Criminal Minds: Season 3, Episode 17

In Heat (30 Apr. 2008)

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The team travels to Miami in pursuit of a serial killer whose conflicted sexual identity fuels his crimes.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Tina Lopez
Steven Fitzgerald
Sarah Fitzgerald
Deacon Rogers
David Fitzgerald
Bus Boy (as Michael Francis Cardelle)


Charles Luvet is found floating dead in a marina in Miami, Florida. He is the third and latest dead person in the area fitting the same profile and cause of death: fit white males in their mid twenties to thirties, traveling through the area, with the cause of death being asphyxiation and no sign of sexual abuse. Small possessions of each of the victims are taken, but not pawned. Four other men that match the victimology are also missing. The one distinct difference with Luvet is that he is a police officer. The person tasked with identifying Luvet's body is his fellow NOPD police officer, Detective Will LaMontagne, who worked on the Jones case with the BAU a year earlier. His initial second meeting with the BAU is an awkward one if only because he and J.J. are in a relationship, of which she has not told anyone on the team and which she still wants to keep a secret from them. The BAU add one more piece to the victimology when they learn that Luvet lied about his reason for traveling ... Written by Huggo

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Detective Tina Lopez: Cluster B?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Ah, cluster of personality disorders. It's also called a erratic, dramatic emotional cluster. An enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that differentiates itself markedly from the expectations the individual's cultures. It manifests...
Derek Morgan: [Interrupts Reid] This guy is a sick dude!
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