Criminal Minds

Machismo

Season 1, Ep 19, Aired 4/12/06
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  • Episode Description
  • The BAU travels to Mexico to aid in the capture of a serial killer who has targeted elderly women.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Aaron Zelman

  • Guy Norman Bee

  • A.J. Cook

    SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

  • Lola Glaudini

    SSA Elle Greenaway

  • Mandy Patinkin

    Senior SSA Jason Gideon

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • not a great one

    By annnette, Jun 25, 2014

  • ALL VICTIMS' MOTHERS DEAD AND NO ONE MADE THE CONNECTION UNTIL THE MAIDEN NAMES?

    By geothebio, Mar 20, 2013

  • Gringos, go home!

    By IgnatzNiemand, Nov 15, 2006

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Jul 16, 2007

  • How to spend weekend..

    By Parricida, Jan 11, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Morgan: What's all this?
      Deputy Borquez: Día de los Muertos.
      Reid: Day of the Dead. A three-day Latin holiday where souls of dead relatives are said to return to earth to enjoy the pleasures that they once knew of.
      Deputy Borquez: It sounds like he was reading that out of a book.
      Morgan: No, trust me. He always sounds like that.
      Reid: Actually, I was reading. I picked this pamphlet up at the airport.

    • Capt. Navarro: There is a very bad man killing women in my district, and I’ve known this for a very long time, and so far no one will believe me or help stop him. So if I have to play politics to protect the women of this city, then that is a very small price to pay, don’t you agree?

    • Gideon: It's the Chikatilo Syndrome.
      JJ
      : The what?
      Reid: Andre Chikatilo, one of the most prolific serial killer of the 20th century. By the time they found him, he had killed more than 50 people.
      Gideon: He was no more experienced than any average serial killer, but he lived in the Soviet Ukraine. The Soviets were convinced the serial killer is a uniquely American phenomenon. Inevitable result of... (in a Russian accent) decadent capitalism.

    • Hotchner: (comes down the stairs holding his crying son) Hey. What's that all about? It's okay. It's okay. I'm a little grumpy when I wake up sometimes, too. (Haley and Jessica point up at the sign that reads: "Happy Birthday, Daddy") That's great, you guys. See what you did. (nods at the crying baby)

    • Haley: (hands the phone to Hotch) It's your wife. (Hotch takes the phone and it's Gideon)

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    Trivia (3)

    • "Machismo" is prominently exhibited or excessive masculinity. As an attitude, machismo ranges from a personal sense of virility to a more extreme male chauvinism.

    • It is revealed in this episode that Elle's mother is Cuban and is fluent in Spanish.

    • Despite her last name, Garcia is not very proficient with Spanish nor is she of Hispanic or Latino descent (she assumed her stepfather's surname as a child).

    Allusions (2)

    • When Elle enters the room and finds the mummified remains of the mother, apart from the Spanish she's speaking, the scene is nearly a copy of the famous scene from Psycho when Vera Miles thinks she's speaking to Norman Bates' mother but turns the chair around to reveal a mummified corpse.

    • This episode may have been partially inspired by the real-life serial murders in the Mexican city of Cuidad Juarez. More than 100 women have disappeared from there in the last decade. Some of them have been found murdered. The cases are unsolved and some human rights groups say the authorities are not doing enough to protect women. Unlike in this episode, however, most of the women who have disappeared from Juarez were young factory workers (these factories are called maquiladoras).

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