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The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike... See more »

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  • Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 23 wins & 32 nominations.
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Series Cast Summary

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  Dr. Spencer Reid (323 episodes, 2005-2020)
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  Penelope Garcia (321 episodes, 2005-2020)
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  Jennifer Jareau (302 episodes, 2005-2020)
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  David Rossi (273 episodes, 2007-2020)
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  Aaron Hotchner (257 episodes, 2005-2020)
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  Derek Morgan (254 episodes, 2005-2020)
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  Emily Prentiss (194 episodes, 2006-2020)
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  Dr. Tara Lewis (87 episodes, 2015-2020)
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  Luke Alvez (69 episodes, 2016-2020)
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  Matt Simmons (49 episodes, 2015-2020)
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  Alex Blake (49 episodes, 2012-2020)
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  Jason Gideon (51 episodes, 2005-2020)
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  Elle Greenaway (28 episodes, 2005-2006)
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  Erin Strauss (25 episodes, 2007-2020)
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  Kate Callahan (23 episodes, 2014-2015)
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  Kevin Lynch (22 episodes, 2007-2014)
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  Jack Hotchner (22 episodes, 2007-2016)
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  Agent Anderson / ... (19 episodes, 2005-2020)
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  William LaMontagne Jr. (18 episodes, 2007-2020)
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  Haley Hotchner / ... (16 episodes, 2005-2013)
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  Stephen Walker (15 episodes, 2016-2017)
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  Ashley Seaver (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
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  Henry LaMontagne (13 episodes, 2009-2020)
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  Evidence Tech Gina / ... (11 episodes, 2006-2020)
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  Savannah Hayes (10 episodes, 2013-2016)
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  Diana Reid (11 episodes, 2006-2020)
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  Jordan Todd (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
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  Kristy Simmons (8 episodes, 2017-2020)
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  Beth Clemmons (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
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  Everett Lynch (6 episodes, 2019-2020)
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  Ian Doyle (6 episodes, 2011)
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  Peter Lewis (6 episodes, 2015-2017)
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  Krystall Richards (6 episodes, 2018-2020)
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  George Foyet / ... (6 episodes, 2009-2020)
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  Section Chief Mateo Cruz (6 episodes, 2013-2015)
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  Meg Callahan (6 episodes, 2014-2015)
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  Dr. Weiss / ... (6 episodes, 2013-2018)
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  Dr. Maeve Donovan (6 episodes, 2012-2020)
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  Jessica Brooks (6 episodes, 2006-2015)
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  Calvin Shaw (5 episodes, 2017)
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  Officer Lionel Wilkins (5 episodes, 2017)
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  Clyde Easter (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
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  Joy Rossi / ... (4 episodes, 2014-2019)
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  Assistant Director Linda Barnes (4 episodes, 2018)
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  Andrew Mendoza (4 episodes, 2018-2020)
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  Fiona Duncan (4 episodes, 2017)
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  Lindsey Vaughan / ... (4 episodes, 2008-2017)
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  Cat Adams (4 episodes, 2016-2020)
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  Grace Lynch (4 episodes, 2019-2020)
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  Markayla Davis (4 episodes, 2014-2015)

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Plot Summary

Based in Quantico, Virginia, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.) is a subsection of the F.B.I. Called in by local Police departments to assist in solving crimes of a serial and/or extremely violent nature where the perpetrator is unknown (referred to by the Unit as the unknown subject or "unsub" for short), the B.A.U. uses the controversial scientific art of profiling to track and apprehend the unsub. Profiling entails coming up with basic characteristics of the unsub and the victims (referred to as the victimology), using evidence from the case and matching that information to historic precedents and psychological analyses as a means to solve the case. Because of the nature of the work conducted by the B.A.U. - the work being time consuming and psychologically demanding - its members are fiercely loyal to the Unit and to its other members. Also because of the work's overall demanding nature, not many members of the B.A.U. have been able to maintain a happy or stable family life. Written by Huggo

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Taglines To catch a criminal, you have to think like one. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Quantico (United States)
  • Esprits criminels (France)
  • Mentes criminales (Spain)
  • Kriminális elmék (Hungary)
  • Мислити як злочинець (Ukraine)
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  • 42 min
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Trivia Most of the playful banter between Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) and Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) stemmed from the way the actor and actress talked to each other in real life. See more »
Goofs A flashback scene shows that Morgan was involved in Garcia's recruitment. But an earlier flashback scene showed their first interaction as occurring when Garcia was already hired. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Messenger (2009). See more »
Quotes Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: This is Special Agent Dr. Reid.
Man: Oh, you look too young to have gone to medical school.
Dr. Spencer Reid: They are Ph.D.'s, three of them.
Man: What, are you a genius or something?
Dr. Spencer Reid: I don't believe that intelligence can be accurately quantified, but I do have an IQ of 187, an eidetic memory, can read 20,000 words per minute.
[pause]
Dr. Spencer Reid: Yes, I'm a genius.
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