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"Mosley Lane"
airdate: March 3, 2010
written by: Simon Mirren, Erica Messer
directed by: Matthew Gray Gubler
episode synopsis
The BAU profiles a child abductor who may have been keeping children for more than eight years.

Set in: Ashburn, VA

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Episode quotes

Said By: Quote: Author:
JJ "Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of man." Nietzche
JJ "Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all." Emily Dickinson

Criminal Minds Quotes

The Turning Point in the Investigation
  • Sara tells the team that when Charlie was taken a mother was screaming for her baby, just like when Aimee was taken.
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episode unsub
  • Who dunnit and why?

  • Roger and Anita. A couple who stole children under the ruse of finding lost ones. Anita would approach the parents of a young child, and ask for help it looking for their lost son or daughter. Roger would then usually take the young child.

Best Moments
  • What were the best scenes in the episode?
  • Charlie shot Anita to save Aimee.
  • When the parents were reunited with their children.
  • The ending scene with JJ, Emily, Garcia and Charlie's mother.

Best Lines
  • Sarah Hillridge just found out a female UnSub took the children and Reid says "They're also the most violent."
  • When Sarah Hillridge asked Emily, JJ and Garcia why they do what they do and Emily replied "For days like this."
  • At the end, when Reid and Sarah Hillridge are talking and Reid tells her "I'm a doctor, I put my faith in facts and statistical probabilities. But today, eight parents are going to have closure, three children are going home with their families, all because you believed your son was alive. That's as close to a miracle as I've ever seen."

Episode Guest Stars

  • Bud Cort (Roger)
  • Beth Grant (Anita)
  • Ann Cusack (Sarah Hillridge)
  • Brook Smith (Barbara Lynch)
  • Toby Huss (Frank Lynch)
  • Cameron Protzman (Aimee Lynch
  • Grace Savage (News Anchor)
  • Austin Mincks (Stephen Shepherd)
  • Evan Peters (Charlie Hillridge)
  • Bunny Levine (Martha)
  • Mark St. Amant (Jake Hillridge)
  • David Youse (Mr. Shepherd)
  • Debra Sullivan (Mrs. Shepherd)
  • Katlin Mastandrea (Mae)
  • Richard Clarke Larsen (Mr. Hayden)
  • Alton Clemente (Deputy)

Episode trivia

  • This episode was Matthew Gray Gubler's (Spencer Reid) directorial debut
  • This episode contains references to "Harold and Maude", a film from 1971 in which Bud Cort (Roger Roycewood) starred. The hearse, the oddness of his character, manner of his demise...

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codename:mara Discuss Mosley Lane here! (page: 1 2 3 4 5 ... last page) 181 Sep 6 2011, 5:34 AM EDT by Special_Agent_Marta
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Hey guys ready for a new epsiode?! I know that i am!

By now everyone should know (unless you have been living under a rock) that the director of tonight's episode is someone special!
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ILDRSR MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER 3 Mar 6 2010, 3:56 PM EST by Mrs.SpencerReid23
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He directed this episode!!!!!!!!!!
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