Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
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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.


Jesse Warn


Jeff Davis (created by), Rick Dunkle | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
Geoffrey Blake ... Michael
Rodney Rowland ... Doug Summers (as Rod Rowland)
Tyler Neitzel ... Hunter Wright
Chris Payne Gilbert ... Agent Parker
Bellamy Young ... Beth Clemmons
Maury Morgan ... Andrea Wright
Herve Clermont ... Dr. Brandon MacDonald (as Hervé Clermont)
Ryan Scott Greene ... Jimmy


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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The William Shakespeare verse Hotch quotes is from "Henry VI, Part 3". See more »


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 »


Dr. Spencer Reid: Hey, guys, there's something else. According to the M.E. report, each of the victims was missing their genitals.
David Rossi: He could be trying to hide evidence of sexual assault.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Maybe. Jeffrey Dahmer used to keep his victim's sex organs on display. What if this UnSub is doing the same thing?
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JJ is awesome and her friendship with Spencer!
9 September 2020 | by dawsonpersiSee all my reviews

I love JJ so much because she's irreplaceable and she took on Janeczko alone, of course Spencer was concerned about JJ's well-being but, she assured Spencer that she's fine. I think over time JJ and Spencer's friendship started to heal more quickly.

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15 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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