Criminal Minds (2005– )
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The BAU travels to New Orleans' French Quarter where a Jack the Ripper type serial killer is on the loose.


Steve Shill


Jeff Davis (created by), Andi Bushell | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mandy Patinkin ... Jason Gideon
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Josh Stewart ... William LaMontagne Jr.
Simone Kessell ... Sarah Danlin
Rhys Coiro ... Ethan
Randy Thompson ... J.R. 'Smitty' Smith
Edward Edwards ... William LaMontagne, Sr.
Jeff Doucette ... Coroner
Chris Eckles Chris Eckles ... John
John Edward Lee John Edward Lee ... Ronnie Tibideaux (as John Lee)


The New Orleans Police Department believe there is a serial killer on the loose in the French Quarter. He murdered three people pre-Katrina, in which he had been thought to have perished. A year and a half after the hurricane, a fourth dead body is found, killed using the same MO, which includes evisceration. Garcia locates a fifth potential victim in Galveston, Texas, that case which was not originally connected to the New Orleans killings. The unsub has been in direct contact with the lead investigator of the case, Lt. William LaMontagne, Jr. of the NOPD, by letter detailing the murder and mentioning that he is continuing what he started pre-Katrina. William LaMontagne, Sr., the previous lead investigator before he died in Katrina, also received such letters with the earlier murders. Most records of the first three murders were destroyed in the hurricane, so the BAU have only the latest murders from which to work. The significance of one piece of evidence from the earlier cases is ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

28 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Gideon tells Reid that he has been doing this job for almost 30 years. This episode came out in 2007 it can assumed that Gideon has been doing that job since the mid 1970s. See more »


Reid asks what the body part Jack the Ripper removed from one of his victims was, indicating that this only happened once. He explains that a kidney was removed from a victim of the original killings. This is true; the left kidney was removed from Catherine Eddowes, the Ripper's fourth victim, along with most of her uterus. What is not mentioned, however, is that from his second victim, Annie Chapman, the uterus was completely removed, and from his last victim, Mary Jane Kelly, most of her organs were removed and left at the crime scene, and her heart was removed and never found. See more »


[about to mutilate a man with a knife]
Sarah Danlin: You never did explain those "things" you could do to me.
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Referenced in Criminal Minds: Miasma (2018) See more »


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17 September 2019 | by jamespetenbrinkSee all my reviews

They completely make up things about the ripper case to fit their narrative like the ripper renting the room where he mutilated mary Kelly. Also they really forced sympathy for a serial killer. That never occurs when the killer is a male.

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