sciuto.

    • Ducky: Dr. Ryan, from the moment Jethro first mentioned your name and told me of your passion for the inner workings of the human mind, I knew I had found a...
      Dr. Ryan: ...kindred spirit. That's exactly what I was gonna to say.
      Gibbs: Plenty of time for spirits later, Duck?
      Ducky: Ah. Thank you, Jethro. Ever diligent in the war on small talk.

    • Gibbs: DiNozzo, Ziva, get going.
      Dr. Ryan: (referring to Tony) Oh, um, instead of Wink Martindale here, I think I'd like to send Elliott.
      Tony: Wink? Come on, at least go Chuck Woolery.

    • Tony: By the way, I want to thank you for allowing me to participate in the SECNAV op.
      Tyler: Thank the Doc. She's the one who chose you.
      Dr. Ryan: Yeah, I thought your game show host quality would be good for the stage.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 20, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: May 11, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: May 15, 2012 on Nelonen
      Slovakia: September 4, 2012 on Markiza
      Germany: September 16, 2012 on Sat.1

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

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