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NCIS: Psych out

When a high-level security Navy reservist is found dead, Gibbs goes face-to-face with Dr. Samantha Ryan of the PsyOps Division to uncover the truth behind the potential suicide. Meanwhile, DiNozzo argues with accounting after seeing McGee's paycheck.

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x16
Airdate: Tuesday February 21st, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Apr 24, 2012

  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (13 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Jamie Lee Curtis
As Samantha Ryan

Guest Stars
Samm Levine
As NCIS Agent Cashier Fred Seymour
Wendy Makkena
As Dr Rachel Cranston
Aubrey Deeker
As Former Navy Commander Brian Mitchell
Brandon Olive
As Military Liaison Ross Kilmer
Kirsten Nelson
As Beth Banks
Rob Mayes
As Former Marine 2nd Lieutenant Kyle Baxter
Robert Craighead
As DEA Agent Simon Lewis
Spencer Locke
As Amber Banks

Co-Guest Stars
Richard Gleason
As Navy Reservist Dr. Robert Banks
Main Cast
Mark Harmon
As Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly
As Special Agent Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo
Pauley Perrette
As Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray
As Special Agent Timothy "Tim" McGee
Rocky Carroll
As Director Leon Vance
David McCallum
As Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard
Cote de Pablo
As Special Agent/Former Mossad Liaison Officer Ziva David


The scene opens with two men breaking into a house and one shooting in surprise when a man's body drops down, a rope around his neck. Is It Suicide? It surely seems like it. Meanwhile, Tony's in a good mood because its payday, but he gets McGee's instead, and he's making more; a fact that obviously doesn’t please Tony at all, and also surprises him to no end. It is basically strange considering the fact that, Tony's the Senior Field Agent. At the crime scene, the men argue they didn't steal anything and the victim was already dead; hence they are in no way at fault. Dr. Robert Banks had high-level security clearance at the Pentagon, and he clearly knew the mathematical formula Ducky mentions for hanging. What killed him first—the rope or the gunshot? Rachel ("Dr. Kate's sister") shows up at the scene. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario  |  Don McGill
Executive ProducerChas Floyd Johnson
Warning: NCIS season 9 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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