Criminal Minds: Season 1, Episode 13

Poison (18 Jan. 2006)

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The apparent spiking of citizens of a town in New Jersey, puts the BAU on the trail of a poisoner who may not be done.

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In Beachwood, NJ, Eric Fisher's recently divorced father, high-school teacher Jack Fisher, goes berserk while driving the boy back to his adulterous ex. He even hurts him under influence of rohypnol-poisoned LSD which has also affected other users. The team profiles an elaborate revenge plot by a clever social outcast with substance access. Written by KGF Vissers

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Toward the end of the episode, Morgan comes up behind a suspect with his gun drawn, then the sound of a gun cocking is heard. Agent Morgan carries a Glock, which has no external hammer that can be cocked. See more »

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Aaron Hotchner: We believe whoever poisoned these people was motivated by revenge.
Derek Morgan: The randomness of the victimology, average people in an average-sized town, all points to a local resident.
Elle Greenaway: We know that people who poison for the purpose of revenge primarily act alone.
Aaron Hotchner: However, he may have manipulated someone close to him to assist him. The unsub usually disposes of these accomplices when they are of no further use to him.
Elle Greenaway: The unsub is likely a cautious, deliberate, and highly functioning male between the ages...
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Not bad
8 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Now this episode of "Criminal Minds" I actually enjoyed. It wasn't extremely gripping or thought-provoking like some other television shows, but I found myself interested enough and it followed along nicely.

It started by showing the tragic consequences of one man's hallucination. Several others had similar symptoms and testing showed they had all been poisoned. There was no threatening letter or ransom letter. The F.B.I. profilers were called in to try and determine the motive and criminal.

I actually found this episode had some nice scenes. The plot went along nicely enough, it felt less stereotypical and preachy than the other episodes I have seen. I also noticed that there was some nice editing (well, jump-cuts used appropriately, which always make me feel cheerful, although they did start to overuse them towards the end) and music, which generally made it all more exciting. Unfortunately, the criminal himself didn't seem particularly interesting nor believable - typical motive which they figured out, but his character just didn't seem to ring true. Having said that, I don't know any psychopathic revenge poisoners, so I'm probably not the best person to judge.

Overall, quite a good episode.


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