Criminal Minds

Trivia: Dr. Spencer Reid is the son of an attorney, born in Las Vegas. In real life, Matthew Gray Gubler, the actor who plays Reid, is also the son of an attorney, born in Las Vegas.

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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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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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Snake Eyes - S7-E13

Trivia: On the plane to Atlantic City, the team is discussing their favorite Mob movie, and Rossi mentions that he's not a fan of them. Joe Mantegna, who plays Rossi, played a mobster in The Godfather Part III and, more famously, is the voice of Mob boss Fat Tony in The Simpsons.

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3rd Life - S3-E12

Trivia: Lindsey, one of the kidnapping victims, is played by Joe Mantegna's daughter Gia.

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Tabula Rasa - S3-E19

Trivia: When Rossi's on the telephone in his office, the camera pans around and on the desk we see the real-life photograph of the actor Joe Mantegna with friend Ringo Starr.

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Spencer - S12-E13

Trivia: Alana De La Garza guest stars as Clara Seger in a crossover with Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. She and Adam Rodriguez previously played siblings on CSI: Miami.

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Nelson's Sparrow - S10-E13

Trivia: Although only in flashbacks, "Nelson's Sparrow" was the first episode to feature Gideon since Mandy Patinkin's departure.

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Season 13 generally

Trivia: Daniel Henney is the first actor from one of the Criminal Minds spin-offs to join the main cast of the parent series.

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Nelson's Sparrow - S10-E13

Trivia: Ben Savage plays a younger version of Mandy Patinkin. One of Patinkin's most famous roles (and also one of his personal favorites) is Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride, which also featured Savage's older brother Fred.

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The Fight - S5-E18

Trivia: Except for Felix Solis, who plays an informant of Prophet's, all of the prisoners in the San Quentin scenes are real inmates.

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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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Show generally

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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