Criminal Minds


Season 2, Ep 22, Aired 5/9/07
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  • Episode Description
  • When homeless persons begin going missing mysteriously from the streets in Kansas City, a local detective calls the BAU to investigate the disappearances.

  • Cast & Crew
  • A.J. Cook

    SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

  • Kirsten Vangsness

    Analyst Penelope Garcia

  • Mandy Patinkin

    Senior SSA Jason Gideon

  • Matthew Gray Gubler

    SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

  • Paget Brewster

    SSA Emily Prentiss

  • Fan Reviews (23)
  • A serial killer cleaning the streets.

    By DexterMorgan2, Feb 28, 2013

  • The BAU heads out to Kansas City To Investigate The disappearance of the Homeless.

    By camulus13, Dec 05, 2007

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Jan 03, 2008

  • Interesting episode!

    By wan_ching, Feb 29, 2008

  • Tense and disturbing - and very interesting.

    By qstevie, May 08, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Prentiss: (speaking to Hotch and Reid) How'd you guys do?
      Hotchner: Well, Reid got propositioned by every prostitute we talked to, but we didn't find anybody who thinks they'd seen the unsub.

    • Morgan: (to Mona, a homeless woman) Be careful, you hear me? This world needs all of its beautiful ladies, and that means you, too, Mona. (Mona smiles and walks away)
      Prentiss: You're a good guy.
      Morgan: Ya think?
      Prentiss: Yeah, you make the people around you feel good.

    • Hotchner: You have Chaplin on film?
      Gideon: My great-grandad was an accountant at one of the first movie studios.
      Hotchner: He was in California?
      Gideon: No no no, Chicago. Essanay Studios closed, 1920. Back then four or five movies made in the U.S. were made in Chicago. They closed down, they let my grandpa take, ehh, a couple extra prints home.
      Hotchner: (amused) They let him?
      Gideon: (laughing) Well, that's the family story… we're sticking to it.

    • Reid: You see, the word "coincidence" implies more...
      Morgan: Hey! Hey, kid. We do not need a vocabulary lesson right now.
      Reid: Right. Sorry.

    • JJ: (on the plane to Kansas City) This may be a wild goose chase.
      Hotchner: But as someone I greatly respect suggested, 63 people may be in trouble and I think that that's worth the chase.

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    Notes (1)

    • The song heard during the questioning of the homeless is "Left for Dead" by Citizen Cope.

    Trivia (2)

    • When the prostitute is trying to find her way out of the building, she comes to an intersection between two hallways. She looks to her left, then to her right. When she looks to her right, a person's hand can be see on the left side of the screen.

    • When the unsub transports his victims to the kill room, he is whistling the song "Johanna" from the Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – a musical about a serial killer. The words of the sequence he is whistling are: I'll steal you, Johanna, I'll steal you. Do they think that walls can hide you? Even now I'm at your window… I am in the dark beside you, Johanna.

    Allusions (2)

    • Gideon: (to Hotchner) I gotta couple "Little Tramp" reels, if you have time. Charlie Chaplin drew the well-loved character of “The Little Tramp” from his early life experiences. Chaplin grew up in orphanages and workhouses as his mother spent a lot of her time in mental hospitals. On his own from age 10, Chaplin's tramp character’s costume and mannerisms reflect an innocent poverty and faith in the ability to overcome his circumstances.

    • Morgan: What was it the Yorkshire Ripper said about his victims? The Yorkshire Ripper – Peter Sutcliffe – murdered 13 women between 1975 and 1980, and attacked 7 others who managed to survive. During trial Sutcliffe admitted his crimes, but claimed to have been following orders from God to kill prostitutes. The jury didn't believe him and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

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