NCIS Video: Watch New Girl Ellie's First Scene and Decide — Is She Cuckoo For Cocoa Pebbles?

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She’s crazy good at her job. She’s also, um… a little crazy.

Emily Wickersham makes her debut as NSA Analyst Ellie Bishop on Tuesday’s NCIS (8/7c, CBS), and we’ve got a sneak peek at her awkward first encounter with future colleagues Gibbs and DiNozzo.

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Comments (77)

  • Wow I actually like her. She looks like she would make a great gal pal for Abby.

    Comment by Shane Vendrell – November 18, 2013 08:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Michael, it’s cuckoo for cocoa puffs……you’re confusing your cereals.

      Comment by Shazay – November 19, 2013 08:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She also just looks great. ;)

      Comment by Brandon Benz – November 19, 2013 09:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hate her black eye brows with blonde hair. The contrast is so bad, it makes it hard to ignore it and get into her character. Can’t believe the hair dresser hasn’t made the contrast more believable.
        I’m sure she is a fantastic actress and wish her well. But please, the eyebrows???

        Comment by Dovie – January 13, 2014 04:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was surprised and happy. I very much enjoyed Ziva and wondered how they were going to do an interesting replacement. She passed with flying colors. All the characters on the show are disfunctional in their own ways, but are good agents. She fits right in and good eye candy too!!I

      Comment by Rita – November 20, 2013 05:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I really liked her!!!! She will be a great addition to the series. I was so upset when Kate took the bullet to the forehead, and I really, really liked Ziva~~~~she will be fine!!

      Comment by Cheryl Caudill – November 20, 2013 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • After watching both Kate & Ziva as strong assets, this blonde bimbo just doesn’t cut it in this capacity. Love NCIS, my fav. show on tv but this just didin’t come together for me.. Her lack of strong personality will not add anything to the strength of the entire case. They should have looked further for a better replacement.

      Comment by Jon – November 21, 2013 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anything is better than Ziva and the silly mannerisms of her character. I thought for a minute I might miss her, but NOPE. Hopefully the whole Mossad thing is done for a while.

    Comment by ajintexas – November 18, 2013 08:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I like her also. I can just see the story lines from here ou out. Each lead lady gets better and better.

      Comment by Naomi – November 21, 2013 07:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OT : Allison Janney delivered another ‘Performer of the Week’ worthy performance, this time on ‘Mom’. The catch ? Although it IS a sitcom, it was a heartbreaking dramatic scene. What a wonderful actress !

    Comment by mantua – November 18, 2013 08:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • TVline, why do I see this more and more? Random unrelated comments and questions under posts. Is that something we can do now? But it just seems so random.

      Comment by lauren – November 19, 2013 05:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • OT = off topic

        Comment by mantua – November 19, 2013 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’m sure she knows what ‘ot’ means. Even if she doesn’t, her comment was in regards to the fact that they are getting more and more prevalent. Which they are. Your comment was completely unrelated to anything in this article, event tangentially.

          Comment by Ashley – November 19, 2013 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She has numbered rules.

    Gibbs and she might have a conflict there. Perhaps a decimal system?

    Comment by John 1138 – November 18, 2013 09:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She is great!

    Comment by lily – November 18, 2013 10:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I prefer smart/funny/crazy over sexually exploited blond bimbo every time.

    Comment by justsaying – November 19, 2013 05:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward. :D

    Comment by Kim R – November 19, 2013 05:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • People who are looking forward to this character are in the minority. Enjoy GG continuation in ruining NCIS!

      Comment by Irishelf – November 19, 2013 07:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Kindly stop speaking for the rest of the fandom. It seems a lot of fans are keeping an open mind. All this hate and negativity is becoming tiresome. Some of us just want to enjoy the show. Moving on….

        Comment by ncisfan – November 19, 2013 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She just totally rocks. If that’s just a sample I’m glad she’s here to stay

    Comment by Juanita Eskubi (@amets_sorgin) – November 19, 2013 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’ll suck, just like every character GG has created. We don’t want her-we want Ziva. And the increasing signatures on the petition to bring Cote back shows many people agree with me. I think some people were still watching only because there appeared to be a chance for Ziva to come back. Now that GG went back on his word and replaced her, I think many more people will stop watching. NCIS has officially jumped the shark! For those interested in signing the petition, it can be found at change.org!

