Criminal Minds (2005– )
6.9/10
1,464
2 user

Roadkill 

A serial killer in Bend, Oregon is deliberately killing people by running them over with his car.

Director:

Steve Boyum

Writers:

Jeff Davis (created by), Dan Dworkin | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
Timothy Carhart ... Detective Quinn
Dale Midkiff ... Gil Bonner
Jim Meskimen ... Dr. Ridgeway
Nicholas Brendon ... Kevin Lynch
Gerald Downey ... Officer Feder
Andi Carnick ... Shannon Makely
James Nardini ... Paul Makely
Debra Milano ... Paige Bonner
Edit

Storyline

Shannon Makely is the second Caucasian woman to be killed by vehicular homicide in Bend, Oregon in two weeks. The BAU know that it is the same person that killed both women and also that it is homicide since the driver backed over the victims after the initial impact. Both women were also killed along secluded stretches of road. With other information at hand, the BAU believe that the two victims were targeted rather than random killings. When a third vehicular homicide in Bend occurs, the BAU are initially confused as that murder occurred in what could have been a busy public parking lot, and the victim is male. However, other clues comes into light, which the BAU disseminates to the public. In watching these reports from the BAU, Gil Bonner believes he has information which could help the investigation, information he has been keeping secret for over a year. Meanwhile, Garcia is awaiting some information which could profoundly affect her personal life. Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roadkill See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The killer was targeting people on route 7; however, Oregon Route 7 is located in eastern Oregon, between Austin and Baker City. There is no direct highway route between Bend and Eugene. They got the other roads right - routes 20 and 26 - where the chase for the truck occurred. See more »

Quotes

David Rossi: 7 hours. A proper addict could kill a whole pack. Did you ever smoke?
Emily Prentiss: I used to do a lot of things
See more »

Connections

References Small Wonder (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Alive
Written by Tommy James and Peter P. Lucia Jr.
Performed by Gil Hamilton (as Johnny Thunder) & Tommy James & The Shondells
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Memories Remain
1 December 2010 | by ttapolaSee all my reviews

Criminal Minds can be a frustrating series to follow unless you don't mind *huge* variation in episode quality. It's a bit unfair to say Criminal Minds is no The Wire, as they did not have the same restrictions as the makers of this series, but superb episodes like this prove there is no reason why *all* episodes shouldn't be this good.

As is expected for a series designed accessible for new viewers, episodes are usually stand-alone and character-plots - if any - proceed at a snail's pace. For example, Garcia's boyfriend, played by Whedon School of Gifted Ones graduate Nicholas Brendon, was last seen in #4.14, Cold Comfort, first airing almost *three* months before Roadkill. So it is mostly up to the Killer of the Week to deliver the goods.

And boy, does this deliver. The genius of this plot is easy to overlook, as it plays with the expectations of the audience, only to pull the rug from under the viewer just as they think they have it figured out. It's almost as if the writers had looked at the generic Criminal Minds episode plots and decided to lull even the most jaded viewer into false sense of knowing how the plot is going to unfold. Bravo! Only minor niggles pester this behemoth. Discussing them without spoiling anything is difficult but let's just say that when your heart starts pumping like mad (you'd have to be dead not to get excited at the climax), the most critical moment is disappointingly presented - some shoddy editing there. Thankfully, after that comes a moment, where a couple of the first shots are poorly judged, but the scene then rises to sublime heights. 9/10 - more like this, please!


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed