Criminal Minds (2005– )
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The BAU go after a pack of killers who mercilessly beat their victims to death simply for the thrill of violence.

Director:

Félix Enríquez Alcalá (as Felix Alcala)

Writers:

Jeff Davis (created by), Chris Mundy | 1 more credit »
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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
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Tamara Barnes
Wade Williams ... Detective Andrews
Travis Aaron Wade ... J. Turner
Clayne Crawford ... C. Vincent
Blake Shields ... J.R. Baker
Nate Witty Nate Witty ... Doug
Sharon Brathwaite ... Karen Osborne (as Sharon Brathwaite-Sanders)
Jo D. Jonz ... Dan Osborne
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Storyline

In a gentrified neighborhood in southeast Washington D.C. vandalism has increased recently. Two upper middle class couples - one white, one black - are found beaten to death in a home invasion. Nothing was taken from the home. The BAU's initial assessment is that there are at least three male unsubs, and that the beatings are related to the vandalism. A second set of victims are later found dead - a young white working class couple who were killed in a parking lot outside a blue collar restaurant. The BAU know that the unsubs, who have a pack mentality, are motivated purely by nihilism and the need to exert power. In monitoring on-line chatter, Garcia finds another more broad threat of vandalism. Although the BAU do not believe this act of vandalism was initiated by the unsubs, they know the unsubs will react in their typical violent fashion. Their reaction does yield useful information for the BAU to narrow in on the unsubs. During the process of this case, Garcia has some words of ... Written by Huggo

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The plot of this episode bears a striking resemblance to the actual killing spree in Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine in 2007. The perpetrators were sentenced to life around the time the episode was originally aired. See more »

Goofs

The address of the unsubs is 5058 B St, in Washington, DC addresses always have the designation NW, NE, SW, or SE attached to them. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Spencer Reid: Each of these crime scene locations are a representation of new wealth and status, but the areas surrounding the crime scenes are still populated by long-time residents who are slowly being pushed out.
Derek Morgan: That's a lot of disenfranchised people who are all part of the neighborhood makeup. Most likely these unsubs don't stand out because they're probably local themselves.
Emily Prentiss: I don't know. I'm with Rossi. I mean, anger I get, but this much violence? We're looking at at least three men with an incredible...
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Summer Wind
Composed by Henry Mayer
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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Ultra-violent
20 July 2010 | by roedygSee all my reviews

This episode is the most violent thing I have ever seen on TV. It made me ill. The writers went beyond the pale for this one. It is not your typical episode which gets its effect from the psychological twistedness of the villain. This one gets it from the sheer cruelty and brutality of a wielded crowbar.

There is a formula for creating cop shows. You need an older stoic male leader, a goofy female supernerd, a somewhat effeminate male nerd, a hunky but not-too-bright muscle bound guy. Criminal Minds uses the formula. It distinguishes itself from the others by having freakier villains. They are not just drug dealers, or people who kill for money.


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