Criminal Minds

Season 3 Episode 8

Lucky

9
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 14, 2007 on CBS
8.9
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Episode Summary

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In the first of a two-part story, the BAU pursues a cannibalistic serial killer in Bridgewater, Florida, that leads Morgan to a crisis in his faith. Garcia believes she has met her dream man, but her first date with him doesn't go exactly as she had expected.moreless

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  • A cannibilistic serial killer and Garcia gets shot.

    9.0
    This episode showed a horrible serial killer who eats his victims and feeds them to everyone He also believes that Satan is protecting him from being caught which makes him easier to catch but he does get lucky a few times like when he got pulled over for speeding but the police officer drove away because he was called away The main part of this episode is when Garcia met a man when she helped fix his laptop and I knew there was something up with him and Morgan tried to tell her but she never listened and said he sucked At the end he dropped her off at her house and shot her. I hope the team will be able to catch him in the next episode.moreless
  • Worst possible way of sharing.The thought of killing and eating the victims! Urgh! I can't forget the look on the priest's face when the unsub said "so as Tracey Lambert".They realized, then, that he was the cook who shared provided food during the rescuemoreless

    10
    Worst possible way of sharing.The thought of killing and eating the victims! Urgh! I can't forget the look on the priest's face when the unsub said "so as Tracey Lambert".They realized, then, that he was the cook who shared provided food during the rescue
  • Just wanted to pause and send a thank you to TV.com for indlucing and sharing the song that was playing at the beginning of the episode within your show information.

    10
    Just wanted to pause and send a thank you to TV.com for indlucing and sharing the song that was playing at the beginning of the episode within your show information.

    This sentence is only here to make the review long enough to be 200 characters long and make the website allow it to post. The website keeps saying that it has to be at least 200 characters long for the review to post.moreless
  • This very disturbed unsub had to be let out of a mental insitution when he turned 18. He killed and ate his victims and even managed to feed some human flesh to volunteers searching for victims. If I ever join a search party, I'm bringing my own food!moreless

    10
    Joe Mantegna as David Rossi has managed to win me over already in spite of the fact that I did not want Gideon to leave. Perhaps, it helped that they wrote in an expert returning from retirement. Joe Mantegna has been cast in the right role. Mandy was a hard act to follow, but Mantegna is pulling it off. This was an episode that makes any reasonable person wonder just how humane it is to let the truly "criminally insane" out of mental hospitals EVER for any reason. Perhaps the kindest thing we can do for someone who is really that "off" is keep them in a mental institution PERIOD. Anyone crazy enough to ever commit crimes that horrible should be locked up for life probably for their sake and definitely for the sake of society.



    Meanwhile, back at headquarters, Garcia got her feelings hurt even though Morgan was just trying to protect her. He could sense that she had a gut level feeling about some guy who had asked her out, so he told her to blow him off "if you think the guy is too smooth." Unfortunately, Garcia thought Morgan came to that conclusion (based on what little info she gave him) because she was not attractive enough for a really good looking guy to be interested in dating her. She didn't realize he probably gave her that advice because he could sense her discomfort.



    So out of hurt feelings she went against even her own instincts, and made a date with someone instead of trusting her gut like Morgan counseled. If she lives, she is going to feel really silly and definitely have to apologize to Morgan. If she dies, I'm never watching this program again.



    But she will live. They HAVE to write it that way or else they are idiots. Because Garcia has way too many fans to write her out of the show. I'm counting on her recovering completely and having a very red face next time she sees her good friend Morgan.moreless
  • They should not have done that

    9.7
    I really can not wait until next weeks episode. I can not believe that they would end an episode like that. Garcia is my favorite character on the show and I will be very disappointed if they kill her off. I thought that it was sad that Garcia would meet someone that would shoot her. I was sadden by Morgan that he would make Garcia feel bad about her self evan if he did not mean too. I thought that the main storyline for this episode was really disgusting someone being that sick to kidnapp someone and eat them it makes me gag just thinking about.moreless
Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

SSA Derek Morgan

Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Senior SSA David Rossi

Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson

Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner

Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler

SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook

SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness

Analyst Penelope Garcia

Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Kennedy

Floyd Feylinn Ferell

Guest Star

Oliver Wells

Oliver Wells

Young Unsub

Guest Star

John Lafayette

John Lafayette

Dr. Lorenz

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Morgan: An inverted pentagram...
      The photo of the first victim (Abby Kelton) shows one point of the pentagram is directed to her head (up), making it a straight pentagram. The same can be seen on the body of the victim found in the church, Maria Lopez. In both cases, the pentagrams have a small inclination, but the orientation is unequivocal.

