Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
5 user

Solitary Man 

The Highway Serial Killer Database exists so that information can be collated for serial murders that would not otherwise be connected due to different police jurisdictions. In reviewing ... See full summary »


Rob Hardy


Jeff Davis (created by), Kimberly A. Harrison (as Kimberly Ann Harrison) | 2 more credits »




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
Gabrielle Carteris ... Nancy Campbell
Obba Babatundé ... Sheriff Sanders
Bradford Tatum ... Wade Hatchett
Morgan Lily ... Jody Hatchett
Kimberly Adair ... Tanya Hill
Hugo Armstrong ... Manager
Brynn Samms ... Courtney Campbell
Ariana Savalas Ariana Savalas ... Bobby Lainsford


The Highway Serial Killer Database exists so that information can be collated for serial murders that would not otherwise be connected due to different police jurisdictions. In reviewing the database, the BAU determine that a serial killer has killed five women thus far, the bodies found hundreds of miles apart. However Reid determines that there is a geographical focus on Edgewood, New Mexico. Each woman was strangled, the bodies laid in a fetal position found in a public location such as a ditch, and there is no sexual assault. The BAU determine that the unsub is a trucker. The case takes a turn when a woman named Nancy Campbell is abducted in front of her teen-aged daughter, Courtenay, at a highway rest stop in Edgewood. Nancy does not fit the victimology, but her abduction clarifies to the BAU what the unsub is looking for in the abducted women and ultimately the reason for the abductions and eventual murders. Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


TV-14 | See all certifications »






Release Date:

10 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


"Solitary Man" is also the title of a song written by Neil Diamond and first released in 1966. A cover version by Johnny Cash is heard in the bar in the opening scene. See more »


When Penelope is pulling up the file of the unsub and they are looking for Lynn Clemons, the photo is already on the screen, then Rossi asks here to find a 'Lynn Clemons' the computer then pulls it up her photo. (also note that the computer is in the background, and the photo can be seen on the screen behind Penelope, the photo is still on the computer before it shows the photo come on to the screen) See more »


David Rossi: His first victim was Erica Joy from Lexington, South Carolina. She disappeared from a truck stop
Aaron Hotchner: What did she do for a living?
David Rossi: According to her rap sheet, every one she could
Sheriff Sanders: So she's a lot lizard. It's a name they give prostitutes who hang around truck stops
See more »


Solitary Man
Written by Neil Diamond
Performed by Johnny Cash
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Taken By Surprise
3 August 2013 | by groveargentumSee all my reviews

While channel surfing, I stopped at what looked like an interesting scene. I couldn't stop watching. The story, the writing, the acting, the way it was shot kept me engaged until the very last emotion filled scene.

I was really taken by surprise by the ending and the actors in the show mirrored what I felt.

Came here to see what others thought and to see if I was the only viewer affected this way. I'm not usually interested in crime stories, but this one was unusual and moving. Praise to the writers and everyone involved with this episode.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed