A copycat serial killer is recreating murder techniques used by famous killers from the past.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Ryan Olson
Linda Jones
Zoe Hawkes
Det. Brady
Paula McConnell
Sheila Hawkes
Dr. Edwards
Matthew Cannon


While on a book tour in Cleveland, Rossi learns from Zoe Hawkes, a keen criminology student, that there has been a spike in homicides in the city, she thinks that it is the work of one serial killer. Rossi thinks nothing of it since, on the surface, the homicides have nothing in common - that is until Zoe herself is killed while searching for clues. The BAU quickly realizes the connection: the M.O. of each case is a replica of more famous serial killer, with the perpetrator being a student of serial killers. Beyond the BAU needing to find the unsub before he kills again, Rossi has to reconcile his own feelings that he was somewhat responsible for Zoe's murder. Written by Huggo

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18 February 2009 (USA)  »

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Johnny Lewis, the actor that played the unsub in this episode, actually ended up killing his 81 year old landlady and her cat in 2012. First believed to be drug induced psychosis it was later suggested the behavior was related to an earlier head injury. See more »


In this episode, J.J. mentions near the end that she heard Rossi lecture while she was in "her senior year at Georgetown (university)." However, in episode 2.7,"North Mammon," J.J. mentions more than once that she is a graduate of "Pitt" (the University of Pittsburgh), with a soccer scholarship. No mention is made of ever having transferred colleges. See more »


David Rossi: Well, what kind of homicides are we talking about?
Zoe Hawkes: Okay. Um, a man was shot in the park, a prostitute was found with her throat slashed, a couple was found shot in their car, a woman was killed in a burglary
David Rossi: Do you know what three things profilers look at to link serial crimes?
Zoe Hawkes: Victimology, modus operandi and signature
David Rossi: Good! So were the victims similar?
Zoe Hawkes: No
David Rossi: Was the MO consistent?
Zoe Hawkes: No
David Rossi: Was the signature consistent?
Zoe Hawkes: Not that I am aware of
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


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