The BAU is called to 1,000 square miled Angeles National Forest, California after three bodies are recovered from its Ridge Canyon Lake, a popular recreational area. The victims are all dark haired, muscular men. While those three bodies are being recovered, some boaters observing the police recovery team see their friend on shore, Nick Skirvin, being beaten and abducted by an unknown white male. Nick is later found dead alongside the forest's adjacent Lake Banter, but he doesn't fit the victim profile in that he is more slight and blonde, and the body was not found in the lake itself. When more victims are later found, the team notice that they are getting physically smaller. The team knows that the unsub is local and knows the area well, and the water burial has some significance to the ritual. After autopsies of the first four victims are conducted and some personal evidence is found on one of the latest victims, the team figures out why the unsub is killing, why there are signs of... Written by
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Evan (the abducted kid) takes off his right earphone twice as Chase (the killer) knocks on the car window. (Seen once from the outside camera and then from the inside camera.) See more
Dr. Spencer Reid
I'm a man of science. I didn't know how to deal with it. There's no quantifiable proof that God exists, and yet, in that moment I was faced with something that I couldn't explain. I still can't.
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner
What if this UnSub has had a similar experience and this is his way of looking for answers?
If that's the case, why kill Jake Shepherd? Why not just talk to him?
He wanted to see if he had the same experience as before.
Once isn't enough?
Not if Jake didn't see the same thing the UnSub did. He wants to ...