Criminal Minds

Episode 4.23 : Roadkill

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

May 06, 2009




Crime, Drama, Mystery

Show Period

2005 - now

Production Company

Touchstone, CBS, Paramount TV, Mark Gordon Co.

Cast and Crew


Steve Boyum


Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • Nicholas Brendon as Kevin Lynch
  • Dale Midkiff
  • Andi Carnick
  • Craig Baxley Jr.
  • Timothy Carthart
  • Gerald Downey
  • James Nardini
  • Chris Pauley
  • Eddie Conna
  • Keith Burke
  • Juliana Deve
  • Debra Milano
  • Caitlin Carmichael
  • Jim Meskimen
  • Tracey A. Leigh


The BAU is called to Hartford, Connecticut to help stop a killer who is running over women with his car. In the beginning they believe this UnSub is using his car to simulate a rape; an impotent male overcompensating by using his phallic vehicle to destroy women. But as the victims change to include men we discover that this killer is actually taking revenge on people who drive similar looking cars, specifically, a red sports coupe. The reason for this relates to an 11 mile strip of U.S. Route 6 dubbed "Suicide 6" by the locals because of the unusually high number of fatal car crashes that occur each year. (FYI: This is a real stretch of road and it's nickname already exists -- it doesn't come from the Unsub's actions.) The team eventually discovers the UnSub was himself in an accident on Route 6, a crash that killed his wife and left him a paraplegic. This is why he needs to kill with his car, he can't walk. Using hand controls to drive he stalks Route 6 looking for the red car that ran him off the road years ago. To stop him the BAU must uncover the truth about who is really to blame for accident that killed his wife.

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