Criminal Minds

Identity

Season 3, Ep 7, Aired 11/7/07
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  • Episode Description
  • The BAU is called to Montana to investigate the case of three kidnapped and murdered women. When another woman disappears, the search leads to a man who has apparently assumed the identity of his partner who committed suicide.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shemar Moore

    SSA Derek Morgan

  • Joe Mantegna

    Senior SSA David Rossi

  • Thomas Gibson

    Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner

  • Matthew Gray Gubler

    SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

  • Paget Brewster

    SSA Emily Prentiss

  • Fan Reviews (17)
  • Joe Montegna arrives

    By bob07087, Nov 10, 2007

  • good episode...

    By Fwirrel, Nov 11, 2007

  • Creepy episode

    By amfarley84, Nov 12, 2007

  • Supernatural's "Bobby" invades Criminal Minds

    By TVNerd95, Nov 12, 2007

  • I just did not care for this episode.

    By tsar_luke30, Nov 13, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Harris Townsend: I never understood how someone like you could trust them.
      Morgan: Someone like me?
      Harris Townsend: How has the federal government ever helped your people? Slavery. Ghettos. Poverty. The CIA got you all hooked on Heroin in the 60s, Crack in the 80s. I hate the government, but you, you should despise them. They sure as hell don't care about you now. There are five other members of your team. Look around you - why the hell did they send you in here?

    • Reid (examining the artwork in Rossi's office): Strict Catholic upbringing, probably believes in redemption.
      Rossi: (enters room) Oh, I believe in a lot of things. Catholic, yes. Italian-American, 52 years. Strict upbringing, not so much. Now the artwork? That's 15th century original. Cost more than my first house. And, as for the wall color, that's just a base coat. The painters will come in and finish tomorrow. Now if you're all finished, I think JJ and Hotch are ready for us. Isn't that how a team works?

    • JJ: A woman is missing. You'd think these people would want to help us.
      Rossi: They do want to help... the missing woman, not us.

    • Trailer Park Manager: What the hell do you want? Can't you read?
      Reid: I'm not a salesman. I'm with the FBI.
      Trailer Park Manager: FBI? You're not serious! You look like a pipe cleaner with eyes. I could snap you like a twig.
      Rossi: But then... (steps into frame and flashes credentials) ...he isn't alone.

    • Reid: Speaking of reading material, I've read all your books.
      Rossi: Thanks.
      Reid: One thing that struck me as odd... you really just sort of glance over Ruby Ridge. (Rossi's demeanor changes)
      Reid: (backing off quickly) You don't have to tell me about it.

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    Notes (1)

    • The song heard throughout this episode was "Pride and Joy" by Stevie Ray Vaughan.

    Trivia (5)

    • When Morgan finds Angela Miller's body on Francis Goehring's land, Morgan and Rossi both touch Angela's shirt, which contaminates a crime scene.

    • It is revealed in this episode that SSA David Rossi is Italian-American and 52 years old.

    • When the abducted woman lies tied up in the box, she has plenty of room to bang on the lid. Since her hands are tied in front of her, one would expect her to undo the gag, for which she also has plenty of room, and shout as well.

    • When Reid and Rossi are at the compound and are headed towards Goehring's house, the cameraman's shadow can be seen on Reid's back.

    • When Reid and Rossi are heading into the house, Reid's firearm is attached at his side. When the camera pans to them entering the house, his firearm is attached to his front.

    Allusions (2)

    • Waco, Texas Rossi mentions that all anyone remembers is the death of a woman at Ruby Ridge, not the deaths of 80 people in Waco, Texas. On February 28, 1993, when ATF agents attempted to execute arrest warrants for David Koresh at the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas, shots rang out, leaving 4 agents dead and 16 wounded. The FBI HRT arrived on the scene and took over, and began a long period of negotiation to attempt a peaceful resolution of the situation. Koresh promised to surrender again and again, but never followed through. Even though profilers advised long-term negotiations might be counter-productive, FBI administrators and Janet Reno approved a continuous dialogue with Koresh and others for weeks. Finally, on April 16, after warning the compound about the impending tear gas attack over loudspeakers, and giving the people in the compound many chances to surrender, the FBI began the tear gas attacks. A few hours later, the Branch Davidians began starting simultaneous fires around the compound. When all the buildings had been searched and evacuated, 80 people inside the compound had been killed - most by the fires, or from fallen debris as the buildings collapsed.

    • Ruby Ridge An arrest warrant was issued for Randy Weaver in February 1991 for failure to appear at a firearms hearing. Weaver, friend Kevin Harris, and Weaver’s family lived in a cabin in the mountains of Ruby Ridge, Idaho. Federal marshals knew Weaver would not leave his home, and considered him very dangerous due to his ties to aggressive militia groups and his own Green Beret training. A Special Ops Group of marshals began closing in on the Weavers’ home in August 1992. Shots were exchanged that left the Weaver’s dog, Federal Marshal William Degan, and Weaver’s son, Sam, dead. The FBI Hostage Rescue Team took over the next day. A FBI sniper was authorized to use deadly force, and Weaver’s wife, Vicki, was killed as she held her daughter in her arms. The rest of the Weaver family, including a wounded Randy Weaver, eventually surrendered eight days later after a standoff. Both Randy Weaver and Kevin Harris were acquitted of all charges. Weaver was only charged with missing his original court date and violating bail conditions. He was fined and spent a total of 22 months in jail. After a two-year investigation, many FBI officials were censored and suspended for their actions at Ruby Ridge.

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