Show: Criminal Minds
Title: The Fischer King part 2
Original Air Date: September 20, 2006
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* Gideon: “The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body. After all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind.” — Francois de la Roche Foucauld
* Reid: “It has been said that time heals all wounds. I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue, and the pain lessens, but it is never gone.” — Rose Kennedy
Synopsis: Elle is on a plane. JJ tells Hotch who the victim on the video is. The team is going over the clues again. Some of the team head to where Rebecca Bryant was kidnapped from. Reid keeps at the puzzle. Rebecca is begging for help. Back at the office, Hotch is pissed at Anderson because he left Elle alone. On the plane Elle is confused and brought back to life. At her apartment “RULES” is written on her wall in her blood. Reid is still going over clues. Hotch gest informed that the delivery guy arrived. Reid realizes the book had to be published in 1963. They interview him and find out that he was paid cash. Garcia is still searching for the real hacker. Reid asks about book publishing databases. His brain starts processing. He comes up with John Fowles and he did publish a book in 1963. The book is called “The Collector.” The delivery man tells them that the man who hired him was burned badly. A call comes in for Gideon and Reid thinks it’s the unsub. Gideon answers the call. Elle is back on a plane again and her dad is there. Everyone goes to the ER. Reid finds a copy of the book and works with the owner to decode the cipher. Morgan and JJ have no cell service so they don’t know Elle has been shot. The full decoding leads to his mom. He sends for her to be brought to the BAU for her safety. JJ finally gets a call and learns what happened to Elle. Elle is still in surgery and on the plane talking to her dad. A partial print was recovered from Elle’s apartment. JJ and Morgan meet the parents of the kidnap victim. Morgan is confused as to why the parents packed up all of Rebecca’s stuff. He learns Rebecca’s history. They also learn her real last name is Garner. Morgan calls Garcia for the adoption records. She is from Nevada. Hotch and Gideon talk at the hospital. Gideon is worried that Elle will blame him. Elle is still being operated on and talking with her dad. Reid’s mom arrives at the BAU. She is very upset. Garcia locates an article about the house fire. Rebecca was the only one unharmed. Garcia finds that Rebecca’s dad was at the same facility as Reid’s mom. Reid shows his mom the evidence. He shows her the video of the unsub. She clearly recognizes the voice, it’s Randall Garner. Garcia enters and confirms that its Randall Garner, Rebecca’s biological father. The whole team enters the room and Reid’s mom gets introduced. Mrs. Reid produces a postcard with an address and the team immediately heads over. When they enter they find Elle’s badge and gun. They find him upstairs. Reid goes in alone. It becomes clear how bad his delusion is. Randall Garner has a big bomb strapped to himself. The situation escalates and Reid screams run as he runs. Garner sets off the bomb. They try to drag Reid out but he uses the clue and realizes she’s in the basement. Reid brought the key with him and it unlocks Rebecca’s chains. They get her out just in time. Elle is still on the plane talking with her dad. She apologizes for her last words to him and tells him she loves him. She wakes up. Elle will be ok. Rebecca will also be ok. Mrs. Reid gets a special thanks. Reid tells his mom but she doesn’t remember what happened. Gideon goes to check on Elle. Morgan is helping Garcia rebuild her system. JJ erases the white board. Reid flys his mom back to the hospital. Hotch goes to Elle’s apartment and cleans the wall.