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"Won't Get Fooled Again" is the third episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.


Gideon and the BAU go to Palm Beach to investigate a serial bomber who turns out to be a copycat of Adrian Bale, a bomber responsible for murdering six FBI agents.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "The Night We Nearly Got Busted" by Alabama 3

Bookend Quotes

  • Jason Gideon: Samuel Johnson wrote, "Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble."


  • The title of this episode is an allusion to the song of the same name by the British rock band The Who, which criticizes revolution and power.
    • It is also used as a theme song for another crime procedural, CSI: Miami. 


  1. Credited as "Assistant Director FBI"

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