The team investigates the Dawes couple on death row in Florida State Penitentiary for thirteen (or more) murders on young blonde girls in 1985. A dozen girl's bodies were found buried under the sexual psychopath Jacob's garage after the police got an anonymous call. Sarah Jean Dawes (née Mason) 'the Ice Queen' only confessed killing her own two-year old son Riley, Jacob would have ordered her to kill him because he slowed down their flight. Sarah's mother Deb Mason claims she was a normal shy girl util she met Jacob, her late father was a strict soldier but hit his wife. Gideon concludes from a letter to her mother and an interview that Sarah Jean is physically innocent. She just blames herself for failing to stop Jacob and tipped the police herself. Jacob, who clearly craves notoriety, refuses to tell Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner or Jennifer "JJ" Jareau if there are more bodies. When told that Sarah got a stay of execution, Jacob spontaneously offers the location of their son's burial ...
Did You Know?
The episode's title is a common slang term regarding electric chair executions, those who are electrocuted "ride the lightning" to Heaven or Hell. Metallica
's 1984 song and album "Ride The Lightning" also derives from this term, the song itself is an anti-death penalty song. See more
When they are in the work shed, Morgan says the killer tortured his victims on a band saw. When he says that, an image of a table saw is shown, not a band saw. See more
How many others are there?
I only have a few hours left and though I like you and I do like you, I'd like to be alone now. Good meeting you, Hotch
I'm not done yet!
Oh, me neither!
Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Jian Wang See more