Hotch is assigned as the team's grief assessor in Prentiss' death. A common theme among some on the team is who is acting as his grief assessor. Meanwhile, the team travels to Tampa, Florida, where a woman that morning entered a gun shop and shot four dead. When they arrive at the gun shop, the team realize that she brought her own ammunition into the shop and used one of the shop's own guns as the weapon. That shooting and two subsequent events show the BAU that she has some issue with authority. As they track her movement through Tampa, they also realize that she is not on the run but has a specific target that she needs to get to on this specific day. They have to figure out who that target is and the significance of the date in her life. Written by
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, who plays a gun store owner, also has performed stunts on "Criminal Minds" in other episodes as well as this one. See more
When the shooter hears the announcement about the shootings over the radio in her car, the radio is tuned to 98.1 FM. There is no radio station at 98.1 FM in Tampa, but this is deliberately fake (just like the 1-800-555-0140 hotline in this episode). See more
The assessment's routine. I asked her to let me do it rather than bring in somebody from the outside.
So, let me guess, it's about the five stages of grief. You want to figure out where we all are. All right. Denial. I'm fine, this can't be happening to me. Well, it didn't happen to me, did it? So, that rules that out. What else is there? Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance. Well, obviously I haven't accepted it, otherwise I wouldn't be in here. So, where does that leave me?
Angry. Yeah. ...