With Kate having quit the team to spend time with Meg, and J.J. on maternity leave, the BAU is down two profilers as Hotch conducts interviews to fill Kate's position and as the remaining team members work on a case in progress. The case has two victims thus far - a suburban dad and a drug dealer - killed in two days, in two different cities across the country from each other, namely Albany, New York, and Seattle, Washington. The only reason they were able to identify the two deaths as being tied is that both victims had their face painted much like a pulchinella. It isn't until the autopsies are done that they learn that both were killed by a massive injection of a liquid nutritional supplement, much like one would would consume if one has trouble eating. They tie this evidence together to determine that the unsub has suffered a facial injury that does not allow him now to speak or eat. When a third victim emerges in Charlottesville, Virginia, the team has a clearer picture of the ...
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There was no reason for the grenade to detonate. A hand grenade of that type will not detonate as long as the spoon (the flat metal spoon-shaped lever) is not moved even if the pin is pulled. But once the spoon is released or moved enough for the spring-loaded fuze that the spoon holds in place to pop, it will detonate no matter what you do with the spoon. Obviously after the unsub pulled the pin, the character whose hands were glued to the grenade had not released or moved the spoon enough to pop the fuze. Once the BAU and SWAT team arrived, the first thing they would have done is safe the grenade back up before the guy's hands got too tired to hold it in place. The original pin is not needed to do that. There are plenty of items lying around a garage-- or the average household for that matter-- that can be inserted into the pin holes to re-pin it. (A paper clip is the first thing to come to my mind. Or a small nail, a safety pin, a piece of thin-gauge wire or the end of a wire hanger hook.) And a retired Marine Corps sergeant major and infantry combat veteran like David Rossi would know that.
It is stated in the episode that the pin-hole has been filled with the acrylic. There was no way to put a pin back in . See more
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References The Dirty Dozen
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