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The cases of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

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 Dr. Spencer Reid (274 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Penelope Garcia (272 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Aaron Hotchner (256 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Jennifer Jareau (253 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Derek Morgan (250 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 David Rossi (224 episodes, 2007-2017)
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 Emily Prentiss (145 episodes, 2006-2017)
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Based in Quantico, Virginia, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a subsection of the FBI. Called in by local police departments to assist in solving crimes of a serial and/or extremely violent nature where the perpetrator is unknown (referred to by the Unit as the unknown subject or unsub for short), the BAU uses the controversial scientific art of profiling to track and apprehend the unsub. Profiling entails coming up with basic characteristics of the unsub and the victims (referred to as the victimology), using evidence from the case and matching that information to historic precedents and psychological analyses as a means to solve the case. Because of the nature of the work conducted by the BAU - the work being time consuming and psychologically demanding - its members are fiercely loyal to the Unit and to its other members. Also because of the work's overall demanding nature, not many members of the BAU have been able to maintain a happy or stable family life. Written by Huggo

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Staying one step ahead of a killer takes a Criminal Mind. See more »


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JJ's children are played by A.J. Cook's actual children, Mekhai & Phoenix Andersen. Thomas Gibson's son, Travis Gibson, appeared in an episode that he directed. Joe Mantegna's daughter, Gia Mantegna, made a guest appearance in season 3. See more »

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While the show has used different model GulfStreams,they always have the same interior. There have been minor changes in the interior over the seasons. The size of the cabin shown is most likely the G450 or G550 which have similar interiors. A G100 or G200 is a much smaller cabin, narrower and not as much headroom when walking in aisle. See more »

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Special Agent Jason Gideon: Confucius once said, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."
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Criminally Mind Blowing
15 May 2006 | by (Dublin Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is a quality programme, I found it a few weeks ago it was on after CSI Vegas and myself and the girlfriend decided we would give it ago, After all variety is the spice of life. Within ten minutes we were hooked the cast is so well assembled we especially love Dr Spencer Reid, He is comes a cross like a real nervous geek, In his own words he looks like a teaching assistant. I think the stories are very well thought out, and the acting is super. I never thought I could take Thomas Gibson as a serious actor after Darma and Greg. But I think he is so good in this, You can almost hear his brain ticking over as he mulls over any given situation. As for the rest they all gel so well together. This programme will raise the tension so high within the first ten minutes and will leave you hanging of the edge of the edge of your seat until the last very moment. It's amazing. This programme has definitely made it into my must watch TV schedule along with the CSI franchise Cold Case and Law and Order SVU.


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