The BAU travel to Detroit, Michigan, where the fire department has noticed a three year trend of the three days leading up to Halloween where a victim each day has been burned alive in an abandoned building located somewhere in the Rivertown district of town. The unsub used gasoline as an accelerant. The victims are seemingly unconnected. The BAU believe the first victim may provide some clues as to why the unsub is committing these violent murders. Using the visual memory technique, Rossi, in interviewing Kierston Torrell, the wife of the latest victim, discovers some clues as to the unsub's identity. Cross checking those that volunteer for a community organization called Detroit's Finest, which has been monitoring arsons in relation to the historic pre-Halloween fire rituals, with those that work with fire of sort sort comes up with the unsub's identity and the fact that his victims were not chosen at random. They also determine that he has an ultimate target whose identity they ...
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This episode was directed by Charles Haid (listed as Charlie Haid in the credits). Michael Warren plays a character named Tom Anderson. Haid and Warren appeared in Hill Street Blues, as Andy Renko and Bobby Hill, partners through the run of the show. See more
When discussing the popularity of Halloween, Reid refers to it as Samhain, however he mispronounces it; a more correct pronunciation of the Gaelic word is Sow-en (rhymes with cow) See more
Nicolo Machiavelli wrote, "If an injury has to be done to a man, it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared."
References A Nightmare on Elm Street
Written by Marvin Gaye
Performed by Marvin Gaye See more