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
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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22 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Henry, a name brought up in the baby names conversation in relation to Lee Lucas, would be what JJ names her first son in Season 4. 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 »


Derek Morgan: Next time, show a little leg
Elle Greenaway: Morgan! The only time you gonnal see a leg from me is when I'm about to kick your ass!
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


Criminal Minds (TV Show Intro / Main Song Theme)
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Extreme Aggressor
9 April 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The first episode of Criminal Minds has some flashy shots to establish itself from rival shows and its dark subject matter.

Mandy Patinkin is Special Agent Jason Gideon, teaching FBI recruits in Quantico, but now bought back to the field after what seems like a nervous breakdown.

The show is about the FBI Agents in the Behavioral Analysis Unit, in short profilers who have been beloved since Will Graham and the film Manhunter. This means we enter the minds of very bad people and what could be race against time.

Gideon has been flown into Seattle as a woman has been lured and is likely to be held for seven days before being strangled. She is the latest victim and in some ways the aggressor wants to be caught and may even have left clues behind.

The pilot episode was suspenseful and at times grim, Gideon is brilliant at reading people and situations but I was not overly impressed by it. Maybe it needed some silliness or even black humour.

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