Monsters and Men (episode)

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Monsters and Men

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Monsters and Men is the fourteenth episode of Season Eleven of NCIS and the 248th episode of the NCIS series.


As the NCIS team continue searching for wanted terrorist Benham Parsa, they find themselves also investigating the death of his supposed bodyguard but they soon learn that the body is not who it is. Things soon take a turn when Bishop reveals that she has been hunting Parsa ever since her days as an NSA analyst.


The episode opens with a recap documenting 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.

Act One

Act Two

Act Three

Act Four


Gibbs after realizing that Bishop is trapped in the prison section of the ship along with wanted terrorist Benham Parsa.

Act Five

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.

Major Events

  • 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.


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 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.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Benham Parsa Karan Oberoi A Terrorist and the leader of the Brotherhood of Doubt. Dies after being shot by Gibbs when Parsa himself attempts to kill Bishop.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
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 Bishop's boss.
David Harketti Rob Evors Navy Hull Technician Chief.
Khalil Farooq Shishir Kurup Parsa's cousin.

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