Ellie Bishop on NCIS: Did She Make You Forget About Cote de Pablo?

Gut Check

Some people just cannot ever be replaced. That is how many people feel about Cote de Pablo on NCIS. The thing is, she left the show, and sometimes we just all need to move on. Last night was the first time her replacement, Ellie Bishop played by Emily Wickersham, was on the show. Not replacement as in taking her part, but as in a new character who will fill the void she left. It strikes an odd chord with fans of Cote de Pablo, because even if the new star is good, you cannot help but wonder what would have happened had de Pablo stayed on the show. So was Wickersham a good choice, or did the show feel broken without Cote?

As TV Line talks about today, it really is a little too early to tell. While Ellie Bishop’s character made a huge impression of the writer’s and rest of the staff, it may take a little while longer for the rest of us to warm up to her. What you need to understand is, Cote de Pablo was a huge force on that show, and a key reason many people watched it. Her liberal mix of beauty and brains was enough to keep most glued to the screen, and the working chemistry she had with the others on the show was palpable. The reality is, if the producers, writers, and directors like Ellie Bishop, we probably will, too.

Just need to give us a few weeks to make sure.

Image/ Cliff Lipson @CBS Broadcasting Inc

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  • queendenise

    I loved Bishop in her first episode.She needs to be given a chance just as Ziva was given a chance. I’m not the only viewer that found Ziva extremely irritating and smug her first episode.

    • Alicia

      Exactly. The judgment that was happening before she was even introduced was not only unfair but ludicrous as well

  • agentscully514

    I liked her. But forget Ziva? Of course not. I never will.

  • Jean-charles Tillmann

    no chance, she can do what she want, my Cote replace nobody. She is at wrong time at wrong place. It’s not her fault.

  • Alicia

    It’s like comparing apples to oranges. I for one liked Bishop right off the bat. She’s different and that’s why I like her

  • Norma

    Sorry but did not like Ellie. Too boring and even had the other characters not in sinc.
    The whole story line was not very interesting. Dress and hair not office material. NCIS has always been my favorite so hopefully I can get back into it…..

  • Terry Headley

    No interest.. Managed 15 minutes and totally lost any interest in watching the show or the rest of the season for that matter.

  • FutureMedia

    I think she’s awesome and the show is lucky to have snagged her. I am really looking forward to seeing more of her on every episode. She happily makes me willing to forget Cote de Pablo who I also adore.

  • jj

    Heck no. She is awful! And this has nothing to do with Cote. Even if Ziva’s character never exists, Bishop’s character is still horrible. I actually like NCIS LA better now.

  • Sharon

    Uhm NOOOO!!!! Yes I loved Ziva, but this girl is just unprofessional for a NCIS agent….and she’s a poor actress!!! I really don’t look forward to watching the show like I use to. Bishop just gets on my nerves and takes away from the shows appeal!!! I really wish they’s bring Ziva back!!!