    Comment by Irishelf – November 19, 2013 06:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Seriously???? Give it a rest already.

      Comment by Pinky – November 19, 2013 07:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Cote Wanted to leave you just need a reason to justify your hate.

      Comment by Shane Vendrell – November 19, 2013 07:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If you read Cote’s last interview, you would have realized she did NOT want to leave. The only people who believe that either didn’t read that interview, were naive enought to believe the false rumors (like she left because of salary), or never liked her in the first place! Anyone with any brains have realized we didn’t get the whole story (and probably never will) and that Cote really didn’t want to go!

        Comment by Irishelf – November 25, 2013 04:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Speak for yourself. Some of us are very happy that Ziva is gone. And we don’t want her to come back. Ellie Bishop seems like a great character. Looking forward to seeing more.

      Comment by Paloma – November 19, 2013 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Judging by the large increase in the number of signers to the petition to bring Cote back immediately following this episode, I believe more folks agree with me than you!

        Comment by Irishelf – November 25, 2013 04:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love her already! Can’t wait for tonight! Sidenote…I love Cocoa Pebbles! I have since I was a kid and now at 32 I still eat them every Saturday/Sunday morning.

    Comment by Rae – November 19, 2013 07:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think she will be great. Like I have said on other sites, Cote chose to leave the show on her own. I will miss her like everybody else but its fair to compare Ellie to Ziva.

    Comment by Phillip Williams (@pwilliams72364) – November 19, 2013 08:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Correction….I think she will be great. Like I have said on other sites, Cote chose to leave the show on her own. I will miss her like everybody else but its NOT fair to compare Ellie to Ziva.

      Comment by Phillip Williams (@pwilliams72364) – November 19, 2013 08:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like her. She’s one of those odd people who can just see patterns and possibilities out of thin air. I’m a big fan of smart, quirky characters and I think this one will shake up the team on NCIS in a good way. As my grandmother would say, “I like her pluck!”

    Comment by GildedRose – November 19, 2013 09:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ellie Bishop? Sounds like Kristen Bell’s character Elle Bishop off of Heroes.

    Comment by steven – November 19, 2013 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I just want to remind everyone who’s dead set against this working that Ziva was a replacement too. I never thought I’d like her as much as I liked Kate, but eventually I did. If there’s one thing I feel NCIS has proved, it’s that they know how to replace characters.

    Comment by Grace – November 19, 2013 12:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree about good replacements. But this is not one of them. Terrible acting. Character was just too “something”. Smiles? Hair? Jumping all over the place?

      Comment by Angel – November 19, 2013 08:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Disappointed with this new character. Story line was slow and her acting was terrible. Hope this is just a small detour. Even the other characters seemed to be at a loss….

    Comment by Angel – November 19, 2013 07:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She doesn’t seem to fit right I did not enjoy the show

    Comment by Karen – November 19, 2013 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I say no on her it just seems to out of character for NCis sitting on floor,sitting on desk. Professionals sit on chairs
    I really don’t think she is a good match

    Comment by Karen – November 19, 2013 08:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She sucks and the storyline is terrible, I love the show but hate the character and will probably turn away from NCIS now ….. That is sad ….. For I have really enjoyed the previous seasons

    Comment by Obie 1 – November 19, 2013 08:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wow I really enjoy the fact that these comments come after one show with Ellie and I see so many open minded people on these comments. The show was stale without a gal pal for all and Ellie in her 1st shot brought the whole show out. Please just open your tiny mind and yea I loved Ziva but I can and have gotten over her going, I miss Kate also but gee I got over it since I have an open mind, at least the one marble up there rolls around in all the open space.

      Comment by Royal Lifeshaman – November 21, 2013 07:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • doesn’t get any better then this

    Comment by william mucha – November 19, 2013 11:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t get this “doesn’t get any better”…if this is supposed to be the best I would hate to see a bad oe. I didn’t like her at all. Way to fakey, concieted and ickey…what’s was with those eyebrows????….For Goodness sakes PLEASE FIRE HER….SHE SO DOESN’T FIT—-A REAL P.O.S……Change your mind!!!!!!!!!!!.

