"Criminal Minds" Empty Planet (TV Episode 2006) Poster

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Tom Choi: Special Agent Nick Casey



  • Aaron Hotchner : We believe the unsub resides in Seattle. All of the attacks, most of which have just involved property damage, have take place here, and the timing and location indicate knowledge of the area. Even though he escalated to a lethal bombing today, we don't believe that that was necessarily his intention.

    Derek Morgan : In fact, anyone not directly next to the device received minor injuries. So we think fear may have been the larger motive.

    Special Agent Nick Casey : So he's a terrorist, then.

    Dr. Spencer Reid : He is, but it's too vague a description for our purposes. Douglas and Olshaker categorize bombers as criminal, group cause, psychologically disorganized, and personal cause bombers. And we believe this guy to be a personal cause bomber.

    Aaron Hotchner : And personal cause bombers are motivated by an underlying emotional conflict.

    Dr. Spencer Reid : In an interview from prison, the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, admitted that while he was a graduate student at the University of Michigan, he started having fantasies of becoming a woman. He even got on a list to get a sex change operation, but during a mandatory psychological exam prior to his procedure, he changed his mind. He told the psychologist that he'd made a mistake.

    Jason Gideon : But from that moment, through the next three decades of his life, Ted Kaczynski carried out a campaign of isolation and murder.

    Derek Morgan : This unsub is male. He lives alone. He's possibly self-employed. He's highly organized, he's meticulous, and he's very smart.

    Aaron Hotchner : And he seems odd to those who know him. Angry, distant, prone to sudden violent rage. This is not the kind of guy whose neighbors will be surprised to find out what he's arrested for. This guy's neighbors will have no trouble believing it.

    Jason Gideon : Targets appear to be technology, but not the hi-tech variety. The kind of technology we're surrounded by.

    Aaron Hotchner : In a city the size of Seattle, we're talking... 10,000 possible targets.

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