SpoilerTV - TV Spoilers

TRENDING NOW:

NCIS - Episode 11.09 - Gut Check - Review

     Still one short of a full team, NCIS picks up in MTAC when a major security breach causes a lockdown. According to McGee, the "network security detected an unauthorized electronic transmission." While I found the schematics of the attack a little too vague to point straight to NSA agent Ellie Bishop, I was willing to see past it in order to meet Ziva's replacement half way.

     Ironically, the threat was discovered to be coming from SecNav herself. Watching Tony have to pat her down is probably the funniest thing he has done this entire season...which isn't entirely his fault. Suffering post-Ziva depression, DiNozzo has been surprisingly unfunny the last few weeks, but luckily this episode was able to pick up the DiZozzo humor back in full swing. From trying to get a frown of disapproval from Norma (agent across the hall) to referring to Bishop as Jeff Goldblum, I feel comfortable in saying the old DiNozzo is back. Plus who could forget the Star Trek chairs and Number 1?!?!?! The writers really outdid themselves on Tony's jokes this episode.

     Now that we have established that the DiNozzo of the past is back, what about the inevitable new probie? Ellie Bishop is a tad quirky, but in a good way. While Gibbs searches to find someone to fill the seat left by Ziva, I think he's going to have an easier job filling the desk. Funnily enough, Bishop likes to sit on desks (or autopsy platforms) and organize her thoughts. I'm sure this will be short term quirkiness factor, but I thought it was notably funny. On top of her odd choice of seats, DiNozzo immediately noted that Bishop wears a wedding ring. I'm going to make a prediction that the writers are going to drag out the reveal behind the information behind the ring. It would be a smart move to allow the audience to process her character before introducing such a bold new story line.

     What should definitely be interesting in the next few weeks is how they tackle Bishop's non field work attitude. Looking into the past, Kate was a Secret Service agent and Ziva was a Mossad agent. So, where does this leave Bishop? I'm not entirely sure, but I doubt that Tony, McGee, and Gibbs can handle the entire physical aspect of the show. Given Bishop's Palmer-like attack in this episode, I suspect it will take a while for Bishop to get to regular field work. Even without field work though Bishop doesn't exactly lose much screen time. Disregarding reality, the fake-lawyer scene was quite ingenious.

     Overall, I still feel like I need another episode to get to know Bishop. She was fun, but it wasn't like she totally changed the team dynamic like Ziva did when she was first introduced. So far, I like her ok, but I'll have to wait until next week to deliver my final verdict on her character.

Rating: 8.9/10

Extra Note: Did any other Fringe fans find it funny that she food associates kind of like Walter Bishop? Surely, it's just a coincidence, but it's a funny coincidence all the same.

Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments below and let your voice be heard.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments.
Click here to Read our Comment Policy

Your comments will NOT be posted unless you Verify Your Disqus Account.
Otherwise, it will be held in the moderation queue.

SpoilerTV Comment Policy

We pride ourselves here at SpoilerTV with the quality, friendlyness and respectfullness of our community. All comments in English please.

Name-calling, personal attacks, spamming, excessive self-promotion, condescending pomposity, general assiness, racism, sexism, any-other-ism, homophobia, acrophobia, and destructive (versus constructive) criticism will get you BANNED from the party.

If you have a problem with a comment, DO NOT REPLY TO IT.

Instead Click the Dropdown Icon/Arrow to the right of the offending comment and click the Flag link from the dropdown. Our Moderation Team will then deal with any inappropriate comments.

We hope you enjoy your time here at SpoilerTV
SITE CONFIGURATION

Here at SpoilerTV we allow you to personalize your experience by allowing you to customize various items on the site.

Background Colour Picker
Enter the HEX Code of the colour you would like to use as a background. To get a HEX code goto the colour picker and pick your color then paste in the # number including the # at the front. eg #000000 is black #ffffff is white

Thumbnail Type
Rounded Edges Sharp Edges Circle Square None

Banner Selector
All you need to do is to put a link to your banner in the box below and press the Click Button. (For best results your image should be 1090px wide and 200px high.)

We have more banners in our Banner Gallery here or in our Banner Forum post and here in the competition post.

Enter the URL of your Image or pick from one below