The BAU travels to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where two young women, in two separate incidents, were found dumped at the side of the highway, strangled to death. Both were semi-clad, wrapped in a shower curtain, which they later learn is commercial grade used by hotels, but neither victim was sexually assaulted. By tracking the last known whereabouts of one of the victims, they are able to trace her to a nearby motel where an unusual piece of evidence is found leading to that belief that there are two unsubs, one male and one female. On the BAU's directive, Pittsburgh PD discover that several murders can be attributed to the pair dating back to 1994, with a few breaks in time periods. But another subsequent victim not fitting the profile of any of the other victims and finding a victim of one of the past crimes who survived the attack may lead the team to the identities of the unsubs. In tracking the pair, the team may also learn how solid or fragile their actual partnership is, and if...
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A rare reference to a Canadian serial killer duo is made by Reid; Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka. See more
When Maya first emerges from the motel bathroom, she has just taken a shower and is only wearing a towel. After Alan strangles her, her corpse is pictured lying on the bed wearing a black bra. When her body is discovered, she is wrapped in a shower curtain but isn't wearing a bra.
Why would the murderers go to the trouble of putting a bra on a corpse only to take it off again? More than likely, Maya was supposed to be naked when lying on the bed, but in order to show the ligature marks on her neck (to "prove" to the audience that she is dead), some of her body needed to be shown, and it would have been difficult to do this and not show nudity on network television, so the actor who played Maya wore a bra for the dead-on-the-bed scene. See more
I've gotta hand it to her. Judith's not budging.
Dr. Spencer Reid
She's committed to protecting her husband.
And their marriage.
"We're rebuilding step by step"? Interesting choice of words.
Oh, I've heard those many times before... Marriage counseling.
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