The BAU, working on less than four hours sleep after finishing the case of the abducted homeless people taken across to Canada, are called into their next case. A trauma surgeon by the name of Dr. Barton received a note from someone signing it "LC." stating that his fifteen year old son Jeffrey will be killed. If LC. is not allowed to carry out this mission, he will instead kill one other person every day until Jeffrey is dead. Two surrogates for Jeffrey, both Hispanic men, are already dead. Dr. Barton has no idea who LC. is or why he or his son would be targeted. Rossi, J.J. and Morgan keep watch over Jeffrey, who sneaked out of the house to go to school, while Reid and Prentiss go over Dr. Barton's medical files with him. Prentiss, figuring they need an extra pair of eyes to go over the several hundred files, decides to try and find Hotch, who has not been answering his cell phone. Arriving at Hotch's apartment, Prentiss finds that he is not there, but that there are signs of foul ... Written by
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Because Matthew Gray Gubler busted his knee to smithereens while partying with his 500 Days of Summer
co-stars, poor Dr. Spencer Reid had to get shot in the leg in this season opener. See more
During the flashback of the stand-off between Hotch and The Reaper in Hotchner's apartment, the gun held by The Reaper is different from the gun he was holding in the same scene during the previous season finale. See more
Karl Krauss said, A weak man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterwards.