The BAU learns that the emergency situation at FBI headquarters was a means to free Benjamin Merva from captivity. What has happened to former FBI agent Owen Quinn, he part of the Violent Crimes Apprehension Program (ViCAP), over the past year has all been leading to this moment. What the BAU members also learn is that Quinn's ViCAP colleague Mary Meadows was the inside person orchestrating Merva's escape, and that Reid, among the BAU team members, was chosen as their next target, he who has been abducted as part of Merva's escape. They also discover that Garcia, in being in the wrong place at the wrong time, has also been abducted by Meadows, Merva and their team. In his precarious situation, Reid is able to get some cryptic messages to his colleagues, who have to decipher the meaning of those messages if they are to save him and Garcia. They hope that what Reid is trying to tell them pertains to Merva and Meadows' core goal. In the process, the team also learns that Merva has not ...
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On the plane ride to Kentucky, the team determines that Merva and his followers are taking Reid to a town called Arcadia. Joe Mantegna
previously starred in Joan of Arcadia
(2003). See more
Throughout, they refer back to an earlier case (Criminal Minds: Minimal Loss
), where the BAU is in charge of a hostage situation at Liberty Ranch, a religious cult, led by Benjamin Cyrus (Luke Perry
). The team reports that Cyrus was not born at Liberty Ranch, however in the original case, Cyrus's predecessor testifies that Cyrus was in fact born at the ranch and lived there into his teens before being asked to leave after sexually harassing the younger female members. He returned years later and overtook the ranch after threatening the life of Kane. See more
"The family: that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor in our inmost hearts ever quite wished to" - Dodie Smith
Just To Save Me (Through The Fire)
Performed by Jake Etheridge
Played at the end See more