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
After showing the shooter the revolver and reviewing the gun laws with her, the gun store owner goes to help another customer and leaves the revolver on the counter. A gun store owner would almost certainly return the gun to the display case and lock it rather than leaving it out, unlocked, and unattended. 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. ...