The BAU travel to Detroit, Michigan, where the fire department has noticed a three year trend of the three days leading up to Halloween where a victim each day has been burned alive in an abandoned building located somewhere in the Rivertown district of town. The unsub used gasoline as an accelerant. The victims are seemingly unconnected. The BAU believe the first victim may provide some clues as to why the unsub is committing these violent murders. Using the visual memory technique, Rossi, in interviewing Kierston Torrell, the wife of the latest victim, discovers some clues as to the unsub's identity. Cross checking those that volunteer for a community organization called Detroit's Finest, which has been monitoring arsons in relation to the historic pre-Halloween fire rituals, with those that work with fire of sort sort comes up with the unsub's identity and the fact that his victims were not chosen at random. They also determine that he has an ultimate target whose identity they ... Written by
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This episode was directed by Charles Haid (listed as Charlie Haid in the credits). Michael Warren plays a character named Tom Anderson. Haid and Warren appeared in Hill Street Blues, as Andy Renko and Bobby Hill, partners through the run of the show. See more
When the killer is fumbling through the closet to find the canister of ketone, the front of the can is facing the camera. Then the front of the can is suddenly facing the wall until the killer grabs it and turns it around, so that the front of the can is facing the camera again. See more
Thomas Kemp wrote, "Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of its trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse for impossibility, for it thinks all things are lawful for itself, and all things are possible."
References A Nightmare on Elm Street
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Traditional spiritual song
Performed by Ken Olandt
and Ava Acres See more