In a gentrified neighborhood in southeast Washington D.C. vandalism has increased recently. Two upper middle class couples - one white, one black - are found beaten to death in a home invasion. Nothing was taken from the home. The BAU's initial assessment is that there are at least three male unsubs, and that the beatings are related to the vandalism. A second set of victims are later found dead - a young white working class couple who were killed in a parking lot outside a blue collar restaurant. The BAU know that the unsubs, who have a pack mentality, are motivated purely by nihilism and the need to exert power. In monitoring on-line chatter, Garcia finds another more broad threat of vandalism. Although the BAU do not believe this act of vandalism was initiated by the unsubs, they know the unsubs will react in their typical violent fashion. Their reaction does yield useful information for the BAU to narrow in on the unsubs. During the process of this case, Garcia has some words of ... Written by
Did You Know?
The plot of this episode bears a striking resemblance to the actual killing spree in Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine in 2007. The perpetrators were sentenced to life around the time the episode was originally aired. See more
In the opening sequence the unsubs are watching a recording of themselves torturing their victims. The unsubs filmed this themselves, but the clip shows the victim's point of view on several occasions. See more
[walking the crime scene
Victim one gets dropped here.
While number two comes around the corner to see what's happening, and... the unsub attacks him here.
[indicating the dinner table
The female victims were probably here when the first attack occurred.
Which means somebody would have to control them pretty quickly.
How many unsubs are you thinking?
At least one to move the body inside, another one to take out man number two, and one more to subdue the others.
Well, vandalism breeds a pack ...
Music by Henry Mayer
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Frank Sinatra See more