Because she has been having nightmares about the aftermath of the issue, Garcia feels the need to go to Texas to speak to Greg Baylor, the man on death row who almost killed her and Reid. She needs to tell him that his death is not what she wants and that she has tried to stop it. Hotch allows her the time off to go to Texas. She finds that she is way in over her head and needs Morgan's support, but he may not be able to provide it as he does not understand or agree with what she is doing. In Garcia's absence, Lynch takes over her analyst duties in the team's next case, which takes them to Seattle, Washington, where two men have been found murdered in separate incidents. Beyond their being in the same age range, the two victims are seemingly unrelated, with dissimilar murder M.O.'s beyond their respective vehicles being found abandoned nearby, and random mutilations around the mouth. By the time the team arrives in Seattle, there is a third victim. At the M.E.'s office, Reid discovers...
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Reid mentions "Herzog and Shermantine" - as in Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine - murderers known as the "Speed Freak Killers". The two methamphetamine (speed) addicts were convicted of killing at least 4 people between 1984 and their capture in 1999, though they may be responsible for 68 more deaths. Shermantine is on death row in San Quentin. Herzog committed suicide in prison in 2012. See more
Garcia goes to visit Greg Baylor, who is on death row following an attempt on her and Reid's lives, along with various other crimes. The event which lead to his arrest was only a few months prior to this, meaning Baylor would've been arrested, tried, convicted, sentenced and executed in this short span of time. The justice system doesn't work nearly as quickly. In real life, it could take several months before the case is even brought to trial. After the length of the trial itself, it could take several more years before a death row inmate is executed. See more
Penelope Garcia, I'm here to see Greg Baylor?
You're not on the list. Next!
Wait! I'm... I'm from the FBI, I left a message!
Oh, yeah, that Garcia. He said he didn't want to see you. Next!
References Criminal Minds: L.D.S.K.
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