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Season 2, Episode 10
Air date November 22, 2006
Written by Jim Clemente
Directed by Guy Norman Bee
"The Last Word"
"Sex, Birth, Death"

"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.

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