Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop is an NSA analyst, currently on joint assignment with NCIS.

She is married and has three brothers.

Bishop has taken firearms training at the NSA.

Her style of analysis and investigation is unusual: when processing evidence, she plugs in her ear buds to listen to music, spreads her documents and laptop on the ground and free associates food with earlier moments when she's done research or investigations.

Bishop is happy to be part of a team and enthusiastic about her work, but prefers to keep her personal life to herself.

She has shown that she is adapt and devious when interrogating suspects, and has played the role of other people in order to elicit a confession.

She is a savant who has written many research papers, one of which was used in NCIS Season 11 Episode 9 - a paper in which she predicted the exact scenario being played out during the episode.

It's possible that she has an eidetic memory: having read through an autopsy manual during a weekend, she was able to recall details in it, right down to the number of pages.

 

Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop Quotes

Bishop: No, Daniel Coyne is a victim. Whoever else has been targeted is a victim. You're a terrorist, and you're going to serve fifty years in federal prison.
Tony: Minimum.
Pace: They're incredible, these weapons I've helped build. You sit behind a computer monitor. Point, click and thousands of miles away, total destruction. Parsa thinks it's only fair we get a taste.

Bishop: Should we go to the hospital?
Gibbs: No. No, we should find Parsa.
Bishop: How?
Gibbs: You start at the beginning, Bishop. Come on. This is what you do. Come on, come on, come on. Bishop. Come on! Get to work.
Bishop: Okay.
Gibbs: You find him. Get this son of a bitch.

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get rid of her, she brings absolutely nothing to the show. her character is very, very forgettable. bishop definitely needs to go. bring back the coast guard lady. she can really hold her own. ofcourse, zeva would be everyone's first choice.

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@ jackie

I agree the show has lost the sparkle, she brings nothing to it, just does not meld with the other characters, her acting is useless.

NCIS Quotes

Qasim: Who did you lose, exactly?
Bishop: A co-worker, a few years ago.
Qasim: It stays with you doesn't it? It's a heavy burden to bear alone.
Bishop: Look, I focus on the analytic aspects of things. That's where I'm effective. It's how I can best help people.
Qasim: And who is it that helps you? It's what we don't say that weighs the most. I hope you find the answers you're looking for.

High-tech case - low-tech ass-kickin'!

Tony