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
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The ballad quoted by the unsub is "The Great Messenger of Mortality, or a Dialogue betwixt Death and a Lady," which was originally printed on a broadside by J. Deacon sometime between 1683 and 1700. 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
You ever feel like there's something obvious right in front of you, you just can't see it?
Yeah, usually right before a woman dumps me.
Criminal Minds (TV Show Intro / Main Song Theme) See more