"Lessons Learned" is the tenth episode of Season Two of Criminal Minds.

Summary Edit

Gideon, Reid, and Prentiss travel to Guantanamo Bay to interrogate the leader of a terror sleeper cell being detained there after a chemical weapons dispersal device is discovered during a raid at a suspicious house.

Guest Cast Edit

  • Anthony Azizi - Jamal Abaza
  • Brad Blaisdell - Section Chief
  • Hiwa Bourne - News Reporter
  • Kevin Chapman - FBI Agent Andrew Bingaman
  • Meredith Monroe - Haley Hotchner
  • Wiley Pickett - CIA Agent #1
  • Roger Ranney - DEA Agent Kenny Norwood
  • Michael Edward Rose - CIA Agent #2
  • Lauren Stamile - DEA Agent Bonnie Ryan
  • Cassius Willis - FBI SWAT Team Leader

Referenced Criminals Edit

Bookend Quotes Edit

  • Jason Gideon: Dale Turner mused, "Some of the best lessons are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future."
  • Jason Gideon: Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "In order to learn the important lessons in life, one must each day surmount a fear."

Trivia Edit

  • The episode won the 2007 Human Rights First Award for Excellence in Television for its humane portrayal of detainee interrogation.
  • Brad Blaisdell, the actor that portrayed the Section Chief, also portrayed Michael Nolan in an episode of Suspect Behavior.

See Also Edit

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