Criminal Minds: Season 1, Episode 5

Broken Mirror (19 Oct. 2005)

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One of a lawyer's identical twin daughters is kidnapped. The kidnapper contacts him and demands ransom money. The team's investigation, however, reveals that he doesn't really want the money, but both girls.



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Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Jareau (credit only)
Trish Davenport / Cheryl Davenport
Evan Davenport (as Robin Thomas)
Vincent Shyer (as Matthew Letscher)
Behavioral Analysis Unit Female Agent
2nd Aide
David J. Lee ...
FBI Agent


In New Haven, Connecticut, Trish Davenport has been kidnapped, her long term boyfriend, Jordan, is deceased at the abduction site. The BAU are called in because of the time sensitivity of the case and because of Trish's father, Evan Davenport. Evan, a high profile lawyer, has in the past received multiple death threats because of his work, having had FBI protective services for years. When Trish turned eighteen, she refused the protective service. The BAU learn that Trish is an identical twin, who has what many would consider a typical twin connection with her sister. During the initial ransom telephone call, the unsub has an unusual request, which leads to the BAU ultimately figuring out the unsub's motivations. With this knowledge, Gideon in turn uses an unusual tactic to draw out further information about who the unsub is. Despite getting some important information about the unsub, Gideon and the team don't like what it infers as it places a major obstacle in their work. Written by Huggo

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Elle Greenaway: You think Cheryl's a whack job because she claims she can feel her sister's anxiety?
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It must be one of the local FBI agents, so let's use them to hide the girl. Really? No one thought about that plot hole? Aren't there enough BAU members to assign one of them to take her to a hotel and watch her?

There are 700 agents working out of New Haven plus all the satellite offices. True, but how many of them have been INSIDE the lawyer's house and know his family?

I hate it when they go against common sense.

All the actors did well with the material they were given though, I must say.

Side note: excellent musical score on this one. It was noticeably cool.

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