Criminal Minds

It Takes a Village - S7-E1

Question: I'm a bit confused by the end to the whole 'Ian Doyle saga'. Namely I'm confused by Chloe Donaghy's motives. I get that she wanted to sell Declan to an enemy of Doyle for money and flee the country, but why did she stay with Lachlan McDermott? Why did they get on the plane together instead of going there separate ways? Did she want to see Doyle suffer at the hands of McDermott? And why did McDermott want to flee the country if he wanted to hurt Doyle? Did he not know Doyle was in federal custody?

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To a Better Place - S13-E2

Question: There seems to be an error. When Alvez and J.J. call Reid about Billy's grandma's house, he says Garcia told them after the grandmother died the city said the house wasn't up to code and they don't think anyone is living there. However, the electricity is on in the house. Would the city allow a house not up to code to keep the electricity on? Plus, since Billy doesn't live there and the only resident died, wouldn't the power be shut off anyways, meaning Billy would have to get the power back on in his name (or at least someone living's name)? But if the power is on, why wouldn't Garcia be able to know this and confirm it's likely someone is living there from the power usage? Also, do cities do anything about houses not up to code to prevent people from living or squatting there?

Bishop73

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Question: The crew takes a private jet to most locations but always have the same black S.U.V.s. How do the vehicles get there as fast as the crew?

RGW

Chosen answer: Black SUVs are common police, military and dignitary vehicles around the world. It is not too much to assume they could be rented or owned by the police forces in the areas.

kristenlouise3

Answer: There is only one BAU (or that's the impression the show gives, in reality there's 5 teams within the BAU), and they're based out of Quantico. However, the FBI has 56 field offices, each with their own vehicles leased from the over 200,000 vehicles that make up the Federal motor fleet. There are long term leases to federal agencies on these cars, in addition to there always being vehicles being made available to lease on an ad hoc basis for assignments. Plus, local and state police likely also have their own unmarked fleets, but due to the vehicles being mostly the same make/model/color in most episodes, they'd likely be borrowed from the nearest field office or other local federal office or ad hoc leased from the fleet for the assignment.

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Question: I never saw the whole episode, only near the end of it twice. The episode was about a boy about 10 or 11 who took a girl his age Into the Woods so he could kill her using a baseball bat. What was the name of this episode and what was the reason for him wanting to kill her?

Answer: "The Boogeyman", s02e06. spoiler alert: The kid is Jeffrey Charles and at that point he had already killed 3 other kids. Jefferey basically hated and resented other kids after his mother abandoned him and his father spent a lot of time with other children because of his job. Jeffery would lure kids Into the Woods and then beat them to death with his bat just because of hate, no particular "reason." The scene you're describing, Jefferey agrees to walk Tracy home when her "buddy" leaves her (at this point the FBI announced there's a serial killer on the loose and kids should walk with a buddy). Jeffrey gets mad at Tracy for walking too slow and for complaining, and he takes a swing at her, causing her to flee Into the Woods and have Jeffery chase her.

Bishop73

Chosen answer: Back in Target Rich, a hitman named Giuseppe Montolo dies whilst being interrogated by Derek. The men who abducted Derek were hired by his father, Chazz, who seems to blame Derek for his son's death. It's explained further in A Beautiful Disaster.

Annabel Keeley

Answer: Yes, the baby boy is alive and well. The Silencer, John Myers, cared for him by giving him his bottle, stayed while he slept, and gave him his pacifier.

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Hostage - S11-E14

Question: Were the two little girls at "the disappearing place" whom Violet referred to as "her sisters" supposed to be her 2 daughters to Tom (a.k.a. "Daddy")?

Trisha

Chosen answer: Yes. It's directly mentioned in the show.

Chosen answer: No, it's spelled correctly. It's written in cursive so it might just seem misspelled.

Bishop73

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Question: What are they saying and/or what does it mean when the team keeps saying "unsub...?

Answer: They are referring to the killer they are searching for. It's an amalgamation of "Unknown Subject."

