Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions

Serial Killer

Netflix original crime drama Mindunter dropped August 16, 2019.

#Mindhunter is based on literature of the same name.

rottentomatoes: 97%

metacritic: 80

imdb: 8.6

emmys: 1 nomination

Bill Tench, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Holt McCallanyBill Tench, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Holt McCallanyBill Tench

FBI Special Agent Bill Tench investigates multiple murderers at the BSU (Behavioral Sciences Unit) outside of Quantico, Virginia.

Bill Tench, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Holt McCallany“You wanna go play with them, Brian?  Here.  Give me your jacket.  Go ahead.  You’ll be great.  There ya go.  It’s more like smear the queer.  The older boys are good with him.  It’s nice to see you.  He’ll be fine.  Right.  Honey, it’s a barbecue.  I worked 65 hours this week.  Consider me a social butterfly.  There he is!  He looks like a winner.  Like he played the game.  In the car, Broadway Joe.  Just finishing these.  Bill Tench.  About five years ago.  Could use a little work back here, if I had the time.  Bill Tench.  I’m with the bureau.  In the Psychology Department.  We work on special projects.  No.  It’s nothin’ like that.  I’m in a unit that studies repeat offenders.  We deal specifically with people who commit… compulsive crimes.  Like Son of Sam, Boston Stranger, like that.  We interview them.  Some of them can’t stop talking.  You know, it’s not really barbecue conversation.  Oddly, some of them love to talk about it.  One guy, the Coed Killer, sat right across a table from us, two feet away, and described, in detail, now he murdered… …six coeds.  He killed ’em, then carved ’em up like a Christmas turkey.  Depends.  When we interviewed Richard Speck– nine.  Trust me, you don’t wanna know.” — Bill Tench

“Guess he doesn’t want any more surprises.  I can’t say I blame him.  end of the day.  He ask for Holden?  Don!  What are you doin’ down here?  Well, it’s not much, but we like to call it… the basement.  I thought we were friends, Don.  “BTK.’  Well, this has been cold for a while.  How many does he got?  ‘Twas the perfect plan of deviant pleasure, so bold on that Spring nite.’  Seven kills is pretty successful.  Complicated knots.  What’s that on his head?  What’d you tell ’em?  Did they go public with the letter?  You said ‘probably’ about one of them.  ‘Number five… you guess motive and victim.’  Good to see ya, Don.  Absolutely.  Should I be packing?  I’m sorry, sir.  Doing what?  Really?  That’s, um… congratulations, sir.  Uh… it’s just, the timing seemed– Public Affairs?  To come to Quantico?  I appreciate that, sir.  When is all this– uh, please.  Bill.  AD Shepard told me you’d taken an interest, but it looks like you’ve dug in.  Yes, sir.  It is.  Agent Ford.  My experience is that instinct can sometimes get you in trouble.  Interrogations, they’re partnerships.  It’s challening when your partner goes his own way.  Uh… sir, Holden’s practices may be questionable, but it was his idea to interview violent felons.  And when we started using what we’d learned anecdotally, it was his, uh… he gets things out of sociopaths that polite methods just don’t.  It would be more than detrimental to release Agent Ford, sir.  It would diminish the promise of our work.  Harnessed, sir?  Not enough to win at the track, unfortunately.  You don’t wanna castrate Holden.  Absolutely, sir.  Dr. Carr gives essential context to everything we do here.  Well, you’d have to ask her, sir.  I’d like to think we are.  Oh, I believe it does.  Thank you, sir.  That’d be a relief.  I gave Agent Ford a couple days off.  He’ll be in the office Monday.  Would you like this open?  Shepard’s retiring.  That’s what he says.  I have to take him at his word.  And I met his replacement… from DC. He might be just what we need.  He sees our potential.  But he says he’s going to bat for us with OPR.” — Bill Tench

