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[[caption-width-right:330:There's also a fifth agent. But the promo materials [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer aren't aware of Beth.]]]]

''Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior'' was the new SpinOff of the popular PoliceProcedural ''Series/CriminalMinds''. Starring AcademyAward winner Creator/ForestWhitaker as Sam Cooper, ''Suspect Behavior'' centers on a BAU ''Red Cell'', a team that "[[InformedAttribute operates outside normal FBI bureaucracy]]". Accompanying him are former SAS Mick Rawson, Ex-Con turned FBI agent Jonathan "Prophet" Simms, young prodigy [=Gina LaSalle=], and experienced agent Beth Griffith. Crossing over from ''Series/CriminalMinds'' is Penelope Garcia as their resident tech expert.

The show started with a BackdoorPilot (sans Beth) where the original team of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' had to team up with the Red Cell to end a series of kidnappings and murders. The series proper premiered in 2011. The show seemed to aim for a slightly more DarkerAndEdgier tone than its original counterpart.

It was cancelled after one season in 2011.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AlwaysMurder: Sometimes kidnapping, but even those tend to have a murder element.
* AnachronicOrder: In the first episode, Beth is already part of the team. In ''Here is the Fire'', which aired later, it's clear she's just meeting them for the first time.
* AnArmAndALeg: The MO of the villain in ''Jane'' was dismembering his victims with a bandsaw.
* AssholeVictim: A politician is almost murdered by his schizophrenic son because he abandoned both him and his sister because of their mental problems, leaving them to grow up in foster care and poverty while he started a new, normal family.
* BatterUp: ''Nighthawk''.
* BerserkButton: Prophet and child molesters. He gets violent around them. [[VigilanteExecution Guess]] how he went into jail in the first place?
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Gina, Beth and Garcia.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: The killer in ''Jane'' goes to get a beer out of his fridge, revealing that's also where he keeps the severed heads of his victims.
* ChalkOutline: ''Jane''.
* CharacterOverlap: The character Penelope Garcia is the technical analyst in both this and ''Series/CriminalMinds''.
* CliffHanger: The Season One Finale (and as of now [[ScrewedByTheNetwork final episode]]) ends on one of the worst since the ending of ''Series/TheSopranos''.
* ColdSniper: ''One Shot Kill''.
* CourtroomEpisode: ''The Time Is Now''.
* CrypticBackgroundReference: What Cooper and Mick saw and did in Fallujah that still haunts them.
* CutShort: The CliffHanger ending of ''Death by a Thousand Cuts''.
* DeadAllAlong: Following tradition of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', there was a dead girl who was seen as alive by the [=UnSub=] in ''Devotion''. Until the reveal, [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness she was played by an actress, talked and moved]].
* DramaticPause: Coop is a... fan of these.
* FaceStealer: In ''The Girl in the Blue Mask'', a father is trying to repair his daughter's [[spoiler: not actually]] disfigured face by stealing the facial skin of others.
* FairCop: Considering the two female agents are Beau Garrett (Gina) and '''Creator/JaneaneGarofalo''' (Beth), this trope is definitely in play. On the male side we have Matt Ryan (Mick), and Michael Kelly (Prophet) has to do something for ''somebody''.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Turns out the serial killer in ''The Time is Now'' is genuinely repentant, and only kept calling for a new trial because she believed it was the only way she could be cleared of the murder of her mother, which was wrongly attributed to her. When she actually is released due to new evidence that was previously suppressed, her first act is to apologize and confess to the daughter of two of her victims, then turn herself in.]]
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Loved One]]: How the killer in ''Death by a Thousand Cuts'' coerces people into committing murder.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Said by the killer in ''Two of a Kind'', during his VillainousBreakdown.
* JackTheRipoff: ''Lonely Heart''.
* KnifeNut
* LeftHanging: Rather cruelly, due to its cancellation.
* LovedINotHonorMore: A (mostly) platonic version. When [[spoiler:Beth]] is held hostage to force [[spoiler:Cooper]] to choose between [[spoiler:murdering the accomplice]] or letting her die, she flat-out tells the kidnapper to shoot her, because [[spoiler:Cooper]] won't [[spoiler:commit murder]] for her and she wouldn't want him to.
* MadBomber: ''Here is the Fire''.
* MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome: The first episode, where a white girl's abduction receives tons of coverage, while the earlier abductions of three black girls gain minimal attention, and go cold quickly.
** And [[spoiler:they only manage to recover the white girl because they work the case of the black girls, who were the real targets.]]
* MommyIssues: ''Smother''.
* MonkeyMoralityPose: The attacks (EyeScream, EarAche and attempted TongueTrauma) in ''See No Evil'' correspond to them.
* MonsterFangirl: ''Lonely Heart''.
* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: ''Devotion'', which even ends with a literal instance of this.
* MysteriousPast: Cooper, whose past seems convoluted and complex but never explained, only the occasional hint is dropped.
* NoJustNoReaction: Essentially Mick's reaction to the suggestion that the killer in ''Devotion'' is a necrophiliac.
