History Trivia / CriminalMinds

21st Apr '16 6:56:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/{{TwentyFour}} President John Keeler]]/[[Series/{{Dexter}} Captain Matthews]] is Gideon's mentor.
** Gideon himself is [[Film/ThePrincessBride Inigo Montoya]].
** [[Series/TrueBlood Andy Bellefleur]] is a hostage taker on a train in season one.
** [[Series/TwentyFour Ira Gaines]] apparently became a serial killer.
** [[Series/TwentyFour Syed Ali]] is a mob boss in season one.
** Before becoming an agent for a shadowy government organization, [[Series/PrisonBreak Gretchen]] worked for the FBI's Child Crimes Unit.
** [[Film/SpyKids Juni Cortez]] shows up in the second episode of season two as a young kid with strange connections to pedophiles.
** [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Malcolm]] is a graphic novelist in Season 3.
** [[Film/TerminatorSalvation Young Kyle Reese]] is a young boy with fantasies about murdering prostitutes, and [[TrueBlood Nan Flanagan]] is his mother.
** [[Film/TheTerminator Adult Kyle Reese]] shows up later as well, in season 4 as a detective.
** [[Series/{{Dexter}} Lundy]] apparently got his skills as a profiler by being a serial killer for over thirty years! [[Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet Sgt. Kay Howard]] was nearly one of his victims.
** [[Series/DawsonsCreek Dawson Leery]] is a serial killer with multiple personalities, and [[Series/PrisonBreak Charles Westmoreland]] gives the team some information on him and his father.
** [[Film/ConAir Billy Bedlam]] is a war veteran whose brother suffers from PTSD.
** Reid is an old friend and rival of [[Series/TwentyFour Sean Hillinger]].
** The kid with homicidal fantasies in "Sex, Birth, Death" grew up to be [[Film/StarTrek Pavel Chekov]].
** [[Series/TrueBlood Hoyt]] is a human-hunter towards the end of season 2.
** [[Film/{{Brick}} The Pin]] is the Footpath Killer.
** Erin Strauss is possibly better known as [[Series/TwentyFour Karen Hayes]].
** A murder victim in season 3 is [[Series/LieToMe Emily Lightman]], and her best friend's father [[Series/{{Lost}} arrested Kate]].
** [[Series/LieToMe Jimmy Doyle]] and Ian Doyle are not only played by the same person, but are [[{{Expy}} very, very similar characters]].
** [[Series/LieToMe Gillian Foster]] is another serial killer.
** It would appear [[Series/TwentyFour Ryan Chappelle]] took a job as a detective.
** Hey, that's [[Series/TwentyFour Abu Fayed]] in the Season 4 premiere!
** [[TrueBlood Holly]] is the admirer of a serial killer.
** A cult that captures Prentiss and Reid is lead by [[BeverlyHills90210 Dylan McKay]]. [[Series/{{Lost}} Frank Lapidus]] is an old associate of his.
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Wesley Crusher]] is a serial killer, and [[Series/{{Lost}} Ethan Rom]] is one of his targets.
** The kidnapped boy's mother in "The Instincts" is [[Series/TwentyFour Lisa Miller]].
** Xander Berkeley, [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay one of]] [[Series/TwentyFour the most]] [[{{Film/Taken}} notable]] "That Guys" [[{{Film/AirForceOne}} of all time]], is a detective, and amazingly [[spoiler: he actually isn't the bad guy]]
** [[Series/{{Lost}} Jacob]] moonlights as a cop in his spare time.
** [[Series/TheXFiles Assistant Director Skinner]] as the [=UnSub=] in "Normal", with [[Series/MurphyBrown Corky Sherwood]] as his wife and [[Series/{{Firefly}} Zoe Washburne]] as the Cop of the Week.
** Back in 2004, Dr. Rowling from "House On Fire" [[Series/{{Lost}} crashed on an island and was separated from his wife]]. Heather Vanderwaal from "Reckoner" was in the same section as him.
