Prentiss learns from an old friend, John Cooley, that their mutual friend, Matthew Benton, just died from a heart attack. Prentiss had not seen either man in several years, both for different reasons. John also mentions that Matthew thought he was going to be killed just like "T. Valentine". In searching, Garcia does find someone matching that name in the area who recently died from dehydration. There are similarities between the two deaths but no medical rationale for tying the two together as murders. A third person in the area then dies in a similar way but again no medical indication of an unnatural death or rationale tying the death to the first two. However, Prentiss and Rossi, in particular within the team, are certain the three deaths are related and that they are indeed murders. They have to tread lightly and carefully since the families of the deceased refuse to speak to the FBI - especially Matthew's family who know, and do not like, Prentiss - and since there is no ... Written by
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After Rossi suggests to Prentiss that they "go have a cup of coffee," Rossi takes her to an abandoned parking lot and explains that the real case on which the movie "The Exorcist" was based took place "just a few blocks from here" (in Washington, D.C.). In reality, the "real" Exorcist case took place in St. Louis, Missouri, in the 1950s. Rossi does, however, correctly identify the possessed as a young male (the movie depicts a possessed female, played by Linda Blair). See more
[entering the BAU office
Is Hotch still here?
Oh, I'm pretty sure he lives here.
References The Exorcist