"Plain Sight" is the fourth episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.


The BAU sets out to find and stop the Tommy Killer, a serial rapist operating in the San Diego area who rapes, murders, and glues his victims' eyes wide open.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "Respect" by Aretha Franklin
  • "Doctor My Eyes" by Jackson Browne

Bookend Quotes

  • Jason Gideon: French poet Jacques Rigaut said, "Don't forget that I cannot see myself, that my role is limited to being the one who looks in the mirror."
  • Jason Gideon: Rose Kennedy once said, "Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"


  1. Credited as "Clerical Agent"

Criminal Minds Episodes