Show: Criminal Minds
Title: North Mammon
Original Air Date: November 1, 2006
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* “It’s not so important who starts the game, but who finishes it.” – John Wooden
* “The ultimate choice for a man, in as much as he is given to transcend himself, is to create or destroy, to love or to hate.” – Erich Fromm
Synopsis: A coach is giving a speech at a football rally. Three girls are driving home from the pep rally. When they get back to one’s house, one of the girls gets grabbed. All three get kidnapped. They realize that it’s someone they know because he knew their names. JJ has someone visit her at the office. Her aunt sent the woman to see her. Once JJ knows what’s going on she contacts that police department and they get invited in to the case. The team takes the case. They head to the house where the girls were at. There is a lot of confusion about the case. Derek analyzes the scene. Gideon realizes that they were stalked by someone that lives there. One set of parents fight because the father only cares about the football game. Reid finds a corner with a pile of cigarette butts, it’s sent to be analyzed. At the station, the seriousness is finally realized when one of the girls cars is found abandoned. The third father finally arrives. The team delivers the profile. The soccer coach’s name comes up. They go to speak with him an find one of the missing girls father’s beating him. A garbage collector finds a jersey in a garbage can. Gideon interviews the soccer coach. It’s his DNA on the cigarette butts. It’s at a hotel. This same hotel is where one of the missing kids dad’s goes once a month. They interview, the father, Mr. Chambers. The team goes over the new information. The soccer coach is cleared as he has an alibi of being at the pep really. Mr. Chambers finally tells Hotch where he was and who he was with. The team realizes that either the girls or their parents are the target. Back with the girls, they are falling apart. They decide who to kill and he tosses them two hammers. Hotch and Gideon talk to the parents and they attack each other. The girls kill one of the three. He lets them out and drives them away from the bunker he had them in. At the station, the parents nearly kill each other. JJ talks some sense into them. The phone rings and it’s Penelope. One of the girls phones turned back on and it s practically next to the station. But it’s only two of the three girls. Kelly isn’t there. One of the parents, realizes that they all played on the same football team. It was the last time they were in a championship. JJ comes in to talk to Polly. She shows her that football team. Polly picks out one of the players, he’s the garbage man who found the jerseys. They storm his house. They find the storm cellar. They find him in it along with the body of the third missing girl. He tells them why he did it. On the plane, Hotch and JJ talk. She tells him how her sports scholarship was how she got to go to college.