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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Error: Garcia's computer displays a medical examiner's report that shows a victim's blood alcohol level to be 81%. This is incredibly unlikely and practically impossible unless the victim's blood had actually been replaced with alcohol. BAC is usually calculated in hundredths or tenths of 1%. Fatal BAC levels are normally between 0.35-0.4%. 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 »


Aaron Hotchner: [knock, knock] Come in. Hey.
Derek Morgan: Hey. I thought I was the one supposed to be burning the midnight oil.
Aaron Hotchner: Well, with Strauss away, the director asked me to do a little extra. I'm actually looking forward to having her back.
Derek Morgan: Right. It's not the greatest way to spend Valentine's Day, now, is it? I forgot, too. Some of the singles were gonna go find a bar and grab a drink if you want to come along. I mean, unless there's someplace else you could be.
Aaron Hotchner: I think I'll pass, but thank you.
Derek Morgan: What about the ...
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