Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was the new Spin-Off of the popular Police ProceduralCriminal Minds. Starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker as Sam Cooper, Suspect Behavior centers on a BAU Red Cell, a team that "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 Criminal Minds is Penelope Garcia as their resident tech expert.The show started with a Backdoor Pilot (sans Beth) where the original team of Criminal Minds 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 Darker and Edgier tone than its original counterpart.It was cancelled after one season in 2011.
This series provides examples of:
Always Murder: Sometimes kidnapping, but even those tend to have a murder element.
Anachronic Order: 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.
An Arm and a Leg: The MO of the villain in Jane was dismembering his victims with a bandsaw.
Asshole Victim: 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.
Face Stealer: In The Girl in the Blue Mask, a father is trying to repair his daughter's not actually disfigured face by stealing the facial skin of others.
Fair Cop: Considering the two female agents are Beau Garrett (Gina) and Janeane Garofalo (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.
Heel-Face Turn: 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.
Loved I Not Honor More: A (mostly) platonic version. When Beth is held hostage to force Cooper to choose between murdering the accomplice or letting her die, she flat-out tells the kidnapper to shoot her, because Cooper won't commit murder for her and she wouldn't want him to.
Missing White Woman Syndrome: 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 they only manage to recover the white girl because they work the case of the black girls, who were the real targets.
No Name Given: The titular victim in Jane, and the killer himself.
Offing the Offspring: The bomber in Here is the Fire intended to kill his three sons, and the bulk of his community's children.
Only Six Faces: 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.
Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The Red Cell has shades of this: a Military Brat with father issues, a British ex-special-forces sniper, an ex-con with a serious Berserk Button 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 Mysterious Past and ties to a lot of people. They are based out of the back of a gym (the "Gym of Justice") and are fairly casual about dress code and professional behavior.
Recurring Extra: The gym janitor, who was never given a name, and only spoke once.
Relative Error: 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.
Replacement Goldfish: The killer in Two of a Kind abducted little black girls who reminded him of his daughter, 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.
Sadistic Choice: 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.
Screwed by the Network: CBS aired the Poorly Disguised Pilot shortly before it announced cuts to the Criminal Minds 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 Laser-Guided Karma, 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.
The Vamp: 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.
Turn in Your Badge: Played with. Fickler makes it seem like he's firing Prophet, but he's actually 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.
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Quite a few, but the father in what should be the first episode "Here Is The Fire" takes the cake when, 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.