The BAU, working on less than four hours sleep after finishing the case of the abducted homeless people taken across to Canada, are called into their next case. A trauma surgeon by the name of Dr. Barton received a note from someone signing it "LC." stating that his fifteen year old son Jeffrey will be killed. If LC. is not allowed to carry out this mission, he will instead kill one other person every day until Jeffrey is dead. Two surrogates for Jeffrey, both Hispanic men, are already dead. Dr. Barton has no idea who LC. is or why he or his son would be targeted. Rossi, J.J. and Morgan keep watch over Jeffrey, who sneaked out of the house to go to school, while Reid and Prentiss go over Dr. Barton's medical files with him. Prentiss, figuring they need an extra pair of eyes to go over the several hundred files, decides to try and find Hotch, who has not been answering his cell phone. Arriving at Hotch's apartment, Prentiss finds that he is not there, but that there are signs of foul ...
Did You Know?
Because Matthew Gray Gubler busted his knee while partying with his (500) Days of Summer
(2009) co-stars, poor Dr. Spencer Reid had to get shot in the leg in this season opener. Note how he just happens to be sitting throughout the episode before being shot. See more
In the scene where agent Hotchner remembers being repeatedly stabbed by the Reaper the movement of the fake blade is clearly visible due to the slow motion of the killer. See more
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