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"What Fresh Hell?" is the twelfth episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.

Summary Edit

The BAU is called in to assist the search for eleven-year-old Billie Copeland, who was abducted from the local community park in broad daylight twenty hours earlier.

Guest Cast Edit

  • Jon Barton - SWAT Leader
  • Kevin Breznahan - Dennis Jones[1]
  • Dwier Brown - William Copeland
  • James C. Burns - Commander Lewis[2]
  • Kathleen Mary Carthy - Helen Godfrey
  • Katie Cecil - Belinda Copeland
  • Eric Christie - Sergeant Cooper
  • Len Cordova - Hal Greene
  • Brooke DeBetties - Connie Sutter
  • Skyler Gisondo - Boy #1
  • Tracey Needham - Marilyn Copeland
  • Judith Scott - Detective Charlotte Russet
  • Ned Vaughn - Donald Curtis
  • Time Winters - Kirk Lomax

Music Edit

  • "When the Music's Not Forgotten" by Deadman

Bookend Quotes Edit

  • Jason Gideon: The poet W.H. Auden wrote, "Evil is always unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed, and eats at our table."
  • Jason Gideon: "Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done." Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Trivia Edit

  • During a conversation between Gideon, Reid, and Detective Charlotte Russet, the former two mention the "stranger danger" (commonly known as "Don't talk to strangers") program that was widely shown in public schools. Reid mentions it taught children about a "scary man", ignoring the fact that most child abductions and harm are not due to strangers, but instead by persons known to the child, resulting in children and others being misinformed about the risk of stranger abduction, leaving an entire generation of children unaware that strangers are only a fraction of the offenders.
  • Key parts of the case were taken from an unspecified case James T. Clemente, then the show's BAU consultant, worked on during his time with the unit.

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. Credited as "Martin Jones"
  2. Credited as "Uniformed Cop #1"

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