    Comment by patty – November 20, 2013 12:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This was a horrible disappointment. The character development of both her and the new SecNav are transparent attempts at PC. Mark my words, ratings will plummet throughout the season if the story line continues the way last night’s episode unfolded. I have been a huge fan since the very first episode, but this is downright horrible. Typical Hollywood, though, take a winner and feel the need to change it because Hollywood has gotten bored.

    Comment by LarryL – November 20, 2013 03:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry but don’t like her character at all….too silly acting. Don’t like the direction the show is going. Bring Ziva back and the action that came with previous seasons. Easy now to change the channel and even forget that it’s the night for NCIS. Your losing this fan…..fast.

    Comment by susan – November 20, 2013 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree, too silly.. very disappointed. Kate and Ziva, were the best. The new character doesn’t fit at all. For the first time in years, I was riveted to the story. Ziva where are you!!!

      Comment by Nonna – November 20, 2013 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’s a great addition because she is naturally herself and compliments the original cast of characters in a good way.

    Comment by Linda L Hujsa – November 20, 2013 06:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks good so far. It looks like she will be a little Kate and Ziva.

    Comment by sagolfer – November 20, 2013 06:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As time passes so does some characters in the show. She is doing a great job so far she will add a new perspective to solving crimes.

    Comment by Kris Anderson – November 20, 2013 06:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She came across very positive. She is a welcomed addition to the team and a new
    diversion for DiNozzo!!

    Comment by john hartz – November 20, 2013 07:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I didn’t think they would be able to find anyone to fill the slot, but I really like this quirky character. I’m glad they didn’t try to make a romantic involvement with a team member. PLEASE, let her stand on her own without trying to involve sexual tensions. It really is time that Tony grows up and loses the horn dog persona.

    Comment by Karen Anderson – November 20, 2013 07:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If she had dark hair, she could pass as Ziva’s sister. I think she will do very well.

    Comment by Terry Hemmer – November 20, 2013 08:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have been a loyal fan of NCIS from the start. Emily is a fine actress but my problem is she speaks so fast and without moving her lips so I can’t understand her. I am not hard of hearing but the words are mostly garbled. Geniuses do this, example Dr. Reed in Criminal Minds but though he speaks very fast, he enunciates. If Emily speaks lines that are important and not understandable, the show will have to go on my not- to- watch list.

    Comment by Suzi – November 20, 2013 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I, being a die-hard fan of the original cast (including Ziva), found that Bishop’s character is ‘too young’ for the age group of the NCIS team. Bishop may have impressed GG, but I found it difficult to warm up to ‘Emily’.

    Comment by kate – November 20, 2013 09:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • there is good potential here. Basic role is quite good needs a few shows to develop. I thought it was quite good and look forward to more shows.

    Comment by jim – November 20, 2013 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry i thought she was awful and if this is the replacement i will now have more time on Tuesday nights.

    Comment by Kay – November 20, 2013 11:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I just didn’t feel that there was chemistry there. Was not crazy about her. Could barely understand half of what she was trying to prove.

    Comment by re – November 20, 2013 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I do not see how they could have done any better!!!!!–WOW

      Comment by Stcks – November 20, 2013 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really, really liked her. She will never replace Ziva, but she is her own self and looks like she can handle the “boys”! She is smart, funny, and good looking to boot! Hope you keep her!

    Comment by Autie – November 20, 2013 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LIKE HER. I FELT LIKE SHE CLICKED. I TOO MISS ZEVA BUT MS. COTE CHOSE TO LEAVE THE SHOW ON HER OWN. THE NEW CHARACTER IS NOT A ZEVA RETRED AND IS A SEPRATE ENITY OF HER OWN. I THINK SHE WILL ADD TO THE SHOW WITHOUT DISRESPECTING ZEVA. GOOD GRIEF PEOPLE GIVE HER A CHANCE. ALOT OF PEOPLE HATED ZEVA AT FIRST TOO. AND FOR THOSE WHO MOAN THE WRITING IS SO BAD AND CRY BECAUSE THE CHARACTER PLOT IS NOT WHAT IT SHOULD BE …GET A LIFE FOR GOD’S SAKE …THIS ISN’T SHAKESPEAR!!!

