In Pittsburgh, there's a sudden suicide spike, with all of the victims being family members of or related to the victims of a recent fire. Soon the team discovers that their deaths were all arranged to look like suicide by an UnSub who believes he is killing them as an act of mercy. Written by
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They discuss how the unsub used succinylcholine to paralyze his victims before making it look like they killed themselves. This would be accurate, but it shows scenes where the unsub is talking to the people while paralyzed. Succinylcholine paralyzes ALL skeletal muscles, including the diaphragm that controls breathing. In other words, people who are paralyzed by it can't voluntarily breath. They would have suffocated within minutes of being injected. See more
When Prentiss calls Garcia to ask about temporary paralyzing drugs, Garcia has the "suicide notes" from the case on her computer screen. The top one starts "It doesn't matter that your child is dead. It doesn't matter that your wife is sad..." Then when they find the gunshot "suicide" victim, the note they find with him is the one from Garcia's screen earlier on! See more
[opening quote, voiceover
"There is no refuge from confession but suicide, and suicide is confession." - Daniel Webster.
Performed by Three Dog Night See more