Bulletproof (episode)

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Bulletproof is the fifteenth episode of Season Eleven of NCIS and the 249th episode of the entire NCIS series.


While investigating an abandoned bakery truck that has crashed on a road in downtown D.C., the NCIS team discover stolen merchandise apparently belonging to the United States Marine Corps inside the truck with the crates later revealed to contain body armor. Things later take a turn when Abby's tests reveal the supposedly safe body armor is actually flawed, capable of permanently paralyzing the wearer if they're hit with any gunfire or shrapnel. With that new information in mind, the team rally to find and arrest the mastermind responsible while also ensuring that all the faulty body armor is ultimately all accounted for while Bishop attempts to adjust with being the newest member of the NCIS team and also a Probie.


Act One


Gibbs after learning from Abby that the bullet-proof vest he and his team discovered at a scene is actually faulty.

Act Two

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five

A while later, as Bishop sits down amongst the concerned group of mothers to take their statement, McGee emerges to tell Gibbs what's going on.

Out on the corridor, McGee tells Gibbs that the mothers agreed to hold off on contacting any media outlets.

Gibbs tells McGee or Tim that they (NCIS) just need a chance to do their job.

Major Events

  • Bishop begins her career as an NCIS Probationary Agent.


  • During DiNozzo and Delilah's naming game, she mentions "Logan Cale", a character that Micheal Weatherly previously played in James Cameron's TV series, Dark Angel.


Series Regulars

Name Portrayed by Role
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Anthony DiNozzo Michael Weatherly Senior Special Agent and second-in-command of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Timothy McGee Sean Murray (actor) Special Agent of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Abigail Sciuto Pauley Perrette Chief Forensic Specialist for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
James Palmer Brian Dietzen Assistant Medical Examiner for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Eleanor Bishop Emily Wickersham NCIS Probationary Agent.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Delilah Fielding Margo Harshman DOD employee and Special Agent Timothy McGee's current girlfriend. Now permanently confined to a wheelchair after being left paralyzed in the aftermath of the Drone Attack on the Conrad Gala.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Benson Honeycutt Adrian LaTourelle A man who appears in the episode.
Fay Gussman Challen Cates A woman who was later revealed to be the one responsible for selling the faulty bulletproof vests. Later dies after getting into a shootout with the NCIS team.
Chris Valley Jarrod Bailey A teenager.
Chris Hoffman Ki Hong Lee A teenager.
Karen Upline Sarah Aldrich A woman who appears in the episode.
Freddie Linn Kurt Yaeger Mallory Linn's son and a former Marine left permanently paralyzed due to faulty body armor.
Mallory Linn Shannon Cochran Freddie Linn's mother.

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