Criminal Minds: Season 5, Episode 3

Reckoner (7 Oct. 2009)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A hitman targeting people in some way guilty of children-related crimes brings the BAU to Rossi's home town.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Finnegan
Judge Schuller
Det. Gil Hardesty
Heather Vanderwaal
Jerry Sorum (as Leith Burke)
Drew Sandweiss


The BAU are called to Commack, Long Island where Ben Vanderwaal, the third and latest victim of a serial killer, has just been found dead. Each victim was bound, then shot through the head and heart. The two male victims were also mutilated postmortem, but each with a different body part missing, whereas the sole female victim thus far was extremely emaciated prior to death. Rossi requests to stay behind at the office rather than go to Commack since this is his small home town, a part of his past that he does not want to revisit. His request is denied by Hotch since Reid is still not cleared to travel from his injury sustained in the "LC." case. Once they arrive in Commack, the BAU find Heather Vanderwaal, Ben's wife, who was beaten at the scene of her husband's murder but not killed herself. Information from her, and other information from Garcia and Reid, form a connection between the three victims. Each was involved in some aspect of child abuse, Vanderwaal's not yet a matter of ... Written by Huggo

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Dr. Spencer Reid: [to Prentiss via webcam with Garcia] Anything less than 10,000 dollars keeps the IRS off your trail.
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