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Criminal Minds: Psychodrama

The profilers are brought onto the case when it becomes clear that the perpetrator's behavior is escalating from simple crimes for profit to abusing his captives. The team believes his motives are not based on money and must identify what is causing his behavior to become more violent in order to catch the culprit.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x4
Production Number: 204
Airdate: Wednesday October 11th, 2006

Director: Guy Norman Bee
Writer: Aaron Zelman

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Sat. 1) Apr 23, 2007
FI (Nelonen) Feb 14, 2008
NL (Veronica) Dec 20, 2009

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Jason Wiles
As Dale Sheppard
Recurring
Meredith Monroe
As Haley Hotchner
Recurring
David Fabrizio
As Agent Wallace
Gary Wolf
As Roland Lynch
Marco Sanchez
As Detective Murad
Michael Chieffo
As Bill Henderson

Co-Guest Stars
Asher Axe
As Jeffrey
Austin David Young
As Darren Henderson
Brian Hatton
As F.B.I. Professor
Chris Warner
As Security Guard Jiminez
Connie Cooper
As Karen Sheppard
Jean St. James
As Claire Henderson
Jennifer Lynne Wetzel
As Scared Woman
Terrell Clayton (1)
As Parole Officer
Main Cast
Thomas Gibson (1)
As Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner
Shemar Moore
As Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler
As Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook
As Jennifer "JJ" Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness
As Penelope Garcia
Mandy Patinkin
As Jason Gideon
Lola Glaudini
As Elle Greenaway
Episode Notes
It turns out that Hotch's son has a condition but it's treatable.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Hilary and Hailey DuffOur Lips Are Sealed 


Episode Quotes
Elle: So, he's a violent sex offender in denial.
Hotch: And a sexual predator who's just escalated his crimes.
Gideon: He's a serial killer in the making.

Haley Hotchner: Look, I know this job is important to you. But we're important, too.
Hotch: You don't have to tell me that.
Haley Hotchner: I don't want you to wake up someday in some random city and realise that you don't know your own son.

Hotch: "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth." -Oscar Wilde.

Elle: "Stripping Bandit". That's terrible, that makes it sound like the Bandit's doing the stripping.
Reid: What would you call him?
JJ: Pervert.
Elle: Scumbag.
Morgan: I'd call him an ass...
Hotch: (interrupts) Hey, focus, please.

Garcia: Honey, if he opens his mouth, I'll give you the length of his teeth.
Hotch: Just keep it clean and don't call me 'Honey'.

Morgan: What's that?
Hotch: My son's first steps. I was out of town, Haley sent me the file.
Morgan: That's nice.
Hotch: It was five months ago, I haven't loaded anything on here since.
Morgan: Okay, so you film a new one when you get home.

Reid: It's like he's compelled to direct these fantasies using these people as actors.
Morgan: Actors on a stage, it's a play.
Reid: It's a psychodrama.
JJ: What's that?
Reid: It's a form of psychotherapy whereby actors serve as surrogates for actual people in the patient's life.

Morgan: (pounding on unsub's door) Sheppard! FBI!
Elle: (handing over a key) Key?
Morgan: No, I got one. (kicks open door)

Hotch: Look at these people! Look at them! They're children! They're children! God's sake!

Hotch: "The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours but that this humiliation is seen by everyone." -Milan Kundera.

Hotch: It gets worse and worse with each case.
Gideon: Save one life, we save the world.
Hotch: Yeah. Oh, the one thing that I didn't tell the trainees...
Gideon: What's that?
Hotch: We do not get paid enough.
Gideon: You got that right.



Episode Goofs
When the team approach Sheppard, he has a small moustache and beard but soon after, in the ambulance, he only has stubble.



Warning: Criminal Minds season 2 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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