The death of four African-American girls in a a predominately white community brings the BAU in to try to solve the case before racial tensions explode into violence.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Det. Ware
Tania (as Yaani King)
Mrs. Davis (as Denice J. Sealy)
Michael Shepperd ...
Mr. Davis (as Michael A. Shepperd)
Officer Cale
Mayor Hughes (as Ken Meseroll)


A month ago 16 year-old Sandra Davis's on-off white boyfriend Ken Newcomb is shot from a car before here eyes, she next strangled to death, presumably by her date, in a park at Groten, an affluent suburb (42,000, 8% black) of New York City. It's the third of three racist killings in Westchester County, following Keisha Andrews (15) and Vickie Williams (17), black girls disappeared simultaneously from their homes in the county, corpses dropped in nearby woodland, neither raped but the date rape drug GSB found near them. Swastikas are painted on faces and cars, racism is becoming a hot political issue, the white mayor put back Lt. detective Ware in charge. Sandra was threatened by letter in advance, 'we' forbid her to keep seeing ken or tell anyone, in adolescent girl phraseology. The local police dismissed its initial suspicion of the letter-writer, black Tania Mathers (17), rumored to be dumped by Ken for Sandra, jealous after the high-school talent school. The team profiles a ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Although serial killers who are white males outnumber black serial killers in the United States, when looked at proportionately to the population, they make up about the same percentages. Examples of black serial killers include Craig Price and Henry Louis Wallace. See more »


Some events take place in Groton, Connecticut, but the characters pronounce the town name as "Groat-in" (a long O with a dipthong, rather than a short O). See more »


Aaron Hotchner: The suspect we're looking for is a black male, statistically between the ages of 20 and 35. We know he's black because of his victims. Sexually motivated killers almost always kill within their own race.
Derek Morgan: The victims he's chosen are good girls. They're good students. No behavioral problems. They're what we call "low-risk".
Emily Prentiss: And the lower the risk of the victim, the higher the intelligence of the unsub.
Jason Gideon: Guy's a smooth talker. Makes people feel at ease. Gains their confidence. You'd be amazed what ...
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Pronounce correctly, Please!
14 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

New London is named for London, England, and its river is also the Thames. But in Connecticut they pronounce it ''Thaymes.'' Attracted by a natural harbor where Long Island Sound meets the Atlantic, John Winthrop Jr. and a band of Puritans settled in 1646.

**** In 1705 Groton (rhymes with ''rotten'') became a separate community. It was named for the home town of the Winthrops.

The name of the community is mispronounced incorrectly a number of times. Closer research of the community that is being portrayed is needed for this show.

One bad....many other GOOD aspects for a truly fantastic show. Is this the fault of continuity, or of the writer(s). Someone should have caught it.

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