Show: Criminal Minds
Title: What Fresh Hell
Original Air Date: January 11, 2006
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* Gideon: “Evil is always unspectacular and always human. And shares our bed…and eats at our table.” – W.H. Auden
* Gideon: “Measure not the work until the day’s out and the labor done.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Synopsis: We open at a child’s soccer game. A mother and daughter argue. The daughter runs laps as punishment, but calls her dad. A man comes up to her about his lost dog and then drives away with her in his car. Garcia goes to Gideon’s office to thank him for the flowers and sees all the photos. The team meets and starts working on a 20-hour old kidnapping case. They have about 4 hours left to find the little girl before she is killed. The team arrives on the scene; they learn of the lost dog ruse. Gideon checks out the girl’s bedroom. Elle interviews the mom. Gideon asks about the dog and learns about father daughter time. Mr. Copeland arrives. JJ arranges a press conference. Gideon speaks to the father. The father’s cancer is back. Hotch and Gideon talk to the other girl that used the lost dog ruse. They learn she saw him twice that day. Back at the station they deliver the profile. Morgan calls Garcia regarding the sex offenders. Elle asks the parents to do a press conference as the doorbell rings. A neighbor brought Mr. Copeland a list of sex offenders and he takes off. He drives straight to Dennis Jones and tries to kill him. Hotch and Morgan arrive in time to stop him. While sitting in stake out a call comes in about a body in the water. They head to the body. Gideon confirms it’s not the missing girl they are looking for. The parents finally agree to a press conference. Reid posits that the abductor would not have answered the door during the canvas to narrow the search. They get a call about a neighbor with a green suv who’s acting outside of his normal pattern. Reid and Hotch speak with the neighbor. He tells them that Don Curtis had a dog named Candy that died 6 months ago. Gideon jumps the gun and breaks into the house. They search the house and don’t find the girl. The unsub lawyers up. Gideon notices insulation on a broom. He finds the attic, he climbs up and finds the girl. On the plane Gideon asks Hotch why he sent Garcia flowers when he sent her an MP3 player.