The BAU team hit choppy waters on the beaches of Southern California when they discover a series of bodies hidden in lifeguard towers along the coast.



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Doug Summers (as Rod Rowland)
Hunter Wright
Agent Parker
Andrea Wright
Dr. Brandon MacDonald (as Hervé Clermont)


The BAU is called to the Los Angeles area as three men were found dead in a lifeguard station closed for the season. Two were wrapped in plastic. All died a from a single gunshot wound to the head and were castrated postmortem. All three were not local, and had differing physical characteristics, differing socioeconomic backgrounds and differing sexual orientations. Other aspects of the deaths indicate that the unsub knew his victims. As subsequent victims emerge, the team learns that all were going through some sort of personal loss, which is why they were targeted since the unsub too probably experienced that same loss. The victims' missing vehicles, a female victim whose method of death was dissimilar to the males, toxicology reports and pin-pointing the common loss between all bring the team closer to finding the unsub, and who his ultimate targets are. Meanwhile, Rossi vows to complete this investigation by week's end so that Hotch can go on his first date since Haley's death. Written by Huggo

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15 February 2012 (USA)  »

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When Garcia is showed in her office, a cup can be seen with a picture of Derek Morgan's face on it. Michael and Doug both played villains on episodes of Charmed. Agent Parker also was on an episode of Charmed. See more »


Apparently the victims sexual organs were removed postmortem, yet the non-rapped victim in the first lifeguard house has on his boxers a large blood stain inconsistent with post mortem removal. See more »


Derek Morgan: Look, JJ, all I'm saying is I am never making you angry again. I mean, who knew the Pennsylvania petite could give such an ass-whupping?
Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau: Well, I'm just glad my hand-to-hand coach could work his schedule around my state department duties.
Derek Morgan: It's my pleasure. I'm just really grateful it all paid off. You were great out there. I'm proud of you. Well, why don't you get your little butt home? I'm sure Will's waiting on you.
Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau: Yeah, well, we did have dinner reservations, but I'm thinking we'll do takeout...
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