    • Floyd Feylinn Ferell initials are FFF, and F is the sixth letter in the alphabet. Thus, his numerical name would be 666 (666 is the sign of the devil).

    • One of the posters the young unsub has in his hospital room is a print of Francisco Goya's painting "Saturn Devouring One of His Children."

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Father Marks: God is inside of all of us.
      Floyd Feylinn Ferell: (grinning demonically) So is Tracey Lambert.

    • Father Marks: So how long has it been, Agent Morgan?
      Morgan: I'm sorry?
      Father Marks: Since you've been in God's house. Priests and dentists can spot an overdue customer a mile away, so how long has it been?
      Morgan: I didn't come here to talk about myself.
      Father Marks: Occupational hazard. My apologies.

    • JJ: Everything below the waist had been eaten.
      Rossi: Ah, the circle of life.
      Prentiss: Suddenly I don't feel so guilty about my alligator wallet.

    • Rossi: ...I was just giving you a chance for personal growth.
      Morgan: I get you, Dave. You're not a mystery to me, man. They said you couldn't interview serial killers. You did. They said you couldn't put together a profiling team. You did. They said there was no way in hell you would ever come back here. You did. It's in your nature, Rossi. It's who you are.
      Rossi: Well, if you knew all that, why would you tell me you didn't want to talk to the priest?
      Morgan: I was giving you an opportunity for personal growth.

    • Morgan: What?
      Prentiss: When a woman tells a man about her feelings, she doesn't want him to fix her. She wants him to shut up and listen.

    • Morgan: Good morning, Princess.
      Garcia: Good morning.
      Morgan: Pump… your brakes. Every day I say "good morning." Every day you say, "I'll show you a good morning, Hot Stuff." Every day. Not today?
      Garcia: I hate profilers. Do you know that?

    • Colby: Uh, um… James… James Baylor. My friends call me Colby.
      Garcia: Penelope. Garcia. My friends call me wonderful. Or Garcia.

    • JJ: So killer satanic cults don't exist, but satanic serial killers do?
      Rossi: "Lasciate ogni speranza, ch'intrate."
      JJ: Well, thanks for clearing that up.
      Reid: It's from Dante's Inferno. "Abandon hope, all ye who enter here."

    • Garcia: Ah, that guy from the coffee shop asked me out, and I took your advice and I blew him off.
      Morgan: Oh, um, well good, smart move! Something was definitely wrong with him.
      Garcia: (sarcastically) Wow, you are some profiler. You could tell how wrong he was from what little I told you.
      Morgan: Garcia, I didn't mean…
      Garcia: I wonder, was it that he was too handsome or too interested in me that tipped you off on how wrong he was?
      Morgan: Garcia…
      Garcia: Just because you wouldn't cross a crowded room to hit on me does not mean that a more perceptive, less superficial guy wouldn't. Hey, Derek, you want snappy? You suck!

    • Rossi: He doesn't kill because he believes in Satan. He believes in Satan, because he kills.

    • Garcia: I'm not the girl men see across a smoky bar and write songs about.

    • Morgan: 16th century English novelist Thomas Deloney wrote, "God sends meat and the Devil sends cooks."

    • Morgan: "Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters." Francisco Goya

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • JJ: (to Hotch) I hear you. I saw The Exorcist.

      This is a reference to the 1973 Academy Award-winning horror movie, The Exorcist, about the demonic possession of a young girl and a priest trying to save her.

    • Reid: It's from Dante's Inferno, "Abandon hope, all ye who enter here."

      Rossi quotes from Dante's "Inferno," part one of three canticas in his Divine Comedy, an epic poem in which Dante is taken on a journey of hell and purgatory by the Roman poet Virgil, and heaven by Beatrice. Rossi uses the original Italian (Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate) and Reid imperfectly translates the line into English. The original, line 9 from canto iii, is: "All hope abandon, ye who enter here." It is probably one of Dante's best-known lines.

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