First Aired: May. 06, 2009 on CBS
Summary: An unsub who kills with his car is the subject of a BAU investigation.
Main Characters in this Episode
Aaron Hotchner: [opening quotation, voiceover] "I'm not sure about automobiles. With all their speed forward, they may be a step backward in civilization." - Booth Tarkington.
Detective Quinn: Anyone living outside Bend who commutes toward Eugene uses Route 7. It's the most dangerous stretch of highway in the state. They call it "Suicide 7".
Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau: [closing quotation, voiceover] "The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still, small voice of conscience." - Mahatma Gandhi.
- Goof (continuity error): The UNSUB who runs his victims down with his car changes his bumper and license plate each time. We see him do this, and they are all Oregon plates. Later, when Rossi and Morgan find his discarded sets, they are California plates.
- Goof (factual errors): While inspecting the car (a late model BMW) in the impound lot, the agents surmise the heater hose was cut without opening the hood. On late model cars, the radiator is sealed to the core support so no air (or other objects) can get around the radiator. It would not be possible to cut the heater hose without opening the hood. This particular model is also equipped with a low coolant light that would have illuminated once the driver started the motor. Additionally, there are many variables involved with a car overheating, such as using the air conditioning, outside temperature, humidity, etc. There would be no way to exactly determine where it would stop due to overheating.