The BAU is asked to take charge in dealing with an active hostage situation downtown, it at the offices of the American Legal Defense Council (ALDC) which occupies one floor of an office building. This case hits the unit especially hard when they learn directly from Simmons that his wife Kristy just started working there two weeks ago and is probably one of the two dozen or so hostages. As such, Prentiss has to be careful in where to place Simmons on the case, he wanting to do whatever necessary to save his wife's life. By the time the unit starts working on the case, they learn that the unknown hostage takers have secured the floor with explosive devices at each point of entry, not enough to bring the office tower down, but enough to kill everyone on that floor. When the lead hostage taker makes contact, the unit discovers the motive for the commandeering of the ALDC offices: the release of death row prisoner, Leonard Hagland, who is scheduled to be executed at the end of the weekend...
Did You Know?
Ex parte is Latin for "without the other." It is a legal term for when a decision is made, usually by a judge, without all parties in the case being present. Usually when a case is discussed, all parties, namely the prosecution, the defendant and his/her attorney, are required to be present to avoid violating the defendant's civil rights, like the right to counsel and the right of due process. However, there are certain situations that might require that one of the parties involved be absent, such as if evidence comes to light that the defendant's attorney is not acting in his/her best interest. At this point, the judge and the prosecuting attorney would meet with the defendant without his/her attorney being present. See more
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