“Anybody heard from him?  You try callin’ his friends?  You know what?  We might be okay.  BSU.  Tench.  I accept.  Where the fuck you have been?  Yeah.  That’s about right.  What caused it in the first place?  Good luck.  You can still dress yourself, can’t you?  Fuck.  What?  What?  Get it together.  Panic attacks, visiting Kemper?  What the fuck?  Why’d you go?  It wasn’t a great time for me to leave work.  And you don’t walk out on OPR.  You get that, right?  I’m assuming you wanna keep doing this, Holden, that it’s not stressful for you.  Then here’s what’s gonna happen.  You’re gonna take the weekend, get your shit together, and on Monday morning, you’re gonna present yourself as able, responsible, and fuc– …professional.  And no one need ever know about this… episode.  But from now on, it’s my rules.  If I tell you to shut your mouth, you shut your mouth.  Nod your head if you understand.  Shepard’s retiring.  His replacement is Assistant Director Ted Gunn.  He asked for you.  Don’t worry, I covered.  You’ll meet him first thing Monday morning.  Very DC.  Gonna be on us like stink on shit.  But if we walk the straight and narrow, we might be okay.  If you need anything– you’re welcome.” — Bill Tench

“You’re in early.  Wendy, last week, I shouldn’t have accused you.  And I apologize… by the way.  Sounds good.  How long has he been up there?  Fingers crossed.” — Bill Tench

“And?  Oh, you were?  Great.  So, Hance?  Could that have been racially motivated?  Excuse me?  How’d that happen?  Jesus Christ.  You needed to be honest.  Is it?  Is it fair enough?  That you put all of us at risk just to soothe your delicate conscience?  So we could all be on unemployment together?  I don’t think Benedict Arnold gets a vote anymore.  That’s great news, sir.  Since we have all this new space, I’ll be just down the hall.” — Bill Tench

“He’s had 27 years.  I think he’s ecstatic to go stand in waders and pretend to fish.  Embracing the inevitable is how you get your photo on the wall around here.  That’s a lot of icing, not a lot of cake.” — Bill Tench

“Hey.  Welcome to your first formal bureau ass-lick.  And your absolutely welcome to take shelter on the sideline with me if you wish.  Half the Hoover Building came down.  We’re on our best behavior.  That guy will kn ow everyone’s name before he leaves.  How was your meeting with him?  Really?  He asked me the same thing.  He’s shrewder than we thought.  True.  Listen, I gotta do this thing.  A little tip.  If you start to see guys loosening their ties, get out while you can.  Excuse me, sorry.  Excuse me, everyone.  If I could have your attention, please.  Thank you.  As you all know, we are here tonight to pay tribute to one of our finest.  A mentor, a friend, and a damn fine agent.  Robert.  To you, sir.  As FBI agents, we all wanna bag one of the Top Ten Most Wanted.  Well, sir, now that your top ten have names like trout, pike, and bass… …we thought we should upgrade your use of lethal force.  How about this?  Huh?  Enjoy it, sir.  Congratulations.  Well done.  Sir.  I thought you’d forgotten your date.  Our pleasure, sir.  Well, I told Peg if you get underfoot, she has permission to send you to me for the worst round of golf of your life.  We’re gonna miss you, sir.  It won’t be the same.” — Bill Tench

“Gentlemen, I know this all sound conjectural, but I assure you, we conduct our work very methodically.” — Bill Tench

Dr. Wendy Carr, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Anna TorvDr. Wendy Carr, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Anna TorvDr. Wendy Carr

“Really?  How so?  Well, we’ll see.” — Dr. Wendy Carr

“Agents Tench and Ford approached me about– I believe that what we’re doing is important.  We’re studying psychopaths.  What they do and why has always been of keen interest.  But my work was with white-collar criminals.  They’re hyper-normal and incredibly subtle.  So having a captive pool of subject whose issues are profound was a singular opportunity.  And I f-felt– mm-hmm.  Well, I’m glad to hear that, sir.  Agent Ford is… inspired.  But he tends to acknowledge data only if it supports his hypotheses.  In some cases, very.  His choices are always… interesting, but he tends toward myopic and impulsive.  No, it’s just the first Hamlet reference I’ve heard since coming to Quantico.  Are you asking me to condone unprofessional behavior?  I’ll certainly try.  Well, thank you, sir.” — Dr. Wendy Carr

“No, you shouldn’t have.  I’m not interested in the politics of the FBI.  But I spoke with Gunn, and it sounds like w’ere getting a fresh start, so… apology accepted.  I have some interesting new subjects we should look at.  About ten minutes.  He came in, dropped his things, went upstairs without a word.” — Dr. Wendy Carr

