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"Somebody's Watching" is the eighteenth episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.


While in Los Angeles conducting a profiling seminar with the LAPD, Gideon and Reid are brought in to consult when someone commits series of murders occurring around a young Hollywood actress, who becomes attracted to Reid.

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  • "Hollywood Swinging" by Kool & The Gang (feat. Jamiroquai)

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Jason Gideon: Diane Arbus once said, "A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know."
  • Jason Gideon: Bernard Shaw once said, "An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means. There is no such thing in the country."


  • The title is possibly derived from the hit song Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell.
  • The movie bears striking resemblance to the 1975 giallo film Strip Nude for Your Killer, down to the killers both being women who wore very similar costumes and worked in the same entertainment and publicity industries they killed people in. A major difference is while the killer in the episode was involved in movies, the killer in the giallo film was involved in modelling. The suspicion placed on the paparazzi could also be an allusion to the movie's male lead being a lascivious photographer.

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