Psych Out is the sixteenth episode in Season Nine of NCIS and the 202nd episode of the entire NCIS series.
A high-level security Naval reservist is found dead, forcing the NCIS team to investigate and determine if the death is really a suicide or murder.
Wade and Derek, two robbers successfully enter a home by smashing the window of the back door, enabling them to gain access.
As they enter the kitchen, closing the door, Derek realizes that the light's still on and asks Wade if he cut the alarm.
Wade remarks that he cut the phone line. He also goes on to say that detectors won't signal the cops and that they're cool.
The two then continue into the main area of the house, carefully closing the door.
Suddenly, they stop upon hearing footsteps coming from upstairs.
Wade stops Derek with Wade asking Derek if he heard that.
They pause upon hearing the sound of a chair scraping against the floor.
Derek realizes that someone's up there.
Wade wonders if Derek's cool.
"No problem", Derek replies, holding up a small pistol.
The two then reach the stairway and plan to go up the stairs but Derek gets a shock when a body lands in front of him, causing both Derek and Wade to fly back against the wall, Derek shouting "What the Hell?" and firing two shots at a man.
Wade angrily wonders what Derek is doing.
Derek protests that the guy came out of nowhere.
Wade insists that they gotta go.
He then yells at Derek again which this time gets a response with the two fleeing with Derek muttering, "Oh my God".
With that, the two flee.
It then cuts to the man who hangs there, a rope around his neck, his expression full of puzzlement.
NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo arrives into the bullpen in an unusually good mood.
His partner, fellow NCIS Special Agent Ziva David wonders why Tony's preppy.
- Dr Samantha Ryan is introduced for the first time.
- Jamie Lee Curtis is credited as a Special Guest Star.
|Leroy Jethro Gibbs||Mark Harmon||Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Anthony DiNozzo||Michael Weatherly||Senior Special Agent of the NCIS Major Response Team.|
|Ziva David||Cote de Pablo||Junior Special Agent of the NCIS Major Response Team.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perrette||Chief Forensic Specialist of the NCIS Major Response Team.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray (actor)||Special Agent of the NCIS Major Response Team.|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Director of NCIS.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner of the NCIS Major Response Team.|
|Dr. Rachel Cranston||Wendy Makkena||NCIS Psychologist and the elder sister of the deceased Kate Todd.|
|NCIS Cashier Fred Seymour||Samm Levine||Accountant.|
|Samantha Ryan||Jamie Lee Curtis||Head of the PsyOps Division and former colleague of Director Vance at the Naval War college.|
|Amber Banks||Spencer Locke||Daughter of the victim and also his killer.|
|Beth Banks||Kirsten Nelson||Ex-wife of the victim.|
|Military Liaison Ross Kilmer||Brandon Ray Olive||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Former Navy Commander Brian Mitchell||Aubrey Deeker||Navy reservist member of an MIOS operation.|
|Former Marine 2nd Lieutenant Kyle Baxter||Rob Mayes||A man who appears in the episode.|
|DEA Agent Simon Lewis||Robert Craighead||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Navy Reservist Dr. Robert Banks||Richard Gleason||Psychiatrist, a friend/patient of Dr. Rachel Cranston and also the main murder victim.|
|Wade||Jack Guzman||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Derek||Faruq Tauheed||A man who appears in the episode.|