Criminal Minds S02, Ep04 – Psychodrama

Show: Criminal Minds
Season: 2
Episode: 4
Title: Psychodrama
Original Air Date: October 11, 2006


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Quotes:

* Hotch: “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” – Oscar Wilde

* Hotch: “The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but that this humiliation is seen by everyone.” – Milan Kundera

Synopsis: A bank is being robbed. The robber kills a security guard. He makes everyone takeoff their clothes. JJ briefs the team at the BAU. Haley pops into the office. She was at the hospital with Jack. He has a condition that is treatable. Hotch completely forgot about it and was a no show. He apologizes and rushes to the plane. On the plane, they try to break down why the unsub is picking these banks and also why he’s making them do things. Gideon and Morgan head to the bank when they land. Reid works on a geographical profile. Elle starts working on video. At the bank, they run through the crime. Garcia gets the footage of the crime scenes. The people he put together, there were 13. All were varied ages, races, genders and backgrounds. The most recent scene, the security tapes were erased. At the station, Garcia calls in. There is a height difference with the first three crimes and the fourth. They interview the bank manager. He admits he erased the tapes. In Garcia’s office, she is upset because of he discrepancy. As she paces her feet hurt and she takes off her heels. It gives her an idea. The robber was wearing lifts in his boots. It’s just one unsub, not two. Back at the station, they deliver the profile. An officer walks into the briefing and tells them about a robbery in progress where the robber makes them undress. Everyone races to the new scene. As the robber leaves, he attacks a meter maid. The team arrives to find her down. They attempt to pursue him but he escapes. The team analyzes the newest scene and it’s bad. Hotch sits in the car watching video of his son’s first steps. Reid, Elle and JJ are going over suspects at the station. They track down a suspect in a bar, and take him in for questioning. Meanwhile, the bank robber is now taking over a small café. A call to Elle is well timed. He learns the unsub has struck again. The video is gruesome. Hotch is actually upset and shows it. Hotch talks to the bank manager again. His family is there too, but now they want nothing to do with him. The son tells Gideon and Hotch that the robber apologized after. They have to readjust the profile. Reid thinks its some kind of play based on a type of therapy going on in prison. Garcia is able to narrow it to one person. Some of the team go to visit his mother. The unsub’s sister died 12 years ago of a suicide, this is when the unsub started spiraling out of control. She gives them a hotel. They break down the door to his room but he’s not there. His bike is there, but he’s not. He’s on foot. He’s also pretty high. The unsub sees a birthday party in a backyard and he crashes it. Some of the team arrives and Hotch saves a little boy with his well-placed shoulder shot. On the plane, Gideon and Hotch talk. Gideon tries in his way to comfort him, but doesn’t succeed.

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Criminal Minds S02, Ep03 – The Perfect Storm

Show: Criminal Minds
Season: 2
Episode: 3
Title: The Perfect Storm
Original Air Date: October 4, 2006


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Favorite Quotes:

* Gideon: “Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one who inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.” – Mark Twain

