The BAU now believe that the subway killings were conducted by several people as part of a larger terrorist plot, those killings just a test for a wider mass attack to come. But a car bomb has just exploded close to the New York FBI headquarters, that car belonging to Joyner. Just outside the vehicle, Hotch is injured with a severe ringing in his ears from the explosion, is shocked, but is alive and mobile. Joyner on the other hand is severely injured. She knows her chances of survival are slim as the emergency responders were previously ordered not to attend such incidents because of the possible terrorist second wave hit. Garcia catches some interesting images at the bomb site which could compromise Hotch and Joyner's safety. The team do not yet realize that other things beyond what Garcia saw on camera are far more dangerous to Hotch and Joyner and the population of New York in general despite the team feeling that the car bomb is just too minor an incident in and of itself. The ... Written by
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When the unsub is leaning on the fence, a truck from Bernero Hospital Linens can be seen in the distance, a reference to executive producer Edward Allen Bernero
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The show opens with the subway shooter walking away with his right shoulder adjacent to the subway wall. When Hotch is reviewing the surveillance tape, the shooter is walking away with his left shoulder next to the subway wall. See more
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"Never think that war, no matter how necessary nor how justified, is not a crime." - Ernest Hemingway.