Sep. 22, 2005
60 min.
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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Joe MantegnaJoe Mantegna
An Italian American, Mantegna was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1947 to Mary Anne (Novielli), a shipping ...

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David Rossi is a Senior Supervisory Special Agent and is a highly experienced profiler who once worked the BAU in its origins, then took early retirement to write books and go on lecture tours about criminal analysis, until volunteering to return shortly after SSA Jason Gideon's departure. He has been married three times. In the season seven episode "From Childhood's Hour," David reconnects with his first wife, Carolyn Baker (Isabella Hofmann), who has shocking news for him. It is revealed that she came to him because she was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). In the next episode "Epilogue", Carolyn dies of a drug overdose. It is also revealed that he has a son who died in this episode. In the season eight episode "The Fallen" it is revealed that David was a Marine in Vietnam. The last episode of season seven episode "Run" revealed SSA David Rossi may be having a secret relationship with Section Chief Erin Strauss, this was discovered when Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia and SSA Dr. Spencer Reid spot them both leaving a hotel. In the last season eight episode "The Replicator" we see their relationship has been known to the entire team. The episode is an emotional one for SSA David Rossi since Unit Chief Erin Strauss is murdered by The Replicator. She was taken from her hotel room, where he had planned to meet her that night, drugged and put on the streets of New York disoriented for Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner to find her. The episode's last scene is SSA David Rossi eulogizing her to the team after her funeral at a gathering at his home.

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Season 9, Episode 13
09x21 - What Happens in Mecklinburg
Season 9, Episode 21
04x26 - To Hell...And Back Part 2
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03x18 - The Crossing
Season 3, Episode 18
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