A serial arsonist is active in Royal, Indiana. The arsonist went from setting fires in unoccupied buildings to largely populated ones. In the last two fires - in a community center and a movie theater - the death count reaches 31 people. The BAU realize that they have to tread lightly as they suspect the unsub to be a local, and with Royal being a small town, anyone they question will be the target of a public witch hunt. And with the high death count in such a small town, determining if there is a specific victimology is made more difficult. The arsonist strikes again when the BAU least expects. Because the latest fire is different than the previous ones, they believe the last fire is the one that holds the key to understanding the motivation and finding the perpetrator. This case is especially difficult for Garcia, who is asked to do things outside of her normal duties. Written by
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Michael Rooker, who plays Chief Carlson, portrayed the serial killer Henry Lee Lucas in the movie Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. See more
When Garcia states that Tommy re-emerged at 21 in Franklin, Indiana, she says that that's 300 miles away from Royal, Indiana. However, 300 miles from Franklin would put Royal well outside of Indiana. If she's rounding, 300 kilometers would be close to Gary, where the doctor mentions taking the burn patient.
(For reference, the entire length of Indiana is 270 miles.) See more
Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau
Dr. Rawlings, when I spoke to the police chief, he said that you know everyone in Royal.
Well, pretty much. I grew up here. I inherited my father's practice. I delivered eleven of those people lying in there.
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