The BAU team members convene at Gideon's isolated cabin where his murdered dead body was found, he killed by multiple gunshots. Each team member, especially those that knew him personally, grieves in his or her own way while they all investigate his murder. While Garcia tracks his last driving trip which included an extended stop in Roanoke, one hour away from his cabin, Hotch speaks to Gideon's now grown son, Stephen Gideon, and Rossi and Morgan examine the crime scene, most specifically trying to sequence the series of gunshots which led to Gideon's death. In piecing together all the information, Rossi believes Gideon was trying to send a message to them before being fatally shot, Rossi who travels back in time to a case the two worked on in 1978 when the BAU was then known as the Behavioral Science Unit. The unsub in that case, he who was never caught, was obsessed with birds, and strangled twenty-something Plain Jane, insecure, brunette women. The recent death of a woman leads the...
Did You Know?
While he has been mentioned several times over the previous seven years, this was the first appearance (albeit only in flashbacks) of Jason Gideon since Mandy Patinkin
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[All goofs for this title are spoilers.
[to Rossi about Gideon
He never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
Referenced in Criminal Minds: The Storm
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Written by Mark Mancina See more