The BAU are called to Providence, Rhode Island where a serial killer is on the loose. He has killed three people thus far, each in an increasingly public location. Each victim was slashed across the throat with a knife, which is left at the scene without fingerprints. As the BAU go through the three murders thus far, they determine that the unsub is more like an arsonist than a killer in the way he approaches his crimes. The victims themselves seem to be secondary to the location for the unsub, and he is only killing when it is convenient as opposed to choosing a predetermined victim. The BAU feel that they are missing one step in catching the unsub, and as such make a special request of Meg Collins, the wife of the third victim who was a Iraq War veteran. Meg's willingness to assist is all based on thoughts of her daughter, Sophie, who witnessed her father's murder. Written by
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In his flashback, Connor O'Brien sees himself reading a book as a child. The book he is reading is one from "A Series of Unfortunate Events". The series started in 1999, only 11 years before the air date. Connor is 30, leaving a nine year gap between when the first book was published to when he would have been able to read it. See more
There are lots of ways that sons defeat their fathers.
Dr. Spencer Reid
I just keep getting PhDs.