Early on a Sunday morning, a just woken up and extremely hung over Garcia is lamenting the fact of the huge argument she and Kevin had the previous night. Not one to face confrontation head on, she is not looking forward to her first post-fight talk with Kevin, which will happen sooner than later as she can hear that he will soon be finished his shower. That talk will be complicated by the person knocking on her front door. Meanwhile, the team is called to Atlantic City, New Jersey, where Danny Savino, a casino floor manager, was found dead in his office by a severe beating. He had turned the surveillance video in his office off, so there is no video of the unsub. The reason the BAU is called is that Savino has deep ties to the mob, and that eight $1 bills were found scattered around an "eight" playing card on his body, which indicates some sort of ritual to the killing. On looking into Savino's background, the BAU learns that he acted as a loan shark to casino patrons on the side, ... Written by
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The BAU is supposedly headquartered in Quantico, VA -- a very suburban area just south of Washington, DC. The murder at the beginning of this episode takes place in Atlantic City. Flights from the DC area to Atlantic City fly straight up the coast, and you can always see either the Atlantic Ocean and/or cities. The exterior shot of the BAU's Lear shows them flying over rolling green hills with no signs of human habitation. See more
George Augustus Sala once said, "A gambler with a system, must be to a greater or lesser extent, insane"
References The Third Wave