“William Henry Hance.  26 when he was arrested in ’78 for killing four women.  There are so few statistics on black serial killers that we’ll essentially be creating the database.  What’s really interesting about him is that his first victim was white.  It’s the first time any of our subjects have crossed racial lines.  Well, we’ll want to ask that.  But more importantly, if it wasn’t, was it somehow racially determined?  Hance is at the same penitentiary as one of our other subjects who was convicted of eight murders, William Pierce, Jr. so you could get them both at the same time.  Manson doesn’t really fit into the category of psychosexuals that we’ve interviewed.  Manson never killed anyone.  Unlike all of these subjects who have, multiple times, and at least once with a sexual component.  Which air would you like to clear?  I was completely honest as well.  We were all in a bit of shock, Holden.  Fair enough.  Gregg, I think we need to trust, moving forward, that decisions affecting the entire unit will not be made without discussion.  Rough ballpark: two more years for interviews, another for synthesis.  Crowded, sir.  And a bathroom?  Let the healing begin.  It’s not necessary.  You’re buying.  How did you find this place?  So, what is it that you wanna discuss?  Is this about Gregg?  Flaying him like that.  It could’ve been handled better.  I don’t think that Bill sees anything as clean, especially now that FBI tribal law’s been broken.  That was between Bill and me.  And we could’ve all done without the public stoning.  His limits?  So, if not Gregg?  Are you all right?  Has this ever happened before?  Holden, I need you to tell me what happened physically and I want you to be precise.  Did you lose consciousness?  Vision?  Have you had any since?  Specifically, what precipitated the episode?  By yourself?  Panic attacks are often brought on by feelings of acute vulnerability.  Psychopaths are extremely manipulative, and he knows you.  So he would know exactly your areas of sensitivity.  Did he threaten you?  When we empathize with a psychopath, we actually negate the self.  We deny our own beliefs about decency and humanity, and that can be very dangerous.  Are you sure?  Because the last place that you would want for this to happen is during an interview.  Especially now.  Well, ideally, you would regulate the stress in your life.  Outside of that, there’s getting enough sleep, exercise, maybe meditation.  And that’s a good start, but you also need to pay attention to the signs.  Shortness of breath, accelerated heart rate, impaired vision, vertigo. I can keep an eye out, but you are the only one that’s gonna feel something coming on.  He hugged you?  I’d like to help you.  So if you need someone to talk to about… anything, I’m here.  Of course.” — Dr. Wendy Carr

“Well, you’ve found a perch out of the fray.  Thank you.  It’s a very civilized ass-lick.  He seems intelligent, fair, and very supportive.  Places a lot of stock in Holden.  Actually, he charged me with keeping him on rails.  Why is that funny?  Two babysitters are better than one.  Thank you.” — Dr. Wendy Carr

Holden Ford, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Jonathan GroffHolden Ford

“Uh-huh.  Bill?  It’s me.  I didn’t have a heart attack?  It could happen again?  I know.  I don’t know, Bill.  Sorry.  There wasn’t anyone else I could call.  Yes.  I’ll talk to Shepard on Monday– I appreciate that.  What’s he like?  I’ll be fine.” — Holden Ford

“Is he… pleasure to meet you, sir.  Just the cafeteria.  I agree, but… we haven’t really been… I’ve tried, but it’s been a battle.  How do we do that?  Uh… oh… Manson.  You got it.  I… took full responsi– you needn’t worry about me.  Mm-hmm?  Thank you, Ted.” — Holden Ford

