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.

Director:

Guy Norman Bee

Writers:

Jeff Davis (created by), Jim Clemente | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mandy Patinkin ... Jason Gideon
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Anthony Azizi ... Jind Allah
Meredith Monroe ... Haley Hotchner
Lauren Stamile ... DEA Agt. Bonnie Ryan
Kevin Chapman ... FBI Agt. Andy Bingaman
Roger Ranney Roger Ranney ... DEA Agent Ken Norwood
Wiley M. Pickett ... CIA #1 (as Wiley Pickett)
Michael Rose ... CIA #2 (as Michael Edward Rose)
Brad Blaisdell ... Sec. Chief
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Storyline

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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The first episode to be written by real-life FBI profiler and show consultant, Jim Clemente. 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 »

Quotes

Emily Prentiss: Excuse me sir, I just want to let you know how much I appreciate...
Jason Gideon: You don't thank me
Emily Prentiss: Sir?
Jason Gideon: Not a favor
Emily Prentiss: Of course. I know that
Jason Gideon: You're coming to do a job
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Connections

References Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Criminal Minds Theme
Composed by Mark Mancina
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Interviewing the prisoner at GITMO
27 November 2006 | by bilsan14See 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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