Criminal Minds (2005– )
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Profiling 202 

While Rossi conducts a profiling course on his birthday, he receives a call from his nemesis Tommy Yates, who discloses the location of his latest victim.


Rob Bailey


Jeff Davis (created by), Virgil Williams | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid (credit only)
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
Pooch Hall ... Clark
Adam Nelson ... Tommy Yates
Carie Kawa ... Cho
Ashwin Gore ... Larabee
Shayla Hale ... Sheffield
Sushana Watkis ... Brandi
Madonna Magee Madonna Magee ... Mae Wilson


Stephen Walker's first day with the BAU coincides with Rossi's birthday, something he no longer celebrates. It's because a serial killer he helped put away named Tommy Yates aka the Womb Raider - so coined because he mutilated his female victims' reproductive organs along with their vocal cords - made a deal with Rossi that once every year, on his birthday, he would divulge the location of one of his missing victims in return for his death sentence being commuted to life in prison without chance of parole. Yates was one of the inmates who escaped during the mass prison break last year, this the first year he's been out since the deal was made. Yates does contact Rossi today, not to divulge the location of one of his old victims, but of his latest victim, killed following the telephone call. She is Jody Wilson, unlike Yates' other victims who all led a high risk lifestyle. For this case, the team enlists the help of the agents in Rossi's latest advanced profiling seminar - by ... Written by Huggo

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4 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Damon Gupton who plays Stephen Walker is added to the opening credits . See more »


Criminal Minds: Profiling 101, the first time Tommy Yates was mentioned, was supposed to be on Rossi's birthday, and aired in May. This is also supposed to be Rossi's birthday, but it is now January. See more »


Penelope Garcia: [enters the classroom] Sorry, sir, I know... I'm late... but I come bearing uhm, gifts, in the form of case files. I have also sent you all digital copies, if you are of the millennial variety
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Criminal Minds Season 12 Ep 9
6 January 2017 | by scylarmikelSee all my reviews

I'm sorry but I think everyone can agree that "Criminal Minds" needs new show-runners because if the show keeps going this way, we will be saying goodbye at the end of the current season. First of all, the episode basically only shows Rossi, Emily, and the new guy (Stephen Walker) throughout it and the rest of them only have a few scenes. Spencer is gone, again, which made it so boring. I like the show still even without Hotch or Derek, but what's a Criminal Minds episode without Spencer, Hotch, or Derek? Well this episode didn't feature any of them. Now I know that Spencer is the only one on the show but now he's kinda took over the lead role in the show and he shouldn't miss any episodes, especially if Derek and Hotch are no longer a part of the series. JJ, Garcia, Tara, and Lewis are barely seen. The classroom episodes were very boring and unnecessary. This just didn't feel like a Criminal Minds episode. I didn't even finish it. Hopefully next week's is better. This was a mess.

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