“I was impressed.  He has vision.  He’s getting us Manson.  Ted told me he’s getting us Manson.  You’re saying we shouldn’t talk to the most infamous murderer of the 20th century?  Okay.  Before we move forward with anything, I feel we should clear the air.  I discussed this with Bill, but I want you both to know too.  With OPR, I took full responsibility for suggesting the transcripts be altered.  That will not hang over any of you.  Gregg, what did you tell them?  The OPR investigation escalated because someone sent them the Speck tape.  I was the only person who didn’t care who heard what was on that tape, so it could have been me, but… I know I didn’t do it.  Shepard made the decision to destroy the tape, so he had the most to lose.  Bill, you were adamant about getting rid of it, so it wasn’t you.  And, Wendy, I was frankly shocked to hear Bill accuse you.  Wendy had no reason to send the tape.  She would never jeopardize our hard work.  You spent the speck tape to OPR.  Why didn’t you come to us, Gregg?  No.  We were just discussing next steps.  This is perfect, Ted.  Where are you going?  Hey.  Buy you a drink?  There’s something that I’d like to get your advice on.  If you have time.  Let’s get a booth.  Followed the marines one day after work.  Like a line of ants.  No.  Why do you say that?  I thought with Shepard leaving, we should start with a clean slate.  At least now he knows you didn’t leak the tape.  I don’t have a problem with Gregg now that I know his limits.  He has a particular moral code.  At least now we can anticipate that.  I was in the hospital.  Yes.  I am now.  I had a… panic attack.  Actually, they said I had several.  I don’t remember.  I was heavily sedated.  The doctor told me I might have panic disorder.  No.  Never.  It felt like I was having a heart attack.  I… couldn’t breathe.  No.  Tunneled.  The opposite.  I feel energized.  I wanna get back to work, and we’re finally getting the support we need.  At the same time, I don’t want anything– I went to see Kemper.  No, not exactly.  He… hugged me.  I can handle it.  Which is why I wanted to see if you had any insight.  Exercise.  I can do that.  I can jog.  Okay.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that, Wendy.  Because sometimes, doing what I do, it’s nice to know that there’s someone there for me.” — Holden Ford

“Do you think he’s happy?  Sounds like someone’s embracing what we’ve done.  He does not look happy.  Speech!  I just wanted to say… I’ve only had the honor of working with you for 3 of your 27 years.  But in that time, you went out on a limb and championed bold, new ideas.  With your support, we’ve lifted the mask from evil and are peering into the very mind of the criminal.  Our little unit thanks you… sir.  Sir!  I just wanted to let you know… I meant what I said in there.  Are you okay, sir?  You’re practically sneaking out of your own party.  I just feel like– sir, I– I took complete responsibility for–” — Holden Ford

“We’ve learned from Berkowitz the Zodiac… they want a story.” — Holden Ford

Assistant Director Gunn, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Michael CerverisAssistant Director Gunn

“I’m sorry.  I had to get to the end.  It’s fascinating.  Special Agent Tench.  The greatest hits.  I just finished the Devier tapes.  There are 5 minutes and 58 seconds missing.  You go from discussing school bus times to a full confession.  Whatever happened in that gap must have been awfully compelling.  It’s unfortunate the Walkman failed at precisely that moment.  Who’s responsible for this lapse?  You expressed concerns about Agent Ford to OPR.  Why?  Hmm.  Bill, my intention in coming to the BSU was specifically to establish the work you are doing here as protocol.  So… should I cut Agent Ford loose?  Instinct which guided you?  That is precisely the way I see it.  I want this unit to go from being a cold-case call to the first call.  Can this young man’s instincts be… harnessed?  Do you know anything about racehorses, Bill?  Well, sometimes you have a yearling with natural speed, but he’s wild, ill-tempered.  The trainer has a choice: geld him, he comes more tractable.  But it can take away his spark, the thing that makes him exceptional.  So, the trainer might put blinders on him.  Now, when the horse races, he feels like he’s… alone.  He does what he does best, but on the track.  Do you understand what I’m saying?  I need you to be Agent Ford’s blinders.  Keep him from swinging… too wide of the mark.  Can I count on you for that?  Tell me about Dr. Carr.  Are you on the same page?  Just wanna be certain, if we’re gonna have an academic in our midst, it helps, not hinders, our progress.  It was great to talk, Bill.  Please, if you need anything, let me know.  Oh, and the OPR investigation is, in my opinion, imprudent.  I’m working to have it dismissed, I’ll let you know when I’m successful.  Would you send Agent Ford up?  Monday morning will be fine.  Please.” — Assistant Director Gunn

