While trying to get two suspects to reveal what they've done with a missing woman, the BAU brace themselves for the loss of one of their own.


Charles S. Carroll


Jeff Davis (created by), Erica Messer | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
Gil Bellows ... Jeff Joyce
Rya Kihlstedt ... Patty Joyce
Michael Welch ... Syd Pearson
Chris Marquette ... Jimmy Barrett (as Christopher Marquette)
J. Downing ... Detective Mathias
Jayne Atkinson ... Erin Strauss
Anna Lunberry ... Kate Joyce


JJ has been offered a major job promotion as liaison for the Department of Defense, which she not only turned down twice but about which didn't even tell Hotch, who only finds out when Strauss tells him and asks JJ to reconsider. Ultimately, the decision may not rest with JJ. Meanwhile, the team heads to Atlantic Beach, Maryland where nineteen year old Kate Joyce has been missing for three days. She had been in Atlantic Beach on vacation for a week before her disappearance. She was last seen in a bar with two young men, longtime friends, the subservient James Barrett and the dominant Sydney Pearson, who admitted they both had consensual sex with her that evening, but who also stated they dropped her off at her hotel after the fact that evening. The team believe the two, who are in custody, had something to do with her disappearance in part as they have a long criminal past despite being only twenty. As the team question the two individually with time running out on how long they can ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

29 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Guest stars Michael Welch and Chris Marquette starred on Joan of Arcadia (2003) with series regular Joe Mantegna. See more »


Reading Syd's file, Rossi pronounces his middle name "Ex-avier" instead of "Zavier". See more »


Detective Mathias: Syd Pearson is a handful. Uh, Jimmy Barrett is dumber than a box full of rocks.
Aaron Hotchner: But they've been friends all their lives.
Detective Mathias: Yeah, go figure.
Aaron Hotchner: There's gotta be a reason.
Detective Mathias: Well, they've only been out of their holding cells to be interrogated or to use the john.
Aaron Hotchner: You've got video?
Detective Mathias: Yeah, we got cameras in both rooms.
Aaron Hotchner: Good. We'll have to rely on nonverbal cues. That'll expose their weaknesses.
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