Twelve women of a small Alabama town have mysteriously disappeared. When one of the missing is found dead, the VCTF begins an investigation which leads to the discovery of the remaining 11 women buried in a shallow mass grave. Once on scene, Sam is confounded when evidence points to a domineering, controlling pathology, other evidence points to a more passive one. When Bailey pressures her to narrow her profile, Sam's anxiety builds and she begins to question her own abilities. But it turns out that there are two killers, working as a team, each with different profiles. Meanwhile, Samantha tries to get a date with Paul Sterling, with less then successful results.