Criminal Minds (2005– )
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Penelope is the victim of an abduction.


Glenn Kershaw


Jeff Davis (created by), Erica Messer | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Aisha Tyler ... Dr. Tara Lewis
Daniel Henney ... Matt Simmons
Adam Rodriguez ... Luke Alvez
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
James Urbaniak ... Owen Quinn
Karen David ... Mary Meadows
Michael Hogan ... Benjamin Merva
Daniella Alonso ... Lisa Douglas
Stafford Douglas ... Theo Holston
Brian Appel ... Agent Grant Anderson
Randy Evans ... Armed Guard


The BAU learns that the emergency situation at FBI headquarters was a means to free Benjamin Merva from captivity. What has happened to former FBI agent Owen Quinn, he part of the Violent Crimes Apprehension Program (ViCAP), over the past year has all been leading to this moment. What the BAU members also learn is that Quinn's ViCAP colleague Mary Meadows was the inside person orchestrating Merva's escape, and that Reid, among the BAU team members, was chosen as their next target, he who has been abducted as part of Merva's escape. They also discover that Garcia, in being in the wrong place at the wrong time, has also been abducted by Meadows, Merva and their team. In his precarious situation, Reid is able to get some cryptic messages to his colleagues, who have to decipher the meaning of those messages if they are to save him and Garcia. They hope that what Reid is trying to tell them pertains to Merva and Meadows' core goal. In the process, the team also learns that Merva has not ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

3 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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300 See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


First appearing in season four's "Criminal Minds: Minimal Loss (2008)", Benjamin Cyrus was loosely based, in part, on David Koresh, the target of the Waco siege in 1993. Having changed his name in 1990, and chosen as an allusion to the king of the first Persian empire, "Koresh" is Hebrew for "Cyrus". See more »


When the 500-mile radius map is shown, it is centered on Norfolk, VA, not Quantico, some 125 miles northwest. The map showing a supposed 500-mile radius is actually much larger than that. See more »


Dr. Tara Lewis: Like the 7 we found in the storage?
David Rossi: As it turns out, this cult has killed more than 7
Jennifer Jareau: How many?
Jennifer Jareau: 299
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Features Criminal Minds: Memoriam (2008) See more »


Just To Save Me (Through The Fire)
Performed by Jake Etheridge
Played at the end
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Very bad
7 October 2018 | by pilarlp71See all my reviews

I think it's the worst episode I've ever seen. Bad story and bad performance

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