Sep. 22, 2005
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60 min.
CBS TV Network

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Criminal Minds - 06x23 Big Sea

6x23 Big Sea

4.4/5 (5 votes)
First Aired: May. 11, 2011 on CBS
Summary: When the BAU is called to Florida after bodies are discovered buried in the ocean floor off the Jacksonville coast, the case hits home for Morgan because his aunt fears her missing daughter could be one of the victims.

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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Ashley Seaver played by Rachel Nichols
Blake Wells played by Karl Makinen
Yvonne Burns played by Denise Dowse
Gary Rhymer played by Benjamin John Parrillo
Det. Jarrett Foreman played by Bruce Nozick
James Rhymer played by Cody Klop
Pump Operator played by Stacey Hinnen
Andre Hutchins played by Haas Manning

Episode Quotes

David, Rossi: Some years back, Morgan's cousin fled a stalker. She made it to South Carolina. She was never seen or heard from again.
Ashley Seaver: Was it the stalker?
David, Rossi: He killed himself two weeks later, so we never found out for sure. But Morgan's profile led straight to him. So whenever unidentified female remains turn up, he gets that call.
Dr. Spencer Reid: I don't think this was written under duress. You said Dr. Cormick wasn't taking medication for Parkinson's, right? Look at her handwriting. No indication of tremors or shaking. There's a drug called trilamide. In minute doses it treats Parkinson's, but its main use is for seasickness.
David, Rossi: Something a fisherman would have access to.
Derek Morgan: And criminals in South America. Intel reports say they figured out a high dose makes a victim totally compliant.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Yeah, they slip it in your drink or blow the powder in your face and nasodermal absorption's almost immediate. You're instantaneously susceptible to any suggestion. There have been reports of locals letting thugs into their apartments to rob them, even helping them load the getaway trucks.
Aaron Hotchner: Have you nailed down the victimology?
Dr. Spencer Reid: You know, I found a unique evolution, actually. The earliest victims appear to be high-risk. These lesions are consistent with syphilis, most likely a prostitute. This one has severely ground and missing teeth, commonly seen in excessive methamphetamine abuse. And then all of a sudden out of nowhere, a sea change - healthier and stronger victims all the way through to number twelve.
Aaron Hotchner: Lower-risk, harder for him to hunt. What do we know about the first victim?
Dr. Spencer Reid: You know, that one's tough. He or she has been in the water so long, they're mostly bone fragments. I can attempt to reconstruct...
Aaron Hotchner: You've got three hours.
Dr. Spencer Reid: I can do it in two.
Aaron Hotchner: Make it one.


  • Goof (errors in geography): Even though the BAU are supposed to be in Jacksonville FL, at 17:10 minutes you can see the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the background behind Agent Rossi. They are clearly filming in Long Beach CA.
  • Goof (plot holes): "trilamide" makes the victim susceptible to commands, yet he does not listen to the commands of his son, only Blake.


  • The motion sickness/Parkinson's treatment drug that Dr. Reid calls "trilamide" is actually the real chemical known as scopolamine, which has the same effects as he mentioned.
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