“What brought you the BSU, Dr. Carr?  Not the mechanics.  What enticed you to give up life in Boston to work in a basement, cataloguing the deranged?  Like you might make a difference.  I see your contribution here as critical… and the integrity of your research foundational to everything we hope to do at the BSU.  I’ve spoken with Bill, who is extremely complimentary of your work.  What can you tell me about Agent Ford and his role?  He has been successful.  And yet, successful.  I believe all great things are created in a place between method and madness, Dr. Carr.  You feel that’s reckless?  Agent Ford needs to be able to make choices during interviews which may be… atypical.  Not at all.  I’m asking you to help me prevent it.  But without stifling his… intuition.  Can you help me do that?  That’s all I can ask.  You know… I was offered chief of staff to the director before I came here, but I have it up to work with you in the basement.  I already believe I made the right choice.” — Assistant Director Gunn

“Agent Ford.  Good to finally meet you.  Just Ted.  Have you been to the executive dining room?  Well, they make a great omelet.  What you’re gleaning from these interviews is groundbreaking.  It’s the future of the bureau.  Getting much support?  Hoover built a very big ship.  It’s hard to turn by design.  But these ideas aren’t just progressive, they’re practical and effective.  You’ve proven that.  And I’m here to change that.  I respect Assistant Director Shepard, but we differ in many ways.  I welcome innovation, even when it comes with some… inconvenience.  We don’t want DC… to give us their permission.  We want them to see us as the train leaving the station and fear being left behind.  Results.  Like you got from Devier I’ll put you in position, but you must deliver.  Tell me, who’s the one you want more than anything?  The one Shepard said you couldn’t get?  I’ll get you Manson.  But I need something from you in return.  Nothing derails an initiative faster than an OPR investigation.  I’ll make it go away.  But I need total transparency.  You’ll have a direct line of communication with me, but I want your assurance I will never be blindsided.  Ever.  Can I tell you something, Holden?  Agent Tench, Dr. Carr… I love this team you’ve put together.” — Assistant Director Gunn

“Sorry.  I hope I’m not interrupting.  You must be Agent Smith.  Ah.  I’d like you all to know OPR has officially closed its inquiry.  Yes.  And that means we will indeed be moving forward.  Although, I’d like to accelerate our timeline.  Currently, it stands to take how long?  Ballpark.  Too long.  I intend to get you the resources you need to complete your work properly and promptly.  Researchers, transcribers, technical support.  Whomever, whatever you need, I will get.  How’s that sound?  It does, doesn’t it?  This room is being wired for a CPU to handle all your data.  There’s space for trainee agents, support personnel.  You can begin your selection process and start creating a training curriculum right away.  We’re also adding a break room.  And a bathroom.” — Assistant Director Gunn

Assistant Director Shepard, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Cotter SmithAssistant Director Shepard

“Oh, Bill!  Why don’t we go in my office?  We’ve known each other a long time, so I wanted to speak to you personally, and before you heard it somewhere else.  Oh, no.  God, no.  Bill, I’m finally doing it.  Congratulate me, I’m retiring.  Yes.  I’ve been mulling this for ages now.  I just kept puttin’ it off.  Peg is gonna finally make me visit all those grandkids.  The timing is perfect.  I’ve found someone to take over who I think will be very good for the BSU.  Ted Gunn, assistant director of Public Affairs in DC.  He’s not just an expensive suit.  He was a brick agent in Los Angeles, worked SLA and Black Panthers.  He heard about our convictions in the Devier and Soult cases, and based on that, he passed on the top floor of the Hoover Building.  He wants to expand the unit, and he intends to make our approach practice.  Everybody’s jockeying for position in the modern FBI.  I want you in to meet him first.  He’s in the conference room.  You’ll be in excellent hands, Bill.  And if you need anything, my office is at your disposal.  Well… we know he can learn.” — Assistant Director Shepard

“I’ve been honored to serve with so many of you as you have distinguished yourselves and the bureau.  You have made me proud every day of my tenure, and I can’t begin to thank you enough.  And for this, I’m putting this to use as soon as I can get out to Montana.  And if my wife files a missing person’s report, ignore it.  Thank you, Bill.  Agent Ford.  I’m sure you did, Agent Ford.  Yeah.  Just thinkin’ about tomorrow.  First day of retirement.  Oh, I can’t wait to hear how you feel!  You arrogant, self-serving twerp.  I put in 27 years.  Went from brick agent to corner office, and I’m leaving everything I worked for with the giant stain of you all over it.  Do you honestly believe I’m retiring?  You vainglorious little shit.  I’m being forced out because somebody has to take the fall for your insubordination, reckless lack of judgement, and titanic vanity.  You really are incredible.  If all of that fresh-scrubbed earnestness just an act?  Or are you truly oblivious to the wreckage you leave in your wake?  I survived a war, the streets of Baltimore, and Hoover.  And I’m finally being finished off by you?  What?  Jesus.  You really are a pussy.  Not after all these years.  Bill, wonderful party!  No, the pleasure was mine.  I will always remember it.  I’ll keep it in mind.  Oh, I think you’ll find it’s always the same.” — Assistant Director Shepard