* NoNameGiven: The titular victim in ''Jane'', and the killer himself.
* OffingTheOffspring: The bomber in ''Here is the Fire'' intended to kill his three sons, and the bulk of his community's children.
* OnlySixFaces: What everyone looks like to the killer in ''Jane'', who has a mental disorder. While he could tell the difference between, say, his mother, his teacher, and a random woman on the street there's no emotional connection.
* PlayfulHacker: Garcia of course.
* PoeticSerialKiller
* PowerfulPick: A victim gets an ice pick jammed into her ear in ''See No Evil''.
* PregnantHostage: ''Death by a Thousand Cuts''.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Red Cell has shades of this: a MilitaryBrat with father issues, a ''British'' ex-special-forces sniper, an ex-con with a serious BerserkButton about child molesters, and a woman who has been kicked off multiple anti-terrorism teams for personality conflicts, all led by a rather zen ''Catholic priest'' with a MysteriousPast and ties to a lot of people. They are based out of the back of a gym (the "[[FanNickname Gym of Justice]]") and are fairly casual about dress code and professional behavior.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: FBI Director Jack Fickler.
** Which so far contrasts with the [[Series/CriminalMinds BAU's Erin Strauss]].
* RecurringExtra: The gym janitor, who was never given a name, and only spoke once.
* RelativeError: When she catches Mick talking affectionately over the phone to a girl named "Jenna", Beth assumes it's his girlfriend and promptly heckles him. She later finds out that Jenna is his little sister.
* ReplacementGoldfish: The killer in ''Two of a Kind'' abducted little black girls who reminded him of his daughter, [[spoiler:who he killed in a fit of rage]].
* {{Retcon}}: The Red Cell team concept was not present in the pilot. Sam and Hotch were the same rank, just leading different teams. This show shows that Sam does not answer to Strauss at all (only answering to the actual director of the FBI, Jack Fickler).
** Presumably, this is in response to cries of research failure. One member of the team is an ex-con; another a foreign national. Neither are eligible for membership of the regular FBI.
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Kill my accomplice in cold blood or I kill Beth, anyone? And to make it even harder for Cooper, the accomplice is suicidal and begging him to do it, there are no witnesses, and the hostage-taker has always released the hostage unharmed if their loved one kills for them.]]
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: CBS aired the PoorlyDisguisedPilot shortly before it announced cuts to the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' female cast for "budget reasons". Fans were displeased, and quite a few blamed the new show, which resulted in many fans boycotting it, causing it to tank in the ratings as a result. Though some would argue that it was LaserGuidedKarma, as the cancellation of this show paved the way for CBS to bring back A.J. Cook and agree not to reduce Paget Brewster's screentime.
* SerialKiller
* ShoutOut: 'The Girl In The Blue Mask' is a CM: SB version of ''Film/EyesWithoutAFace''-
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Beth is missing from most promo material.
* SlashedThroat: Happens to a would-be good Samaritan in ''Jane'', when he spots the killer abducting his latest victim.
* SmugSnake: The imprisoned killer in ''Lonely Heart''.
* SniperDuel: Between Mick and the [=UnSub=] in ''One Shot Kill''.
* {{Spinoff}}: This series is a type 3 spin-off of ''Series/CriminalMinds''.
* SympatheticMurderer: The [=UnSub=] of ''Devotion'' who is schizophrenic, [[spoiler:thinks his sister's corpse is alive]] and is trying to get her justice from their dad putting them in foster homes.
** The old man in ''Nighthawk''.
* TwoFaced: Two of the victims are left like this in ''The Girl in the Blue Mask'', though only one survives.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Mick and Gina; possibly Sam and Beth.
* TheVamp: The killer in ''The Time is Now'' would manipulate teenage boys into killing their parents. While it's never explicitly stated she used sex to do so, it's highly probable.
* TurnInYourBadge: Played with. Fickler makes it seem like he's firing [[spoiler:Prophet]], but he's actually [[spoiler:taking him off probational status and making him a full agent]]. But the rest of the team doesn't know that, nor does the audience.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The son of the killer from ''Nighthawk'' was obviously based on Jeffrey Dahmer.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Pick any two team members, but especially Mick and Prophet, Mick and Beth, and Beth and Coop.
* WindowPain: ''Nighthawk''.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Quite a few, but the father in what should be the first episode "Here Is The Fire" takes the cake when, [[spoiler:after his wife's death he ''hides pipe bombs in his sons' back packs and sends them off to school, a field trip, and the hospital where his wife died''. Only the middle son's goes off, but he's the one who went to school...]]
** He becomes less sympathetic when you remember he never intended to die himself, and probably would've started his life anew after disposing of the remnants of his old one, plus tons of other random people.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: The killer in ''Two of a Kind'' [[spoiler:who killed his daughter in a fit of rage]].
** The father in ''The Girl in the Blue Mask'' temporarily disfigured his daughter by pressing her face against a hot surface while drunk.
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