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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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 »

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Aaron Hotchner: [voiceover] "... pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding." ~~ Kahlil Gibran
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