Episode PremiereOctober 24, 2012
GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery
Show Period2005 - now
Production CompanyTouchstone, CBS, Paramount TV, Mark Gordon Co.
Cast and Crew
- A.J. Cook as Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau
- Joe Mantegna as David Rossi
- Thomas Gibson as Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner
- Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss
- Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan
- Matthew Gray Gubler as Dr. Spencer Reid
- Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia
- Erica Messer
- Ray Wise
- Arjay Smith
- Chris McGarry
The BAU profiles an UnSub who surgically amputates legs, his slipshod methods often leading to the death of his test subjects. When a legless body is recovered in the desert and a second unwilling amputee shows up in the hospital, the team is stymied by the fact that the UnSub seems to have an excellent knowledge of anatomy but a poor understanding of surgical procedures or medical safety. As the UnSub begins to escalate things by transplanting legs from one victim to another, the team realizes that they're dealing with a highly dangerous killer with a God complex who believes that he is searching for the cure to an impossible medical problem.
Meanwhile, Reid becomes romantically attached to a brilliant scientist whom he only speaks to over the phone. But is she harboring a dark secret?