Hotch is assigned as the team's grief assessor in Prentiss' death. A common theme among some on the team is who is acting as his grief assessor. Meanwhile, the team travels to Tampa, Florida, where a woman that morning entered a gun shop and shot four dead. When they arrive at the gun shop, the team realize that she brought her own ammunition into the shop and used one of the shop's own guns as the weapon. That shooting and two subsequent events show the BAU that she has some issue with authority. As they track her movement through Tampa, they also realize that she is not on the run but has a specific target that she needs to get to on this specific day. They have to figure out who that target is and the significance of the date in her life.
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, who plays a gun store owner, also has performed stunts on "Criminal Minds" in other episodes as well as this one. See more
While the unsub is approaching the police checkpoint, there are several mountain ranges at various angles. There are also large hills in the background when the unsub's husband is getting out of his car to enter his house. Florida does not have topography like this, aside from Space Mountain in Disney World. See more
Florida's a stand-your-ground state.
Dr. Spencer Reid
Castle Doctrine based on English common law that allows homeowners to use deadly force to protect their land.
Yeah, it's a highfalutin way of saying that the gun laws are lax at best. After the 2008 elections, the Floridians were nervous about losing their second amendment rights, and gun sales shot through the roof, pun intended.
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