Agent Gregg Smith, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Joe TuttleAgent Gregg Smith

“Shepard called.  He ordered copes of all our tapes and transcripts.  I’m about to send them up.  He wants to see you this afternoon.  4:30.  Just you.” — Agent Gregg Smith

“No.  Does he have friends?  Anything from OPR?” — Agent Gregg Smith

“Our first black serial killer.  I kind of agree with Dr. Carr.  We can’t just go after the infamous.  I told them the truth.  I explained that you asked me to alter the transcript.  I… I felt like we were getting in deeper and deeper.  We needed to be honest.  I did.  But you all chose a cover-up.  If we spin lies, alter records, that’s a slippery slope.  I sent the tape anonymously.  I was prepared to go down with everyone.  Sir.” — Agent Gregg Smith


“Doctor!  Doctor, he’s doing it again.  I got it.” — Orderly


“Mr. Ford, please.  Please.  Agent Ford, I need you to calm down.  Look at me.  Breathe slowly.  That’s it.  I need to know you’ll remain calm, and I’ll release you.  All right?” — Doctor

“A panic attack is a miscued flight-or-flight mechanism.  You think it’s a heart attack, but the body is just sending oxygen to organs that need it for defense.  A lizard-brain evolution.  The panic was protracted.  We finally had to sedate you.  You’ll wanna watch for panic disorder, and repeat episodes.  I treat the body, not the mind.  I can send you down the hall to look at inkblots, but my advice is… manage your stress and try not to do whatever you were doing the first time it happened.  If it recurs, benzodiazepine works.  Here’s a script with one refill.  Good luck.  You’re out my first patient to walk out of here in 25 years.” — Doctor

Nancy Tench, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Stacey RocaNancy Tench

“I just worry.  They’re so… big.  Rod and Harriet are coming today.  You remember him, right?  He’s with First Credit.  He did the car loan.  They’re looking to list their ranch.  Yes, where people are sociable.  Real estate is all word of mouth.  Make a little effort.  Mingle.  These are nice people.  I got two coolers of beer.  Thanks, Harriet!  I’ll see you there.  Oh, Brian!  Look at your shirt.  Honey? You gonna… socialize?  Okay.  Rod!  So glad you could make it.  Well, Bill was looking for a grilling partner, so you could hide out here.  You never told me that.  You know, I didn’t sleep for a month after that happened.  Did you, Harriet?  Oh, honey, Harriet said Rod takes his boat out on three-day weekends.  I told her you love to fish.  Lunch, everybody!  Stop it.  I don’t want you talking about this with these people here.  Do you understand it?  Thank you.” — Nancy Tench

Brian Tench

“Mom, I played football.” — Brian Tench

Harriet, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Megan McQuillanHarriet

“I don’t like to hear about things like that.  I… I made Rod turn off the news, or I’d never sleep.” — Harriet

“Oh, no problem.  Okay.” — Harriet

Rod, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Paul CarafotesRod

“Bill?  It’s Bill, right?  Hey.  I got roped into a game of Frisbee tag for the last half hour.  Thank you.  You got a really nice place.  When did you buy?  Well, you know Dale?  He’s got the Tudor around the corner.  He’s got someone.  Uh… Dale!  Come here.  I was just saying you have someone help you with your landscaping.  Dale’s in contracting, and Nancy said somethin’ about Quantico?  Top secret?  Things like what?  What is that exactly?  In prison, they talk to you?  Yeah.  What do they say?  Do they tell you why they do it?  That’s nuts.  Are they all so cold-blodded?  You sat in the same room with Richard Speck?  Come anytime.  So, what’d he kill, seven, eight nurses?  Why’d he do it?  What’d he say?  Sure we do.” — Rod

