Criminal Minds (2005– )
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Derek is arrested as a serial killer, and the team must delve into his secrets in order to free him.

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Glenn Kershaw

Writers:

Jeff Davis (created by), Edward Allen Bernero | 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
Skipp Sudduth ... Det. Stan Gordinski
Julius Tennon ... Carl Buford
James MacDonald ... Det. Dennison
Kerrie Keane ... Fran
Jascha Washington ... James Barfield
Erica Gimpel ... Sarah
Benita Krista Nall ... Desiree Morgan
Keith Tisdell Keith Tisdell ... Rodney Harris
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Storyline

When Derek Morgan visits his mother in Chicago, he always visits the grave of a teenager whose corpse he found at age 13. This time he's arrested by detective Stan Gordinski, as a suspected serial killer, blamed for the death of several other teenage boys, none of whom were ever identified, embarrassingly based on a profile Jason wrote without knowing the details. The team is baffled. Derek has a whole past he hid from them, including a gang-related juvenile criminal record expunged by a judge at the recommendation of the highly respected local youth center director Buford, who inspired his - also previously unmentioned - career as a college football-scholarship student until he had a knee injury. Finally, an unlikely alternative suspect is shown to have his own, ongoing hidden past... Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

After production of the episode finished, Shemar Moore wouldn't see Erica Gimpel and Benita Krista Nall, who play Morgan's sisters, again until production of "Criminal Minds: The Company (2012)". See more »

Goofs

When Karl Buford is arrested and struggles, his suit jacket falls open revealing a script in his inside pocket. See more »

Quotes

Derek Morgan: [voiceover] "All secrets are deep. All secrets become dark. That's in the nature of secrets." - Writer: Cory Doctorow.
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In Times Like These
Performed by Mavis Staples
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Character-development for the win!
20 April 2011 | by TentaculaSee all my reviews

This episode left me surprisingly happy and that is not because the case blew me away. The "whodunitism" of this episode is really not very high, however I feel that it is focusing on the actual characters (mostly Morgan, but with many interesting dialogues or statements of the other characters) and how they are dealing with a situation that puts their faith into each other to the test.

I love how the geekiness of Reid is depicted in the very beginning and in the same scene I am finally okay with Emily Prentiss being on the team.

I very much like the background information that is given on Derek, even though it might be a little much of the "hard on the outside, soft on the inside"-cliché, but then again - I am a sucker for clichés.

The end of this episode is leaving me very satisfied because I am always hoping to get to know the characters better through their actions. If you are however searching for something that will blow your mind away because of the brutality or action, maybe this should not be your first pick.

Favorite quote of the episode: "C'mon Hotch, we all have secrets."

-Tenta


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