* Hotch: “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran


Synopsis: A woman steps out of her trailer smoke and check her mail. She grabs the mail and it’s a dvd. Her husband puts it in the laptop. He play the video and it’s of their daughter being brutalized. The father has a heart attack and dies while watching it. At the office, the team is briefed. This had been going on for a while, but the BAU was just brought in. Reid notes the escalations in the series of murders. Gideon points out that the killer is doing this not just for himself but for someone else. They determine someone is filming while another is killing because the camera moves. On the plane, they continue to analyze the video. Partner crimes are described at length. Garcia calls and tells them that the body has been found. They visit the mother and try to learn about her daughter. Morgan and Gideon go to the scene where the body was found. The take a look at the body in situ. At the local stations, there is new murders to look at. Two specifically may fit with the pair murdering. JJ notices that the videos were only sent to the mothers. A woman jogging is stopped and asked for directions. As she turns to continue jogging someone in the van grabs her. The team briefs the investigators on the profile they have of the killing team so far. JJ interrupts the meeting. On the tv a woman is begging for her daughter to be returned. She was kidnapped from a different city. Garcia is analyzing everything. The mother comes in with a video and they convince her not to watch the video. Gideon and Morgan to a home looking for Joseph Davin. He pulls a gun. He commits suicide by cop. They talk to his father to try and learn more about him. Morgan thinks he’s not the dominate of the pair. Gideon calls Garcia looking for the now dead man’s cell mate(s). Hotch and Elle goes to the mechanic’s shop he works at. They learn some key facts. The team goes to visit the wife of his cell mate. They don’t get much information. Mrs. Canardo comes to the station beat up. Reid spots the ring she is wearing. It’s one of the dead women’s ring. Tony comes home and Morgan follows. But Tony is waitng and hits Morgan with a bat. Morgan wins easily. Once inside, they start playing videos recorded. The dead women are on them. Hotch interrogates him. Gideon wants to put the wife in the room to break him. Gideon asks her to talk to him. He gets her to agree. Tony freaks out about 7 murders. He gives up a storage unit. Elle and JJ go over Tony’s history. Elle does not think he’s the leader. The team goes to the storage unit and find the woman is not there. Gideon and Reid rewatch the meeting between Tony and his wife. It’s not adding up. Garcia has analyzed the video and the wife’s voice is there. She is the one in charge. Gideon goes after Tony again. Garcia calls, she’s found information on the wife. She was a victim as a child. Gideon informs Tony that she has done this before and he doesn’t believe it. Tony finally tells them where the woman is. The team gets to the cabin in time to save Tiffany. They arrest Amber, the wife. Garcia struggles with what she has seen. On the plane, they get a call. The missing boyfriend has been found.

Criminal Minds S02, Ep01 – The Fischer King part 2

Show: Criminal Minds
Season: 2
Episode: 1
Title: The Fischer King part 2
Original Air Date: September 20, 2006


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Favorite Quotes:

* Gideon: “The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body. After all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind.” Francois de la Roche Foucauld

* Reid: “It has been said that time heals all wounds. I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue, and the pain lessens, but it is never gone.” Rose Kennedy


Synopsis: Elle is on a plane. JJ tells Hotch who the victim on the video is. The team is going over the clues again. Some of the team head to where Rebecca Bryant was kidnapped from. Reid keeps at the puzzle. Rebecca is begging for help. Back at the office, Hotch is pissed at Anderson because he left Elle alone. On the plane Elle is confused and brought back to life. At her apartment “RULES” is written on her wall in her blood. Reid is still going over clues. Hotch gest informed that the delivery guy arrived. Reid realizes the book had to be published in 1963. They interview him and find out that he was paid cash. Garcia is still searching for the real hacker. Reid asks about book publishing databases. His brain starts processing. He comes up with John Fowles and he did publish a book in 1963. The book is called “The Collector.” The delivery man tells them that the man who hired him was burned badly. A call comes in for Gideon and Reid thinks it’s the unsub. Gideon answers the call. Elle is back on a plane again and her dad is there. Everyone goes to the ER. Reid finds a copy of the book and works with the owner to decode the cipher. Morgan and JJ have no cell service so they don’t know Elle has been shot. The full decoding leads to his mom. He sends for her to be brought to the BAU for her safety. JJ finally gets a call and learns what happened to Elle. Elle is still in surgery and on the plane talking to her dad. A partial print was recovered from Elle’s apartment. JJ and Morgan meet the parents of the kidnap victim. Morgan is confused as to why the parents packed up all of Rebecca’s stuff. He learns Rebecca’s history. They also learn her real last name is Garner. Morgan calls Garcia for the adoption records. She is from Nevada. Hotch and Gideon talk at the hospital. Gideon is worried that Elle will blame him. Elle is still being operated on and talking with her dad. Reid’s mom arrives at the BAU. She is very upset. Garcia locates an article about the house fire. Rebecca was the only one unharmed. Garcia finds that Rebecca’s dad was at the same facility as Reid’s mom. Reid shows his mom the evidence. He shows her the video of the unsub. She clearly recognizes the voice, it’s Randall Garner. Garcia enters and confirms that its Randall Garner, Rebecca’s biological father. The whole team enters the room and Reid’s mom gets introduced. Mrs. Reid produces a postcard with an address and the team immediately heads over. When they enter they find Elle’s badge and gun. They find him upstairs. Reid goes in alone. It becomes clear how bad his delusion is. Randall Garner has a big bomb strapped to himself. The situation escalates and Reid screams run as he runs. Garner sets off the bomb. They try to drag Reid out but he uses the clue and realizes she’s in the basement. Reid brought the key with him and it unlocks Rebecca’s chains. They get her out just in time. Elle is still on the plane talking with her dad. She apologizes for her last words to him and tells him she loves him. She wakes up. Elle will be ok. Rebecca will also be ok. Mrs. Reid gets a special thanks. Reid tells his mom but she doesn’t remember what happened. Gideon goes to check on Elle. Morgan is helping Garcia rebuild her system. JJ erases the white board. Reid flys his mom back to the hospital. Hotch goes to Elle’s apartment and cleans the wall.

