Male college students on spring break are being raped and murdered, presumably by a man and a woman working together. The BAU are called in and suspect a shy hotel cleaner and a receptionist.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Ticona Roberts
Natalie Marston ...
Madison Cooke (as Natalie Elizabeth Marston)
Michael Browder
Det. Reese Evans
Dan Keller
Brett Novek ...
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Young male college students - the type the BAU classify as the alpha male - are on spring break vacation in South Padre Island. They are being raped by another man and suffocated to death specifically at the Hudson Street Hotel. The men are found naked in a fetal position in a place where they are sure to be found quickly the in their hotel room. They are also positioned in such a way that housecleaning would have cleaned up any evidence before finding the bodies first. The victims thus far are not gay indicating that any physical act was not consensual. When the next victim is found at another hotel, the BAU believe that this is a red herring, and that the unsub may be a guest or probably an employee at the Hudson Street Hotel. They also believe, based on sexual orientation of the victims, that there are two unsubs: a submissive female who lures the victims, and a dominant male who does the raping and killing. When the BAU have the two people they believe are the perpetrators of the ... Written by Huggo

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8 April 2009 (USA)  »

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jackson rathbone's brilliant performance
22 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i was floored by jackson rathbone's performance in this episode of criminal minds. we didn't see much of his acting AT ALL in twilight--just his pale, pasty face with an expression that looked like he was uncomfortable rather than conflicted...he was one of the actors i really wasn't impressed with. so imagine my surprise when i saw him in this episode of criminal minds coming around full circle with an astoundingly brilliant performance. in fact--i was so astounded that at first i didn't even recognize it was him! having now caught a glimpse of his acting, i can't wait to see his character develop in the twilight saga. this was a great episode, but then again, i've never really been disappointed with criminal minds.

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