Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop is an analyst for the National Security Agency currently on a joint duty assignment with NCIS and who is an NCIS Special Agent.
Eleanor Bishop was born in Oklahoma, growing with an unnamed father and mother and three unnamed older brothers. Most of her background remains a mystery although at some point, she applied to join NCIS before joining the NSA instead.
During her time at the NSA, she also wrote a paper in which she theorized about how a high-profile government target could become an unwitting mole if given an inconspicuous item that had a bug in it.
NCIS Season 11
Bishop made her debut in the Season 11 episode, Gut Check (episode) where she met the NCIS Major Case Response Team led by Leroy Jethro Gibbs. He came to the NSA for help after Bishop's mole theory became a reality. During a highly classified meeting in MTAC, SECNAV Sarah Porter was found to be carrying a bugged pen.
After the case was solved, Gibbs offered Bishop the opportunity to join his team in a joint duty assignment, which she accepted.
In Monsters and Men (episode), Bishop led the search for elusive terrorist Benham Parsa. It was later revealed that she was to be Parsa's final victim before he committed suicide. However, Gibbs got into the room just in time and shot Parsa dead, saving Bishop's life.
After the case had been closed, Bishop was granted the right to become an NCIS Special Agent and thus became the "Probie" of the team.
In the episode Bulletproof (episode), Bishop was shot during a gunfight but thanks to her NCIS bulletproof vest, she survived although she was left in agony from being hit by one of the bullets.
- Is the fourth main female MCRT member, her predecessors having been Vivian Blackadder, Caitlin Todd and Ziva David.
- Is the only member of the MCRT to be currently married with her husband's name revealed to be Jake.
- Like Agent Timothy McGee, former NCIS Director Jennifer Shepard, and OSP Technical Analyst Nell Jones, Bishop wears her watch on her right wrist.