    Comment by rachel bristow – November 20, 2013 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NO way -too cutesie trying to be the smart blond but doing some dumb things as a ‘professional’; compromised characters of Gibbs, Dinozzo who welcomed her differently from the previous guest replacements, but GREAT with Abbey; if she stays w Abby in her office. she fits in best and doesn”t hold a candle for Ziva’s spot

    Comment by maggie – November 21, 2013 03:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’s really cute! I love her! I do miss Ziva (hope she’ll come back) but right now, I’m enjoying Ellie very much! She is very much welcome on the show!

    Comment by Nathan – November 21, 2013 07:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I disliked Ellie Bishop. She came off as unprofessional, silly with poor acting and goofy-looking eyebrows, and definitely not in keeping with Gibb’s character – does as she pleases. Poor chemistry.

    Comment by Shirley – November 21, 2013 07:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She is awesome and will be a great team member and NCIS you did great in chooosing her……..She rocks!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Barbara Anne – November 21, 2013 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t like her at all; she’s very disappointing. She seemed to try too hard…too quirky, too flighty, too impish, too childlike, & TOO IRRITATING. She didn’t fit in with the team at all. She appeared to be trying to mimic Abby and couldn’t pull it off. Get rid of her.

    I almost stopped watching during the Jamie Lee Curtis episodes; this woman is just as bad. I don’t care if you replace Ziva, just find somebody with poise, maturity, and a believable personality. If I had to work with somebody like her I would become postal. Her character stinks!

    Comment by Arlyn – November 26, 2013 05:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will miss Cote playing Ziva… I will miss her making english mistakes…her accent…the diversity she brought to the show… without her the show will be less appealing to the spanish community. I will keep asking my friends to sign the petition to bring Ziva character back.

    Comment by Veraike – November 29, 2013 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This girl has got to go or your viewers will!

    Comment by Linda – December 10, 2013 08:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think the new girl is annoying. I loved Kate and Ziva. They were intelligent without being irritating. We already have Abbie for cuteness. I’d rather see rotating characters rather than this one. I don’t see this one as a good fit for the team. Reminds me of the replacement for AJ Cook on Criminal Minds. Just didn’t cut it. I think it’s more about how each character’s personality works and fits into teams – at least for me.

    Comment by Rachel – December 11, 2013 07:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Do not like anything about this chick. She is overbearing and demeaning to the guys. She is arrogant alternating with girlie. The lack of professional attire is not appealing. PLEASE find a better character who can create a team with the others. It’s irritating to watch her.

    Comment by Kare – December 12, 2013 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t like Ellie one bit. I loved Kate and had a hard time adjusting to Ziva but I came to love her all the same. But there’s something about Ellie I just don’t like. She does seem nuts and I was hoping by the episode ending that Gibbs didn’t give her a position, but bam slapped me in the face! What is it with the shows like this – they kill off a great leading character and put on a blond who just doesn’t hold the weight and usually tries to overcompensate for the stereotype of ‘being dumb’. I agree with other people who feel the same as I do about Ellie – do a rotating door of other people until there’s a ‘fit’ and take the whole wacky-ness of Ellie with her and don’t give it to another character – something is really off about the woman! She doesn’t fit the team or the whole NCIS franchise. In all truthfulness after watching the episode introducing Ellie – I haven’t watched it since… I just watch the reruns on TNT because I like the team better that way! If they do find a place for Ellie don’t let her be a lead character. I think I have seen almost all the NCIS episodes and I love the main characters (esp. Gibbs) but I guess if I want to watch NCIS I will have to watch NCIS : LA. Hopefully this dumb move by having Ellie Bishop will not cause the show to go the way of CSI: New York!

    Comment by Christina – December 12, 2013 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so sad that Ziva’s gone! I keep watching usa re-runs :-) what is up with ellie’s eyebrows? I can’t get past them they are so annoying! Hate it!!

    Comment by desertmom3 – December 17, 2013 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s NCIS night and I’m not watching. Does that tell you how annoying the new girl is?

    Comment by deedee – December 17, 2013 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Get lost Ziva-brigade THE REST OF US LOVE NCIS NOT STUPID COTE DE PABLO so get a grip and GET LOST

    Comment by Annie – December 25, 2013 02:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • New girl doesn’t fit. Bring Ziva back this girl sucks you went from #1to lowest on my list.

    Comment by cindy – January 7, 2014 07:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What in the world were u guys thinking? She is WAY to young looking. Not saying she is but NO she is not a good replacement .

    Comment by Gayle – January 14, 2014 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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