Criminal Minds (2005– )
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The Job 

The BAU searches for a serial killer who leaves distinctive marks on victims' faces.


Glenn Kershaw


Jeff Davis (created by), Breen Frazier

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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
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
José Zúñiga ... Al Eisenmund (as José Zúniga)
Josh Coxx ... Captain Phil Wilson
Robert Neary ... Giuseppe Montolo
Jacqueline Pinol ... Dr. Judith Mertz (as Jacqueline Piñol)
Aisha Tyler ... Dr. Tara Lewis
Jamie Tompkins ... Betty Wilson
John Marshall Jones ... Detective Mike Warner
Joe Pistone ... Detective Dustin Paddock
Brian Appel ... Agent Grant Anderson


With Kate having quit the team to spend time with Meg, and J.J. on maternity leave, the BAU is down two profilers as Hotch conducts interviews to fill Kate's position and as the remaining team members work on a case in progress. The case has two victims thus far - a suburban dad and a drug dealer - killed in two days, in two different cities across the country from each other, namely Albany, New York, and Seattle, Washington. The only reason they were able to identify the two deaths as being tied is that both victims had their face painted much like a pulchinella. It isn't until the autopsies are done that they learn that both were killed by a massive injection of a liquid nutritional supplement, much like one would would consume if one has trouble eating. They tie this evidence together to determine that the unsub has suffered a facial injury that does not allow him now to speak or eat. When a third victim emerges in Charlottesville, Virginia, the team has a clearer picture of the ... Written by Huggo

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English | Italian

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30 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filling in Kate Callahan' s (Jennifer Love Hewitt) role in the BAU is Dr. Tara Lewis (Aisha Tyler). Hewitt and Tyler worked together previously on the show Ghost Whisperer (2005) See more »


There was no reason for the grenade to detonate. A hand grenade of that type will not detonate as long as the spoon (the flat metal spoon-shaped lever) is not moved even if the pin is pulled. But once the spoon is released or moved enough for the spring-loaded fuze that the spoon holds in place to pop, it will detonate no matter what you do with the spoon. Obviously after the unsub pulled the pin, the character whose hands were glued to the grenade had not released or moved the spoon enough to pop the fuze. Once the BAU and SWAT team arrived, the first thing they would have done is safe the grenade back up before the guy's hands got too tired to hold it in place. The original pin is not needed to do that. There are plenty of items lying around a garage-- or the average household for that matter-- that can be inserted into the pin holes to re-pin it. (A paper clip is the first thing to come to my mind. Or a small nail, a safety pin, a piece of thin-gauge wire or the end of a wire hanger hook.) And a retired Marine Corps sergeant major and infantry combat veteran like David Rossi would know that.

It is stated in the episode that the pin-hole has been filled with the acrylic. There was no way to put a pin back in . See more »


Aaron Hotchner: [opening quotation, voiceover] Pleasure in the job is perfection in the work - Aristotle
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References The Dirty Dozen (1967) See more »


Criminal Minds (TV Show Intro / Main Song Theme)
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absolute great season opener!
3 October 2015 | by sven-45726See all my reviews

This episode was a great one. It was creepy and the ending was insane. Loved this episode, the new member looks great as well. Hope we see some more things about her in the next episode. you never know who you can trust. the captain of a swat team and his wife are moles for the killer. the wife text ed the killer every time the team was coming close. the killer is a hit-man who wants revenge because a client set him up. So he killed everyone he might think they had it done. i hope they make more episode as good as this one. LOVE the characters and the acting skills of the killer where amazing, criminal minds will always be my favorite show, they made television special. Hope to see you guys in the next episode!

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