The BAU are called to work on the case of Teddy Bryar, a former physicist and now delusional psychotic, who has hijacked an El Paso to Dallas train. Bryar killed a security guard in the initial gunfire. The BAU rush to the scene when they learn that one of the hostages is Elle, who was on a business trip alone. Teddy, egged on by his "delusion" named Leo, is aware that Elle is an FBI agent from her case file folder. The other hostages on that specific car are Dr. Linda Deaton (Teddy's doctor, who was heading to a conference on psychosis where Teddy was supposed to be a success case study); Elaine Curtis (a young single pregnant woman who was heading to get an abortion); Josh Patel (a young man with a history of drinking and driving and who had been disowned by his family for doing so); and Harold Anderson (an armed but unbalanced and meek man who was heading to shoot his estranged wife). Teddy will not negotiate with anyone except those he deems to be the "higher authority". The BAU ...
23 November 2005 (Canada)
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Matthew Gray Gubler
who plays Dr. Spencer Reid practiced to be a magician when he was younger, and performs a magic trick as part of the plot. In interviews he has mentioned magician Harry Anderson
as an influence. One of the hostages on the train is named Harry Anderson. See more
Garcia mentions that one of the hostages is from Adobe Walls at Terlingua. Terlingua is a ghost town near Big Bend National Park on the Mexican border. Adobe Walls is a historical site in the Texas Panhandle over 500 miles away. See more
He gave a deadline of 3 hours to produce this authority
Dr. Spencer Reid
3 hours, when was that?
Uhm, 2 1/2 hours ago
References A Beautiful Mind
Written by Gillian Welch
and David Rawlings
Performed by Gillian Welch See more