The team is sent to St. Louis to catch two serial killers who appear to be competing against each other. They are polar opposites; one is called the Mill Creek Killer and kills middle-class women using blunt trauma and the other calls himself Hollow Man and shoots prostitutes. Meanwhile, a new team member, Emily Prentiss, reports for duty. Written by
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Reid mentions only three known instances where two different serial killers operated out of the same city at the same time. During 1977, both David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) and Paul Bateson were killing in New York City. In Phoenix, Arizona, in 2006, authorities were searching for both the Baseline Killer and a serial shooter. From 1991 to 1996, two different people were killing independently in New Orleans, leaving bodies in swamps. Police suspected that Russell Ellwood killed as many as 15 of the victims, but believed that another killer was responsible for the others. See more
When Reid discovers that the two unsubs have been communicating with each other through the newspaper classified ads, the camera zooms in on one of the ads. But the ad shown was the message that Reid writes later in the episode when he is posing as the Hollowman to lure the Mill Creek Killer to a false dumpsite. See more
Dr. Spencer Reid
The Hollow Man uses simple statements, all first person. Uh, for example, "I won't be ignored." He's obviously tired of feeling this way. It's quite possible he has a job in solitude or one that he feels strips him of his identity. His job might require him to wear a uniform, something that shows absolutely no individuality. Or he may be overqualified for his menial job and feels like he doesn't get the respect that he necessarily deserves.
But today, he's killed two women, which tells us he's ...
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