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Profiling 101 

As a favor owed, Rossi presents a lecture to a university undergraduate class, the lecture at which the entire team participates to support their respected colleague. Their presentation, ... See full summary »

Director:

Félix Enríquez Alcalá (as Felix Alcala)

Writers:

Jeff Davis (created by), Virgil Williams | 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
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
Adam Nelson ... Thomas Yates
René Ashton ... Grace Powell
Cyndi Martino Cyndi Martino ... Diane
Denise Carole ... Crystal
Zack Weinstein ... David Zimmerman
Ashley Leggat ... Sloan
Kai Paynter Kai Paynter ... Bianca (as Kagiso Alicia Paynter)
Sally Hughes ... Devin
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Storyline

As a favor owed, Rossi presents a lecture to a university undergraduate class, the lecture at which the entire team participates to support their respected colleague. Their presentation, which provides the basics of profiling, uses one of their cases as its centerpiece. The case, which so far spans twenty years since 1992, is of perhaps the most prolific serial killer they have ever tracked, he who killed up and down the west coast of the United States. The presentation makes the team not only reminisce about the case itself, but how the current team members first met each other and worked on this case. Through the process of preparing for, delivering and following-up on the lecture, Rossi is a little preoccupied on this specific day - his birthday - for the annual ritual he needs to attend to in relation to the case itself. Written by Huggo

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2012 (USA) See more »

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

To try to replicate the previous years, Matthew Gray Gubler (Reid) wore extensions for the 2009 segment because he had longer hair during that season. See more »

Goofs

In the flashback to 1966 and Thomas the serial killer's birth, his mother is shown half-sitting, actively participating and assisting in the birth. In 1966, women giving birth in the US were made to lie down, often heavily sedated, and sometimes had their hands tied to the sides of the bed. This birthing scene is more reminiscent of the 1980s onwards, when "active birth" became popular. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Aaron Hotchner: Morning.
David Rossi: Oh, hey. Morning.
Aaron Hotchner: Everyone's gathered. We're all ready if you are.
David Rossi: Yeah, let's do it.
Aaron Hotchner: You need that?
David Rossi: Listen, Aaron. Thanks for letting me set this up, but the whole team really didn't need to be here. I'm the one that owed the favor.
Aaron Hotchner: Everyone insisted. How you doing?
David Rossi: Sorry, what?
Aaron Hotchner: You okay?
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Criminal Minds: Pariahville (2015) See more »

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Criminal Minds Theme
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