Criminal Minds

Profiler, Profiled

Season 2, Ep 12, Aired 12/13/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Morgan is arrested as a serial killer after he goes home to Chicago to visit his family. Because the detective making the arrest had used a profile provided by Gideon, the team travels to Chicago to help the local authorities find the real killer and exonerate Morgan.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Paget Brewster

    SSA Emily Prentiss

  • 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

  • Fan Reviews (25)
  • Morgan is suspected of being a serial killer.

    By DexterMorgan2, Feb 28, 2013

  • Such a powerful message should have been given a better backdrop.

    By Finnegan77, Apr 05, 2007

  • How much do you really know about the people you work with and how much do you want them to know about you? Don't we all have secrets we don't want to share?

    By mscraftee, Oct 14, 2007

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Dec 31, 2007

  • wow...

    By Fwirrel, Jan 05, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Morgan: You trying to say something to me right now.
      Gideon: Only if you're hiding something you need to trust us. Trust us enough to tell us about it.
      Morgan: Gideon. It's not about trust. It's about having a little privacy. I got the right to keep something to myself. Look at us, man, we practically live together already.

    • Carl Buford: (as he's being arrested) Wait. Wait. Derek, isn't there something you can do for me?
      Morgan: You go to hell.

    • Carl Buford: Are you saying I had nothing to do with making you who you are?
      Morgan: No, Carl, actually I'm saying that you had everything to do with making me who I am. Because of you I'm somebody who gets to spend the rest of his life making sure that guys like you go down.

    • Morgan: Call me Agent Morgan.
      Det. Gordinski: You'll always just be Derek to me.
      Morgan: And you'll always be a racist son-of-a-bitch to me.

    • JJ: (discussing evidence against Morgan) This is all just coincidence.
      Det. Gordinski: Heck of a lot of coincidences.
      Prentiss: It's purely circumstantial.
      Det. Gordinski: So is a fingerprint.

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    Notes (1)

    • The music played in the final scene was "In Times Like These" by Mavis Staples.

    Trivia (5)

    • Throughout the episode, it was stressed that Morgan found the first boy in 1991 at the age of 15. Now, 15 years later that would put his age at 30. However, from records pulled by Garcia, Morgan's D.O.B. is listed as June 6, 1973, which would put his age at 33.

    • Morgan lost his father at the age of 10.

    • In this episode we find out Morgan was molested as a child.

    • It is revealed that Morgan had a full athletic scholarship and graduated cum laude from Northwestern Law, where he was the star quarterback. He severely injured his left knee in his sophomore year and never played again.

    • It is revealed Reid has a passion for performing magic tricks.

    Allusions (2)

    • Notation after opening credits of this episode: All secrets are deep, all secrets become dark, that’s in the nature of secrets. Writer: Cory Doctorow Doctorow (1971) is a Canadian writer and a strong advocate of liberalizing copyright laws. His novels are released under Creative Commons licenses, allowing for the electronic editions to be circulated freely, provided they are not used for profit or to create derived works.

    • Reid: "One begins to twist facts… " This quote can be attributed to both The Sign of Four, and Scandal in Bohemia by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: "I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

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