The BAU are called to Commack, Long Island where Ben Vanderwaal, the third and latest victim of a serial killer, has just been found dead. Each victim was bound, then shot through the head and heart. The two male victims were also mutilated postmortem, but each with a different body part missing, whereas the sole female victim thus far was extremely emaciated prior to death. Rossi requests to stay behind at the office rather than go to Commack since this is his small home town, a part of his past that he does not want to revisit. His request is denied by Hotch since Reid is still not cleared to travel from his injury sustained in the "LC." case. Once they arrive in Commack, the BAU find Heather Vanderwaal, Ben's wife, who was beaten at the scene of her husband's murder but not killed herself. Information from her, and other information from Garcia and Reid, form a connection between the three victims. Each was involved in some aspect of child abuse, Vanderwaal's not yet a matter of ...
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The police tell the team that Bosola can't get off Long Island. That is highly unlikely, especially to have had arranged it so quickly and apparently so easily. It would mean shutting down, or at least limiting access to area airports, including JFK and LaGuardia. (Even though they are in Queens, geographically they are on Long Island.) It would mean the same for all Long Island Railroad trains and many subways in Brooklyn and Queens. There are also ferries to consider, and not just main roads, but side and service roads as well as some bridges and tunnels.
Even if they had accomplished all of that without any uproar, Long Island is an island, with many marinas, not to mention countless private docks right in people's backyards. See more
Dr. Spencer Reid
[to Prentiss via webcam with Garcia
Anything less than 10,000 dollars keeps the IRS off your trail.
I know that too.
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