Serial killer Tobias Hankle, a religious fanatic, keeps kidnapped Dr. Spencer Reid in a wood cabin, and forces the brilliant, terrified kid to 'confess' by belting his head and bare foot, then injects his own addictive drug; in trance Spencer thinks back to his own dysfunctional mother when he was a minor, till he could get her committed. The team learns Tobias was systematically abused by his Bible-obsessed father Charles, killed the fiend but developed a split personality, including his father's abusive one as Raphael, an angel of violent 'divine' vengeance. Tobias arranges a web-cam to the team showing Reid in his power, ordered to pick the next victim from his six profiling colleagues in order to be allowed saving another, but refusing to take the psycho's word. When he chooses Hotch next time, misquoting from Genesis for an absurd reason, Aaron himself cracks that clue...
Did You Know?
Mandy Patinkin was dressed in warm clothes during the final scenes because he was going to be performing a concert in New York soon after and was afraid of getting sick. The temperature was 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 degrees Celsius). See more
The first time the team members see Reid, Hankel is clearly standing behind the camera. When we switch to the teams point of view, they can see Hankel standing in front of the camera. When we go back to the shack, he is back behind the camera. See more
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner
"There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins." - Ecclesiastes 7:20.
Referenced in Criminal Minds: Spencer
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