Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

Season 1 Episode 4

One Shot Kill

1
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 09, 2011 on CBS
AIRED:
7.7
out of 10
User Rating
92 votes
3

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

A serial sniper who is targeting residents in Chicago turns his attention to Mick and the Red Cell team.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Monday
No results found.
Tuesday
No results found.
Wednesday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Hitting all the right notes!

    10
    Well the cast of this show is beyond bland, all with the exception of Beth, but at least the cases that they have been producing are top notch! The plot here was very interesting, especially with a L.D.S>.K. showing an interest in Mick. That was really well done, and rather interesting and enjoyable to watch.



    The case was very good. There was suspense and intrigue. I have to say that the ending was not particularly my fvourite, but all up, this was a good case.



    If they can develop the cast a little better thatn that they are doing at the moment, this could be great! The cases are certainly spectacular, but all they need is character improvement (obviously besides the amazing Garcia)!moreless
  • The team travels to Chicago to find an LDSK, who ends up focusing in on Mick.

    8.5
    The show is getting better by the episode. This particular episode focuses on Mick, the British sniper. The team arrives after the 4th kill, and the unsub sets his sights on Mick while observing the crime scene. The show was decently paced, though identifying the unsub was a little quick to be believable. The storyline was great, the focus on Mick is greatly appreciated (and shows off Matt Ryan's talents) and the writing was solid. I know the show is being slammed for not "living up" to the original. This isn't the original. Suspect Behavior is it's own show. I, for one, am going to give it a chance. Though Beth is getting on my nerves.moreless
  • I was really looking forward to this as Criminal Minds is one of my favorite shows but I am disappointed. I realize it has to carve out a niche apartfrom Criminal Minds but the profiling makes ridiculous leaps without any logic, so unlike Criminal Minds.moreless

    1.0
    I was really looking forward to this as Criminal Minds is one of my favorite TV programs but I am so disappointed. I realize it has to carve out a niche apart from Criminal Minds but the profiling makes riciculous leaps without any logic, so unlike Criminal Minds. I just don't see this show gathering a large enough audience to keep it on air unless the writers are replaced. When Forrest Whitaker came riding up on a chopper last week I almost laughed, it aseemed so ridiculous. His character develpment just doesn't work. I really do like the other characters but again when the profiling begins it is not logicalmoreless
Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Unit Chief Sam Cooper

Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo

SSA Beth Griffith

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

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

Noel Fisher

Noel Fisher

Jason Wheeler

Guest Star

Michelle Bonilla

Michelle Bonilla

Det. Nina Hernandez

Guest Star

Jessica Tuck

Jessica Tuck

Amy Wheeler

Guest Star

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The fighting style Cooper is practicing at the beginning and end of the episode is Kali, a Filipino martial art that specializes in using sticks and short- to medium-length blades as extensions of the body.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Mick: Snipers have a high IQ. They're patient, disciplined, focused.
      Gina: They're also controlling. They have huge egos. A God complex. (Mick raises his eyebrows) I mean, according to the U.S. Army research.
      Mick: OK, fair enough. We certainly don't lack for confidence. I prefer to call it high self-esteem.

    • Carol Langstrom: Why would anyone do this to Carl?
      Cooper: It appears that your husband was a random victim.
      Carol Langstrom: Random? How are you gonna find a murderer who randomly shoots people for no reason at all?
      Cooper: Because there is a reason. Somewhere inside of him there is a reason he does what he does. We may not understand it yet, but when we do, the why is gonna lead us to the who.

    • Cooper: Director wants us on the ground there ASAP. He thought that Mick's expertise in this, might help us build this profile.
      Prophet: Yeah, I bet that in the sniper world, kid here is a pretty big deal.
      Mick: Yeah, I seem to excel at certain things.
      Gina: We'll have to ask Lisa about that one.
      Mick: I'm pretty sure it was Elise.
      Beth: I'm pretty sure it's irrelevant.

    • Gina: Be careful up there.
      Mick: No worries. This guy's good, but I'm better.

    • Cooper: Listen to me, it's not your fault.
      Mick: Someone almost died today because they were standing next to me!
      Cooper: Nobody did die! And this is the first time that he attempted an attack and he failed. And the next time, we're gonna get him. This is a lousy situation, but it's the situation that we're in. You and the unsub, locked eye-to-eye. Who's gonna blink? Him or you?

    • Cooper: Conquests, exactly. These people have no value to him. They're just notches on his belt. Talking about the unsub, not you Mick.

    • Mick: You know, not all snipers are serial killers. Some are just serial daters, darling.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

More
Less