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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Sydney Manning
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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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The name of the episode is "The Thirteenth Step". "Thirteenth-stepping" is a derogatory term for Alcoholics Anonymous members approaching new members for dates or sex. AA's pamphlet on sponsorship suggests that men be sponsored by men and women be sponsored by women. It also happens to be the thirteenth episode of the sixth season. See more »

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When Ray and Sydney go to Ray's house, Sydney is taking a video (on her smart-phone) of them walking up to the house. She films Ray's father and says "Say 'cheese,'" and we can see her finger over the lens. However, in the next shot, we see that she is only holding one side of the smart-phone, with one hand, and the lens is on the other side. Thus, there is no way her finger could be covering the lens. See more »

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Emily Prentiss: [voiceover] William Glasser wrote, "What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today."
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Oh Great, Natural Born Killers Now
27 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I guess the pull of the cheap, worn out plot-line won out on this episode. There's nothing less interesting than watching two crazy kids in love killing their way through the wasteland because their daddies either loved them too much or too little. As I have no pity for anyone who crosses the line into violent uselessness I could muster no pity for their situations as I only wanted them dead (and now).

Siena Goines is a better actress than the prototype of Juliette Lewis so the episode had that going for it. I'd normally compliment the rest of the cast but everyone else stood there stunned by the headlights of the Natural Born Killers cliché.


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