Crimimal Minds S01, Ep22 – The Fischer King part 1

Show: Criminal Minds
Season: 1
Episode: 22
Title: The Fischer King part 1
Original Air Date: May 10, 2006


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Favorite Quotes:

* Gideon: “No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” -Elbert Hubbard


Synopsis: We see a large, older brick home. Inside, a girl is being held prisoner. At the BAU, Elle and Derek are discussing their vacation plans. Everyone runs out the door. The man holding the female prisoner has photos of all the team members. He gives his captive an ominous message. Elle and Derek go to Jamaica to his friend’s resort. They both find some romance. Hotch, is happily cleaning out the garage. At Gideon’s cabin, he is cooking up a fantastic meal. Garcia is in her office playing an online game as JJ comes in. Garcia tells her about the man she plays this game with. Reid has gone to see his Mom. Back at the resort, Elle is enjoying her romance. At Hotch’s he and Haley relive memories. At the cabin, Gideon is romancing Sarah. Hotch gets a strange call. At the resort, there’s blood. They find a dead body in a room. In Garcia’s game all hell breaks loose as she gets hacked. Gideon’s weekend gets interrupted by a delivery. At the resort they follow the blood trail to Elle’s room. Gideon receives a head in a box. Elle gets arrested. They interrogate her. Derek comes to her defense s they check out a room. They learn man who is dead checked in with another and he’s missing. Garcia is fixing her computers as Morgan calls. She goes on a rant. Gideon goes to the office and finds everyone is affected. Hotch arrives to rescue Elle. The man was killed before Elle arrived. JJ finds a package in her office. Reid goes back to see his Mom and is told there’s package for him. We see the female being held prisoner and she is sick. Elle, Morgan and Hotch arrive at the office. JJ gives them the run down on the two men. The team reviews. They realize that this unsub knew where everyone was. Garcia comes in and tells them what happened to her system. She also found the hacker. It’s the same name as the guy who checked in with the dead man. They go to the address. All they find is a sword. But the sword is right through Giles chest. The clues left make no sense till Reid arrives. He solves the clue and they find another in the wall. It’s a box and the key sent to Reid opens it. They find a note and a dvd labeled, “Thy Quest.” They watch the video and no one is amused. Gideon is distraught. Haley comes by. She’s brought him a delivery. They fill her in on the case a bit. The paper is full of numbers. Reid determines it’s a book cipher. They now know who they need to save. The hair matched a missing person. Gideon wants a press conference. The unsubs sees the conference and is not happy. They go over the clues again to try and figure it out. Hotch sends an exhausted Elle home with an agent. Elle arrives home and passes out on the couch. A man walks up on her with a gun. She goes for her gun and he fires. To be continued…

Criminal Minds S01, Ep20 – Charm and Harm

Show: Criminal Minds
Season: 1
Episode: 20
Title: Charm and Harm
Original Air Date: April 19, 2006


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Favorite Quotes:

* Gideon: “There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.” – Voltaire

* Gideon: “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.” – François de la Rochefoucauld


