Criminal Minds: Season 7, Episode 4

Painless (12 Oct. 2011)

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Ten years ago, Hotch and Rossi, as part of the BAU at the time, worked on a mass murder case in Boise, Idaho, where bright and well liked but narcissistic North Valley High School student ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Adams
Martha Slade
Jerry Holtz
Lewis Ramsey
Cade Owens ...
Tiffany Gleason
Ms. McKee
Brandon Slade


Ten years ago, Hotch and Rossi, as part of the BAU at the time, worked on a mass murder case in Boise, Idaho, where bright and well liked but narcissistic North Valley High School student Randy Slade killed thirteen of his classmates in a lunch hour shooting and cell phone detonated bombing in the school's cafeteria. He himself was also killed. As several of the survivors return to Boise to commemorate the ten year anniversary of the massacre, a copycat killer seems to be on the loose. The local authorities and media believe that Randy's then seven year old brother, sweet but impressionable Brandon Slade, now a student at North Valley himself, may be involved, which Hotch and Rossi, based on what they knew of Brandon ten years ago, don't believe. What the BAU glean early in this updated investigation is that Randy did have a hit list of people he wanted to kill, and that the latest victims are on that hit list. The list itself is comprised of popular students and students on the ... Written by Huggo

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It was said that Randy Slade shot 3 students and killed 10 more with the bomb, totaling 13 victims, but in Emily's interview with Jerry Holtz in the cafeteria, his flashback showed Randy shoot 4 students, and he said the bomb then killed 10 more, which would have brought the total to 14 victims. See more »


Dr. Spencer Reid: [When JJ claims she can't remember ever being bullied in high school] Were you one of the mean girls?
Jennifer Jareau: Wh - ? No!
Dr. Spencer Reid: Valedictorian, soccer scholarship, corn fed but still a size zero - I think that you might've been a mean girl!
Jennifer Jareau: *I* was actually one of the *nice* girls. Even to guys like *you*!
Dr. Spencer Reid: Guys like me? I'll have you know that my social standing increased once I started winning at basketball.
Jennifer Jareau: [Disbelievingly] Oh yeah, you played basketball?
Dr. Spencer Reid: No, I didn't play. I *coached* basketball. I broke down...
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