Criminal Minds: Season 1, Episode 4

Plain Sight (12 Oct. 2005)

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A serial rapist-killer active in San Diego targeting middle class women glues his victims eyes open.

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The team profiles the Tommy Killer, who rapes and murders women forced to watch him in upper class houses, where he destroys status symbols. As soon as the press notices that detail, he makes a habit of quoting 17th century poetic ballads on Death conversing with its victims. They are confident enough about their profile of a resentful, skilled white middle class man to rule out a less well-organized black attacker but arrest the suspect to make Tommy manifest himself, alas by an untraceable phone call- which precisely provides a crucial clue. Written by KGF Vissers

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The killer in this episode is nicknamed the "Tommy Killer" after the rock opera Tommy (1975) by The Who. The killer glues his victims' eyes open, which reminded the authorities of the rock opera's recurring line, "See me, feel me, touch me." See more »

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When Gideon gives Reid the Redskins tickets, each time the camera angle is on Reid he's holding the tickets facing toward him, but when the camera angle is on Gideon, he's holding them facing away from him. See more »

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Dr. Spencer Reid: Do you think it's weird that I knew that ballad?
Elle Greenaway: Reid, I don't know how you know half the stuff you know, but I'm glad you do.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Do you think that's why I can't get a date?
Elle Greenaway: Have you ever asked anyone?
[Reid shifts his eyes]
Elle Greenaway: That's why you can't get a date.
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Doctor My Eyes
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Composed and Performed by Jackson Browne
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In The First Four Shows, This Is The Best Episode
3 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The BAU travels to San Diego, Cal., to find and capture a serial rapist-murderer who is targeting high middle class women. He seems to know exactly when the right time to strike occurs, and he leaves messages from a medieval ballad. That is just so everyone knows it's he who is doing the killers. He obviously craves recognition.

So, the best way to get this guy out in the open and have him come to the FBI guys is to blame someone else for the murders. Enraged he isn't getting the publicity, the plan works.

This is an excellent episode: the best I've seen so far in the first season of this TV program.


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