6 Questionable Things In Criminal Minds That Keeps Troubling Picky Fans
Garcia's computer database is completely unrealistic
Technical analyst Penelope Garcia serves as a multi-purpose storytelling device, lightening the mood with her manic pixie-adjacent vibes while functioning as a deus ex machina, instantly narrowing down suspects and clues with her supercharged computer database.
While in real life, illegally obtained information could result in a case getting thrown out, information warrants don't seem to be a concern. As the series continues, more liberty is taken with Garcia's seemingly magical searches. By Season 5, the search parameters seem to include employment records, detailed elementary school behavior records, dental records, and even past roommates. Need to find an unsub with poor dental hygiene and a quirky mug collection? No problem. Garcia's got you covered.