Synopsis: A man is eating a steak while talking to a woman he’s clearly kidnapped. At the BAU, the guys are teasing Elle about a possible boyfriend. JJ briefs them about a series of murders. They’ve been called in because the police let an identified serial killer get away. On the plane, they get additional briefing on the subject. When they arrive in Tampa, they hit the ground running. The team starts to learn about him by interviewing everyone in his life. Hotch and Elle learn he was previously married. Gideon and Reid go to his house to profile it. His closet is fo great interest. Reid discovers that he is trying to disguise himself. Back at the hotel, he’s killing a woman as room service arrives. Garcia finds information about the marriage. It only lasted 23 days. At the taskforce, the team delivers the profile. A call comes in. The missing woman’s body has been located in Georgia. Elle and Derek head to the scene. Derek points out that this victim is the first with no connection to him. In an airport parking garage, he starts targeting another woman, but others in close proximity gets too close and he moves on. Garcia finds the ex-wife. She tells Hotch what marriage was like. Reid and Gideon visit his father. They learn his mother died when she was 10. She drowned in a car crash. In another hotel, Mark has a new victim. Back at the taskforce center, they learn that his girlfriend and first kill was cheating on her husband with him. Garcia finds security footage from the airport garage. JJ delivers a press conference. Reid and Gideon try and theorize what is making him kill. The next body surfaces in South Carolina. Reid comes to the realization that since the press conference he might have completely changed his appearance and MO. Elle and Derek go to the new crime scene. He’s now spending half as much time with them and torturing them more. Garcia finds the death of his mother. In a parking lot, he’s using a disabled ruse to get another victim. Gideon and Reid question the father again. His mother was unfaithful and it skewed his views of women. His father is a spineless and weak man. At a cheap hotel, Mark throws the woman in the pool and jumps in with her. A man witnesses it and does CPR to help her. He brings her back to life and Mark takes off. Garcia locates another victim in Tennessee, she survived though. They now believe Mark killed his own Mother. Garcia is asked to pull the mother’s accident so they can reanalyze it. Mark kidnaps another woman in a parking lot. It’s now all over the news and Mark is freaking out. Garcia lets them know that Mark’s mother drowned. Mark had to have held her down until she drowned. He’s taking his most recent victim back to that scene to recreate his first murder. The victim crashes the car not far from where Elle and Derek are. She tries to get away. They find the crashed car empty. The search continues on foot and they head to the water. Everyone follows the screaming and splashing. She grabs something from below and hits him with hit. He gets shot and Elle pulls the woman out of the water. Morgan calls the team and lets them know they rescued the victim and the suspect is dead.

Criminal Minds S01, Ep19 Machismo

Show: Criminal Minds
Season: 1
Episode: 19
Title: Machismo
Original Air Date: April 12, 2006


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Favorite Quotes:

* Hotch: “The house does not rest on the ground, but upon a woman.” – Mexican proverb

* Hotch: “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” – Anthony Brandt


Synopsis: The Day of the Dead celebration is taking place in Mexico. A family’s son has come home drunk and told he’s not welcome. His mother is crying when there is knock at the door. The person attacks and kills her. At Hotch’s house, he carries a crying Jack downstairs. It’s also his birthday party. The phone rings and its Gideon, there’s a case. The team gets briefed by JJ. Gideon makes Hotch go with them to Mexico. On the plane, they discuss how other countries refuse to accept that they also have serial killers. They arrive at the police station. The Captains fills in the team on the drive to the crime scene. They go over the scene. The Captain thinks there was a woman that the victim was drinking with, based on the drink. The team determines it was a sexual crime. Gideon informs him they are looking for a heterosexual male. They head back to the station and Gideon and Hotch are introduced to the district attorney. Inside, they all discuss the case. They talk to the suspect, Miguel. Gideon determines that he is gay and that is why caused the fight and why he left. Hotch is upset that they were played. The Captain apologizes because he wants to catch the serial killer and protect the women in the city at all costs. They need the truth about Miguel so that speak to the sister who’s been sitting at the station since he was arrested. She tells them about Miguel’s friend Roberto. She helps as much as she can as she does not want her brother killed in prison. The Captain finds out that Roberto was married before he was with Miguel. He could have committed the murder. They question him and learn that Miguel’s uncle was causing most of the issues. He tells them he saw a woman who looked like a social worker and describes what she looked like. She’s now being searched for as a witness. Back at the station, Gideon rules out a family member. Garcia calls with DNA analysis. One glass had female DNA and the other had male DNA. Reid thinks the social worker is actually a man dressed as a woman. The team now delivers the full profile. During the meeting, an officer comes in and informs them there’s been another murder. They all head to the new crime scene. Elle talks to the daughter of the victim. Back at the station, they’ve rounded up all the men who dress like women. The District Attorney is angry and tells the BAU to go home. There was a major miscommunication and they learn it is because not all sex crimes are reported so they have an incomplete database. JJ preps the Captain for the press conference. The team goes over the murders on record. The officers and the team go out and canvas for rape victims. They speak with one in particular who might have information. She tells Elle about her rape. Back at the station, they discuss the timeline. The officer lets them know the rape victims have arrived. They were all raped by the same man. In a house, somewhere, some sits in a chair watching tv. At the station, the Captain asks the women to tell him their stories. Gideon thinks. The victim’s all tell the same story. One of the officers finds a link, four ladies work in the same factory. They go to the factory and speak to the owner. She’s dismissive. They describe him and she doesn’t recognize him but allows them to check the employee records. Hotch wants to know what would make him stand out. It generates an idea. She has one person who always asks, “How did I do?” At his home, they find the dead mother and she is wearing the stolen jewelry. On the wall his has photos of all his rape victim’s IDs. At the station, the officer charted all the rape victim’s names. The Captain discovers that the rape victim’s mothers are being murdered. They race to Milagro’s house to try and save her mother. There are signs of a struggle that lead them to the back yard. They find him, dying. All the victim’s come out of the bushes. At the station, the District Attorney is not charging anyone with this crime as it’s self-defense.

