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7th Jul '17 9:55:49 PM AndreaTx
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* In "Red Light" it was never explained how Cat and Lindsay met, particularly given that Lindsay has been in jail for nearly two years in Iowa while Lindsay operates primarily in border states. Lindsay's dad was relocated to Wisconsin, a bordering state of Iowa, by WITSEC, but Lindsay left the program and headed south three years before Cat met Spencer. This may later be explained by the "mole in the BAU" theory, but as of this writing it's a plot hole.

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* In "Red Light" it was never explained how [[spoiler: Cat and Lindsay met, particularly given that Lindsay has been in jail for nearly two years in Iowa while Lindsay operates primarily in border states. Lindsay's dad was relocated to Wisconsin, a bordering state of Iowa, by WITSEC, but Lindsay left the program and headed south three years before Cat met Spencer. ]] This may later be explained by the "mole in the BAU" theory, but as of this writing it's a plot hole.
7th Jul '17 9:54:49 PM AndreaTx
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* In "Lo-Fi", comparison of video which captured two of the shootings indicates that one killer was significantly shorter than the other, and left the area at a different speed. Based on this information, the BAU presents two possible profiles: either it's a two-person team of serial killers, or it's a gang-initiation ritual. But the killings had been on the news for some time, so a rough description of what the suspect(s) wore during the attacks has presumably become public knowledge. So why was there no mention of a plausible third possibility: that someone who ''specifically'' had a grudge against the second victim heard about the shootings on the news, dressed up like the unsub, and copied his methods to eliminate the person they wanted dead?

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**He went to the unsub's house to convince her to commit suicide. He'd already convinced her that the killings were Dante's will and the final step of being at Dante's side forever as his vampire queen was to kill herself. His intentions were that if she was connected to the killings, he could disavow all knowledge. She's just some bat shit fan. No one would know that he had told her to kill those people or that he'd convinced her to kill herself. It would have been a "perfect" crime if JJ hadn't shown up. The manager didn't know who JJ was, but he knew she was someone who had seen him with the unsub and could possibly link him to the murders so he knocked her out and tried to convince the unsub to murder JJ as well so there would be no loose ends.
* In "Lo-Fi", comparison of video which captured two of the shootings indicates that one killer was significantly shorter than the other, and left the area at a different speed. Based on this information, the BAU presents two possible profiles: either it's a two-person team of serial killers, or it's a gang-initiation ritual. But the killings had been on the news for some time, so a rough description of what the suspect(s) wore during the attacks has presumably become public knowledge. So why was there no mention of a plausible third possibility: that someone who ''specifically'' had a grudge against the second victim heard about the shootings on the news, dressed up like the unsub, and copied his methods to eliminate the person they wanted dead?dead?
* In "Red Light" it was never explained how Cat and Lindsay met, particularly given that Lindsay has been in jail for nearly two years in Iowa while Lindsay operates primarily in border states. Lindsay's dad was relocated to Wisconsin, a bordering state of Iowa, by WITSEC, but Lindsay left the program and headed south three years before Cat met Spencer. This may later be explained by the "mole in the BAU" theory, but as of this writing it's a plot hole.
3rd Apr '17 4:08:34 PM Sharlee
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** Dining areas also tend to get cleaned more often than most places. It's possible that someone spilled their drink or fries or whatever on the floor where the little girl had walked, and the mall's custodial staff wiped her trail away along with the mess.
3rd Sep '16 10:51:51 PM lucis1331
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** The male unsub was a sexual sadist. When he met his wife, he temporarily became calm, but soon regressed again, abusing her. However, because she was willing, he couldn't derive any pleasure out of it. In order to avoid killing her, they made a deal: he could rape and kill the abductees as long as she could raise the children that she chose. She was in it for Michael (and eventually more children, when she found out her cancer would kill her). He was in it mostly to satisfy his sadism.

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** The male unsub was a sexual sadist. When he met his wife, he temporarily became calm, but soon regressed again, abusing her. However, because she was willing, he couldn't derive any pleasure out of it. In order to avoid killing her, they made a deal: he could rape and kill the abductees as long as she could raise the children that she chose. She was in it for Michael (and eventually more children, when she found out her cancer would kill her). He was in it mostly to satisfy his sadism.sadism, so there was no reason for him to stop just because she got her Michael.
3rd Sep '16 10:51:13 PM lucis1331
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** The male unsub was a sexual sadist. When he met his wife, he temporarily became calm, but soon regressed again, abusing her. However, because she was willing, he couldn't derive any pleasure out of it. In order to avoid killing her, they made a deal: he could rape and kill the abductees as long as she could raise the children that she chose. She was in it for Michael (and eventually more children, when she found out her cancer would kill her). He was in it mostly to satisfy his sadism.
20th Aug '16 12:08:42 PM Sharlee
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* In "The Performer", why did Dante's agent go to the unsub's house, and more important, why did he attack JJ if he had no idea who she was?

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* In "The Performer", why did Dante's agent go to the unsub's house, and more important, why did he attack JJ if he had no idea who she was?was?
* In "Lo-Fi", comparison of video which captured two of the shootings indicates that one killer was significantly shorter than the other, and left the area at a different speed. Based on this information, the BAU presents two possible profiles: either it's a two-person team of serial killers, or it's a gang-initiation ritual. But the killings had been on the news for some time, so a rough description of what the suspect(s) wore during the attacks has presumably become public knowledge. So why was there no mention of a plausible third possibility: that someone who ''specifically'' had a grudge against the second victim heard about the shootings on the news, dressed up like the unsub, and copied his methods to eliminate the person they wanted dead?
20th Aug '16 11:55:45 AM Sharlee
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** We don't know how long Hotch has been using the same address book. It's possible he wrote down that information when he first moved into the house and hadn't yet memorized its address.

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** We don't know how long Hotch has been using the same address book. It's possible he wrote down that information when he first moved into the house and hadn't yet memorized its address. Or the house may have originally been Hayley's home before they were married, and he filled it in when they were still dating.
20th Aug '16 11:52:23 AM Sharlee
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** We don't know how long Hotch has been using the same address book. It's possible he wrote down that information when he first moved into the house and hadn't yet memorized its address.
18th Jul '16 7:12:11 PM Sharlee
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** Also, it's a statistical fact, apparently, that serial killers have never been known to choose victims outwith their own race. White killers kill white victims, black killers kill black victims...and so on.

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** Also, it's a statistical fact, apparently, that serial killers have never been known tend to choose victims outwith within their own race. White killers kill white victims, black killers kill black victims...and so on. Chalk it up to mommy/daddy issues in a lot of cases.
18th Jul '16 7:04:06 PM Sharlee
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** And swiping plates from an out-of-state vehicle when he has the chance is going to impose a bit more of a delay on the investigators' pursuit, as they'll need to request information on the Californian vehicle from another state's DMV. Not much of a stall, but every bit of red tape will buy him more time to put distance between himself and the locale where he swiped the plates.
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