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Soul Mates 

The team suspects that a member of an affluent community is responsible for the disappearance of a young woman.

Director:

John Gallagher

Writers:

Jeff Davis (created by), Debra J. Fisher | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau (credit only)
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
Michael Boatman ... William Harris
George Newbern ... Stephen Baleman
Dana Davis ... Andrea Harris
Valarie Pettiford ... Sharon Harris
Steve Rankin ... Detective Linden
Tay Blessey ... Connie Mayers
Meta Golding ... Jordan Todd
Hayley Holmes ... Holly
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Storyline

To his Sarasota Florida neighbors, William Harris is a model family man and upstanding citizen. However, he is taken into custody on suspicions of being the murderer of young women, accusations which followed him from Atlanta, where his family was forced to moved from because of the previous accusations. Harris denies any involvement and is confident that his wife can (and will) post the $5 million bail as she does not believe he had anything to do with the murders. The victims are held for two days before they are strangled to death. The victims are also alternately a white woman then a black woman. The latest possible victim is Missy Dewalt, who has been missing for a few hours. However, her dead body is found within the day, the time of death being when Harris was in custody. Based on a secret blog found deleted from Harris' computer and Missy's death, the BAU are certain that Harris is the murderer but has an accomplice. Harris' daughter, Andrea, grows suspicious of his ... Written by Huggo

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Dana Davis (Andrea Harris) was 31 when she played a teenager here. See more »

Goofs

The BAU recognizes the lyrics to the song "Here Comes My Girl" and decides that it must be the "audible signal" the UNSUBs are using, saying, "That's the song that was playing when we pulled in to the cul-de-sac!" This is actually seen in a flashback. However, at the beginning, the UNSUB receives the signal while sitting in the car with his daughter. He then leaves the car to go back into his house. The BAU and local law enforcement arrives later and arrests him inside his house, leading him out in cuffs. In other words, they could not have recognized the song as the signal because they weren't there to hear it. See more »

Quotes

Derek Morgan: [closing quotation, voiceover] British historian C. Northcote Parkinson said "Delay is the deadliest form of denial."
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Soundtracks

Here Comes My Girl
Written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell
Performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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Interesting if a little predictable and plain
24 January 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Season 4 is a strong contender for the best season of 'Criminal Minds'. One where the lesser episodes, such as "Demonology" and "Catching Out", are still better than the worst episodes of particularly Seasons 9 and 11, and where there are so many classic episodes that picking a favourite is like trying to say what your favourite ice cream flavour is.

Is "Soul Mates" one of the season's classics? No. However, while a lesser episode of the season perhaps (which is an indicator as to how good Season 4 is) it is a very decent episode. "Soul Mates" is somewhat predictable in places, the outcome especially can be smelt from miles off and it was a shame to see such an intelligent and lovely character like Andrea being so reckless and endangering life towards the end.

Much more could have been done with the second unsub as well. A great job was done with Harris, so it was disappointing that the second unsub was nowhere near as intriguing or exuded anywhere near as strong a personality. The lack of profiling, a huge part of the show's charm and one of the main reasons why it works so well when executed well, was a shame, and the episode occasionally feels jumpy.

However, "Soul Mates" looks great, as ever made with style, class and gritty atmosphere. The music is suitably haunting and moody (with some creative use of lyrics), and the direction and most of the pacing are taut.

The script is thought-provoking, and while the humour is kept at minimum here there are a few very funny moments. Two of the best of them being directed towards Reid, one from Garcia regarding sweet cheeks and the funniest was Rossi replying to a question regarding Reid that he was left on the FBI steps in a basket.

While the storytelling is not perfect, it is compelling enough, with the opening being an interesting format breaker, the interrogation scenes tense and creepy (with Harris becoming increasingly arrogant and creepy and Rossi and Morgan being pushed to the limit) and the scene between Harris and Sharon and the climax packing a real emotional wallop.

Acting is great from all the regulars, especially Joe Mantegna and Shemar Moore, while Michael Boatman is excellent as Harris.

In conclusion, a little predictable and plain at times but still interesting and worth watching. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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