NCIS Sneak Peek: Meet the New Girl!

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Next week marks the start of a new chapter on NCIS, as Emily Wickersham joins the cast. She's not Cote de Pablo's replacement, per se, but she is her successor.

Comparisons will be made because she's occupying a series regular spot that became available when Ziva was written off the show on NCIS Season 11 Episode 2.

Her character, Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop, will the be judged by the very high standards of the audience, but NCIS' producers clearly like what she brings to the table.

Next Tuesday, after discovering the Secretary of the Navy was bugged during a confidential briefing, NSA Analyst Bishop partners with the NCIS team.

It turns out she predicted the security breach in exact detail two years ago, and inevitably her expertise in the field lands her a full-time gig under Gibbs.

Check out the promo for NCIS Season 11 Episode 9, "Gut Check," below ...

For a rundown on yesterday evening's NCIS Season 11 Episode 8, "Alibi," read our official review and stay tuned for our weekly Round Table Q&A discussion.

In the meantime, click to enlarge photos from next week as well:

The Body in the Parking Lot
Leading to Murder
Working With the NSA
How Did She Know?
NSA Analyst Ellie Bishop

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Right make the blonde go away


Make the new blond go away Please. I thought she would get better. Sadly the show gets worse with her.


i totally agree... the new girl just can't do it. gibbs had a great relationship with kate and ziva... but this one make no sense. the writers will have to step up a lot to even make this show pallatable. wht happened??? it went from the best ever to blah..just nothing. i am sorry,, heart broken,, please F I X I T..


I don't usually complain, but NCIS was my favorite show and now it's ruined. The new girl, Bishop, has changed the whole chemistry of the show. Gibbs, seems like he's in the early stages of Alzheimer's because he's questioning himself and letting Bishop call the shots. Where did his balls go??? DeNozo isn't cocky/confident anymore, he's just plumb silly. McGee has pretty much remained unchanged but with DeNozo's flip, McGee is now ahead in the pecking order. I think Bishop's character would have been more suited to Criminal Minds as Reid's girlfriend. Never, ever would Gibbs have let someone sit on the floor or on top of desks in squallor as they try to solve a case. Out of all the NCIS's, this one used to be the most believable. Bishop's character is superhuman. At any given moment, I can almost expect her to rip her shirt open and reveal a big "S" on her chest. I can envision her in the Superwoman outfit, wind blowing her hair and cape, fists perched on hips, standing with her feet apart on top of the earth as her perch. Let me puke. Normally, I'm glued to the TV while the show is on. Tonight, I played Bubble Crush. So sad. Dip into your pockets and see if you can't bribe Ziva to come back or create some lame excuse to revive Kate. Criminal Minds revives the dead, can't you guys? If you don't do something real soon, someone's going to have to revive the show. Or, maybe this is how it's meant to be. Maybe this is the last season. They had the perfect chance to write Bishop off tonight and didn't. I kept cheering for Parsa to shoot Bishop. That would have been a great way to get rid of her character. Excuse me, gotta go puke some more.


NCIS has made the worst mistake, It is boring and that new girl Emily Wilkersham is a total let down. Where in the hell did they find that idiot.
No joking from Tony, that has been a let down. Get rid of her and bring someone like Cote back into the picture


For the first time in it's history I had to leave NCIS because it was just dumb. First the new "blonde" is pathetic(Kate: Please leave Rizzoli & Isles" and come back to NCIS). Then the whole bit with Tobias and Diane was just stupid. Arguing at NCIS in front of their 15 year old daughter and everyone else. That is when I tuned it out. Don't know how it ended and didn't care. It was such a good show but the last couple of years it has become tedious boring and predictable.. .

@ carol

I did the same!


the writers need to be fired. the blond is dumb one minute and smart the next. ncis is going to lose #1. spot..we need ziva back. the show today was a zip and the ending horrible. get rid of the blond. i am not going to watch anymore. kate was good..then ziva was superior acting. i am going to start a petition on facebook, twitter for ziva return. even though ncis la dull for the 1st 30 minute..but i will look at it instead of your show.
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i agree the new girl is not tuff like zeva or kate i wish they had not killed off kate maybe she would come back the show was so much more fun with her


New character is already extremely annoying after only one episode. Too bad she will be a regular.


More than 200 people have signed the petition to get Cote back since the episode aired with the horrible new character. What does that tell you!

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NCIS Season 11 Episode 9 Quotes

Bishop: It doesn't make any sense.
Tony: What now, Russell Crowe? Hasn't your beautiful mind gotten you in enough trouble today?

Gibbs: You forgot something.
Bishop: Ahh, that's not mine.
Gibbs: It's got your name on it.
Bishop: This is my NCIS application from years ago. Before I took the job at NSA. How did you know about this?
Gibbs: Your name sounded familiar. I went back and looked it up.
Bishop: That's why you took me along today. You play chess too.
Gibbs: I wanted to see if you're still up for a challenge.
Bishop: Why?
Gibbs: I'd like to keep you around. Joint duty assignment.