Monsters and Men is the fourteenth episode of Season Eleven of NCIS and also the 248th episode of the entire NCIS series.
As NCIS continue searching for Benham Parsa, the leader of the terrorist group, the Brotherhood of Doubt, they also continue investigating the death of Parsa's supposed bodyguard, only for the team to discover that the body is not who it appears to be. Things then turn a turn when Bishop reveals that she has been hunting Parsa ever since her days as an NSA analyst which ultimately threatens to jeopardize the entire case and when Parsa launches his final game plan while being held on the USS Wilmington, triggering a crisis, the NCIS team must act quickly or risk losing one of their own forever...
The episode opens with a recap focusing on the last few episodes which show the emergence of terrorist Benham Parsa and the Drone Attack on the Conrad Gala with the recap ending with NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs ordering NCIS/NSA liaison Eleanor Bishop to find Parsa.
As a sailor works on the door with a blow torch, David Harketti, a Navy Hull Technician Chief presumably on the USS Wilmington tells Gibbs that the door was built to stop people from breaking out, not from trying to stay in.
"How long?", Gibbs wonders.
Harketti states for them to cut through three-inch thick steel, that it'll take them twenty/thirty minutes.
Gibbs tells them that they've gotta be faster than that and to blow the damn thing if they have too.
- Following the case, Bishop is promoted to full-time NCIS Field Probationary Agent and she also joins the NCIS Major Case Response Team on a permanent basis, officially replacing Ziva David with Bishop also presumably resigning from the NSA for good as well.
|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||The NSA/NCIS liaison officer who after the case involving Parsa is later promoted to Probationary Agent, resulting in Bishop becoming the newest member of the NCIS team and also the official and permanent replacement for Ziva David.|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Director of NCIS.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Benham Parsa||Karan Oberoi||A terrorist who is also the leader of the terrorist group, the Brotherhood of Doubt. Dies after being shot by Gibbs when Parsa attempts to kill Bishop.|
|William Blake||Aaron Hill||Navy SEAL Lieutenant.|
|Pakistani Man 2||Hans Marrero||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Pakistani Man 3||Tony Graham||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Pakistani Man 4||Anthony Martins||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Watchstander||Adrian Gonzalez||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Lloyd Manditsky||John Allen Nelson||JSOC Vice Admiral.|
|Jeremy Marlens||Nestor Serrano||NSA Supervisor who is also the boss of Eleanor Bishop.|
|David Harketti||Rob Evors||Navy Hull Technician Chief.|
|Khalil Farooq||Shishir Kurup||Parsa's cousin.|