Criminal Minds

Season 1 Episode 7

The Fox

12
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 09, 2005 on CBS
8.8
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The BAU profiles a serial killer who takes families hostage and lives with them as a father figure during what is supposed to be their family vacations.

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  • the fox

    10
    this episode is really thrilling and tense. the episode was really scary it had me jumping out of my seat, i would recamend this episode to anyone who is a criminal minds fan
  • Playing family

    8.0
    This story was really scary one - a man who has problem with family and now he attacks families who are going to vacation, threatens to kill them if they do not play with him - a little play of family to have what he never had for some days.



    The episode has very strong storyline and I do not know - maybe it was the whole case what was very scary that little made me dislike the episode or was just just weaker than previous one what was just so much more brilliant. And somehow this one had little slower motion..moreless
  • Very intense episode!

    10
    This was another terrific instalment of Criminal Minds! The episodes continue to be very spooky, which is one great element of the show, but this time, I enjoyed the fact that they interviewed two people who were not in fact the unsub, before eventually discovering the unsub;s identity.



    I enjoyed the episode thoroughly. It is a very unique one, because the unsub spent time with the families (several days) but still killed them off eventually. I thought this was an unusual yet interesting episode and concept, which I thought was absolutely magnificent! Probably not the bes t one in the season so far, but still very good!



    Keep it up, guys, and please continue to produce episodes tht continue to be this terrific! Great!



    EDIT: And one thing I forgot to mention is the amazing ending to this episode! The ending shows about ten (approximately) gold rings on the table, indicating the killer has had so many more families hotage and killed so many more people.



    That's one way to leave your audience on the edge of their seats, from start until after it finishes!moreless
  • Move or I will break your neck!

    8.0
    Very good show once again and it shows why it

    Is a hit this year! I love to watch the

    Chemistry between the characters as well as know that their jobs are hard

    As a man comes to a family once in a while as the family takes him in and he precedes to kill them. Wife and children!

    Talk about a heartless person! No consceince whatsoever!
  • really good!

    9.0
    Woah! i love this episode, it is really freaky to think that there are people like that. Because i watched this at night it really freaked me out. I was alone with the light off. A great episode with all the twists and turns but then again what episode in this series doesn't. It was sad to know that a guy like that would terrorise all those families. Gideon must find the evidence to find the killer but how can you find the killer when he leaves no trace of evidence on the bodies or anywhere? It turns out to be a therapist who prays on those who are just about to go on holidays so then they don't go on the missing persons report. But will Gideon be able to find this man before he kills another innocent family.moreless
A.J. Cook

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

Thomas Gibson

Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner

Allison Dunbar

Allison Dunbar

Allison Crawford

Guest Star

Dameon Clarke

Dameon Clarke

Chris Crawford

Guest Star

Emma Polhemus

Emma Polhemus

Emily Crawford

Guest Star

Meredith Monroe

Meredith Monroe

Haley Hotchner

Recurring Role

Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness

Analyst Penelope Garcia

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Gideon: Dr. Thomas Fuller once said, "With foxes, we must play the fox."

    • Gideon: I like this house. Designer magazines conspicuously placed, expensive modern furniture, plasma TV. Behind the curtains, water damage. Allison spent money on the things her friends could see and neglected those they couldn't. The Crawfords lived beyond their means.

    • Morgan: Suspect's cell is going straight to voice mail.
      Dr. Rachel Howard: Karl's a good man.
      Morgan: That's what everybody says until they find a body in the basement.
      Gideon: (turning the door knob) It's locked.
      Dr. Rachel Howard
      : I'll get security.
      Morgan: No. We don't have time for that. (kicks down the door)
      Dr. Rachel Howard
      : Someone will have to pay for that.
      Hotchner: Karl Arnold will.

    • Gideon: (discussing the killer) Tells the mother, 'If you scream, I'll kill your children.' Tells the children, 'If you cry, I'll kill Mommy.'

    • JJ: (discussing Hotch's newborn baby) He's so gorgeous.
      Haley Hotchner: Thank you.
      Reid: If you find baldness and wrinkles attractive.

    • Gideon: When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

    • Reid: Are you hacking into the government HMO database? Is that legal?
      Garcia: 'course not. We'll go to prison and you'll become someone's bitch.
      Reid: (fascinated) Really?

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Gideon: When you have eliminated the impossible…

      This expression of Occam's Razor, a logic principle that states the simplest explanation is usually the correct one, is usually attributed to Sherlock Holmes, a character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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