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
Did You Know?
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
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
[Gideon confronts the Tommy Killer
I'll shoot her.
No, you won't, Franklin.
Yes, I will.
If you hurt her, I'll kill you. I'll just say we caught a low-life burglar. You didn't turn out to be Tommy after all. You will remain uncaught. After a while, people will forget you. You'll be nothing. Once every five or ten years, I'll do a TV show, I'll ask "Whatever happened to that Tommy guy? Why'd he disappear?" Then they'll stop talking about it altogether. Put the gun down. Come on. Walk outta here ...
Doctor My Eyes
Composed and Performed by Jackson Browne See more