Criminal Minds: Season 3, Episode 8

Lucky (14 Nov. 2007)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A killer is abducting women and forcing them to eat fingers before killing them, Rossi plays with Morgan's head, and Garcia meets a man at the local coffee shop.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Colby Baylor / Jason Clark Battle
Det. Jordan
Dr. Lorenz
Father Marks
Floyd Feylinn Ferell
Dr. Nash
Dr. Fulton (as John Eric Montana)
Lee-Ann Kelton


In Bridgewater, Florida, nineteen year old Abby Kelton is found dead, the lower half of her body eaten by alligators. Of those parts of her remains still intact, the BAU know all her fingers were cut off at the knuckles, her throat slashed, and religious based satanic symbols carved into her chest. Murders purported to have a satanic ritual component are Rossi's specialty, "purported" as his published theory is that satanic cults do not exist. Because of the religious nature of the case, the authorities interview Father Marks, the pastor at the local church. During the investigation, two other women from Father Mark's congregation go missing. At the medical examiner's officer, they also learn that Abby's stomach contents include ten fingers from tip to knuckle. However, each finger belongs to ten separate individuals, and none of them are hers. When another dead body surfaces at Father Mark's church - that person who fits the type of those people identified as belonging to the fingers... Written by Huggo

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When Tracy Lambert pulls into the state park, you can read the Florida tag on her Jeep's front bumper. Florida does not require or issue tags for the front of vehicles. See more »


[first lines]
Dr. Lorenz: Please. Listen. I'm telling you, he's not like our other patients. The crimes we got here are nothing compared to do with letting him out.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »


Sittin' in the Dark
Words by Harold Adamson, music by Jesse Greer (1933)
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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Garcia got away with murder
13 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As I recall, from the one episode I saw in re-runs, Garcia was recruited by the BAU after she was caught hacking into their computer system. If I remember correctly, she was offered the job as an alternative to going to jail. Yet as the facilitator of a support group, she flagged the names of victims so the cases wouldn't be forgotten. Later, she met a man in a coffee shop who turns out to be the unsub on some open cases. He invited her for a date, and when he escorted her back to her apartment, he attempted to kill her. She accepted the date in the first place because she was angry with Morgan, who just tried to warn her to be careful about a man she knew nothing about. After she returned home from the hospital, she was given police protection. Then one of the officers protecting her was murdered. Did she even express remorse that she caused all this drama. Where were the consequences for Garcia, not that I expected her to be arrested, but it seemed to me, that she took it upon herself to flag cases, something she had no business doing, and what, everyone held her hand? Why doesn't she ever have to suffer the consequences for her wrongheaded, and possibly illegal actions. That is a real puzzle for me. She is the computer expert, so she knows the power of the internet, she was hired because she hacked into the BAU system, yet it seems nothing ever happens to her, she needs a wake-up call. Instead she puts on her I just want to see a world of sweetness and light and kittens and... gag me. I'm tired of her irresponsible behavior for which she never has to face the consequences. Have you guessed that I am not fond of this character, perhaps not Garcia herself, but the things that she takes it upon herself to do.

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