** [[Film/TheOutsiders Ponyboy]] is now a serial killer. [[ETTheExtraTerrestiral ET]] would be so disappointed in him.
--> "Yep. I got stabbed by Ponyboy. So much for staying gold." --C.T. Gibson
** Alternatively, the experience with John Ryder really warped up [[Film/TheHitcher Jim Halsey]].
** Guess who joins the team in season 10? That's right, [[Series/GhostWhisperer Melinda Gordon]].
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander Harris]] apparently really does like smart girls.
** [[Series/MadMen Duck Phillips]] is the head of the congressional committee investigating the team at the start of season seven, proving that he's a schmuck across all time periods.
** [[Series/{{Glee}} Sue Sylvester]] is also Reid's schizophrenic mother.
** Jackson Rathbone, who plays Adam Jackson, is mostly known for his roles in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender''.
** Alex O'Laughlin, a.k.a., Vincent Rowlings, is now the lead on another CBS crime drama, Series/HawaiiFive0. He's also [[Series/{{Moonlight}} Mick St. John]]
** You'll surely recognize Bud Cort if you've seen ''HaroldAndMaude''. Beth Grant has appeared in various movies, including ''Film/{{Speed}}'' and ''NoCountryForOldMen''.
** And this isn't the first time Joe Mantegna has played a [[Series/{{JoanOfArcadia}} no nonsense law enforcement officer who "doesn't work with psychics"]]
** [[Series/{{Bones}} Wendell Bray]] apparently rapes and kills strippers in his free time.
** [[Series/{{Heroes}} Noah Bennett]] is a manipulative child abductor.
** [[Film/DeathstalkerAndTheWarriorsFromHell Deathstalker]] shows up as the dad of a young psychopath.
** Creator/RobertEnglund shows up in "Heathridge Manor" ... [[PlayingAgainstType as a detective.]]
*** Same with [[Series/BuffytheVampireSlayer Drusilla]]... as a mentally unstable woman yet again, though she's not a vampire this time.
** The [=UnSubs=] from "Dorado Falls" and "Closing Time" used to [[Film/{{Contact}} work at SETI helping Jodie Foster talk to aliens]].
** [[Series/RaisingHope Frank]] apparently not only has a model of Natesville with dolls of the townspeople, but has a thing for taxidermy and collecting human eyes.
** Both [[Franchise/MassEffect Garrus Vakarian and Kaidan Alenko]] have appeared as [=UnSubs=] in Season 8.
** It seems [[Series/{{Leverage}} Parker]] is Reid's mystery girl with a stalker.
*** And that stalker is [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Dawn]], gone completely batshit. Maybe the First Evil got to her?
** [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] is the Replicator, though his manner is much more like [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Joker]].
** Prentiss used to work for [[{{Series/Supernatural}} Balthazar.]]
** [[Film/ChildsPlay Chucky]] shows up as...wait for it...an unsub in Season 8.
** [[Franchise/{{Saw}} Jigsaw]] and [[Series/{{Maude}} Carol Traynor]] have a rather complicated relationship in "Blood Relations".
** [[Franchise/Left4Dead Rochelle]] survived the zombie apocalypse, got a job as a doctor, and is now dating Morgan in Season 9.
** [[Machinima/RedVsBlue Caboose]] left the UNSC and became a detective in Kansas, possibly inspired by a vigilante [[YouAllLookFamiliar he heard about while in New York]].
** [[Film/IronMan Raza]] takes JJ hostage in episode 200.
** [[Series/TheOfficeUS Kevin]] gained a few dozen IQ points and became the unsub in "Fatal"
** [[Film/DeathRace Lists]] plays the unsub [[spoiler:and his twin]] in the first two episodes of Season 9.
** [[Film/RealGenius Lazlo Hollyfeld]] is a spree killer in "The Road Home".
** [[Series/DesigningWomen Anthony Bouvier]] is Rossi's good friend Harrison Scott.
** [[Series/LoisAndClark Clark Kent]] lost his job, became a gambling addict, and found a new superpower: super-luck, triggered by murdering people.
