Criminal Minds: Season 1, Episode 8

Natural Born Killer (16 Nov. 2005)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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The disappearance of an undercover officer in relation to a triple murder puts the BAU on the hunt of a possible serial killer who's turned it into a profession.

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In Baltimore, Maryland, retired couple William and Helen DeMarco are found murdered in their home, a young white male who was seen fleeing from the scene of the crime. In reviewing the crime scene, the BAU see signs of extreme torture in the killings. They also know that there was a third victim. Hidden throughout the neighborhood, they later find the dismembered body parts of that third victim, Freddy Condore, a low level mobster and nephew of the deceased. The case becomes a turf war in the FBI between Organized Crime and the BAU, who decide to continue to investigate regardless. They believe the killer is a sadist who has killed upward of one hundred men. In going through Condore's history, the team quickly find the name Jimmy Baker, a self-professed rehabilitated ex-con whose mug shot looks remarkably similar to that of the suspect fleeing the murder scene, but whose background raises some red flags amongst the team. When they discover Baker's true identity, the BAU also ... Written by Huggo

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Patrick Kilpatrick's part is based on The Iceman, Richard Kuklinksi, a sociopathic serial killer, who made a living killing people for the Gambino crime family, when he wasn't killing people because they ticked him off. Kuklinski was partly made the way he was, because of the extremely violent and terrifying upbringing he received. When he wasn't killing people, he maintained a seemingly ordinary home, with a wife three children, who believed he was a successful businessman. See more »

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The initial crime scene is supposed to be in Baltimore, MD. In the establishing shot the morning after the crime, a palm tree is visible in the background. See more »

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Dr. Spencer Reid: Pull up James Baker's rap sheet. He spent time in juvenile detention for attempted murder, was released at age 21, and then subsequently arrested for - and this is in order - armed robbery, petty theft, burglary, narcotics sales, and rape.
Elle Greenaway: But there's no other sexual assault complaints in his file.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Absolutely nothing. Told you it was interesting.
Penelope Garcia: What's so interesting about that?
Dr. Spencer Reid: When it comes to psychological behavior, anything is possible, but this criminal history, it just isn't probable. I ...
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References Natural Born Killers (1994) See more »

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Ain't That a Kick in the Head
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Dean Martin
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A Brutal And Riveting Episode Of An Incredibly-Sick Killer
6 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a particularly gruesome, sordid story of an extreme psychopath who has killed perhaps as many as 100 people over the years, not just killing them but torturing many in the process. The bloody and sadistic scenes of past crimes are so bad even some of the BAU can barely look at the photos.

Now, after the last killing, the murderer has an undercover cop - a good guy - in his hold and is torturing him for information. Can the BAU, and other law enforcement officials find this beast before the undercover policeman is killed?

To say this an intense story is an understatement. It is an outstanding episode that has you on the edge of your seat squirming all the way.


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