Criminal Minds: Season 7, Episode 12

Unknown Subject (25 Jan. 2012)

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The BAU is called to Houston, Texas when a past masked serial rapist coined the Piano Man - so named because of the piano wire he used to bind his victims - starts to re-offend, with his ... See full summary »

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Hamilton Bartholomew
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The BAU is called to Houston, Texas when a past masked serial rapist coined the Piano Man - so named because of the piano wire he used to bind his victims - starts to re-offend, with his targets being his past victims. His crimes have since evolved where one of the victims, Vanessa Campbell, is abducted from her home - something the unsub had never done before - which they believe is meant to show his victims that they are safe nowhere from his clutches. He used drugs mimicking a date rape drug to knock the victims unconscious before committing his rapes. With news of the new offenses hitting the media, many of the Piano Man's past victims resurface, telling that they were indeed victimized recently by him again. Most of the women tell similar stories of the second rape - being hyper-vigilant about never leaving their drinking glass unattended, and now having a 1980's pop piano ballad being a trigger to horrific memories of that rape - while one, Diana Mitchell, tells a completely ... Written by Huggo

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Four characters (Herman Scobie, Hamilton Bartholemew, Peter Joshua, and Regina Lampert) share the same names as characters in the 1963 movie Charade (1963), which starred Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. See more »

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Aaron Hotchner: [voiceover] "We do not suffer from the shock of our trauma, but we make out of it just what suits our purposes." -Alfred Adler
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Music & lyrics by Jim Steinman
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