In the Washington DC area, a school bus transporting twenty-four high school students home after school is commandeered. The GPS on the bus is disabled, meaning that the bus disappears without a trace along with all its passengers, which not only includes the students, but also the driver, Roy Webster, and the bus monitor, Carol Roberts. Cell phone calls to the students are unanswered. The bus and the cell phones are eventually found, but the twenty-six are nowhere to be found. Initially the BAU believes the abduction has something to do with a previous altercation between Webster and the students, which resulted in the need for the bus monitor. However as the BAU gathers evidence on the case, Rossi notices that much of that evidence is remarkably similar to a video game called Gods of Combat, pointing to the suspicion that the unsubs are extreme gamers who are turning their love of the game into reality. So the team delves into the psyche of gamers and the codes by which they live in...
Did You Know?
The character of Sean Parker (Robert Bailey Jr) is wearing a green and white diamond shirt with a medallion icon in the center chest. The shirt is of the Power Rangers, a show also regarding various teenagers being taken away from their normal lives to do battle against others. See more
We see the students texting each other using iPhones in the opening scene. The first screen we see is that of Addyson's phone. The message she sent is in a white bubble. With an Apple iPhone, sent messages always have green or blue bubbles. When we see the next phone, the message is in a white bubble (which is correct for the recipient). A shot later, we see the same phone, and the message is in a blue bubble (incorrect for the recipient) and the message that he sent is in a white bubble (also incorrect). See more
Frederick Douglass said, "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
Criminal Minds Theme
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