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The Big Game 

The slaughter of a wealthy couple just after a super bowl party puts the BAU on the trail of two killers.

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... Jason Gideon
... Aaron Hotchner
... Emily Prentiss
... Derek Morgan
... Dr. Spencer Reid
... Jennifer Jareau
... Penelope Garcia
... Raphael / Tobias Hankel
... Det. Farraday
... Haley Hotchner
... Dennis Kyle
... Lacy Kyle
... Helen Douglas
... Dr. Wilson
... Samuel
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Dotcom millionaire Dennis Kyle and his wife Lacy are bloodily slaughtered in their suburban Atlanta home, just like animals in the countryside. The police was too late, even responding within 5', to a call from the house that a certain Raphael there was about to kill the 'sinners', he left a Revelation(Bible) quote about the Pale Horse. While the team flies to Georgia, 911 gets another call about Raphael going to punish sinners who possess too much. Garcia reports an Internet video of the Kyle murder. It was made on the Kyles' private computer, with a remote-controlled web camera still active, watched by Raphael who turns it off after sending his message; as Reid suspects, he works at a computer tech support help line, where clients allow him to control their computer for help, only he leaves a Trojan horse. The team is puzzled about psychologically contradictory behavior by the perpetrators. The next victim, after a one-voice call, is a handyman who apparently intruded the Douglas ... Written by KGF Vissers

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4 February 2007 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Perry Smith, whom Gideon quotes at the beginning of the episode, was one of the convicted murderers who served as the inspiration for Truman Capote's novel "In Cold Blood". See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning of the episode, Tobias dialed 911, but you only hear two tones on the phone, which indicate he only dialed two numbers. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Spencer Reid: You all right?
Jason Gideon: What?
Dr. Spencer Reid: You seem unhappy.
Jason Gideon: I am unhappy. I'm tired of people using religion to justify the terrible things they do.
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References Super Bowl XLI (2007) See more »

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Criminal Minds (TV Show Intro / Main Song Theme)
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Swoosh, BADAM and Swish!
20 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Now I do not know if it is me this time, but from the intro onwards, in this episode I get annoyed at all the background noises that are supposed to make a scene more scary. Sometimes a huge *BAM!* seems kind of lost though. Then there is the obligatory shadow on the wall and at least two special effect sounds for that. Shadows are louder these days.

The logics in this episode are a bit weird, some pieces do not really fit together, however it is quite entertaining. This might not have been a gem - at all, yet I am hooked and really want to know what is going to happen (this is a two-piece episode).

Altogether this episode seems like a mumbo-jumbo of simple film making techniques for the easily-amused, with a few interesting ideas and a very likable A.J. Cook.

Favorite quote of the episode: "Wh.. Reid! Are you sure we should... Split up?" I love clichés!


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