Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
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The team investigates a serial murder case in Bakersfield, California.


Glenn Kershaw


Jeff Davis (created by), Erica Messer





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Kate Callahan
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
Kerr Smith ... Frank Cowles
Lily Mariye ... Dr. Lee
Daryl Crittenden ... Mark
Al Vicente ... Lt. Ted Banks
Emily Dykes Emily Dykes ... Sandy Cowles
Eric Frentzel ... Steven Parkett
Katie Hilliard ... Angie Stanton
Hailey Sole ... Meg Callahan


With Blake deciding to return to Boston to teach full-time and Prentiss declining the request to return, Hotch is interviewing for the vacancy on the team. Who he hires is a known entity to the team, namely Kate Callahan. Her first case working for the BAU takes them to Bakersfield, California, where three human torsos have been found in deserted locales within the past month - one male and two females. The medical examiner is able to determine that the limbs were removed with precision, that the victims had leather in their digestive tract, that they were kept alive up to 48 hours after the limb removal and the torsos had been preserved. The team soon discovers that the unsub has sold some of the limbs on the black market. Those sales and the identities of the victims may provide some clues as to the unsub's identity and location. Written by Huggo

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Kerr Smith (Frank Cowles) and Meredith Monroe (Haley Hotchner) played brother and sister on Dawson's Creek (1998). See more »


At the end of the initial briefing Reid tells Garcia to search for suppliers using keywords sodium dioxide (NaO2) and silicate. Sodium dioxide would be negatively trivalent (-3) and an extremely reactive/volatile chemical, dangerous to handle if possible for the theoretical use of combining it with radioactive elements in the positive trivalent category. Sodium is univalent, positively charged at 1+ while oxygen is divalent, charged -2. The only possible combination is sodium oxide, Na2O, which is used with silicon dioxide in glass making. Glass making would have no relevance to preserving body parts. Silica gel may, but would be an impractical choice for a large specimen. Its only reference seems to be for preservation of insects and naturally occurrence in fossils. A perplexing scientific error. See more »


David Rossi: [opening quote] "I remain too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind" - Edgar Allen Poe
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Theme from Criminal Minds
Composed by Marc Fantini and Steffan Fantini
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Great Call
9 October 2014 | by Quigs1122See all my reviews

Best episode I have seen in awhile. May not have been the fan favorite episode (100). For once they made a great casting decision. Close friends of mine have pointed out how almost all of the cast once appeared in Law & Order: SVU in minor roles. Many others appeared in that show and it's sister shows. Hopefully JLH can revive Criminal Minds. It was great, but has fell off of late. I will always be a fan. I believe the show could have been much better. They made a lot of mistakes in casting. I also believe that certain characters should have not only played by others, but written in a better matter. Mainly Penelope. So much potential in that character just wasted, especially with her far lack of realism. They should have taken an eccentric with a similar background, but made them in no way so far from what her position in the show could realistically be.

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