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Web's Team


Rebecca Locke/Becky George
Played By: Rachel Nichols

The rookie field agent brought in by Web, who wishes to use her gift to his advantage. She is able to put herself in the shoes of the victims, since she was one herself. This makes her excellent at getting inside the mind of a killer.

  • Action Survivor: Since she was a little kid.
  • Alone with the Psycho: It happens pretty frequently, due to her lack of instinct for self-preservation.
    Mel: I'm just saying..."Girl to Grab" isn't just Volume Four of some encyclopedia, it's Rebecca's life. She gets taken - like it's a hobby.
    Danny: It is on the freaky side of often...
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Although, given her past and her general behavior and reactions, it might as well be confirmed that she has PTSD and maybe depression.
  • Badass in Distress: With some frequency. When she's kidnapped or held at gunpoint, she tends to stay cool and collected. She also tends to gets herself out of trouble.
  • Butt-Monkey: Rebecca's life as been an almost unending train of misery, starting with being kidnapped as a child. She has no life outside of her work and Web continues to push her to breaking point either as part of a grand plan or his own sadistic amusement.
  • Broken Bird: Her kidnapping as a child (and whatever the kidnapper did to her) has strongly affected every aspect of her life. Rebecca is obsessive, socially stunted and a workaholic with seemingly no hobbies or even family connections.
  • Consummate Liar: Put her in a diner with her co-workers and she'll stammer like she's in an exam and hasn't studied. Put her in front of an unsub and she'll play him or her like a harp with laments of how lonely and traumatized (and, in one case, fat) she is. Played with; given her background and the way she behaves, it doesn't seem like all of her weeping about being lonely is lies...
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Rebecca was kidnapped by some lunatic as a child and held by him for months. It's unclear what happened to her, but it was deeply traumatic. Physical and sexual abuse are vaguely suggested, but it's even more heavily implied that what he did to her was even worse.
  • Distressed Damsel: She is constantly being abducted and threatened by the killers her units finds.
  • The Hero: The most prominent member of the unit, and the protagonist.
  • Hurting Hero: Despite her cover ups, it's clearly her frequent kidnappings in present day and her kidnapping as a child have caused lots of emotional scarring.
  • Faux Action Girl: Rebecca is apparently very handy in a fight, but it's barely ever shown with how often killers and kidnappers get the drop on her.
  • Little Miss Badass: As a child, she set her kidnapper on fire.


Virgil "Web" Webster
Played By: Peter Coyote

The supervisor. He is not married as far as we can tell. He chose his squad based on their secrets, their weaknesses and their strengths. He is known to push his agents to the max, especially Agent Locke, much to the disgust of Agent Ryan. He is also known to bend the rules or justify actions.

  • Ambiguously Evil: There's a distinct possibility that he was a serial killer in the past or present.
  • Anti-Hero: He only escapes Villain Protagonist status for two reasons - he works for the good guys and it's never confirmed if he is or was in the past, a serial killer.
  • Badass Grandpa: Despite being older, he's usually the one who rescues Rebecca.
  • Better the Devil You Know: Rebecca and Paul comment that having him as a boss is a much better option than having him loose in the world with nothing to occupy his time.
  • The Chessmaster: He is always ahead of the killers, and usually, of the other officers.
  • Clear My Name: In an odd way. He's guilty of many things, but innocent of others.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very, very, very deadpan.
  • Evil Mentor: To Rebecca and to the unit in general, even if he isn't an actual serial killer, he's still extremely manipulative and mistreats them.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: We don't know how far past this line Web is, but it's safe to say he's been this for a long time.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Even if he's a heroic version, he still relentlessly abuses and mistreats Rebecca's already-fragile mental state, never mind his treatment of killers.
  • Not So Different: To the point where he might not actually be any different, it's never answered for sure.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Web is willing to do whatever it takes to solve a case, even if it means disregarding a kidnapping victim's mental health and withholding info from his team.
  • Trickster Mentor: An especially dark version to the unit, as he appears to have little concern for Rebecca's health and is willing to go to whatever lengths necessary, even planting evidence.


Paul Ryan
Played By: Jay Harrington

A young, married agent who Web chose to be his 'conscience'. Idealistic and kind, he sees things in black and white. He is often paired up with Agent Locke, which leads him to discover her past secret. On more than one occasion, he and Web have clashed based on differing principles.


Danny Love
Played By: Adam Baldwin

An ex-marine who is blunt and crude, but not without his own morals and has a certain rapport with Agent Melody Sim. He often leads assaults on crime scenes.


Melody "Mel" Sim
Played By: Katie Finneran

A quick-witted, intelligent and friendly agent who often mourns her lack of social life and shares a friendship with Danny.


