Criminal Minds: Season 5, Episode 7

The Performer (11 Nov. 2009)

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The BAU team follows a trail of murders that seems to align with the tour schedule of a rock star.

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Tara Ferris is the third and latest female victim killed in two weeks in the Los Angeles, California area where the victims are beaten by blunt force trauma to head, not sexually assaulted, but drained of their blood. By the puncture wounds on the neck and the saliva found near the puncture wounds, the killer is mimicking a vampire. The BAU discover that a connection between all the victims is their worship of a goth/vampire singer named Paul Davies, whose stage name is Dante. A message scrawled on Tara's arm also points to a connection to Dante. Although a suspect since a victim's car is found at his home, Dante asserts that his public persona is solely an act and that he has disdain for people who worship his music. After interviewing him, the BAU learn that he doesn't quite fit the profile of the killer. The BAU also discover that part of their profile of the unsub is incorrect when they receive lab results of the saliva. Written by Huggo

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Steffan Fantini, who co-wrote the series' theme and much of the in-show music, makes an on-screen appearance as keyboardist/singer in Dante's band. See more »

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The camera and crew are reflected in the glass wall of the meeting room as they move to the left. See more »

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Emily Prentiss: [voiceover] writer Cyril Connolly said: Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
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