Criminal Minds

Scared to Death

Season 3, Ep 3, Aired 10/10/07
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  • Episode Description
  • The BAU travels to Oregon to assist local authorities in investigating the disappearances of people who are new to the city and have no strong social ties in Portland. All the clues lead to a psychiatrist who may be using his patients' worst fears to murder them.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shemar Moore

    SSA Derek Morgan

  • Thomas Gibson

    Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner

  • A.J. Cook

    SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

  • Matthew Gray Gubler

    SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

  • Paget Brewster

    SSA Emily Prentiss

  • Fan Reviews (17)
  • good episode...

    By Fwirrel, Oct 13, 2007

  • Someone is killing someone based on their fears.

    By amfarley84, Oct 15, 2007

  • With no Mandy, "Criminal Minds" looks to Paget Brewster's chest to carry the show.

    By jamoon2006, Oct 23, 2007

  • A taste of the Action to the one's that don't know the show

    By ParyahPT, Oct 23, 2007

  • This was kind of a blah episode for me.

    By tsar_luke30, Nov 04, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Morgan: (as he and Reid finally escape from the tiny, malfunctioning elevator) Hallelujah.
      Hotchner: Was that the alarm? You guys OK?
      Reid: I'll get back to you on that.

    • Reid: Uh... did anything ever strike you as odd about Jenny?
      Apartment Super: You know what? When she moved in here two months ago, she walked up and down those stairs a hundred times. (chuckles) She wouldn't use the elevator.
      : I don't blame her.

    • Reid: (of Gideon's letter) Yeah, yeah, you know Gideon stood toe to toe with some of the… the sickest people on this planet. I mean it took a lot of courage, right?
      Prentiss: Yeah.
      Reid: So why'd he do this? (shows Prentiss the letter) It's addressed to me, but I'm not… I'm not the only one that he abandoned.
      : Why is it addressed to you? I think you need to read that letter again.
      Reid: I have an eidetic memory, Emily.
      Prentiss: Yeah, I know, and an IQ of 187. But what do you remember about your father?
      : What do you mean?
      Prentiss: He gave you 10 years before he left and yet you've erased all those memories. And it's too painful, I get it. But then Gideon leaves. I think you need to read that letter again and ask yourself why, of all the people, he walked away from… did he only explain himself to one person… you.

    • Dr. Stan Howard: (to Hotchner) I think your greatest fear is that you can't save everyone. It is worse than I thought.

    • Reid: (holding up a bag of chips) Snack machine.
      : Yeah, I don't think he's luring them with pretzels.

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    Notes (4)

    • In this episode it is revealed there is an agreement between certain members of the team not to profile each other.

    • In this episode, Mandy Patinkin had been removed from the main credits and group shot at the end of the sequence, thus leaving Thomas Gibson as the first-billed star.

    • The song played at the end of this episode was "River of Darkness" by Kalli. Other music was "Barely Holding On" by Wes Nickson, "Broken" by Lifehouse, "Can't Find My Way" by Phil Collins, "Requiem, KV 626 In D Minor: IIIa. Dies Irae (Sequentia)" by Mozart Festival Orchestra, "Scott Joplin Collage" by Gordon Green, "Tambourine" by Steffan Fantini.

    • This episode was dedicated in the memory of Mark Kamps, supervising sound editor, who died August 24, 2007, in Ventura, California.

    Trivia (1)

    • When the team is at the lake with the CSU technicians, Morgan is holding the plastic rope in his bare hands that might have fingerprints on it. He then hands the rope to the CSU tech, who is wearing gloves.

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