Carter Howard
Played By: Nelsen Ellis



    The Pony Man 

Pony Man

Played By: Matt O’Toole


Corey Hall

Played By: Steve Sandvoss

  • The Bartender: His occupation.
  • Nice Guy: Probably the most straight-up moral and happy-go-lucky person in the whole series.


Karen Ryan

Played By: Fay Masterson


Glenn Terry

Played By: Tom Wright


New Girl in Town


Gareth Hoff

Played By: Henri Lubatti


Simon Gunther

Played By: Brett Rickaby

Old Wounds


Cole Brandt

Played By: Hart Boecher

  • Acquitted Too Late: By the time the team figures out he's not the unsub, the real unsub has finally honed in on him and given his own sick brand of Pay Evil unto Evil by raping him.
  • Break the Haughty: After he's raped by Strong.
  • Child by Rape: Brandt's father raped his mother, conceiving Cole.
  • In the Blood/Turn Out Like His Father: His own mother thought he was guilty of the rape he was accused of, because his father had raped her.
  • Jerkass: He sleazes over Rebecca and treats other dismissively.
  • Red Herring: For the weekly unsub.
  • Smug Snake: He's very sure of himself, smiling all the way through his interrogation and leering at Rebecca. The reality is that he has no real power.


George Skoll

Played By: Kristoffer Ryan Winters


Ned Batter

Played By: D.C. Douglas

    Bill Strong 

William 'Bill' Strong

Played By: Michael Bowen



Martin "Marty" Manning

Played By: Michael Emerson


Jeremy Fitch

Played By: Matthew W. Tate


Roger Comack

Played By: Brian McNamara


Kelly Comack

Played By: Carrie Preston

Everything Nice


Ellen Olsen

Played By: Audrey Wasilewski


Madison St. Clair

Played By: Jennette McCurdy

  • Manipulative Bitch: She uses her age and cuteness to play Paul like a fiddle. The only reason she doesn't get away with it is because she doesn't know she's being filmed.


Tessa St. Clair

Played By: Julie Claire


Teddy Bunch

Played By: Željko Ivanek

  • The Alcoholic: Part of the reason he looks so suspicious and screws up in his interview is that he stumbled in with a hangover.
  • Mommy Issues: He has some issues with his mother, but they seem to get resolved by the end of the episode.
  • Red Herring: For the weekly unsub.

Loneliest Number


Traci Armstrong

Played By: Jenette Goldstein

  • Freudian Excuse: Her parents committed suicide, leaving her alone. She now has a disdain for suicidal people and takes out her angst on them.

Thief of Hearts


Billy Ray Pope

Played By: Casey Siemaszko


Zoya Petikof

Played By: Michelle Forbes


Nate Laird

Played By: Ned Vaughn



Max Stern

Played By: JE Freeman

  • Mad Artist: Though the real problems start when he no longer has his art as an outlet.
  • The Schizophrenia Conspiracy: It's briefly mentioned that he alienated all of his old friends in the comics industry by accusing them of being government spies.

Point of Origin


Louis Salt

Played By: Chad Lindberg

  • Attention Whore: Rebecca profiles him as "nobody" and characterizes him by a desperate need for importance, shown when he fixates on the news coverage of his fires.
  • Shrinking Violet: Too shy to talk to the girl he likes, so he sets a fire in her office to try and get her attention. Like you do.



Betty Scarwid

Played By: Julie Ann Emery

  • Mama Bear: One way or another, all her crimes were to protect Aidan. And/or the delusion that Aidan was still alive.

Little Girl Lost


Karl Robie Jr.

  • Abusive Parents: His father is extremely controlling, having browbeaten Karl and his mother.

The Perfect Couple


Allison Davis

Played By: Amber Benson


Roddy Davis

Played By: Matt Keeslar

  • Formerly Fat: His schtick as a child star was him being 'the fat one' in a tv show cast, but now he's hit the peak of physical perfection.



Arlen Dallas

Played By: Keith Szarabajka

Skin & Bone


Ronald Ewing

Played By: William Mapother

  • Fat Bastard: He's morbidly obese, using a wheelchair to get around.
  • Fat Slob: He's unwashed, his house is littered with wrappings and leftovers, he drools over a sleeping Rebecca and talks with his mouth full.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Ronnie gets very, very angry if things stop going his way.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: His MO. He lures vulnerable, anorexic women to his home via the internet...and tries to keep them as 'friends'. When they 'don't work out', he eats them.
  • Jabba Table Manners: He's a hideous, drooling monster.
  • Serial Killer: Of young, vulnerable women with eating disorders.
  • Villainous Glutton: He's usually seen stuffing his chubby face.

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