Criminal Minds: Season 8, Episode 2

The Pact (10 Oct. 2012)

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The team suspects a pair of killers working together after discovering two seemingly unrelated bodies.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Darlene Beckett
Ellen Russel
Jason Nelson
Detective Angela Pratt (as Victoria Platt)
Dr. Ray Mathis
Kyle Wipley
Brenda Wipley
James Dolan


The team is called to southwest California when two murders occur within three hours of each other in San Diego and Los Angeles. Each victim was chained to the back of a vehicle and dragged. The first was dragged post mortem, while the second was still alive when initially dragged, which shows either two unsubs or a quick escalation in the evolution of the single unsub's psyche. The victimology is different, the first a middle class wife and mother, the second an ex-con drug addict. These differences are brought together when a third murder occurs. Garcia determines that a common factor is a connection to the violent death of two specific children, and people associated with those children being brought together through an online support group. They quickly identify the two unsubs and their intended fourth target. However, the nature of that fourth intended victim has an impact on how this final encounter will play out. Written by Huggo

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When the unsubs are talking to their last victim, at one point, of them draws a revolver on him, and we hear the sound of the gun cocking. However, the gun the unsub is using does not have a hammer and thus cannot be cocked. See more »


Penelope Garcia: [badgering Rossi about his unused vacation days] Everyone likes vacation.
David Rossi: Vacations are overrated.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Didn't you take a vacation two years ago?
David Rossi: Luckily, two days in I was called back.
Penelope Garcia: Yeah, and now he's got thirty-one days.
Alex Blake: A month?
Dr. Spencer Reid: You know, sunshine is an essential source of Vitamin D. You should go to Florida and get some sunshine.
David Rossi: That's for old guys.
Derek Morgan: What about a safari in Africa?
David Rossi: Too hot.
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References Strangers on a Train (1951) See more »

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