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...
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The closing quote by Hotch is the same as the opening quote by Gideon in S1/E5, Broken Mirror. It's use in Nelson's Sparrow, with the lovely, fall, bird's-eye view of the team as they leave Gideon's cabin was touching. You could feel their shared pain. Much better use of an almost archetypal statement. "When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him" - Euripides See more
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The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Referenced in Criminal Minds: The Storm
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Written by Mark Mancina See more