Criminal Minds: Season 7, Episode 20

The Company (11 Apr. 2012)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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The BAU searches for Morgan's cousin in Chicago when his sister Desiree is injured in a car accident after chasing a car presumed to be carrying his cousin.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm Ford
Cindi Burns
Yvonne Burns
Desiree Morgan
Det. Palmer
Larry Stiles
Dominic Maguire


The team heads to Chicago, Illinois, where Morgan has a personal case on which they should work. His older sister Desiree spotted their cousin Cindi with an unknown black man, she who went into hiding eight years ago after being stalked by a Caucasian man named John Hitchens. Cindi never made it to her safe place, going missing en route. Cindi was thought to have been murdered by Hitchens, who committed suicide two weeks following Cindi's disappearance. Morgan recently reported to his family that Cindi's remains were found during the investigation of another case in which the BAU was involved. When Morgan hears Desiree's story and the certainty that who she saw was indeed Cindi, Morgan has to confess that he lied to his family about finding Cindi's remains in that previous case if only to provide them with some closure. When the team starts their investigation with Hitchen's suicide, they find that the high powered gun used, overkill for a suicide attempt, was not purchased by him but... Written by Huggo

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When the episode was filming, Shemar Moore hadn't seen Erica Gimpel and Benita Krista Nall, who play his siblings, since the production of Criminal Minds: Profiler, Profiled (2006). See more »


It is established early on that Desiree is Morgan's sister and Cindi is their cousin. At the end Cindi tells her son that she wants him to meet his uncle. If Morgan and Cindi are cousins, Morgan would be her son's cousin once removed, not his uncle. To be his uncle, Morgan and Cindi would have to be siblings. See more »


Jennifer Jareau: So then I get home and of course, he's still up past his bedtime.
Emily Prentiss: Uh, it reminds me why I'm not married.
Jennifer Jareau: Oh, well, neither am I, technically.
Emily Prentiss: Yeah, you're right. That's true. Do you guys ever...
Jennifer Jareau: No, I really don't need a man to tell me what to do.
Emily Prentiss: Yeah.
Malcolm Ford: Excuse me.
Jennifer Jareau: Shh! The adults are talking. When it's your turn to speak, I'll give you permission. Okay?
Emily Prentiss: So, anyway... Any sleep?
Jennifer Jareau: No, of course not.
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Music & lyrics by Isaac Slade
Performed by The Fray
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Great episode, but ...
9 December 2012 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Great episode. Amazing spin & story lines.

Loved it. Loved the storyline. Loved the recurring characters, Loved the implications, Loved the emotions involved.

Just an amazing storyline.

But.... I would've made it into a special (make it a longer episode since it's so special to a member of the team) like they did with the episodes about Ian Doyle.

It would've allowed for a more complete portrayal of the all possible discovery of information and all possible searches the team performs. Maybe even include a goose chase.

But other than that, GREAT EPISODE. JUST LOVED IT !!!!

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