Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
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The BAU profiles a child abductor who may have been keeping children for more than eight years.


Jeff Davis (created by), Simon Mirren | 2 more credits »




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
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
Bud Cort ... Roger Roycewood
Ann Cusack ... Sarah Hillridge
Beth Grant ... Anita Weld Roycewood
Toby Huss ... Frank Lynch
Evan Peters ... Charlie Hillridge
Cameron Protzman ... Aimee Lynch
Brooke Smith ... Barbara Lynch
Debra Sullivan ... Mrs. Shepherd


The BAU's latest case brings a face familiar to J.J. into their office. The familiar face is that of Sarah Hillridge, whose son Charlie was abducted eight years ago when he was eight. Sarah, who believes Charlie is still alive, comes to see J.J. anytime the BAU work on a child abduction case, the latest abducted child being eight year old Aimee Lynch. However J.J. cannot deny that Aimee's abduction bears a striking similarity to Charlie's: the abductions took place in northeast Virginia, the parents were distracted from their own child upon hearing another mother yelling for her own missing child, and the children were abducted in an extremely public location. Upon further investigation, Garcia discovers twelve children in total, all abducted within Virginia in the last ten years, all around the same age, none of the bodies ever found. The BAU come up with a profile of unsubs who could easily keep a lot of children without seeming unusual, and what agencies would have contact with ... Written by Huggo

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On the victim board, the picture of Charlie (Evan Peters) is an actual picture of the actor. See more »


Garcia is told to look back 10 years for kidnappings in Virginia that are similar to Aimee's. She mentions one kidnapping that happened in 1999. Given that Aimee's kidnapping happened in 2010 that would have been 11 years ago, and wouldn't have shown up in her search. See more »


Sarah Hillridge: How long have you been doing this, Dr. Reid?
Dr. Spencer Reid: 5 years, 7 months, and 19 days.
Sarah Hillridge: In your experience, what normally happens?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Charlie was 8 when he was taken, which means developmentally, he was in middle childhood. He had a stronger sense of right and wrong and a growing understanding of his place in the world. Mentally, he had the ability to talk about his thoughts and feelings, while having less focus on himself and more concern for others.
Sarah Hillridge: [nodding blankly] So you think he's gonna be OK?
Dr. Spencer Reid: With a mother ...
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Criminal Minds Theme
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terrifyingly good.
29 January 2021 | by seherazmiSee all my reviews

I couldn't stop watching even for a second. MGG's direction was fantastic. Free flowing and beautiful to watch. The music, setting and the UnSubs were so haunting. One of the best CM episodes till date.

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3 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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