Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

Season 1 Episode 6


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 23, 2011 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Cooper and the Red Cell team are dispatched to Joliet, Illinois, to track down a murderer who travels across the country and kills his victims by hanging them.

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  • It is getting better and better

    The start of the series was not good. Being a spinn-off of Criminal minds did impose some serious challenges, as CM is one of the greatest shows around. However, already some episodes showed improvements. In this episode, the character of Forest Whitaker is more and more adapted to the strength of the actor; the emphathic and troubled element is emphazised. A bit like "Bobby" of CI. Together with a script that has several unexpected elements and less overplayed acting from the other actors, is increasing the quality of the show. It is getting better and better. Not yet there, but a promise to the future.moreless
Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Unit Chief Sam Cooper

Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo

SSA Beth Griffith

Michael Kelly (V)

Michael Kelly (V)

SSA John "Prophet" Sims

Beau Garrett

Beau Garrett

SSA Gina LaSalle

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

SSA Mick Rawson

Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness

Analyst Penelope Garcia

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When the unsub hangs the third victim, as with all the victims, he kicks the chair from right under his feet. When the team drives up to the hanging body, it hangs a lot higher than it should.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Beth: Poor thing, it's emaciated. It's probably been here a while.
      Mick: Oh God, I can't stand it.
      Beth: You're a bad ass sniper, surely you've encountered dead bodies.
      Mick: It's's the smell. I can't stomach it.
      Beth: Buck up and adjust your skirt. Gotta keep going.

    • Cooper: Penelope, you did good. Send us the address.
      Garcia: Yes, sir.
      Cooper: Then I want you to meet me at the office.
      Garcia: Yes, s... Wait! Me?
      Cooper: Yeah, Mick and Beth are on the road. I need every bit of help I can get.
      Garcia: Oh. Sweet! I'm kinda flattered and kinda excited.

    • Beth: (on her cell phone) I'm sorry Sam, you gonna have to repeat that. You want me to do what?
      Mick: What?
      Beth: (turning to Mick) He wants you to smell the bed.

    • Beth: I know we're not supposed to jump to conclusions without a full clinical evaluation, but I think we're dealing with a schizophrenic.
      Mick: Oh great! His reasons are subverted by his own crazy internal agenda.
      Beth: It's not that simple. There is a constellation of symptoms in this case, fractured speech, paranoia, persecutory delusions. There's not one thing that's pathognomonic to this.
      Mick: And?
      Beth: And... They're very treatable with the right medication. (Mick scoffs) You don't agree?
      Mick: It doesn't matter what I think, all I care about is preventing him from killing again.
      Beth: So the only options for you…
      Mick: Whatever. Catch him or kill him.

    • Mick: Wham, bam and thank you ma'am.
      Beth: Tire tracks. Very nice.
      Mick: Secluded. It's away from the main road. (they look at the tracks) Looks like the unsub stopped here at some point.
      Beth: It's definitely a car, not a truck.
      Mick: Well, that's evident.
      Beth: Rather specifically, bias-ply tires 08s. I'm gonna say it's an American-made vehicle. If you look at the spacing in the wheels, it's definitely older, maybe even pre-dates 1985.
      Mick: I suppose you know what color it is as well.
      Beth: Blue.
      Mick: Are you serious?
      Beth: No. There's a substance right here (pointing to road).

  • NOTES (1)