Criminal Minds (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
Heather 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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22 September 2005 (USA)  »

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The crime location shown in the conference room is in Kirkland, WA with an approximate location: 47.659696,-122.20249. See more »


When Morgan says that Gideon is having a nervous breakdown, Gideon walks back into the room and tells him, "they don't call them nervous breakdowns anymore", to which Reid says they call them depressive episodes. This is also incorrect. The correct term in major depressive disorder. See more »


Jason Gideon: [voiceover] Nietzsche once said, "If you look long enough into an abyss, the abyss looks into you.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


Written by Citizen Cope
Performed by Citizen Cope
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Impressed With First Look
1 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

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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