The BAU investigate a mass murder at Synalock, an Internet security company located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Five people were shot, while three others were stabbed. By the severity of the killings, the company's CEO, Adam Werner, was the supposed intended target. They also surmise that despite the different styles of killings, there is only one unsub. When Mark and Mary Dolan are later that day found shot to death in their home, the BAU tie the two sets of murders together, the connection being the Dolan's son, Luke Dolan, who the BAU are certain is the unsub. Luke Dolan and Adam Werner were not navy communications men as their official records state, but rather Navy SEALs in the same unit, where Werner was the leader and Dolan the second in command. Dolan seems to be on a mission of some sort and seems to be facing some delusional break from reality. They have to figure out what caused the initial break from reality and what his current mission is. As Dolan had a loving ... Written by
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Dr. Reid mentions that the unsub may have Capgras delusion. See more
The license plate (WLT-62X3) used on the vehicle of the neighbor, near the beginning, was the same license plate used on Gideons car when he left town in season three. This license plate was also used on the unsub's car that was in the accident. See more
He said his parents had been replaced.
He just sounds delusional.
Dr. Spencer Reid
You know, he might have Capgras syndrome. It's a delusional disorder in which one believes that their friends and loved ones have been replaced by imposters.
Sort of like Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Dr. Spencer Reid
It typically involves only one sense, such as sight. Basically, the neural connection between the visual cortex and the emotional center of the brain becomes severed, so that looking at a loved one doesn't elicit the same ...
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