** [[Series/{{House}} Dr. Amber Volakis]] diverged sharply from her medical training and became an unsub in search of unorthodox cures; the delusions and hallucinations probably didn't help.
** [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdman Judy Ken Sebben]] got tired of running a law firm and joined the FBI.
** [[Series/PersonOfInterest Nathan Ingram]] is a small-town SinisterMinister with being framed for a ''very'' sordid past.
** Funny how [[Series/{{Smallville}} Whitney Fordman]] never mentioned having a brother in the FBI.
1st Apr '16 8:09:23 PM Lullaby22
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** Funny how [[Series/{{Smallville}} Whitney Fordman]] never mentioned having a brother in the FBI.
9th Mar '16 1:19:29 PM Hossmeister
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** [[Series/TheXFiles Assistant Director Skinner]] as the [=UnSub=] in "Normal", with [[MurphyBrown Corky Sherwood]] as his wife and [[Series/{{Firefly}} Zoe Washburne]] as the Cop of the Week.

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** [[Series/TheXFiles Assistant Director Skinner]] as the [=UnSub=] in "Normal", with [[MurphyBrown [[Series/MurphyBrown Corky Sherwood]] as his wife and [[Series/{{Firefly}} Zoe Washburne]] as the Cop of the Week.
9th Jan '16 12:49:07 AM stardust_rain
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** [[Series/PersonOfInterest Nathan Ingram]] is a small-town SinisterMinister with being framed for a ''very'' sordid past.
6th Jan '16 1:09:16 AM Naram-Sin
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* LifeImitatesArt: In "Cradle to Grave", the [=UnSub=] kidnaps women, hides them in his own home-made dungeon, rapes them, impregnates them, and forces them to help each other in giving birth under threat of death. While the BAU compares the perp to Gary Heidnik and Josef Fritzl, his MO is far more close to Ariel Castro, whose crimes weren't discovered until four years after the episode aired.
23rd Dec '15 9:31:16 AM Brandon
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** IMDB's trivia page states that Gideon and Prentiss are the only two main characters to have died on the show. While Gideon was shown to be murdered several seasons after Mandy Patinkin left, Prentiss has ''never'' been killed off. She faked her death sure, but she returned soon afterward. She also appeared in the 200th episode, never getting killed off.
19th Dec '15 12:52:17 PM Naram-Sin
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** The team must have caught more home-invader-family-anhilators-with-daddy-issues in ten years than are recorded in most of human history.
21st Oct '15 11:45:05 PM LadyNorbert
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** Gideon himself is [[Film/ThePrincessBride Inigo Montoya]]. As a young man, he was [[Series/BoyMeetsWorld Cory]] [[Series/GirlMeetsWorld Matthews]].

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** Gideon himself is [[Film/ThePrincessBride Inigo Montoya]]. As a young man, he was [[Series/BoyMeetsWorld Cory]] [[Series/GirlMeetsWorld Matthews]].
10th Oct '15 9:32:12 PM CaellachTigerEye
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** Since leaving the show, Paget Brewster [[http://my.xfinity.com/blogs/tv/2012/09/19/paget-brewster-i-never-got-over-being-fired-from-criminal-minds/ admitted she "never got over" being fired during the Season 6]] [[ExecutiveMeddling fiasco]], and later admitted [[http://www.enstarz.com/articles/111795/20151003/criminal-minds-season-11-news-paget-brewster-talks-leaving-show-calling-cbs-scummy-video.htm she considers the CBS "scummy" for how they treated her (including firing her and then forcing her to return suddenly due to the backlash and her contract)]] - she clarifies however that she ''did'' love the cast and crew themselves, it was the network she took issue with and that was why she left as a regular after Season 7.
1st Oct '15 5:01:28 PM nombretomado
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** [[TheOutsiders Ponyboy]] is now a serial killer. [[ETTheExtraTerrestiral ET]] would be so disappointed in him.

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** [[TheOutsiders [[Film/TheOutsiders Ponyboy]] is now a serial killer. [[ETTheExtraTerrestiral ET]] would be so disappointed in him.
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