Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
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In Name and Blood 

With Gideon still missing, Hotchner puts in for a transfer and Prentiss tenders her resignation, but both are drawn back to work by a serial killer targeting women in a particularly heartless fashion.


Jeff Davis (created by), Chris Mundy




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
Gordon Clapp ... Det. Vic Wolynski
Meredith Monroe ... Haley Hotchner
Yvonne Jung ... Claire
Chandler Canterbury ... David Smith
Jayne Atkinson ... Erin Strauss
Eddie Cibrian ... Joe Smith
Stefan Marks ... Bill Thompson
Grace Renn ... Lisa Phillips


Aaron Hotchner is contemplating a transfer to another unit, and Emily Prentiss is quitting the FBI, and Jason Gideon is missing. The team, led shakily by Director Erin Strauss, is called to Milwaukee to investigate a serial killer who has had 5 female victims. Horribly, it seems that the killer is using his young son to lure in the victims. As Aaron rejoins the team, along with Emily, this puts his marriage on shaky ground. We learn the fate of Jason Gideon, as this was the final episode starring Mandy Patinkin, who has left the show. Written by Dave Goldhirsch

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Eddie Cibrian (Joe Smith) and Yvonne Jung (Claire) worked together previously on Third Watch. See more »


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Erin Strauss: This is your fifth victim, right?
Det. Vic Wolynski: Yes.
Erin Strauss: You should've called soon.
Det. Vic Wolynski: I thought we had a handle on.
Erin Strauss: Apparently, not.
Jennifer Jareau: Ma'am.
[to Det. Wolynski]
Jennifer Jareau: Excuse me, sir.
Jennifer Jareau: [to Strauss] We need to work with... these detectives.
Erin Strauss: I'm sorry?
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Decent, but incorrect in some respects.
26 June 2019 | by fallencarpathiaSee all my reviews

Overall this was a pretty good episode, but what spoiled it for me was their insanely incorrect description of what Borderline personality disorder is. Being as I have BPD myself, it's really quite annoying and frustrating to see it misrepresented in this way, and with a show like this, where they rely upon these facts and profiles for the show to make sense, you'd think they'd accurately research these things.

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Release Date:

3 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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