The team is called to southwest California when two murders occur within three hours of each other in San Diego and Los Angeles. Each victim was chained to the back of a vehicle and dragged. The first was dragged post mortem, while the second was still alive when initially dragged, which shows either two unsubs or a quick escalation in the evolution of the single unsub's psyche. The victimology is different, the first a middle class wife and mother, the second an ex-con drug addict. These differences are brought together when a third murder occurs. Garcia determines that a common factor is a connection to the violent deaths of two specific children, and people associated with those children being brought together through an online support group. They quickly identify the two unsubs and their intended fourth target. However, the nature of that fourth intended victim has an impact on how this final encounter will play out.
Did You Know?
When the unsubs are talking to their last victim, at one point, of them draws a revolver on him, and we hear the sound of the gun cocking. However, the gun the unsub is using does not have a hammer and thus cannot be cocked. See more
Does it bother you that none of this took the hurt away?
I never thought it would.
Then why did we do it?
Because somebody has to pay, okay? I don't care what anybody says. Actions have consequences. Maybe not at trial. Maybe not in jail. Come on. Admit it, Darlene, this gave you a reason to live.
References Strangers on a Train
Criminal Minds Theme
Composed by Mark Mancina See more