Criminal Minds (2005– )
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When a bomb is found at what was thought to be a drug lab BAU is brought in, and while Hotch conducts a state-side investigation Gideon matches wits with a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay.

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... Jason Gideon
... Aaron Hotchner
... Emily Prentiss
... Derek Morgan
... Dr. Spencer Reid
... Jennifer Jareau
... Penelope Garcia
... Jind Allah
... Haley Hotchner
... DEA Agt. Bonnie Ryan
... FBI Agt. Andy Bingaman
Roger Ranney ... DEA Agent Ken Norwood
... CIA #1 (as Wiley Pickett)
... CIA #2 (as Michael Edward Rose)
... Sec. Chief
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A DEA raid in Virginia 'accidentally' finds an Al Qaeda-type chemical bomb, presumably the work of Jind Allah and his Omega cell. Give her training and Middle Eastern experience, including speaking fluent Arabic, Hotch convinces Jason to take newcomer Emily Prentiss along for the interrogation in Gitmo (Guantanamo base, on Cuba). Gideon uses no further torture but Muslim-friendly reasoning, even invoking the Quran. Info makes a SWAT team find anthrax but lose a man at a second site; they learn his true identity is Egyptian: imam Jamal Abaza, who turned Jihad after his son Amir's death and set up a US MIS cell recruiting home-grown 'second choice' terrorists, who plan a bombing soon; Gideon tricks him... Written by KGF Vissers

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This is the first episode where Derek Morgan uses the term "baby girl" while talking to Penelope Garcia. See more »

Goofs

The terrorists time their ultimate attack when the crescent moon rises, shortly after sunset. However, the crescent moon after a new moon lags behind the sun. It would already have risen, shortly after sunrise. It's setting would similarly be after sunset. See more »

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Jason Gideon: Why? Why is it always those who profess to be the most fervent believers in this war, they always manipulate other people to die for them?
Jind Allah: Does your president go into battle? Or does he send your children?
Jason Gideon: Tonight, all those innocent people...
Jind Allah: There is no such thing Gideon. They were infidels. And they were engaged in activities that spread American policies over the entire world. Your incessant need to own things, material things. Your capitalism rests on the back of third world countries. No ...
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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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Criminal Minds (TV Show Intro / Main Song Theme)
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Interviewing the prisoner at GITMO
27 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

The statement made by Gideon: You have perverted your faith to justify killing millions of people.

I'm interested to know Mr. Patinkin's thoughts while doing that scene. Apart from doing his job as an actor, did that statement of Gideon's ring true to Mr. Patinkin? He is such a great actor, one cannot read his face to determine, or rather, have a glance to his personal character or beliefs.

The interviewing scenes were riveting, and this particular one, when Gideon's statement was made, actually became the very crux of the story. It also reflected the very crux of what has been happening in real life. A perversion of faith.

Can this web page tell me Mr. Patinkin's thoughts of this subject?


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