Criminal Minds: Season 2, Episode 11

Sex, Birth, Death (29 Nov. 2006)

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A young man seeks out Reid for help regarding his fantasies of killing prostitutes, just as a serial killer starts brutalizing prostitutes near the capitol.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Harris
Congressman Steyer
Dr. Sarah Harris
Ronald Weems
Linda Weems


When Dr. Spencer Reid is approached in Washington, D.C. by high-school boy Nathan Harris, who attends his lectures out of fascination, he realizes only after the kid leaves he might be a serial killer, which seems to check out after having the details he mentioned verified, the victims being prostitutes marked in the flesh by a sick mind who is tortured and wants to get caught. However there seems to be another killer at work... Written by KGF Vissers

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At the very beginning of the episode, Dr. Spencer Reid sketches the portrait of Nathan Harris (played by Anton Yelchin) in an attempt to identify him as a potential serial killer. This sketch was actually made by Matthew Gray Gubler in real life. See more »


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Jason Gideon: Paramedics say he wouldn't have made it without you. You saved his life.
Dr. Spencer Reid: He wanted me to let him die.
Jason Gideon: He's sick. He needed saving.
Dr. Spencer Reid: And how many people's lives did I risk in the future?
Jason Gideon: Profiles can be wrong.
Dr. Spencer Reid: What if it's not? What if next time he kills somebody?
Jason Gideon: Then you catch him.
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SUPERB performance by young Anton Yelchin
22 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

***********Contains Spoilers***************** I just watched this episode and was completely blown away by Anton Yelchin's performance. His character, which on the outside appears to have a introverted and sensitive side, reveals his cold blooded side in a dark and terrifying cry for help. Anton Yelchin plays tormented Nathan Harris, a Washington DC teen who reaches out to Dr. Reid in hopes he can help him come to grips with his dark fantasy: killing prostitutes. In the meantime, the team have their hands full in dealing with a serial killer killing a string of prostitutes. At first, young Harris is considered a suspect, but they soon learn that he's not the least not yet. With the help of Reid, Harris begins to reveal his demons and struggles with his fantasies, but he finds it's getting harder and harder to control. Dr. Reid soon finds himself drawn to the terrified Harris and endeavors to help him before it's too late.

As usual, the cast is awesome to watch, but Yelchin's performance stood out among the rest in this episode. One of the best ones i've seen so far. A 10! :)

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