While the BAU chases a pair of young lovers on an interstate killing spree, Prentiss is contacted by an old friend with some bad news.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sydney Manning
Ray Donovan
Sean McAllister
Agent Bates
Gary Manning
Karen Manning
Heather Manning
Mr. Donovan


The BAU travel to Montana to investigate a mass murder shooting at a gas station. By witness accounts, a young male/female couple were the shooters. Evidence at the scene suggests that the couple are newlyweds, that the shooting was not planned, but that the shooters' primary need is to please each other. The BAU know that they will kill again. When the unsubs end up having another killing spree at an alcoholics support group meeting, the BAU believe that the unsubs are recovering alcoholics themselves who met at a support group meeting, but who have violated what is known as the thirteenth step of getting involved with another in the program. Piecing together the clues, the team are able to identify the male of the couple as Ray Donovan, and ultimately the female as Sydney Manning. Knowing their identities leads to knowing their next intended hit. That results in a standoff with innocent hostages involved. The team use the knowledge of Ray being a sociopath and Sydney being a ... Written by Huggo

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26 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Prentiss receives a text from her old friend Sean, we see that his name is spelled wrong in her contacts - it reads 'McCallister' when it should be 'McAllister'. See more »


The setting moves from Washington to North Dakota over the course of the show, yet the weather never changes. If the story was supposed to be set in Devil's Lake, ND in January, there should be 2 feet of snow on the ground. See more »


Emily Prentiss: [voiceover] Friedrich Nietzsche wrote "What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering."
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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

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Mickey and Mallory much?
12 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My favorite show. One of my favorite movies, but the 2 just do not seem to mesh at all well. Interesting enough I guess.The characters are kind of lackluster for such an incredible show and even the flirting between Penelope and Derek leaves something to be desired. What about Reid and his aching head that was almost dropping him in his tracks. No follow up there. I know that the rest is the drain has been great and I'm sure they'll be better episodes on down the line. Oh well, back to binge watching on Netflix. This thing keeps saying I don't have enough lines of text even though I've said all I want or need to say. So,I'll just say this Derek is the man, Penelope is the woman and without them the show would tank for me. Let's see if that's enough now.

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