Criminal Minds

Legacy - S2-E22

Visible crew/equipment: A crewman's left hand (with wedding ring) on a black metal railing is visible on the left side of the shot of the woman at the corridor intersection. (00:24:57)

Legacy - S2-E22

Visible crew/equipment: You can see a crewmember's hand as she runs through the tunnels. (00:24:57)

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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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Legacy - S2-E22

Visible crew/equipment: A possible cameraman's hand with a wedding ring holding a bar with the camera is visible as one of the victim looks down a two way route. (00:24:50)

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Birthright - S3-E11

Visible crew/equipment: When Prentiss, Morgan, Rossi, and Caulfield go see Mary Wilkinson, in the wide shot just as Caulfield says, "Hello, Mary," the second camera filming from another angle is visible at the right side of the screen. Additionally, later when Chrissy confronts Charlie she's wearing one earring in her right ear, but after she shoots him that one earring is in her left ear. (00:18:45)

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Machismo - S1-E19

Visible crew/equipment: When Captain Navarro and the team are at the elderly victim's home, after Elle finds the bead from a necklace, in the next wide shot of Morgan, Navarro, Gideon, and Hotchner, the red T-mark can be seen on the floor in front of Gideon.

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Somebody's Watching - S1-E18

Visible crew/equipment: There is a crew member crouching behind the plant during the scene when Reid is searching the house for Maggie. When Maggie just enters the shot, you can see the crew member.

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A Shade of Gray - S4-E21

Visible crew/equipment: After the press conference, while Emily, Rossi, and Derek are standing beside the SUV, when Captain Lancaster walks over to them we can see the four chalk T-marks on the ground where they all stand.

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No Way Out - S2-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When George is talking about the school bus, you can see the shadow from a microphone in the bottom left hand corner. (00:35:25)

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The Boogeyman - S2-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When James Charles, the guidance counselor, says, "It could be someone you know, or it could be a stranger you pass at the grocery store," the actors' red T-marks are visible on the floor at Reid's and Gideon's feet. Then when Charles continues to say, "gathering information on the case," we can also see the actor's white T-mark beside the counselor's feet, where he will stand after he introduces Gideon.

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Limelight - S3-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Katrina Townsley's driving while talking on her cell phone the unsub is driving behind her, and we see that she's alone in her car, but when the unsub rear-ends her car the second cameraman is sitting in the passenger seat with a handheld camera, filming Katrina's close-ups.

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Plain Sight - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When the BAU are presenting their profile of the unsub, the actor's T-mark is visible on the floor in the shots facing Captain Griffith, who's sitting on the desk, when Gideon takes a seat on the chair.

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Supply and Demand - S6-E24

Visible crew/equipment: As Rossi comes to Morgan's rescue you can see a guy behind Agent Rossi seemingly holding a camera. A few seconds later Morgan gets up and right before he turns to punch the henchman guy you see the same camera guy again. (00:34:33)

The Fisher King: Part 1 - S1-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Elle arrives back at her home the camera pans and you can see the face of a man in the mirror. A man who is not the Fischer King as he has no facial burn marks on him. Potentially simply a stand-in for the character or the actor without the makeup as when the Fischer King is going to shoot Elle you cannot see his face.

A Higher Power - S3-E15

Visible crew/equipment: When the team enters the house of the unsub it is dark. You can see a second camera man twice off to the side who is getting the close ups of the team coming through the door. (00:32:00)

The Popular Kids - S1-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When the camera zooms in on Adam's body near the start, there is a very brief shot of a crew member's hand in the top left hand corner of the screen. (00:02:35)

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L.D.S.K. - S1-E6

Visible crew/equipment: Just as Hotch finishes his profile at the scene you get a very nice reflection of the set lights and light screen in his sunglasses. (00:09:30)

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Zoe's Reprise - S4-E15

Visible crew/equipment: After Prentiss and Morgan catch Eric and his girlfriend in the park it cuts to Prentiss and the girlfriend in the interrogation room, and as the camera tracks backward from the door's window we can see a nice reflection of the moving camera and also a crew member standing behind Hotchner.

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Identity - S3-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When JJ and Derek get to the bar to talk to Harris Townsend, while they're still outside in the parking lot, right after Derek tells JJ not to turn her back on the door, the reflection of the moving camera can be seen on the pickup's back window as they walk to the door.

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Identity - S3-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When the trailer park manager leads Rossi and Reid to Goehring's trailer, right after he tells Reid, "Piece of advice, pipe cleaner, way you're wearin' that gun...beggin' someone to take it off you," the cameraman and camera cast shadows on Reid as he walks by the camera.

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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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Extreme Aggressor - S1-E1

Agent Hotchner: This is Special Agent Dr. Reid.
Man: You look too young to have gone to medical school.
Agent Reid: They are PhD's. Three of them.
Man: What, are you a genius or something?
Agent Reid: I don't believe that intelligence can be accurately quantified, but I do have an IQ of 187, an eidetic memory, can read 20,000 words per minute...yes, I'm a genius.

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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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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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