Criminal Minds

Psychodrama

Season 2, Ep 4, Aired 10/11/06
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  • Episode Description
  • The BAU is called to investigate a series of bank robberies in Los Angeles after it becomes evident the crimes are not based on money because the robber abuses his victims by forcing them to undress before he leaves the crime scene.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Aaron Zelman

  • Guy Norman Bee

  • Jason Wiles

    Unsub Sheppard

  • Jean St. James

    Claire Henderson

  • Brian Hatton

    FBI Professor

  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • Bank robberies which aren't robberies.

    By DexterMorgan2, Feb 28, 2013

  • Crank up the weirdness meter!

    By Finnegan77, May 02, 2007

  • Once again, the writers can not dissapoint! The drama, comedy, and all the acting! One of the best I have seen

    By enti342, Dec 12, 2006

  • Actually, this episode wasn't one of my favorites... But it still made for good entertainment...

    By Liria, Feb 28, 2007

  • A disturbing case with the worse kind of un-sub.

    By BAUCTU, Mar 15, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Elle: (reading the headline) Stripping Bandit. That's terrible. That makes it sound like the bandit's doing the stripping.
      Reid: What would you call him?
      JJ: Pervert.
      Elle: Scumbag.
      Morgan: I'd call him an ass.
      Hotchner: Hey, focus, please.

    • Elle: (handing key to Morgan outside Sheppard's locked motel room) Key?
      Morgan: (getting ready to kick down the door) No, I got one.

    • Elle: (via phone to Morgan inside JJ's Paradise) Hardcore or not, you've got the wrong scumbag.

    • Haley: (via phone discussing Jack's medical condition) At home with my mom. I didn't want him here while we were talking. Look, I know this job is important to you, but we're important, too.
      Hotchner: You don't have to tell me that.
      Haley: I don't want you to wake up some day in some random city and realize that you don't know your own son.

    • Hotchner: How are we doing?
      Agent Wallace: Five minutes.
      Hotchner: Make it three.

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    Notes (1)

    • The song playing at the children's party scene near the end of the episode was "Our Lips Are Sealed" by Hilary and Haylie Duff.

    Trivia (3)

    • There is a blood stain on Hotch's shirt sleeve before he shoots and cuffs the unsub.

    • When the unsub is shot by Hotch, he has a small beard. In the ambulance in the next shot, he is clean shaven.

    • It is revealed in this episode that Hotch and Haley named their son Jack.

    Allusions (2)

    • Reid comments there was a pilot program using psychodrama in the mid 1990s in the San Luis Obispo jail. A psychodrama program was in place between 1997-1999 for inmates in the San Luis Obispo County Jail where Leonard Manzella, a licensed clinical social worker, worked with prisoners with violence and drug problems. Manzella has consulted with many law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities and universities as well as the CBS Network.

    • The title of this episode alludes to a psychotherapeutic technique in which people are assigned roles to be played spontaneously within a dramatic context devised by a therapist in order to understand the behavior of people with whom they have difficult interactions.

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    • mckennarummans Aug 26, 2014

      So what did the bad guy do to the family? In the interview, they never mentioned what that extra thing he made them do was, and why it broke the family apart...