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 ...
Did You Know?
Ernie Hudson plays the Detroit fire chief in this episode. Hudson played a police officer in The Crow, a movie featuring crimes taking place in Detroit around Devil's Night. See more
When the killer is fumbling through the closet to find the canister of ketone, the front of the can is facing the camera. Then the front of the can is suddenly facing the wall until the killer grabs it and turns it around, so that the front of the can is facing the camera again. See more
Dr. Spencer Reid
Phantasmagorias are these amazing pre-cinema projected ghost shows invented in France, where the showman attempted to spook the audience using science magic. And it just so happens that I have an extra ticket.
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