Dale, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Drew SeltzerDale

“How do you study them?  Who do you talk to?  Give us one example.” — Dale

Priest, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah ProductionsPriest

“After three days in the tomb, Christ lived again.  The resurrection of the body, the eternal life of the soul.  That is the message of the cross.  Triumph of life over death.  O God, who gave your only begotten son to the cross, and by his resurrection delivered us from the power of death, to you be the glory and majesty, dominion and power, now and forever more.  Amen.” — Priest

Don, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Andy UmbergerDon

“Hey.  Uh, I heard you’d been redecoratin’ the cellar.  Yeah, I haven’t been down here since we used to hit the shootin’ range.  What is that, 15 years ago?  Speaking of, brought you a housewarming gift.  It’s been under my desk for three years.  It’s gonna find its way to you eventually.  Bind.  Torture.  Kill.  Witchita PD used to call for consults now and again.  His last victim was in ’77, but a little while ago, he had a near miss.  Once Wichita confirmed it was him, they called.  I told ’em I’m no longer in the business, but I know a guy who is.  Seven, we think.  Plus this woulda, coulda, shoulda.  Anna Williams, 63, comes home from square dancin’, finds things missin’ and her phone line cut.  They treat it as a robbery, then she receives this poem and her driver’s license in the mail.  He also mailed a copy to a local TV station.    You gotta look at the first one.  So sloppy, it’s a miracle he got away with it.  The Otero family, ’74.  Four people.  Broad daylight.  The father, two kids, and the dog were home.  There are so many things that were f– nah, just couldn’t have been planned.  Plastic bag and two T-shirts.  Couple of months later, the police got the first letter.  Gave details only the real guy could know.  That’s when they called.  That it was real.  Most likely, he’d kill again.  You know how it was in those days.  We were talking about bed-wettin’.  Oh, we advised them not to.  Everyone was afraid that publicity might encourage him.  He’s killed three times since then.  Probably Kathryn Bright, April ’74.  Definitely Shirley Vian, March ’77.  Nancy Fox, December ’77.  After the last one, they asked if they should tell the city they had a predator.  Kathryn Bright.  He never claimed her but left a witness, her brother.  This most recent letter corroborates one he mailed to KAKE TV in ’78.  He names six of the seven victims.  Look at number five.  Bright was tied with similar knots, but she was stabbed, so we’ve never been sure.  They promoted a Lieutenant Drowatzky to take over the case.  He’s a go-getter.  Lots of energy, so maybe start with him.  You know, um, I’d love to hear what you come up with.  All right.” — Don

Quantico Agent, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah ProductionsQuantico Agent

“Following service in World War II as a decorated airman, Assistant Director Shepard spent six years in the Baltimore PD and was a distinguished graduate of Quantico, class of 1953. …spearheaded the introduction of computer technology, and developed countless pioneering training techniques.  But his most lasting legacy could be our Behavioral Science Unit, which is set to expand and will establish the foundation of a national criminal database.  …to decipher crime scenes from a psychological perspective allowing agents to predict criminal behavior from the smallest observations.  …I can say that his reputation has always been one of integrity, honesty, and absolute decency.  For your service, I express the gratitude of the bureau and my congratulations to you, and to Peg, and to your loving children, Trevor, Sean, and Lisa, on your retirement.” — Quantico Agent

Operator on phone

“I have a call from California Medical Facility.” — Operator on phone


“There ya go.” — Janitor


“Honey?” — Joanne

Dennis Rader, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Sonny ValicentiADT serviceman (Dennis Rader)

“Joanne?  Look, I– honey?  It’s okay!  Don’t be scared.  This is just– I was just goofin’ around!” — ADT serviceman

Jim Barney, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Albert Jones

Agent Jim Barney

David Berokiwitz, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Oliver Cooper

David Berkowitz

Edmund Kemper, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Cameron Britton

Edmund Kemper


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Charles Manson, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Damon HerrimanCharles Manson

Wayne Williams, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Christopher Livingston

Wayne Williams

Elmer Wayne Henley Jr., Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Robert Aramayo

Elmer Wayne Henley Jr.

William Henry Hance, Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Corey Allen

William Henry Hance

William Pierce Jr., Mindhunter, Netflix, Denver and Delilah Productions, Michael Filipowich

William Pierce Jr.

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