Criminal Minds: Season 5, Episode 19

Rite of Passage (14 Apr. 2010)

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The BAU team heads to Texas to track a serial killer targeting illegal immigrants attempting to make safe passage into the U.S..

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Deputy Ronald Boyd
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Sheriff Ruiz (as Marlene Forté)
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Deputy Gentry
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Marion (as Elena Campbell-Martínez)
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In the Mexican border town of Terlingua, Texas, three decapitated heads are found outside the sheriff's office. One of those heads was a recent death, while the other two were killed some time ago, although the decapitations themselves conducted recently. The BAU's initial thoughts are that it has to do with the border drug trade, or that because the more decomposed heads displayed now, the drug trade issue is a red herring for illegal immigration from Mexico. Indeed the three deaths are of John or Jane Doe's, fueling the BAU's speculation that they are illegal immigrants from Mexico. Believing the murders drug related, the deputy sheriffs in Terlingua arrest Omar Morales, head of one of the local drug cartels. Recently arrived Sheriff Ruiz on the other hand is certain Morales is not guilty of these murders, and that the deaths have to do with her knowledge of known illegal immigrants missing, the heads a sign for her to stop what has only been her limited investigation thus far. ... Written by Huggo

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Mention is made of tunnels running under the border. There is no border fence in the Terlingua area (nearest would in El Paso) and tunneling under the Rio Grande is impractical and unnecessary. See more »

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Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: You alright?
Derek Morgan: Yeah.
Emily Prentiss: [shouts] No! Are you out of your mind? You blew out my eardrum!
Derek Morgan: What did you want me to do? He was coming right at us.
Emily Prentiss: I told you I had him!
Derek Morgan: He was shooting at us, Emily.
Emily Prentiss: Well, you could've given me a heads up!
Derek Morgan: What, a loaded MP5 and a shooting lunatic wasn't enough? Come on.
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