Criminal Minds: Season 7, Episode 18

Foundation (4 Apr. 2012)

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A boy named Angel is found wandering in the desert, and when another boy turns up missing, the BAU searches for the kidnapper.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Allen
J.B. Allen
Detective Perez
Angel Suarez
Dr. Larson
Matt Nelson
Emma Nelson
Richard Henderson


A Latino boy, somewhere in his early to mid teens, is found wandering in the middle of the desert outside of Crawford, Arizona. He had obviously escaped from some sort of extended captivity, as he has ankle chain scars, is extremely emaciated from lack of nourishment, light and mobility, and he has cuts on the bottom of his feet from running through the nearby cactus field. Getting any information from him or examining him proves to be difficult as he has an extreme case of conditioned emotional response, which is resulting in him hiding in the dark, not speaking and not wanting any human contact. An emotional Morgan uses information from his own troubled background to try and get through to the boy. There is some sense of urgency to the case as Billy Henderson, an overly cautious boy from a stable family, has just gone missing from his home in nearby Flagstaff and is presumed the unsub's latest victim. Meanwhile, the emaciated boy's story played on the local news brings up a thirty ... Written by Huggo

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Emily Prentiss: I know this isn't easy for you
Samantha Allen: If I accuse him and, and he has done nothing... then I betrayed him
Samantha Allen: But if he has, you'll save a young boy
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Women need to stop being referred to as Bitches on TV shows
7 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Near the very end of this episode, Shamar Moore's character is consoling the boy Angel, who is safe now, and the cop is talking very soft and soothing to him, letting him know it's all OK now. And during this touching speech, he refers to the "unsub" (i.e., the bad guy) as "a son of a bitch," WHILE he is talking to this 12-year old boy. What I don't get is: WHY is the perpetrator's MOTHER a bitch? She's not even in the show! And why is a responsible, caring police officer (or FBI or whatever they are) calling women bitches when talking to a 12-year old boy? Why do male script writers for Television think it's OK to have dialog that calls women "Bitches," "You Stupid Bitch," or refer to a male as a "Son of a Bitch"? OK, we get it. You HATE WOMEN. Knock it off already! Women are lots of your viewers and are often the target audience advertisers on nighttime cop dramas are trying to reach. Why do you have to insult us CONTINUALLY for being female? Grow UP. Women are not all a bunch of BITCHES and referring to women as bitches on television is NO DIFFERENT than referring to African American's as "the N-word" and you don't see that on every single show on television. Make you money insulting your OWN KIND (i.e., MEN). And no, calling a man a "son of a bitch" is NOT insulting the man, it's insulting his mother, calling her a bitch. It is not fair to "teach" kids and adults alike that it's just "normal" to refer to women as bitches, but TV shows like this DO reinforce that notion, by the continual reference to women in that way. And it is not fair to censor this post due to my use of this derogatory word, because it's in almost every show on TV. If TV can broadcast it, then women should have the right to comment on the use of this offensive term for women.

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