In Atlantic City, New Jersey, two women have thus far been identified as having died at the hands of the same killer. Both victims were drug-induced paralyzed and still conscious during their two-month abduction, but otherwise well taken care of. Both were also petite but physically fit, and in life were fashion conscious, although the clothes in which they were found did not match what they would have worn in real life, these new clothes which were more doll-like. And both dead bodies were found in a place that represents a fun childhood, one on a playground swing, another on an amusement park carousel. Because the two women have no other similar characteristics beyond their small stature, the BAU believe the unsub to be a woman who is "collecting" the victims as surrogates for a doll collection that the unsub has lost. When the BAU learn more about the doll line that the unsub is mimicking and after one of the pieces of clothing is analyzed, they stumble across a lead to the unsub ... Written by
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The Uncanny Valley is an idea created by Japanese robotics researcher Dr Masahiro Mori in 1970. Dr Mori made a graph showing, vertically, how well people accepted certain images and horizontally, how human the images were. He found that people reacted well to other people (who both looked and acted human) and also accepted images that acted human but didn't look at all human (like talking animals in cartoons). However, many people were repulsed by images that looked almost human (like zombies or talking skeletons). The chart looked like a pair of hills (high acceptance) with a valley in between (revulsion), which Dr Mori called the Uncanny Valley. The word "uncanny" had previously been used in a similar way by Ernst Jentsch and Sigmund Freud. It has been suggested that this response may be due to evolutionary pressure to maintain distance from people who are diseased or injured in order to avoid danger. See more
The New Jersey license plates on the cars are shown to have a bright yellow stripe of about 2 inches across the top with the remainder of the plate being white. In actuality, New Jersey plates have a more beige-yellow tint at the top which fades very gradually toward the whiter bottom, so that there is no noticeable line differentiating the colors. See more
Okay, guys, I just got Samantha Malcolm's medical records, and... oh, my God, she was doomed. Like Emily Bronte doomed, like Shakespeare doomed, like red-shirted ensign in "Star Trek" doomed.
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