Criminal Minds (2005– )
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Red Light 

Derek Morgan brings the BAU a lead in the case against serial killer and escaped convict Mr. Scratch.


Glenn Kershaw


Jeff Davis (created by), Breen Frazier | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Damon Gupton ... Stephen Walker
Aisha Tyler ... Dr. Tara Lewis
Adam Rodriguez ... Luke Alvez
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Richard T. Jones ... Officer Lionel Wilkins
Gia Mantegna ... Lindsey Vaughan
Beth Riesgraf ... Dr. Maeve Donovan
Kevin Will ... John Fords
Jane Lynch ... Diana Reid
Aubrey Plaza ... Cat Adams


With J.J. by his side, Reid goes to see Cat Adams in prison, she, in partnership with Lindsey Vaughan, who were the ones who orchestrated everything that happened to him in Mexico, including his incarceration, with Lindsey now holding Diana hostage somewhere unknown. Reid knows that he will go into a psychological game with Cat, much like he did in their previous encounter, with the one big difference which may affect how Reid is able to handle the situation being that Diana's life is on the line. The rest of the team remains at headquarters, where they have to figure out the connection between Cat and Lindsey: what brought them together as partners in this venture, how they have been able to communicate with each other with Cat in solitary confinement in prison, and how Cat in particular seems to know as much as she does about Reid's personal life. Prentiss decides to use a controversial and less than ethical approach to advance the case, most specifically in locating Lindsey and a ... Written by Huggo

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10 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Morgan's beard is something Shemar Moore had grown for his role as Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson in S.W.A.T. (2017). See more »


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


[first lines]
Cat Adams: Spencie.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Where's my mother?
Cat Adams: I missed you.
Dr. Spencer Reid: What did you and Lindsey do to her? How did you...
Cat Adams: Now stop. You don't get to walk in here and hiss at me like I'm the criminal. Now, we do this my way.
[she kicks a chair out from under the table]
Cat Adams: Have a seat.
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References Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984) See more »


Moonlight Serenade
Music by Glenn Miller
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
[The song can be heard in the background when Reid and Cat start playing their "game"]
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Total crap
21 August 2019 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

Omnipotent criminals. Judges, FBI officials and judges ho ignore facts and an agents basic human rights. This whole story arc is total BS. It's a wonder the whole unit wouldn't quit when this is over. I stopped watching this show for two years because of this utter stupidity.

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