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After being inactive for 10 years, Hotch's first BAU case, an elusive serial killer known as the Reaper, starts killing again.


Nelson McCormick


Jeff Davis (created by), Andrew Wilder | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
C. Thomas Howell ... George Foyet
Louis Ferreira ... Roy Colson (as Justin Louis)
James Hanlon ... Sgt. Michael O'Mara
James Handy ... Tom Shaunessy
Joyce Greenleaf ... Nurse
Frank Novak ... Arthur Lanessa
Lynn Milano Lynn Milano ... Diane Lanessa
Adam Chambers ... Evan Harvey


The BAU is assigned to work on an old case, which was Hotch's first as lead investigator for the BAU, namely that of the Boston Reaper. The case was originally closed ten years ago by Tom Shaunessy, the lead Boston police detective working on the case. When the case officially closed, the killings stopped. With Shaunessy now on his deathbed, he discloses to Hotch the reasons for closing the case. After Shaunessy's death, the killings once again begin. Hotch is taking this case personally as, although he had thought and worked on his own on the case in the intervening years, he feels he could have stopped the Reaper during this time which may have prevented these recent deaths. Beyond the random persons chosen as the murder victims, the one person who may be in danger as a target of the Reaper is George Foyet, the only known person who survived the Reaper's murder attempt ten years earlier. One other person who may provide a symbiotic benefit to the BAU in finding the Reaper this time ... Written by Huggo

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USA | Canada



Release Date:

18 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Omnivore See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Just before Diane Lanessa is shot by the Reaper, she is seen cranking as the window moves up as if the car had non-powered crank windows. Yet the car that they are in is a 6th-generation (XV40) Camry, which would've had power windows as standard equipment. See more »


Aaron Hotchner: A bit dramatic, don't you think?
David Rossi: My ex-wife always said I have a flair for the dramatic.
Aaron Hotchner: Which one?
David Rossi: All of them.
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Criminal Minds Theme
Composed by Mark Mancina
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I think that Omnivore is still one Of the better Criminal Minds episodes, serial killers.
31 January 2019 | by azboomersoonerSee all my reviews

I think that Omnivore is still one Of the better Criminal Minds episodes, serial killers.

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