Criminal Minds

Damaged - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: At the start of this episode Rossi tells Garcia about the case he's obsessed with, "It's the 20th anniversary of this crime. Twenty years tomorrow, three children woke up and found their parents murdered." However, during S3xE11 "Birthright," while working on their current Wilkinson case, Rossi shows Caulfield (the sheriff of the original Wilkinson case from 1980) the victim's charm bracelet he carries, then tells him about the Indianapolis case he's never forgotten, and how every year since then he's called the victims' children. And later, after Caulfield tells Rossi it's been 27 years since his own unsolved case, he asks Rossi how long it's been for him and Rossi says, "21," then Caulfield cautions, "Don't let it get to 22."

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About Face - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: Senior SSA David Rossi is clean-shaven in the beginning and middle of the episode. Toward the end of the episode, which takes place over mere days, he has magically grown a full mustache and beard which disappears and reappears in the last scenes.

Damaged - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When Rossi is telling Prentiss, Morgan, and JJ about the original Galen case, he says that the Galen parents were butchered with an axe, but in "Birthright", he tells Detective Caulfield that they were beaten to death.

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Penelope - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: In the episode before this one, Garcia gets shot and the wound is over her chest. This episode starts when a woman finds her, and the wound is noticeably further down. (00:46:05)

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True Night - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Garcia and Morgan are talking in Garcia's office, her hand on Morgan's chest disappears and reappears. (00:04:55)

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Identity - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: Reid moves his gun to his side after the militia tell him he is begging for someone to take it. You can see it after they send Morgan to the bar. One second it's on his side, the next second it's back in front off his hip like always. (00:23:15)

About Face - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: This episode is a flash back to when Agent Gideon joins the team, but agent Prentiss is already a member. She didn't join until season 2 (when agent Gideon was already an established character).

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The Tribe - S1-E16

Visible crew/equipment: After the BAU capture "grandfather," when Hotchner has Reid on his cell's speaker, just as Reid says, "He spent 22 months in prison...," we can see the shadow of the boom pole and mic on the ground behind Hotch. (00:33:50)

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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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Paradise - S4-E4

Trivia: Rick Dunkle, a Criminal Minds producer, writer, and script coordinator, has a cameo as Jonathan, the dead driver in the car that was hit by the tractor trailer, at the start of the episode. *Spoiler* Dunkie, who is a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation, thought it would be cool to be killed by 'Wesley Crusher' who's played by Wil Wheaton, and who guest stars in this episode.

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Derek - S11-E16

Question: What was the reasoning behind Derek specifically being targeted for abduction?

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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.

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