Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
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Sex, Birth, Death 

A young man seeks out Reid for help regarding his fantasies of killing prostitutes, just as a serial killer starts brutalizing prostitutes near the capitol.


Jeff Davis (created by), Chris Mundy | 1 more credit »




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
Anton Yelchin ... Nathan Harris
Mel Harris ... Congressman Steyer
Jessica Tuck ... Dr. Sarah Harris
Thomas Crawford ... Ronald Weems
Annie LaRussa ... Linda Weems
Susie Kantar ... Crystal
Emily Brooke Hands ... Rhonda
Katy Magnuson ... Holly


When Dr. Spencer Reid is approached in Washington, D.C. by high-school boy Nathan Harris, who attends his lectures out of fascination, he realizes only after the kid leaves he might be a serial killer, which seems to check out after having the details he mentioned verified, the victims being prostitutes marked in the flesh by a sick mind who is tortured and wants to get caught. However there seems to be another killer at work... Written by KGF Vissers

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At the very beginning, Dr. Spencer Reid sketches the portrait of Nathan Harris (Anton Yelchin) in an attempt to identify him as a potential serial killer. This sketch was actually made by Matthew Gray Gubler in real life. See more »


Around the end, when they are on the streets searching for the unsub, a bus drives by. The bus is from Montebello Bus Lines in California. See more »


Nathan Harris: Dr. Reid?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Yeah?
Nathan Harris: I know I, um, don't deserve any favors, but... whatever my psych eval says, you promise you'll tell me the truth?
[Reid nods]
Nathan Harris: Um, my mom says a promise doesn't count unless you say it out loud.
Dr. Spencer Reid: [smiles] I promise.
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Where Is My Mind
Written by Frank Black
Performed by Pixies (as The Pixies)
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The best episode??? Yes
1 August 2020 | by ojgretherSee all my reviews

I have watched almost 10 season of this show, and I can't think of an episode i love as much as this one. I'm gonna make this quick so I don't go on a tangent. The main focus on Reid, Anton Yelchin's amazing acting, the ending! This is the only episode i've watched 4-5 times and enjoyed it each time.

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29 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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