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Fear and Loathing 

The death of four African-American girls in a a predominately white community brings the BAU in to try to solve the case before racial tensions explode into violence.

Director:

Rob Spera

Writers:

Jeff Davis (created by), Aaron Zelman | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mandy Patinkin ... Jason Gideon
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
David Ramsey ... Wakeland
Billy Brown ... Det. Ware
Camille Winbush ... Ally
Yaani King Mondschein ... Tania (as Yaani King)
Denice Sealy ... Mrs. Davis (as Denice J. Sealy)
Michael Shepperd Michael Shepperd ... Mr. Davis (as Michael A. Shepperd)
Shaun O'Hagan ... Officer Cale
Kenneth Meseroll ... Mayor Hughes (as Ken Meseroll)
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Storyline

A month ago 16 year-old Sandra Davis's on-off white boyfriend Ken Newcomb is shot from a car before here eyes, she next strangled to death, presumably by her date, in a park at Groten, an affluent suburb (42,000, 8% black) of New York City. It's the third of three racist killings in Westchester County, following Keisha Andrews (15) and Vickie Williams (17), black girls disappeared simultaneously from their homes in the county, corpses dropped in nearby woodland, neither raped but the date rape drug GSB found near them. Swastikas are painted on faces and cars, racism is becoming a hot political issue, the white mayor put back Lt. detective Ware in charge. Sandra was threatened by letter in advance, 'we' forbid her to keep seeing ken or tell anyone, in adolescent girl phraseology. The local police dismissed its initial suspicion of the letter-writer, black Tania Mathers (17), rumored to be dumped by Ken for Sandra, jealous after the high-school talent school. The team profiles a ... Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

14 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Although serial killers who are white males outnumber black serial killers in the United States, when looked at proportionately to the population, they make up about the same percentages. Examples of black serial killers include Craig Price, Wayne Williams, and Henry Louis Wallace. See more »

Goofs

A black Town Car could easily be mistaken for a black Crown Victoria, so Morgan should've made sure before going in pursuit. See more »

Quotes

Jason Gideon: What are the racial demographics of Groton?
Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau: Population 42,000, eight percent black.
Jason Gideon: I'd say the mayor has reason to be worried. If it doesn't stop soon, it could flare up into a full-scale race riot.
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God Bless the Child
Written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr.
Performed by Camille Winbush
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Pronounce correctly, Please!
14 February 2007 | by vacek_johnSee all my reviews

New London is named for London, England, and its river is also the Thames. But in Connecticut they pronounce it ''Thaymes.'' Attracted by a natural harbor where Long Island Sound meets the Atlantic, John Winthrop Jr. and a band of Puritans settled in 1646.

**** In 1705 Groton (rhymes with ''rotten'') became a separate community. It was named for the home town of the Winthrops.

The name of the community is mispronounced incorrectly a number of times. Closer research of the community that is being portrayed is needed for this show.

One bad....many other GOOD aspects for a truly fantastic show. Is this the fault of continuity, or of the writer(s). Someone should have caught it.


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