NCIS “Psych Out” Review


In tonight’s episode of NCIS, called “Psych Out”, two guys break into a house and come across a man who has apparently hanged himself. Turns out the victim was a patient of none other than Kate’s sister, aka Dr. Cranston, and she’s convinced that there’s no way that he killed himself. She thinks he was the victim of a PsyOps scheme. Once the team figures out that someone was switching out the poor guy’s medicine w/drugs designed to make him go crazy, all signs seem to point to the very intriguing Dr. Ryan (played brilliantly by Jamie Lee Curtis).

But of course it’s not Ryan, and though I was prepared to dislike her (I don’t really know why, something about her in the preview just rubbed me the wrong way), I eventually found myself happy about the fact that she wasn’t involved with the guy’s death. Ryan and Gibbs had a nice little tete-a-tete going throughout the episode. Curtis is a fantastic actress and I think Ryan and Gibbs had some amazing chemistry together. Could this be a new woman in Gibbs’ life? Perhaps one who won’t turn out to be some sort of a mistake, like his ex-wives or even Jenny? I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but I have to say that I’m looking forward to seeing her come back.

My favorite bits..

Ahh! Zombie!! Shoot it in the head!….oh crap, wrong show again.

Tony (and me) wondering if Gibbs had just made a pun.

Ooh..Dr. Cranston is back.

Tony finally figuring out that the Dr. Ryan wasn’t from accounting when she asked him about his father. Har.

The look Gibbs gave Dr. Ryan when it became apparent that she and Vance knew each other.

“We got a call from SECNAV.”
“Oh, great.” – Haha! Awesome sarcasm there, Gibbs.

Oh boy, Cranston and Ryan together…methinks Gibbs is going to have his work cut out for him.

LOL, I was just about to say that Gibbs was no one’s “sucka”…and then Abby revealed pills under every cap. Nicely done!

Dr. Ryan “reading” Gibbs’ feet.

LOL, I totally knew Gibbs was going to give that flash drive back.

Poor McGee’s cry of “paper??” when Gibbs walked on to the elevator.

That whole scene in the bathroom between Gibbs and Ryan. Hmm..intriguing.

“Your sister used to look at me like that.”
“Like what?”
“Like the cat who ate the canary.”

I know it’s been a while but I still find it odd when we see Gibbs working on anything but a boat. Nice rocking chair, though.

Who knew old transistor radios could be so useful in locating bugs?

Oh man, I so wish I could’ve seen Ryan’s face when Gibbs wished her “good night” on that thing.

Gibbs playing ‘turn about is fair play’ by showing up at Ryan’s son’s school. Hmm…she didn’t seem to like it so much.

Oooh..loving Tony in the turtle neck. Been a while since we’ve seen him in one, hasn’t it?

Finding out a new rule: #42 – Don’t ever accept an apology from someone who just sucker-punched you.

Gibbs knowing that Ryan knew about Kelly. These two just keep trying to outdo each other, and failing.

Ryan practically breaking down when she asked to have her son as her one secret.

Gibbs and Ziva walking up in time to hear a full confession.

“Nice girl. In 30 years, take her out to meet the folks.” – Haha! They really are giving Gibbs a lot of zingers this season.

Poor Tony not being able to comprehend the fact that he owed the accounting department money.

Gibbs telling Ryan that he knew of a little diner that was open 24 hours, and then asking if she had just asked him out. Aww!

What did you think of this episode of NCIS? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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