Criminal Minds

Season 1 Episode 13

Poison

9
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 18, 2006 on CBS
8.8
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Episode Summary

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The team travels to New Jersey where several people have been poisoned in Beachwood, one fatally, with LSD 10 times more potent than the street version.

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  • Very very scary.

    8.8
    It was scary how someone could poison you with an every day item and you not know it. Most of the episodes deal with stuff that could or could not happen in every day life. Poisoned bank envelopes was scary. I really did believe someone could go completely postal after losing their job of 19 years.
  • wow...scary

    8.5
    ok, first of all, it creeps me out to think that people can do that so easily. i mean, if you think about it, acid can be given in liquid form without people even realizing it. how bad did you feel for the kid whose dad almost killed him? hallucinations are a scary thing. ok, to the show, i liked the story, the plot and everything else about it. i enjoyed it to the very end.moreless
  • It was veary creepy .

    9.6
    I think it is vearry creepy tha tpeople can posin you so esay and if you think abou ti t you will relize taht this stuff can happen in real life. I felt so bad for thase boys who watch thier fathers be posioned like that i mean haw scary can that be to watch you dad almast die from a evelope i a bank. I think that it had a veary good plot line and was veary well played out. I think that it is a great episode yet it is fritening that that can actually happen in reaql life.moreless
  • Review

    9.3
    I thought that the episode was good, with only a couple of real complaints that I had about it. First - the good points. I liked the poison storyline, I thought that was a nice change it up case from the rape/murder serial killer style things that they usually do. I really liked the way the entire story played out - with the man killing himself just as the profiliers said he would and then finding out that there was a bigger plan and then saving the day just in the nick of time. While it would have been one of the shocking endings to the show so far had they shown up and everyone been dead - I still thought it was a good episode as a whole. The fact that we didnt get any closure from the man and the son who were featured during the first ten minutes was the only real downside to the episode I thought. I would have liked to see there storyline closed off. Solid episode overall though.moreless
  • Something different..

    8.8
    I most say this was different kind of episode and I liked it - the profile was something totally different as the case - poison. And even if they thought the person will work alone, they were wrong and he has help and he killed her..



    And this case really worked trough many layers to get to the bottom - first it looked like a brank a highschool boy did for his girlfriend and the bar was involved, then they got to the bank and candies, then to the killer and the party and still they were off the real thing - a camping and envelopes. I totally loved the way story was built, the way it nailed me to screen.moreless
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A.J. Cook

SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

Lola Glaudini

Lola Glaudini

SSA Elle Greenaway

Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin

Senior SSA Jason Gideon

Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler

SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

SSA Derek Morgan

Thomas Gibson

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Peter MacKenzie

Peter MacKenzie

Jack Fisher

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Braedon Lemasters

Braedon Lemasters

Eric Fisher

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Nestor Serrano

Nestor Serrano

Detective Hanover

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (7)

  • NOTES (1)

    • The song played when raiding Edward Hill's home was "Club Foot" by Kasabian. The song heard at the end of this episode was "Wishful Thinking" by Wilco.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Morgan: There's the extortionist… product-tamperer who holds the business hostage in exchange for money.

      In 1982, seven people in Chicago died from cyanide poisoning after ingesting "spiked" Tylenol capsules. Although no one was ever charged with the murders, James Lewis was convicted of trying to extort $1 million from Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Tylenol. He threatened more deaths if he wasn't paid.

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