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Solitary Man 

The Highway Serial Killer Database exists so that information can be collated for serial murders that would not otherwise be connected due to different police jurisdictions. In reviewing ... See full summary »


Rob Hardy


Jeff Davis (created by), Kimberly A. Harrison (as Kimberly Ann Harrison) | 2 more credits »




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
Gabrielle Carteris ... Nancy Campbell
Obba Babatundé ... Sheriff Sanders
Bradford Tatum ... Wade Hatchett
Morgan Lily ... Jody Hatchett
Kimberly Adair ... Tanya Hill
Hugo Armstrong ... Manager
Brynn Samms ... Courtney Campbell
Ariana Savalas Ariana Savalas ... Bobby Lainsford


The Highway Serial Killer Database exists so that information can be collated for serial murders that would not otherwise be connected due to different police jurisdictions. In reviewing the database, the BAU determine that a serial killer has killed five women thus far, the bodies found hundreds of miles apart. However Reid determines that there is a geographical focus on Edgewood, New Mexico. Each woman was strangled, the bodies laid in a fetal position found in a public location such as a ditch, and there is no sexual assault. The BAU determine that the unsub is a trucker. The case takes a turn when a woman named Nancy Campbell is abducted in front of her teen-aged daughter, Courtenay, at a highway rest stop in Edgewood. Nancy does not fit the victimology, but her abduction clarifies to the BAU what the unsub is looking for in the abducted women and ultimately the reason for the abductions and eventual murders. Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

10 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Obba Babatundé later had a recurring role on S.W.A.T. (2017) as Shemar Moore's father. See more »


When Penelope is pulling up the file of the unsub and they are looking for Lynn Clemons, the photo is already on the screen, then Rossi asks here to find a 'Lynn Clemons' the computer then pulls it up her photo. (also note that the computer is in the background, and the photo can be seen on the screen behind Penelope, the photo is still on the computer before it shows the photo come on to the screen) See more »


Courtney Campbell: So, how many of these cases have you worked on?
Emily Prentiss: Too many
Courtney Campbell: How many of the women have you gotten back alive?
[Emily stares, no answer]
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Solitary Man
Written by Neil Diamond
Performed by Johnny Cash
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Quite Tearful
8 November 2010 | by intothemindsSee all my reviews

I rate this 8/10. I cried, so that means it touched me emotionally. That's what Criminal Minds is about: emotions. Getting into the minds of the 'bad guys' is the main point.

The plot was good and all; it was quite original. It was creative and I enjoyed it. I won't write any spoilers, but the criminal's love for his child is overwhelming. It's true though, you would do anything for your child.

I enjoyed this episode all in all. I recommend you watch it. Oh, and *slight spoiler* there is a funny scene between Reid and Rossi. It's nice when they add the 'funny' in between the lines of the deadly, psychotic, and sadistic.

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