Prentiss and the BAU team fly to Iowa to investigate the disappearance of three 10-year-old children who appear to have been abducted from their homes in the middle of the night, with surveillance video from a neighborhood park as their only lead to finding the children's whereabouts.
Did You Know?
Hamelin refers to the medieval tale of the Pied (multi-colored clothing) Piper of Hamelin, a town in modern-day Germany, which was popularized by the Brothers Grimm. The broad strokes of the tale: the piper was asked by the townsfolk to remove the rats from the vicinity, he was underpaid or not paid at all, and as an act of spite he took the town's children, or drowned them in the local river. See more
One of the main reasons Garcia suggests Arthur Brodie as a suspect is because he owns a white cargo van like the one in the surveillance video. However when the video zooms in it can clearly be seen that the van the abductor was driving is a Ford, whereas the van Brodie owned is a Chevy. Garcia has helped the BAU track down enough vehicles over the years that she should be able to tell the difference between a Ford and a Chevy by looking at them. See more