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"Criminal Minds" Zugzwang (TV Episode ) Matthew Gray Gubler as Dr. Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, and Matthew Gray Gubler in Dr. Maeve Donovan: When we finally meet, I'm going to make blindfolds fun again. But lucky for you, I know something that'll make Spencer and Maeve hurt more than . He got up and towered over me, his lips met mine and I felt a rush of. When Dr Spencer Reid's first meeting with long-distance girlfriend Maeve ended with him being forced to watch her murder, the show's fans.
William later states that the reason he never returned was because he was too ashamed, and felt too much time had passed for him to re-enter Reid's life, although he did keep electronic tabs on his son.
In "Elephant's Memory", he recounts one instance where he was stripped naked and tied to a goalpost in front of other students, remaining there for hours. When Hotch says he is sorry if he hurt him, Reid points out that he was a child prodigy in a Las Vegas school and tells Hotch, "you kick like a nine-year-old girl".
Reid's social standing as a child increased when he started winning games as the coach of his high school's basketball team, using statistics to break down the opposing teams' shooting strategies. He attended Caltech, where he rode his bike to classes.
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He finished his undergraduate degree at sixteen, and received his first doctorate in Mathematics the following year. Yale University was Reid's "safety school".
Between the ages of 17 and 21, he completed two more doctorates Chemistry and Engineeringand two more Bachelor's degrees psychology and sociology. When Reid was eighteen, he realized his mother's condition had deteriorated to the point where she could no longer take care of herself and had her committed involuntarily to a psychiatric institution, Bennington Sanitarium.
While there was "no psychological exam or test the FBI could put in front of him he could not ace inside of an hour",  he did struggle with the more physical aspects of training, and ultimately received waivers for those requirements.
Profiling is the only profession Reid considered, and he was groomed specifically for the BAU. His first case in the field was the Blue Ridge Strangler. Gideon's departure affects Reid deeply.And Then You - Criminal Minds Maeve/Reid
He tries playing all possible chess moves in order to understand. JJ asks him to be godfather to her new born son Henry, and is the only one on the team who calls him "Spence. However, Reid is very protective of her, and often blames himself if she is injured; even if there was nothing he could have done to prevent it. In "Closing Time", after she arrests an unsub, but gets hurt in the process, Spencer is seen counting her injuries as she sits in the ambulance and tells the paramedic that she should be going to get a CAT scan.
Reid also shares a brotherly friendship with Derek Morgan. In season seven, he is comfortable enough to start a joke war with him, something that he probably would never do with anyone else, and he occasionally confides his secrets to Morgan.
It is suggested in the episode "Epilogue" that Reid told Derek details about what Tobias Hankel did to him when he makes a remark about seeing the afterlife before Tobias saved him. Morgan looks surprised and says "You never told me that.
Although not shown, it is implied Reid and Prentiss spend time together outside of work heavily, along with riding the train home together when they return from cases. Prentiss is the only one who has beat Reid at poker, even correcting his statistic about her particular poker move. Though he is not injured, Reid struggles with guilt over "allowing" Prentiss's beating at the hands of Cyrus in "Minimal Loss".
Reid later becomes close to Alex Blake, whose forensic linguistics class he guest lectures in. Blake serves as a maternal figure within the BAU. Reid contracts anthrax during an outbreak in Maryland and is later shot in the leg protecting a doctor whose life is being threatened.
He goes to see a doctor in order to find out the source of his headaches, but the doctor says there is no physical cause for his headaches, and they may be psychosomatic. Reid refuses to believe this, afraid that he may be suffering from the same illness as his mother.
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In the same episode, Reid bonds with a young autistic boy, Sammy Sparks. By then, Reid has gone to several doctors, but no one has been able to diagnose what is wrong with him. He tells Prentiss that he has not told any of the team members because he is afraid that they will "make him feel like a baby. Reid's reaction is to run out of the room, and he ends up sobbing into JJ's shoulder telling her that he "never got a chance to say goodbye.
He tells her he feels betrayed because he came to her house "for 10 weeks in a row, crying over losing a friend" and "not once did you have the decency to tell me the truth. This is caused by the unsub sending him taunting messages and challenging Reid to find him. In this episode, he also reveals that the team missed his 30th birthday. At the end of the episode, the team throw him a mini birthday party.
Drug addiction[ edit ] After being kidnapped by a serial killer with multiple personalities, Tobias Hankel James Van Der BeekReid is tortured and drugged over the course of two days in "Revelations".
This leads him to develop an addiction to the narcotic painkiller Dilaudid. While the BAU team members have their suspicions about Spencer's addiction, none of them confront him about it. Reid gets clean and attends a support group meeting for addicts in law enforcement in "Elephant's Memory", at which he admits struggling with cravings as well as with traumatic memories, including a young adult suspect's shooting death in his presence.
Her tongue dragged across his lips and he parted his lips, granting her access. He wanted the kiss to last forever, but someone clearing their throat behind him made him jump back. Reid turned a deep shade of red when he saw Maeve's father standing there. Reid smiled shyly as Maeve held his hand. Maeve smiled as she hugged her mom. We have a surprise for you though," Mary said. Maeve had a puzzled look on her face as her dad waved for someone to come in. The look was replaced with surprise and joy as Maeve's older sister, Emma, entered with her daughter, Lilly.
Maeve and Emma grew up almost like twins since Emma was born in January and Maeve was born in Decemberbut ever since Maeve went into hiding, she wanted to make sure her family was safe from her stalker. It was a true feeling of freedom when she saw her sister and niece again. Maeve took notice to the 5 year old in Emma's arms, as well as Reid.
Emma placed Lily on Reid's seat. I don't think we've had a chance to meet yet. I'm Emma, Maeve's older sister," Emma said. He and Maeve never really talked about that. He smiled nervously at her and back at Emma who gave him a hug. Reid gave her an awkward smile, not being used to this much physical contact. There's a part of you that thinks it's because of that brain. I'm here because I'm not going to leave you.
I just hope that I get the chance. To be with you. That was the deal, right? You're choosing me over her? Diane, how could it be anyone else? This time say it to her face. I don't need her anymore. Kill her, and she won't have to live with the fact that you're smarter.
Let her live with her irrelevancy. I just want her to see one more thing. I can tell you're having something up in your head. That's the number of hours we spent communicating, counting phone calls and letters. All right, that's about a hundred days. What if that's all I get? You can't say that. A couple of months ago, we were getting off the phone and Just like that, "bye, love you. But she said it, Reid.
You didn't say it back to her, did you? I was waiting for when we finally met. Hotch, did you ever identify me to Bobby Putnam's girlfriend? Did you say my name to her?
Did you call me "Dr.