Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 22, 2005
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network

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Criminal Minds

CRIMINAL MINDS revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again.Each member of the BAU brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators' motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.

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Shemar Moore (born April 20, 1970) is best known for his portrayal of Malcolm Winters in The Young and ...

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Derek Morgan is a Supervisory Special Agent (and served as interim unit chief for SSA Aaron Hotchner), is a confident, assertive, and often hot-tempered character. Raised by his mother Fran, along with his two sisters, Sarah Morgan and Desiree Benita, Derek was a troubled Chicago youth headed for juvenile delinquency. He was rescued and mentored by Carl Buford (Julius Tennon). Buford turned out to be a sexual predator who molested Derek and other young boys; he was eventually arrested for murder. After developing an interest in football, Derek attended Northwestern University on a scholarship. After a football injury left him unable to play football, he joined the Chicago Police Department's bomb squad, then moved to the BAU. He has a special relationship with Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia, and the two have a unique shorthand and banter. In season seven premiere "It Takes a Village," Derek shows complete hatred towards Ian Doyle (Timothy V. Murphy) for killing SSA Emily Prentiss, but when Emily returns alive, he has mixed feelings.



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08x04 - God Complex
Season 8, Episode 04
09x15 - Mr. and Mrs. Anderson
Season 9, Episode 15
12x07 - Mirror Image
Season 12, Episode 07
11x10 - Future Perfect
Season 11, Episode 10
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Derek Morgan Quotes

12x22 - Red Light Season 12 / Episode 22: - Red Light

Emily Prentiss: Where is he?
Agent Cal: I put him in your office like you asked me to.
Emily Prentiss: Thank you.


Derek Morgan: Hey. We need to talk.
12x22 - Red Light Season 12 / Episode 22: - Red Light

Derek Morgan: Derek, oh, my god.
Emily Prentiss: [they hug] Oh, princess. Princess, princess.


Derek Morgan: It is so good to see you. I'm liking your new digs.
Emily Prentiss: Ohh. I'm not crazy about how I earned them. It's been a tough year.
Derek Morgan: Yeah, I heard some of what you've been going through. I mean, not everything. Why didn't anyone tell me that the kid had been arrested?
Emily Prentiss: Reid made a list of people he was willing to see as visitors. You weren't on it. He was humiliated, and honestly, we were barely keeping it together. Garcia almost quit over it.
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