A DEA raid in Virginia 'accidentally' finds an Al Qaeda-type chemical bomb, presumably the work of Jind Allah and his Omega cell. Give her training and Middle Eastern experience, including speaking fluent Arabic, Hotch convinces Jason to take newcomer Emily Prentiss along for the interrogation in Gitmo (Guantanamo base, on Cuba). Gideon uses no further torture but Muslim-friendly reasoning, even invoking the Quran. Info makes a SWAT team find anthrax but lose a man at a second site; they learn his true identity is Egyptian: imam Jamal Abaza, who turned Jihad after his son Amir's death and set up a US MIS cell recruiting home-grown 'second choice' terrorists, who plan a bombing soon; Gideon tricks him... Written by
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"Lessons Learned" won the 2007 Human Rights First Award for Excellence in Television for its humane portrayal of detainee interrogation. The Awards Dinner, a $10,000-a-plate affair at the Chelsea Piers with Sigourney Weaver in attendance, was held on October 15, 2007. See more
When Reid tells Prentiss about the anthrax letter sent to Daschle he says that it was sent to him in 2002 while it was in fact sent in 2001. See more
GitMo's runway's perpendicular to Cuban airspace, so approaching aircraft have to negotiate a last-minute, ninety degree right turn in order to land. They call it the GitMo twist.
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