Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

CBS (ended 2011)
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  • Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior involves an elite team of special agents who work in the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. Forest Whitaker portrays Unit Chief Sam Cooper, a long-time agent who left the FBI, but returned to head a team of renegade profilers that operates as far out of the bureaucracy as possible. Beau Garrett portrays SSA Gina LaSalle, tough agent armed with a cunning sense of perception. Matt Ryan is SSA Mick Rawson, an ex-British Special Forces soldier, and Michael Kelly is SSA John "Prophet" Sims, who spent six years in jail. Janeane Garofalo, as Beth Griffith, from the FBI Threat Assessment Task Force, is the newest member. Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia brings her computer wizardry to the team. The project is from ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company.moreless

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  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Death by a Thousand Cuts

    Aired 5/25/11

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    The Girl in the Blue Mask

    Aired 5/18/11

  • S 1 : Ep 11


    Aired 5/11/11

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    The Time is Now

    Aired 5/4/11

  • S 1 : Ep 9


    Aired 4/13/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • Forest Whitaker

    Unit Chief Sam Cooper

  • Janeane Garofalo

    SSA Beth Griffith

  • Michael Kelly (V)

    SSA John "Prophet" Sims

  • Beau Garrett

    SSA Gina LaSalle

  • Matt Ryan

    SSA Mick Rawson

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Opening Voiceover: Within the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit are rapid response teams known as RED CELLS. These nontraditional teams operate outside the bureaucracy of and report solely to the Director of the FBI.

    • Mick: Snipers have a high IQ. They're patient, disciplined, focused.
      Gina: They're also controlling. They have huge egos. A God complex. (Mick raises his eyebrows) I mean, according to the U.S. Army research.
      Mick: OK, fair enough. We certainly don't lack for confidence. I prefer to call it high self-esteem.

    • Carol Langstrom: Why would anyone do this to Carl?
      Cooper: It appears that your husband was a random victim.
      Carol Langstrom: Random? How are you gonna find a murderer who randomly shoots people for no reason at all?
      Cooper: Because there is a reason. Somewhere inside of him there is a reason he does what he does. We may not understand it yet, but when we do, the why is gonna lead us to the who.

    • Cooper: Director wants us on the ground there ASAP. He thought that Mick's expertise in this, might help us build this profile.
      Prophet: Yeah, I bet that in the sniper world, kid here is a pretty big deal.
      Mick: Yeah, I seem to excel at certain things.
      Gina: We'll have to ask Lisa about that one.
      Mick: I'm pretty sure it was Elise.
      Beth: I'm pretty sure it's irrelevant.

    • Gina: Be careful up there.
      Mick: No worries. This guy's good, but I'm better.

    • Cooper: Listen to me, it's not your fault.
      Mick: Someone almost died today because they were standing next to me!
      Cooper: Nobody did die! And this is the first time that he attempted an attack and he failed. And the next time, we're gonna get him. This is a lousy situation, but it's the situation that we're in. You and the unsub, locked eye-to-eye. Who's gonna blink? Him or you?

    • Cooper: Conquests, exactly. These people have no value to him. They're just notches on his belt. Talking about the unsub, not you Mick.

    • Mick: You know, not all snipers are serial killers. Some are just serial daters, darling.

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    Notes (20)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Slovakia: April 12, 2012 on JOJ
      United Kingdom: October 22, 2012 on Alibi/Alibi HD

    • Janeane Garofalo's surname is misspelled as "Garafolo" in the opening title sequence of this episode.

    • The title of this series, Suspect Behavior, was attached to a script during the 2005-2006 development period that was never ordered to pilot.

    • The backdoor pilot for this project was presented on an episode of Criminal Minds titled "The Fight" that aired on April 7, 2010.

    • English actor Matt Ryan originally tested with both Australian and British accents. His British accent was chosen for the final cut.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Slovakia: April 19, 2012 on JOJ
      United Kingdom: October 29, 2012 on Alibi/Alibi HD

    • Although listed on the press release as "Lonely Hearts," the title card that appeared in the opening sequence read "Lonely Heart."

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Slovakia: April 26, 2012 on JOJ
      United Kingdom: November 5, 2012 on Alibi/Alibi HD

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    Trivia (5)

    • When SSA Griffith finds the obit, she tells SSA Rawson that the man died in Hope Memorial following surgery. She then reports to Cooper that she found an obit for a man who died following surgery, and he adds that their victim's surgery was also scheduled for Hope Memorial. As they leave, Cooper says, "One man dies after knee surgery and another one dies before it." Up to that point, there was no mention of what type of surgery was performed on the man in the hospital.

    • The fighting style Cooper is practicing at the beginning and end of the episode is Kali, a Filipino martial art that specializes in using sticks and short- to medium-length blades as extensions of the body.

    • When the unsub hangs the third victim, as with all the victims, he kicks the chair from right under his feet. When the team drives up to the hanging body, it hangs a lot higher than it should.

    • The Navy would have jurisdiction if a Marine were killed, and would head the investigation, not the FBI.

    • Penelope states the unsub lost his fingers in a buzz saw accident when he was 12. The record she is reading shows his date of birth as Jan. 18, 1962. The medical record shows the accident was in 1999, so the unsub would have been 37, not 12, and it was a sabre saw, not a buzz saw, which are quite different.

    Allusions (1)

    • Beth: Don't worry, I won't friend you on Facebook. Beth is referring to the popular social-networking site where users can "friend" others.

  • Fan Reviews (38)
  • Please Bring This Back!!!!!

    By NinaMauldin, Oct 27, 2015

  • Bring it back.

    By KristalMorale, Jul 29, 2015

  • Politics involved

    By drychalice2, Feb 23, 2015

  • Disgusted

    By wandamcgroarty, Feb 23, 2015

  • should not have rearranged the episodes!

    By lorettayoung7315720, Nov 04, 2013