The vacancy on the team due to Prentiss' departure is filled by agent and university linguistics professor Alex Blake, whose arrival affects Garcia and Strauss the most but for different reasons. The first case with this entire new team takes them to Abilene, Texas where Don Dell, a life sentence prisoner, escaped when, during his transfer to a hospital, an accident occurred. The driver and EMT died in the accident, and Don killed the guard, in the process sewing his mouth shut, which is a signature of a past killer never caught coined the Silencer. The last of the Silencer's three murders, all of middle aged brunette working class women and all which were committed in the middle of the night, occurred in 2004, when Don was incarcerated. During his entire incarceration, he never spoke a word. The team is pretty sure he is the Silencer and not a copycat. They have to figure out why silence is a key to his life, and decipher the cryptic messages he is leaving behind in the hopes of ... Written by
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The team deduces that the Cochlear implant that John Meyers received as a child is like having the volume turned up to 11 all the time. Even though it was an experimental device at the time, it is still electronic and requires a battery. The battery would have died decades ago. See more
So how does eight years locked up change someone?
It takes away their voice.
Doesn't take away their rage, it only makes it worse.
References This Is Spinal Tap