The team is called to work on a case on the Mexico border, where two otherwise previously healthy men were found with their right leg amputated. One man did not survive the "operation" while the second, college student Tony Anders, only remembers bits and pieces in what he previously thought was a nightmare. The nature of both amputations show the team that the unsub has some knowledge of anatomy, but it is unclear if the unsub is/was a medical doctor. But when a third victim stumbles into a hospital, the team has a slightly clearer picture of the unsub's motives: he is trying to do live leg transplants, which is medically impossible, leading the team to believe the unsub has a God complex. They have to figure out how he is choosing his victims, and the reason he is trying to perfect this operation before they can find him himself. A secret relationship of Reid's provides a little assistance on the case, at the risk of the team discovering this relationship Reid wants kept secret and ...
Did You Know?
First appearance of Dr. Maeve Donovan, portrayed by Beth Riesgraf. See more
When Alex/Dr. Blake questions Dr. Smith in prison, she calls him "Mr. Smith", to which Dr. Smith objects (rightly so). When she leaves he stops her by saying, "Agent..." and she responds by saying, "It's 'Doctor' [Blake]. Unlike you I still have my degree." Except you cannot lose your degree, and Dr. Smith should still be addressed as "Doctor". When a doctor goes to prison for crimes that violate the Hippocratic Oath (e.g. murder, manslaughter, rape, et al) their medical license is usually revoked, meaning they cannot legally practice medicine anymore. However, they still graduated medical school and earned the right to be called "Doctor", even if they cannot work as one. See more
Dr. Spencer Reid
Garcia, is the resin biodegradable?
As a matter of fact, yes. How is it you know everything?
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