Criminal Minds (2005– )
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When a member of the BAU gets in trouble in Mexico, they enlist the help of the International Response Team.


Glenn Kershaw


Jeff Davis (created by), Kirsten Vangsness | 2 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Damon Gupton ... Stephen Walker
Aisha Tyler ... Dr. Tara Lewis
Adam Rodriguez ... Luke Alvez
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Alana De La Garza ... Clara Seger
Daniel Henney ... Matt Simmons
David Barrera ... Mario Casteneda
David Carreno ... Officer Cabrera
Kevin Palafox ... Tech
Pancho Cardena ... Cell Mate (as Pancho Cardeña)
Ani Sava ... Rosa Medina


In a high speed chase in the desert, the local police in a town south of the US-Mexico border apprehend the driver they are chasing, the trunk of his vehicle in which $20,000 worth of heroin and cocaine and a large wad of money is discovered, leading the police to believe that the person apprehended is a drug runner. The driver?: Reid. Reid is barely lucid, he under the influence of some drug. All he can remember is that he went to Mexico to meet with someone named Rosa, who has something to do with his mother. News of Reid's incarceration gets back to team who only knew that Reid had taken some time off to head to Houston to speak to his mother's doctor. Their first inclination is that Reid's predicament was orchestrated by Peter Lewis aka Mr. Scratch, whose campaign against the team members has been quiet of late. They learn that Reid broke protocol in traveling into Mexico on his personal as opposed to work passport, as, although not on a work trip, he did not inform the FBI of his... Written by Huggo

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English | Spanish

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15 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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When the team explains to Luke and Tara who Tobias Hankel is, JJ mentions that his abduction and drugging of Reid occurred ten years earlier. This aired almost exactly ten years after Criminal Minds: Revelations (2007), missing the anniversary of its airdate by just a week. Coincidentally, both feature the quotation of the Bible verse from Ecclesiastes 7:20 ("there is not a righteous man on Earth who does what is right and never sins"). See more »


When Prentiss is playing back the cognitive interview, the voice recorder recorded 1:55. When she is contemplating whether or not to delete the recording a few scenes later, it's now 2:25. See more »


Emily Prentiss: Thanks, Cruz.
[hanging up, to Rossi]
Emily Prentiss: This is bad.
David Rossi: I know. It doesn't make sense.
Jennifer Jareau: [seeing them approach] What's wrong?
Emily Prentiss: Reid is in jail.
Penelope Garcia: Jail?
Emily Prentiss: In Mexico.
Jennifer Jareau: What the hell is he doing down there?
Emily Prentiss: I don't know. I didn't talk to him. The call came into Cruz from their lead investigator.
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References Criminal Minds: Mr. Scratch (2015) See more »

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So tired of the super criminal long plot arc
9 February 2018 | by xhidden99See all my reviews

All of these procedurals do this and CM has done SEVERAL. It's trite and boring. The hyper super genius mass murdering Bond villain who's always trying to kill them, unsuccessfully and always gets away, successfully. May as well be Batman vs the Joker. And they just drag it out and drag it out and drag it out some more. It's one thing to use "Mr. Scratch" as a production tool to explain Hoch's leaving the show - - - but to keep on with it is silly.

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