Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: Season 1, Episode 9

Smother (13 Apr. 2011)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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The Red Cell team must track down a suspect who is kidnapping young mothers. Meanwhile, Beth discovers why this particular case hits close to home for Mick.



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Episode credited cast:
Trevor Norwood (as Brendan Coughlin)
Kurt Reston
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashley Lane Adams ...
Sarah Travers
Searching Man
Store Employee
8-Year-Old Boy
Tanya Reston
Deirdre Norris
Officer in Park (as Al Damji)


The Red Cell team must track down a suspect who is kidnapping young mothers. Meanwhile, Beth discovers why this particular case hits close to home for Mick.

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After Sam sets Penelope to multitasking, as she hangs up the phone we are shown a photo of JJ & Garcia. It's very quick & a little out of focus as it is used as a segue to a different scene. See more »


Mick Rawson: I know it's not my place, but do you mind if I give you some advice?
Kurt Reston: I'm taking anything I can get these days.
Mick Rawson: When he's ready, tell Ben that you need his help with the little one. Let him know that it's his job to tell his sister about their mother. It'll keep her alive for both of them.
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Smothered in Ickiness
28 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here we have an episode that went where few shows dare to go. The killer in this episode is acting out on the fact that his mother abused him sexually as a child. While child sex offenders of all types are despising, I find it particularly horrible when it is a mother who is abusing her own child. It was for this reason that I gave this episode a 10. I actually felt sorry for the killer by the time this episode was over, and the fact that he turned out to still be a kid was only one part of the reason.

As I get further into this season I am becoming more and more comfortable with the characters so my reviews are more episode content oriented as we go along. I enjoyed this episode. If only because I found it very hard to watch.

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