"Won't Get Fooled Again" is the third episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.


Gideon and the BAU go to Palm Beach to investigate a serial bomber who turns out to be a copycat of Adrian Bale, a bomber responsible for murdering six FBI agents.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "The Night We Nearly Got Busted" by Alabama 3

Bookend Quotes

  • Jason Gideon: Samuel Johnson wrote, "Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble."


  • The title of the episode is an allusion to the song of the same name by the British rock band The Who, which criticizes revolution and power. It is also used as a theme song for another crime procedural, CSI: Miami. 


  1. Credited as "Assistant Director FBI"

Criminal Minds Episodes