When victims are found in Philadelphia in a similar style to victims of The Replicator, the stalker who has been tracking the BAU's every move, the team thinks this could be the break they need to try and apprehend him.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Donny Bidwell
Detective Rizzo
Captain Marcus Jackson
Dr. Balboa (as Michelle Gardner)
Shannon Lavin
Sergeant Blutarsky


The BAU heads to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where the Replicator, the unsub who has carried out a series of crimes replicating cases recently solved by the BAU, has murdered his latest victim. The reason why this Philadelphia murder attracts their attention is that unlike the previous three murders by the Replicator, this one took place in a city other than that of the original crimes. Garcia discovers that the flowers sent by the Replicator to JJ were purchased through a credit card whose owner lives in Philadelphia. And Strauss gets involved as she feels this case undermines the work of the team. By the time they arrive in Philadelphia, what they find that is also unique is that a second murder has taken place in Philadelphia using the same MO, which the Replicator has not yet done. Tracking down the Replicator is made all the more difficult by an uncooperative Detective Rizzo, the lead police investigator who does not like the BAU's involvement. The Philadelphia victims all being ... Written by Huggo

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27 February 2013 (USA)  »

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The flowers for JJ were supposedly ordered from Philadelphia, but the area code shown was 412. That is the area code for Pittsburgh.

The pre-paid cellphone used to order the flowers was probably bought in Pittsburgh, and the team eventually travels to Pittsburgh at the end of the episode. See more »


Aaron Hotchner: [Picks up his mobile] Hotchner
Penelope Garcia: Oh, sir! Hi, it's me
Aaron Hotchner: Garcia, whose number is this?
Penelope Garcia: [At home] Sorry, I had Anderson give me a ride. I desperately needed a shower and some food that wasn't sold in a machine
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Just in Time
Words by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Music by Jule Styne
Performed by Tony Bennett
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