The BAU is requested to assist on a case in Mexico to determine if there is a serial killer in the town of a police captain who attended one of Gideon's seminars.

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Captain Navarro (as Carlos Gomez)
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Deputy Borquez
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Rosa Trejo (as Darlena Tejeiro)
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Roberto Gonzalez (as Andres Saenz-Hudson)
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In Allende del Sol, a Mexican factory and tourist town, the papers write about a serial killer. The government wants that theory squashed by the BAU profilers after the twelfth rape-murder in two years. The latest victim was 62-year old Lupe Trejo, whose son, Miguel, was arrested as a suspect. Gideon knows from a seminar the local police captain, Victor Navarro, who claims Mexican cultural emphasis on family and machismo won't permit Gideon's profiling method to work there. The Trejo murder site shows Gideon that Lupe discovered her son Miguel is a closet homosexual, unspeakable in the macho town. To save Miguel from being killed in prison, his sister Rosa claims Miguel's boyfriend, Roberto Gonzalez, was outside the house and noticed a social worker, either female or a cross-dresser. Atypically, the next victim, Isabella Santiago, is stabbed to death the following day. The team believes it's a rapist who became impotent, probably after being ridiculed by Milagros Villanueva a month ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Machismo is a Spanish word derived from macho, meaning a strong sense of masculine pride. See more »

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There are no maiden names in Mexico. Although Mexican women may sometimes use their husband's surname (usually preceded by the words "Missus of"), the birth name of a Mexican woman remains her legal name until her death. See more »

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Jason Gideon: In my experience, evil is not a cultural phenomenon. It's a human one.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Criminal Minds (TV Show Intro / Main Song Theme)
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Too Much Bias Mars The Story
28 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Mexican proverb: A house does not rest upon the ground it sit, but upon a woman."

That's the ending line in this overly-feminist-slanted episode where women are all victims of the "machimso" mentality that pervades Mexico, according to this program. (If I was a Mexican male watching this propaganda piece, I would quite a bit offended. Imagine them saying the opposite. It wouldn't be "tolerated.")

Anway, in the small town (pop. 20,000) of Allende del Sol, Mexico, we see murdered the 11th victim of a Mexican serial killer, something the government does not acknowledge as existing in Mexico, according to this program. Whatever. The fact is, as Gideon points, serial killers are a human problem, not a cultural one.

The killer here, who has more problems than 20 counselors could solve in a lifetime according to the BAU's profile, is a tough one to find: another of those anonymous-looking and meek guys who has big-time rage problems inside of him (or her).

The show could have been a good one without all the heavy-handed gender bias thrown into the mix.


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