Criminal Minds: Season 4, Episode 1

Mayhem (24 Sep. 2008)

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As the city is on high alert, the team begins to believe that they have made a mistake with the profile and that everything the terrorists have done so far may in fact just have been diversion for something even bigger.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Bartleby (as Moe Daniels)
Ben Abner
Colm Lagan


The BAU now believe that the subway killings were conducted by several people as part of a larger terrorist plot, those killings just a test for a wider mass attack to come. But a car bomb has just exploded close to the New York FBI headquarters, that car belonging to Joyner. Just outside the vehicle, Hotch is injured with a severe ringing in his ears from the explosion, is shocked, but is alive and mobile. Joyner on the other hand is severely injured. She knows her chances of survival are slim as the emergency responders were previously ordered not to attend such incidents because of the possible terrorist second wave hit. Garcia catches some interesting images at the bomb site which could compromise Hotch and Joyner's safety. The team do not yet realize that other things beyond what Garcia saw on camera are far more dangerous to Hotch and Joyner and the population of New York in general despite the team feeling that the car bomb is just too minor an incident in and of itself. The ... Written by Huggo

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When the SUV explodes, it is stopped at a red light one lane away from the curb (for location safety) with brake lights on. Later shots of the wreckage had it parked at the curb and surveillance video established no one was inside at the time of the explosion to be pressing the brake pedal. See more »


Aaron Hotchner: [opening quote, voiceover] "Never think that war, no matter how necessary nor how justified, is not a crime." - Ernest Hemingway.
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14 February 2013 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

The fact of the matter is that they didn't air episode 66 on Danish television but skipped directly to episode 92. Not a week apart but two episodes aired directly after each other 66 followed by 92. This also happened in re-runs.

I was actually thinking that the ending of 65 was a producer trick like they did in Dynasty. Season ending is "Somebody get's killed" and in production line they start renegotiating contracts.

So I read ttapola's review (the only one) to find out what happened to the characters in my favorite series as I would expect somebody was missing 26 episodes later. Looks like I'm not missing anything in episode 66. Thanks ttapola - don't blame the messenger people...

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