Criminal Minds S01, Ep18 – Somebody’s Watching

Show: Criminal Minds
Season: 1
Episode: 18
Title: Somebody’s Watching
Original Air Date: March 29, 2006


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Favorite Quotes:

* Gideon: “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.” – Diane Arbus

* Gideon: “An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means. There is no such thing in the country.” – George Bernard Shaw


Synopsis: Reid takes Gideon to an art show in L.A. being run by an old classmate. Lila, an actress, enters and Spencer is smitten. They chat. Gideon chats with Lila’s friend who is the artist. She makes a pass at Gideon. He demands to leave. AT the LAPD Reid talks about the case. We see a woman whose house gets invaded. A man who knows her comes home and finds her shot in the head. The killer hasn’t left and kills him too. As Gideon and Reid prepare to leave the man they were training gets a call. It’s about the double murder. He asks for their help. They analyze the scene. The whole team comes out to join them. When they arrive they give the profile. After an agent for a movie start and the client come in. A threat has been made against her. It’s Lila. The team interviews her. She freaks out and leaves, Reid goes after her. The team delivers an updated profile. They have to figure out a way to keep her safe as she does not want her life interrupted. Gideon becomes worried about her manager. Reid stays on set to keep an eye on Lila. Hotch, Elle and Gideon find her agent dead. Gideon calls Reid and tells him the manager is dead. They take Lila home. Reid goes over safety procedures with her. She receives a collage. Morgan leads a team to the photographers and he is clearly obsessed. Reid’s in a lot of the photos and he might be targeted too. As Morgan exits someone on a motorcycle shoots at him and the LAPD officer, the officer gets shot. Garcia’s search shows that Lila has never publicly told anyone her favorite flower, so it’s someone she is close with. Back at Lila’s she goes for a swim and freaks out Reid. She tricks him and pulls him in. And then she kisses him. He tells her the truth about her manager being dead. They get out of the pool and Reid tries to dry off. Morgan arrests the photographer. Back in the house, Gideon takes the blame for withholding the information from Lila. What she says triggers something in Reid’s brain and he starts seeing things in the collage. He dismantles the collage to create the individual photos, from college to now. They question his classmate about the collage. The art came from Maggie Low. They call Reid and give her the name. Lila knows Maggie. Maggie calls her. Reid calls Garcia to get a trace. Maggie tells her about a night when the heat went out and how that was her happiest moment. Garcia tells Reid that Maggie is in the house. They search the house, while Garcia sends back up. But Maggie finds them first. Maggie is armed and Reid tries to distract her. It distracts her enough that he can get the gun. He comforts her instead of shooting her. Reid and Lila say their goodbyes. Back at the office, Morgan tells Reid he was Lila’s hero.

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