Criminal Minds

Season 5 Episode 21

Exit Wounds

5
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 12, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Garcia plays a crucial role in the case when she travels to Alaska with the BAU to investigate the murders of several residents of a small town.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • a clever one

    10
    enjoy this episode, the profiling was good, scary moments. suspense, emotions.
  • a good one, emotive, interesting good proliling

    10
    Just miss Garcia and Morgan love relation. Great episode
  • Clever episode.

    10
    Great episode. Just love it. Like the profiling. And love garcia acting
  • is anyone there? right like a homicidal maniac is going to answer you, BEST LINE!!

    5.0
    its funny in movies and shows how people here a noise and automatically say whose there ahah i love how Brenda actually pointed this out.



    I would've killed the kid if he'd killed my mum, don't care if the cops killed me he deserved it the stupid bastard and the people were right he'd get out of juvie before he'd be sent to jail. There is no such thing as justice so fuck the system!moreless
  • The Dumbest TV Cop Show Episode Ever

    1.0
    I have seldom watched this show, but once I happened to see the beginning of a really dumb show set in Alaska. It was so bad it deserves the TV equivalent of a Raspberry Award.



    Point One: The super-cops show up and meet with the stereotypical TV sheriff. Its a dumb cliche made worse by the simple fact that there are NO SHERIFFS in Alaska. None, period. When Alaska was organized they decided to forget the whole medieval idea of the "county" and the "sheriff" and go with Boroughs. The whole of Alaska is divided into just 9 Boroughs. The few cities in Alaska and the many villages have their own police departments, but all serious crimes are investigated by the Alaska State Police, who would need the help of some chumps from Down Below the way a Moose needs headlights. Try doing some research next time cheechakos.



    Point Two: They showed some local fisherman leaving town with his family because he was afraid of the big bad bogeyman. Did any of you Hollywood screenwriters ever see a show called "Deadliest Catch" ? Do you really think that men who make a living from the most dangerous seas on earth are going to run off shaking in their boots like the pudgy actor you got to play a fisherman? Do you think that people who live surrounded by forests full of Brown Bears are going to run away like little babies because there is a Bad Man in the Woods?



    There isn't any point three because I was so disgusted I didn't watch any more.



    Screenwriter: Fail for not doing research.

    Director: Fail for not catching errors.

    Casting Person: Fail for casting some soft-faced actor as an Alaskan Fisherman with a face like rawhide and a body like steel cable.moreless
Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson

Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner

Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Senior SSA David Rossi

Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler

SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

SSA Derek Morgan

Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster

SSA Emily Prentiss

A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook

SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

Kimberly Estrada

Kimberly Estrada

Brenda Bright

Guest Star

Robert Dolan

Robert Dolan

Keith Graves

Guest Star

Mark L. Young

Mark L. Young

Owen Porter

Guest Star

Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon

Analyst Kevin Lynch

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Joe Mantegna originally had a line in the scene where Rossi enters the BAU office wearing a tuxedo, "It's OK. Ringo will have other parties." Joe loved this line, but it was subsequently cut from the episode.

    • The shopping scene between JJ, Prentiss and Garcia was originally written for "The Slave of Duty" (without the reference to Mick Rawson and his accent). When the decision was made to kill off Haley Hotchner in "100," the episode was completely rewritten.

    • Deputy Jace Stiller was named after the two writers' production assistants: Erik Stiller and Jace Sparks.

    • When Garcia refers to her speed dial setting as "lucky number 7," this was in inside joke. Kirsten Vangsness is #7 on the cast call sheet.

    • Sheriff Steve Rhodes and Dedaimia Swanson were named after professors at Franklin College, where Rick Dunkle studied for three years before moving to Los Angeles.

    • The "Xana-don't" line was improvised by A.J. Cook.

    • Franklin, Alaska, is a fictional town created by the writer of this episode, Rick Dunkle, as homage to his hometown of Franklin, Indiana. Lafayette and Bloomington are also mentioned, and these are towns in Indiana where he frequented his youth. There is, however, a town called Franklin in Alaska that is a ghost town now.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (Rossi arrives for the briefing in a tuxedo)
      Prentiss: Whoa!
      Hotchner: Sorry to ruin your night.
      Morgan: What, are you working on Wife No. 4?
      Rossi: I see you people way too much.

    • Kevin Lynch: (speaking to Garcia on the phone) What do you mean, you're sharing a room with Morgan?
      Garcia: Oh, you're jealous.
      Kevin Lynch: Jealous? Why? Because you're bedding down with a muscle-bound, modern-day 007?
      Garcia
      : Mmm, he's more like Jason Bourne.
      Kevin Lynch
      : Oh, what's there to be jealous about?
      Garcia
      : He took the floor.
      Kevin Lynch
      : OK. Just... just make sure he keeps his weapon holstered, OK?

    • Morgan: I'm not sleeping with Reid.

    • Garcia: Ralph W. Sockman said, "Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength."

    • Garcia: "Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and theater of the tragedy of man." John Morley

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Hotch refers to Robert Hansen as being the first serial killer in Alaska since the eighties. Hansen was described as being quiet and a loner, who had a dysfunctional relationship with his domineering father. Between 1980 and 1983, Hansen murdered between 17 and 21 people near Anchorage, Alaska.

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