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North Mammon 

Three soccer stars are abducted and the unsub plays games while the B.A.U. desperately tries to narrow down the suspects.

Director:

Matt Earl Beesley

Writers:

Jeff Davis (created by), Andrew Wilder | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mandy Patinkin ... Jason Gideon
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Jason Beghe ... Sheriff Yates
Jamie McShane ... Peter Chambers
Lisa Waltz ... Judy Homefeldt
Mimi Michaels ... Brooke Chambers
Kayla Mae Maloney ... Polly Homefeldt
Kelly Kruger ... Kelly Seymour
Tom Schmid ... Marcus Younger
Todd Jeffries ... Coach Don Haas
Dean Cudworth ... Sgt. Tom Sikes
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Storyline

In North Mammon, a close small town, a man abducts three girls who return from the boys football pep rally, and tells them to chose which of them will be killed. Girls soccer player Polly Chambers' mother gets Quantico agent Judy Homefeldt to convince the team to take the case and local Sheriff Yates to officially invite them, but on arrival he states the girls aren't even officially missing, as the mother is an unreliable depression patient. The elaborate preparation, including soothing messages to the parents mentioning Friday, convince the team it's the work of a local, who plausibly plans something relating to the football game, a long-awaited finale. This leaves various suspects to be eliminated, and it looks like the kidnapper planted false forensic material to incriminate innocent men. When Brooke gets sick, the other two decide to sacrifice her- they are given hammers to kill her, then released near the police... Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Morley Cigarettes are mentioned. Morley is a fictional brand of cigarettes that has appeared in various television shows, films, and video games that otherwise have no connection to each other. The iconic, fictional brand packaging resembles the original packaging of the Marlboro cigarette brand. The name "Morley" is a play on "Marleys", a nickname for Marlboro cigarettes. Morleys appear at least as far back as 1960, in Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho. There is also a Morley Lights version, in a gold and white package (similar to Marlboro Lights), marked "Lights". See more »

Goofs

Kelly refers to the 1972 Andes flight disaster, which started on October 13th. Although she mentions a soccer team, it was actually a rugby team. See more »

Quotes

[Opening Quote]
Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau: Legendary basketball coach John Wooden said, "It's not so important who starts the game, but who finishes it."
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Suddenly I See
Written by KT Tunstall
Written by KT Tunstall
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Strangely compelling
18 August 2010 | by rwk2See all my reviews

This episode is really two stories, one good, and one... eh, not so much. The problem is the obvious reliance on JJ's past as a star soccer player in high school. Take that out and the show is fairly good. It deviates from the over-used pattern of "serial killer with someone held in danger so the team can show up to the rescue." Instead, we've actually got a different aspect: old wounds from a small town that express themselves years later among a once close knit group of friends. Basically, their children must pay the price for walking over someone from their own past. I liked that story. I didn't like the writers' obvious attempt to incorporate JJ's past into the series' mainstream. Nothing against the actress, I just don't care what ANY of the team did before they were profilers, particularly all the way back in high school.


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