"Blind Spot"
CI, Episode 6.01
Production number: 06001
First aired: 19 September 2006
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Ross Blind Spot
Teleplay By
Charlie Rubin

Story By
Charlie Rubin & Warren Leight

Directed By
Norberto Barba


The murder of a woman with a peculiar perfume brings back memories of a serial killer's M.O. from fifteen years prior. Goren's mentor, Declan Gage, who was one of the first criminal profilers, had a mental breakdown after failing to capture the killer then. He offers his help once his daughter becomes involved in this new case. The investigation becomes much more urgent after Eames is kidnapped and the evidence points to Goren's mentor.


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  • This is Captain Ross´s first appearance as Captain of the Major Case Squad
  • This is Declan Gage´s first appearance


Alexandra Eames: The captain wants me to keep an eye on you.
Robert Goren: (amused) Let me know if I can help.

Robert Goren: Y'know, the captain thinks that Sebastian is your white whale.
Declan Gage: Well, now he's ours.

Robert Goren: You can detach yourself like that? Use Jo as bait?
Declan Gage: Unknowingly, she is.

Declan Gage: Everything I've taught you, everything you know about me, says it can't be me.
Robert Goren: That's why I'm sick of it... (grabs Gage and slams him against the wall) Tell me where she is! Tell me!
Declan Gage: I don't know.

Declan Gage: They all have one thing in common. No one has ever listened to them. So I listen to them. However long it takes.

Jo Gage: He told me. About your mother. Your father. He said you could've gone either way.
Robert Goren: Either way?
Jo Gage: He said... some homes are like... labs for creating serial killers.

Robert Goren: When you brought boys home?
Jo Gage: I'd play them his tapes -- of women being tortured. If they didn't run, we'd make out in his office. (laughs)
Robert Goren: Well, you could've gone either way...

Robert Goren: Jo - it's time.
Jo Gage: (resigned) Tell my dad everything. He'll come to my cell now. He'll listen to me. However long it takes.

Background information and notes

  • This episode takes place in July.

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"The Good"
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