In New York a hooded serial killer blindfolds and shoots, then stabs victims which seem to have nothing in common. The profiling team concludes that the cab driver could only be killed after thorough preparation. His latest attack is a priest, accused but cleared in court of child abuse. After this incident he lets a female witness escape to a church, suggesting that the setting is essential to his ritual. It turns out all the victims were acquitted or got the charges dropped. The killer turns out to be a vigilante who stabs his guilty victims in a 'poetically just' organ, probably continuing on the theme of a first crime against a perpetrator whose victim he once was. Gideon thinks it may be a cop, but can't scare off the NYPD from collaborating, and indeed the next victim is a double cop-killer. All victims have been on trial in one single court-house. Crime newspaper reporter Lance Wagner gets incredibly precise scoops every time. After shooting in panic an undercover cop in the ...
Did You Know?
In the last part of the episode where New Yorkers were reacting to the death of the unsub, the Asian woman who commented was Oanh Ly, one of the writers of the series. See more
After the killing of the priest in the church, Jason Gideon puts on a rubber glove before touching the knife blade in the head of the victim. As Gideon puts on the glove he clearly rips it accidentally. In the next closeup of Gideon's hand, the glove is without tear. See more
If the victim was blindfolded first, the blood would have flowed over the blindfold. He puts it on after he kills them.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner
All three charged with a felony, all three found innocent.
And that didn't show up on your men's radar?
Det. Nora Bennett
Acquittals? No. Why is it important?
Because we have a new profile.
References Taxi Driver
Written by John Newton
[Played during police officer's funeral] See more