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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Penelope Garcia

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Kirsten VangsnessKirsten Vangsness
Kirsten Simone Vangsness,an American actress, was born in Pasadena, CA to parents Errol Leroy Vangsness ...

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Penelope Garcia is the team's Technical Analyst. She joined the BAU after bringing attention upon herself by illegally accessing some of their equipment; she is offered a job in lieu of a jail sentence. She usually supports the team from her computer lab at Quantico, but occasionally joins them on location when her skills can be used in the field. She is a leader in a support group for those who have lost someone in their lives. Her parents were killed by a drunk driver when they were out looking for her when she was a teen and had missed her curfew. She enjoys a flirtatious relationship with SSA Derek Morgan, often engaging in comical banter of a sexually suggestive nature when he calls in for information. She was once shot and almost killed by Jason Clark Battle (Bailey Chase) who lured her on a date in the season three episode "Lucky". When SSA Jennifer Jareau leaves the BAU, Penelope takes over her job as Communications Liaison. Penelope is also the godmother of Jennifer's son Henry.



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04x07 - Memoriam
Season 4, Episode 07
08x20 - Alchemy
Season 8, Episode 20
03x10 - True Night
Season 3, Episode 10
10x08 - The Boys of Sutton Place
Season 10, Episode 08
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Penelope Garcia Quotes

12x07 - Mirror Image Season 12 / Episode 7: - Mirror Image

Penelope Garcia: [after telling the team about Tara's brother and realize they all already know] who am I the *last* to know.
Dr. Spencer Reid: It was an experiment. She wanted to time how long you could keep a private conversation "private". And you made it


Dr. Spencer Reid: 12 hours.
Luke Alvez: Damn! I had you down for six!
Penelope Garcia: [to the entire team] . You know guys, I thought you were my friends, it you all *suck*!


Penelope Garcia: Especially *you* new guy! But then, always* suck!
12x07 - Mirror Image Season 12 / Episode 7: - Mirror Image

Dr. Tara Lewis: I was just checking to see if we have a case
Emily Prentiss: We don't
Dr. Tara Lewis: We don't?
Emily Prentiss: No, I can double check, but... [sees Garcia walking outside her room] Eh Garcia?
Penelope Garcia: [Rushes in] Ma'am?
Emily Prentiss: Please, stop calling me that! Eh, we've not been called in anywhere, haven we?
Penelope Garcia: No! As of 9:27 Eastern Standard Time, all serial killers have taken a day off, maybe they went to therapy
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