Criminal Minds


Season 2, Ep 15, Aired 2/7/07
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  • Episode Description
  • In this conclusion of a special two-part episode, finding the serial killer becomes critical to the BAU when the team realizes Reid is being held captive and a live feed of him being tortured is shown on the internet. Meanwhile, Reid's troubled childhood is revealed in flashback sequences as he drifts in and out of consciousness.

  • 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 (57)
  • Profoundly creepy ... the transference of evil from one to another

    By zapeyed, Oct 24, 2014

  • Reid is held hostage by a dangerous and unpredictable killer.

    By DexterMorgan2, Feb 28, 2013

  • amazing episode

    By aloysius, Dec 17, 2012

  • LOVE IT!

    By AshleyPetrie, Jul 04, 2012

  • Well done. When characters are this well developed, the viewers cannot help feeling their pain.

    By Finnegan77, Feb 09, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Tobias: This will be over quickly if you just confess your sins.
      Reid: I'm not a sinner.
      Tobias: We're all sinners.

    • Hotchner: (desperately) We're not getting any closer.
      Gideon: Reid's brilliant. He'll figure out a way to survive.
      Hotchner: You know I always take advantage of Reid for his brain, but I never actually teach him how to deal with things emotionally.
      Gideon: You lead by example.
      Hotchner: What kind of example is that?
      Gideon: (solemnly) He'll make it.

    • JJ: We think Tobias Hankel may have murdered his father.
      Mickey Bates: Good for him!

    • Tobias: You came back to life. There can only be one of two reasons.
      Reid: I was given CPR.

    • William Reid: I'm not gonna have this conversation in front of him.
      Young Reid: Statistically, children who grow up in two-parent households attain three more years of higher education than children from single-parent households.
      William Reid: We're not statistics, Spencer.

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    Notes (2)

    • The song played at the beginning of this episode "Sympathy for the Devil" was suggested by Matthew Gray Gubler.

    • The song in the opening scene was "Sympathy for the Devil (Neptunes Remix)" by the Rolling Stones. The song heard at the end was "The Funeral" by Band of Horses.

    Trivia (5)

    • In the beginning of the episode, Prentiss and Morgan are talking to the sheriff, and they are standing in the pouring rain. When the angle changes to the sheriff's point of view, there is no sign of rain. Throughout the scene, the other characters don't have rain on their faces.

    • It is revealed in this episode that Reid's mother was first hospitalized when Reid was 18 years old.

    • It was revealed in this episode that Reid's father abandoned him and his mother when Reid was a young boy.

    • When Charles removes Reid's shoes to torture him, Reid's socks don't match. Matthew Gray Gubler refuses to wear matching socks because he considers it bad luck. In fact, he sprained his ankle the last time he wore matching socks.

    • When Reid receives the beating from "Charles," both of his shirt sleeves are rolled down, as they would normally be. When Reid encounters the persona of "Tobias" for the first time, however, his right shirt sleeve is rolled up--much like it would be after "Tobias" injected him with the narcotic. Considering Reid's hands are bound in handcuffs to the chair he's sitting on, it's unlikely that he rolled up the sleeve himself.

    Allusions (4)

    • Mickey Bates: His dad went Section 8. The term Section 8 used to refer to a military discharge that was issued for psychological reasons. The regulations are different now, but the expression is still a familiar way to describe insanity.

    • The angel Raphael does not appear in Bible canon, but does appear in the apocryphal Book of Tobit or Tobias, recognized by the Catholic Church. Raphael appears as a traveling companion of the young Tobias, protecting him from evil. He reveals himself as the Archangel Raphael at the end of the story. This story is also where we find Tobias burning fish hearts and livers to ward off the devil.

    • Gideon and Raphael refer to the seven archangels of the Book of Revelation. Revelation chapters 8 and 9 talk about the seven angels with the seven trumpets who bring tribulation to the earth. Raphael quotes Revelation 7:7 where the first angel brings hail and fire mixed with blood.

    • What Reid’s mother reads to him is from Marcel Proust’s Remembrances of Things Past, published in France between 1913 and 1927. This work discusses how a particular smell or sound can immediately take someone back to painful or happy memories.

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