Cubs Fan

Corazon - S6-E12

Question: In the scene near the beginning, Morgan and Hotchner are on video call with Garcia, she is away from the screen, Morgan calls for her and she comes running to the screen saying she is on. They ask her to research something and she replies like usual and Hotchner thanks her but I think instead of saying "Garcia" I think he called her "Kristin." Can anyone confirm?

Pa Tshia Vang

Chosen answer: I just double-checked, he does say Garcia.

All That Remains - S8-E14

Question: I have the DVD sets for all the seasons, and I am wondering if anyone else noticed this issue with season 8, Disc 4, episodes "all that remain" and the next episode "broken", the descriptors of the episodes on the DVD case are correct and in the right order of when they were aired, but when I click "All That Remains" it plays the "broken" episode and vice versa, I wouldn't have noticed if I didn't happen to look up one of the actors in an episode, just wondering if anyone else had this issue with their DVDs, or any other similar issues with their DVDs? Thanks.

Answer: I just noticed the same thing about season 8 disk four, Broken and All That Remains are reversed on the DVD.

Chosen answer: After framing her for the killing at the hotel her and Morgan were staying in he must have known that she would not rest until the quest was over because it was a personal insult to her. He could have known her attitude while studying her as he did the rest of the team. His studies would also show him that Aaron would send her home to rest because he needed her mind fresh. He puts what he knows of the two team mates from studying them and comes to the assumption she was going to be sent home to rest.

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Question: I know that JJ is/was the media liaison for the team we as the audience follow; but a few times other teams have been mentioned. So is she the liaison for the other teams too? (She seemed to go with the team most of the time on their cases).

Answer: Having seen just about every episode, as well as the spinoff (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, which focuses on a different team) it seems like she ONLY works with her team, being the liaison and media specialist for them only. The other team didn't have anyone in that capacity, choosing their cases on their own. And since that team specializes in crimes happening now, not after the fact like the original team, they have no need for that position.

Kimberly Mason

Extreme Aggressor - S1-E1

Question: How did the BAU know who Unsub was? He had e-mailed his victims and created a program that was sent through e-mail to erase all information of who he was and how to locate him, but the BAU did.

Answer: The team told the local police the Unsub would have already injected himself into the case, either coming forward as a 'witness' or volunteering to search for the missing woman. Once they came up with a profile they compared it to everyone who had approached the police about the case and eliminated everyone who didn't match the profile (wrong gender, age, etc.). They didn't explain it very well, and in real life it would have taken much longer so it's easy to get confused.

So how could they create a profile if the UnSub was able to cover his tracks?

Answer: I believe it's exaggerated a bit for the sake of action and drama. I forget where I read it offhand, but criminal profiling is largely more dull office work than the exciting field work depicted on the show.

Cubs Fan

Lauren - S6-E18

Question: Why did Prentiss sleep with Doyle? Was it for the profile? Because Morgan didn't seem convinced that it would've been much help for the profile.

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Answer: She tried to role play as Lauren when she was very uncomfortable with it.

Answer: I believe you are describing s09e14, "200." Although it was the road side bomb that caused the miscarriage.

Bishop73

The Angel Maker - S4-E2

Other mistake: At the start, it's nighttime when the unsub hides in the house of the soon-to-be victim who goes to sleep when her alarm clock reads 'Tue 11:06', and then we see the time morph to 'Tue 1:13' when the victim is sound asleep, before the unsub comes out of the closet to kill her. However, the time on the clock should actually read 'Wed 1:13'.

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Limelight - S3-E13

David Rossi: When I interviewed Bundy, he had a theory about pornography. He said "If you want to stop people from becoming like me, don't burn Catcher in the Rye."
Aaron Hotchner: "Burn Hustler." I read your books, too, Dave.

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About Face - S3-E6

Trivia: The scene where Rossi is bird hunting was done to show how different the character was going to be from Gideon, who was a noted bird lover.

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