In town to conduct a seminar, Gideon and Reid become involved in a stalker case that has escalated to murder.

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Lila Archer
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Michael Ryer
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Maggie Lowe
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Parker Dunley
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When LAPD detective Owen Kim gives Dr. Spencer Reid and Gideon a ride to the airport after they gave his colleagues a lecture an profiling, they accept to join him when he's told about a murder, and decide to stay when they hear there has been a recent series of victims from the film industry, mainly acting. It soon appears the killer singles out persons he considers a danger to his idol, rising Hollywood star Lila Archer, such as a hostile producer, another actress which got 'her' part or looks too much like her... Written by KGF Vissers

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According to Matthew Gray Gubler, his kissing scene with Amber Heard (Lila Archer) in this episode was his very first on-screen kiss. See more »

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Lila's hair was pinned up in a bun in the scene where she was speaking to Maggie on the phone and when they were walking in the hall through the door. As soon as Maggie pointed the gun at the side of Lila's head and said to Reid, "I would never hurt her," Maggie stroked Lila's hair, which was suddenly down and no longer in a bun. See more »

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Dr. Spencer Reid: Hey, Morgan? Has there ever been a girl that you wanted to be with for, you know, more than just one night?
Derek Morgan: Excuse me?
Dr. Spencer Reid: I've never seen you with the same girl twice.
Derek Morgan: What, are you calling me a dog?
Dr. Spencer Reid: No, no, not at all. I'm just trying to figure out if this feeling I have is ever gonna go away.
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Referenced in Criminal Minds: The Performer (2009) See more »

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Hollywood Swinging
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Written by Robert Kool Bell, Ronald Bell, George Funky Brown, Robert Spike Mickens, Claydes Smith, Dennis D.T. Thomas & Richard Westfield
Performed by Kool & The Gang featuring Jamiroquai
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The Nerd & The Bimbo
27 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The 12-year-old-looking Dr. Reid (Matthew Gubler) is out in Hollywood with Gideon on a guest-speaking assignment. While there, he is introduced to a pretty soap opera TV actress. While on the way back to the airport, a crime takes place and the local cop asks Gideon and Spencer if they have time to look at the scene, since it's "on the way."

They discover this is the third crime with the same MO. They are asked to stay and investigate, so they do, and fly in the supporting cast. Then, an agent comes in to tell police about a threatening note his client received: the actress "Lila Archer" (Amber Heard) Dr. Reid met, and is obviously smitten with, which is understandable for this poor nerd.

Anyway, two actresses and a producer have been killed, so the BAU goes after the murderer with the usual deductive profiling. They quickly label the guy as a "Type 4 assassin with a stalker mentality" and the object of his desire is obviously this "Lila" chick. The three people murdered all stood in the way of her career advancement.

This winds up to be both a very stupid but very suspenseful episode. Stupid in that the brainiac Spencer gets involved with this bimbo actress, and some of the dialog between the two was stupid. However, it was suspenseful regarding the surprise killer.


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