Dr. Spencer Reid: "The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart." ~~ Helen Keller
Dr. Spencer Reid: "No man chooses evil because it *is* evil, he only mistakes it for haappiness, the good he seeks." ~~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Penelope Garcia: Attention, intrepid BAU adventurers. The land of Bermuda shorts, white leisure suits, and Sansabelt slacks requests your presence.
David Rossi: Vegas?
Derek Morgan: Arizona?
Emily Prentiss: Palm Springs?
Aaron Hotchner: Please.
Penelope Garcia: I was going to say Miami, but point well made about the dizzying number of locales with unfortunate fashion tendencies. Here we go.
Derek Morgan: Hey, what's the matter with you? You've not gonna give me a bunch of facts about the area and the demographics?
Dr. Spencer Reid: The Allapattah neighborhood is named after the Native American word for alligator.
Derek Morgan: There you go. There's the kid I know.
Aaron Hotchner: Reid? Anything helpful?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Yeah. Yeah... The Afro-Caribbean syncretic religions began when slaves mixed their traditional religions with Catholicism in order to camouflage them. The elements in this altar look to me like Santeria. It's a Yoruban-based religion developed in Cuba. Practitioners worship Orishas, deities that roughly correspond with Catholic saints.
Derek Morgan: And what about the shells?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Let's see. This is Ellegua, the deity of the crossroads, a trickster and the impartial enforcer of justice.
Ashley Seaver: So, is the UnSub sacrificing the victims to him?
Dr. Spencer Reid: None of these religions openly call for human sacrifice, only animals.
Julio Ruiz: You heard me calling.
Dr. Spencer Reid: What?
Julio Ruiz: You heard me calling. That's why you came.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Julio, I found a photograph of you in front of this building. That's how I found you.
Julio Ruiz: You don't really believe that, do you? That you just happened to see a photograph?... This is Orula's ide. It will protect you. I don't need it anymore, but... You do.