Criminal Minds

Natural Born Killer

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 11/16/05
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  • Episode Description
  • When an undercover cop in Baltimore involved in a mob investigation goes missing, the BAU believes a serial killer rather than organized crime has something to do with his disappearance. The probe leads to several unsolved missing persons cases.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Peter Ellis (II)

  • Debra J. Fisher

  • Erica Messer

  • A.J. Cook

    SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

  • Lola Glaudini

    SSA Elle Greenaway

  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • Mixed Up Ep's

    By MissyParker, May 10, 2012

  • Some will grow up to be killers, others to catch them..

    By Parricida, Jan 08, 2009

  • not the best!

    By aayaanrox, Feb 11, 2010

  • The brutal murder of a childless couple takes the team to Maryland but there is much more to it than meets the eye.

    By Lady_Lancaster, Jun 19, 2010

  • No doubt that this was the poorest of the series to date in what has been a very good first season. Hopefully this is as bad as it gets.

    By errolian, Nov 23, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Gideon: We have a word for you.
      Vincent Perotta: You got a word for me?
      Gideon: Oh yeah. Actually, we have a few. Psychopath. Paranoid personality disorder.
      Vincent Perotta: That's quite a mouthful, Jason.

    • Elle: (talking about Garcia's ability to find criminal records) Can you get into those records?
      Reid: Despite the fact that they were probably expunged, she can find the faintest echo of deletion, and successfully recreate the file thereby sending us all to prison for computer felony fraud counts.
      Elle: We can make bail.

    • Garcia: You're breathing on my neck.
      Reid: I'm sorry. Sorry.
      Elle: You two having fun?
      Garcia: Oh, yeah. Sifting through the life and times of Freddy Condore with Dr. Reid here is a party I wouldn't want to miss.

    • Gideon: (after revealing photos of murdered people on board) I believe you're an extremely impotent man.
      Vincent Perotta
      : (rattling his handcuffs) Take these off - we'll see!

    • Hotchner: Paranoid personalities develop in childhood.
      Vincent Perotta: You know, you just saved me thousands of dollars in therapy bills.

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    Notes (1)

    • When the neighbor comes over to complain about the loud music, the song that is playing is Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) sung by James Darren.

    Trivia (3)

    • On the unsub's juvenile record, the geographic information is inaccurate. There is, in fact, a Hyde Lane in Maryland; however, it is located in Bowie. The ZIP code listed with the address is 21235, which is the ZIP code for Woodlawn, a neighborhood in Baltimore. Woodlawn and Bowie are approximately 50 miles apart.

    • When the team enters Jimmy's apartment and Morgan breaks the wall and finds the gun, he handles both the clip and the gun without wearing any gloves. By doing that, he compromised potential evidence.

    • It is revealed in this episode that Morgan once had an undercover assignment for 18 months.

    Allusions (3)

    • Garcia: We're gonna need a bigger board. A reference to the famous line from the movie Jaws as the shark appears and Brody announces, "You're gonna need a bigger boat."

    • Morgan: John Wayne Gacy killed at least 30 people. Thirty-three, actually. John Wayne Gacy lived in Chicago. Gacy was known as a family man and a successful businessman who was active in community organizations, but he was also a pedophile who killed young men and buried them under his house. He was executed in 1994. People used to call him the Killer Clown because before his arrest he used to dress up as a clown and entertain children. Also while he was on death row he liked to paint clowns.

    • The episode's title refers to Oliver Stone's 1994 film Natural Born Killers.

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    • kyravon Jul 04, 2015

      random questions: may contain mild spoilers...

      Who calls someone on a regular phone to tell them they're going to call again on a "secure line"? Russo was calling a landline with a standard phone, so it's not even like the serial killer had caller ID and wouldn't pick up an unfamiliar phone number.

      Also, if the father has been dead 30 years, how does Vincent still have an active phone line under his name?