The FBI profiling team is called to Florida where a seres of efficient bombs killed every single target; this rules out a terrorist or politically motivated bomber. The bombs themselves carry the signature of Adrian Bale, a master-bomber who was jailed after taking out six FBI agents in Boston, who even pushed the next button when he knew it would only worsen his sentence. Then there's a lead to an alternative scenario: master forger David Walker, who had to commit a single murder to keep out of jail but covers it up by playing the Bale copycat. Or is there a link between these two suspects, perhaps via a Internet forum which contains suspicious messages? Written by
Did You Know?
The unsub in this episode mirrors Mark Hofmann, who in 1985 went on a bombing spree in Salt Lake City, Utah to conceal his forgeries of historical documents. Like Walker, he committed several unrelated bombings to throw suspicion off his trail. See more
In the scene in which the BAU in Palm Springs receive the information about the three bombs matching the bomb of the guy who blew up some FBI people in Boston, when Gideon sits down, he grabs a water bottle with the brand name "Poland Springs". In Palm Springs, FL, this would have to be imported. The same parent company owns the names "Poland Springs", "Arrowhead", "Deer Park" and "Zephyrhills". The latter is the water that is distributed in Florida. See more
[showing Garcia the bomb fragments
How these things are put together can tell you how the unsub thinks.
You sound like Gideon.
Okay, ouch. Oh, you think it's bull? Okay... all right.
[showing Garcia an evidence baggie
You see that section of pipe? Okay, that right there used to be part of the cap. It screwed onto these threads right here. But see, here's the thing: it had to be done very carefully because even if one tiny grain of powder got onto those threads while he was working, that little ...