Criminal Minds: Season 1, Episode 1

Extreme Aggressor (22 Sep. 2005)

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The team travels to Seattle to find the captor of four missing women.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Clerk (The Footpath Killer)
Richard Slessman
Tim Vogel
Heather Woodland
David Woodland
Louise Grant ...
Mrs. Slessman
Seattle ASAC (as Hiro Kangawa)


Supervisory Special Agent Jason Gideon returns to the Behavioral Analysis Unit after an extended medical leave, and BAU team leader Aaron Hotchner must secretly evaluate Gideon's performance. Gideon's first case upon his return involves tracking down an unsub (unknown subject) in Seattle before he kills his latest kidnap victim. Written by Mark Cabot

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In this episode, Gideon profiles a killer and correctly predicts that he would have a speech impediment. This was based on a real life case, investigated by FBI agent John Douglas, former chief of the FBIs Investigative Support Unit. See more »


When Reid and Morgan are trying to figure out the computer password, they pull Metallica's "Some Kind of Monster" out of the CD tray, and Reid guesses that the password is "Enter Sandman", but that track is not on that CD. So it's not possible for the killer to listen to that track when falling asleep. (When Reid suggests "Enter Sandman" it is in response to Morgan saying "I'm an insomniac who listens to Metallica to fall asleep at night. What song could possibly speak to me?" Also the CD is in the laptop computer. When Morgan lays down on the bed he reaches over his head and pulls down a portable CD player with headphones, which is probably what Richard listens to while trying to fall asleep.) See more »


[referring to Gideon]
Dr. Spencer Reid: Do you know why he always introduces me as Dr. Reid?
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Because he knows that people see you as a kid and he wants to make sure that they respect you.
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This is the pilot episode for the new-and-successful TV show delving into the minds of all kinds of criminals, from serial killers to arsonists to rapists, on and on. The first case deals with a guy up in Seattle who is luring girls - this latest case through a sports car ad

  • to him, then holding them for seven days in a cage before killing

them. He clips their fingernails, one of a few idiosyncrasies. But that doesn't turn out to mean anything. However, what does turn out is that he has a partner, so they have to find two people.

We are introduced to the main character, "Gideon" (Mandy Patakin), a grim- faced 50-something who apparently did this line of work before in this unit of the FBI but had a nervous breakdown. This is his first case back since the "major depression," as it is now labeled. The question is whether he can "cut it" and return to field action. We slowly get to see the people is going to be working with, I assume. (This DVD is my introduction to the series.)

It's an interesting and suspenseful opener. The final minute leads into a second show and a new case. I don't know if this is going to be the way the show operates on a regular basis or not.

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