The BAU search California's Angeles National Forest after a number of bodies mysteriously turn up in the mountain lakes there. Also, Rossi struggles with an agonizing decision regarding his ex-wife.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Whitaker
Lacey Campbell
Samantha Braun
Dr. Stacey Carroll
Evan Braun


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 Huggo

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2 November 2011 (USA)  »

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Emily Prentiss: I take it that wasn't Ringo inviting you to another party on the phone yesterday.
David Rossi: It was Carolyn. She has ALS.
Emily Prentiss: [exhales sharply] Phew. Rossi, I'm... what do you need?
David Rossi: It's not what I need, Emily. It's what she's asking me to do. The disease is acting quickly. Carolyn is already suffering, and she doesn't want to go out that way. She wants to die on her own terms. And when this case is over and we get back, she asked if I would help her do it.
Emily Prentiss: [stunned] What are you gonna do?
David Rossi: I don't have a choice.
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