Criminal Minds

The Boogeyman

Season 2, Ep 6, Aired 10/25/06
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  • Episode Description
  • The BAU travels to Ozona, a small Texas community, to investigate the murders of children. Meanwhile, Elle is having readjustment issues after being shot, and Hotchner becomes worried about her when she misses a mandatory psych evaluation and isn't answering her cell phone.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Andi Bushell

  • Steve Boyum

  • Noah Matthews


  • Robert Knott

    Chief Jones

  • Sean Bridgers

    James Charles

  • Fan Reviews (20)
  • Elle makes a big decision.

    By DexterMorgan2, Feb 28, 2013

  • A good episode

    By reece1986, Jan 28, 2013

  • Who's watching the children becomes even more frightening when you realise that the children aren't even safe with each other.

    By Lady_Lancaster, Jun 28, 2010

  • This is when 'pure evil' would become an understatement.

    By amazing_race, Jan 21, 2011

  • A chilling tale about a serial child killer and a confused BAU Agent.

    By CalmTiger, Nov 05, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Morgan: You really are afraid of the dark.
      Reid: I'm working on that.
      Morgan: You should work a little harder.

    • Coroner: At first blush it looks like Joe Finnegan died of natural causes.
      Reid: His heart probably gave out while he was setting this (holds up a bear trap).
      Coroner: Yeah, karma's a bitch. These coyotes were gnawing on him for a week.

    • Garcia: This is true. All complaints filed were false alarms, but then there is that matter of his missing wife.
      Reid: Wife? What wife? When did she go missing?
      Garcia: Almost 50 years ago.
      Reid: No record of her ever being found?
      Garcia: I got two words for you, my friend, Rear Window. That guy probably chopped that lady up into delicious, bite-little pieces. Think about it. She may never have left the premises.
      Reid: Garcia, I'm sitting in the dark alone. Thanks.
      Garcia: While you're waiting for a potential murderer to come home? Kind of dangerous. Kind of sexy.

    • Garcia: Reid, seriously, people that go inside that house never come out. Spoooky.
      Reid: Garcia, could you at least pretend not to enjoy that rumor so much since I have actually entered that house?

    • JJ: The woods were the only thing I was afraid of when I was a kid.
      Morgan: Seriously? I thought you grew up in a small town.
      JJ: Yeah... surrounded by woods.

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    Notes (2)

    • "Blue Light of the Flame" by Dar Williams plays at the end of the episode. Note: Closed captioning shows that the original song for this scene was "Breathe Me" by Sia.

    • This episode marked Lola Glaudini's final appearance as a regular in the series.

    Trivia (6)

    • It is revealed in this episode that J.J. Jareau has a niece who is eight years old, which implies she has at least one sibling.

    • Usually the unsubs/killers are adult males and females (in a few cases). However, Jeffrey Charles became the first child unsub in the series and, therefore, the youngest.

    • It is revealed in this episode that Reid hates spinach.

    • The windchimes hanging on the front porch of Finnegan's house are made of bones.

    • We learn that Reid is still afraid of the dark.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Garcia: I have two words for you, sweetie: Rear Window. He probably chopped her up into little bite-sized pieces. Rear Window is a 1954 Alfred Hitchcock movie starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. The plot involves a photographer who is confined to a wheelchair with an injury and starts spying on his neighbors. He begins to suspect that one of them has murdered his wife and dismembered her.

    • Reid: Ted Bundy killed women who looked like a girlfriend who jilted him. Most of Ted Bundy's victims were young women with long brown hair and were similar in appearance to his ex-fiance. Bundy admitted to killing more than 30 women between 1973 and 1978, although the real number is unknown. He was executed in Florida in 1989.

    • Garcia: Finnegan's house on the hill is like the Bates Motel of Ozona, Texas. This was an obvious reference to Alfred Hitchcock's classic horror movie Psycho. The Bates Motel was run by the insane Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and it was the site of Janet Leigh's famous shower scene.

    • Boogeyman is the title of a 2005 horror movie directed by Stephen Kay and starring 7th Heaven actor Barry Watson.

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