The BAU is called to Somerville Academy, a military boys' school, when five students are found dead from hanging while on an unsupervised survival outing in the woods. The school's administration believes it to be a mass suicide as there is a supposed simple suicide note at the scene, with the words "we're sorry". These deaths follow a suicide hanging of another underclassman, Bailey Shelton, two weeks earlier. The one student tying to two sets of deaths together is Josh Redding, who is the missing sixth member of the survival outing, and in whose room Bailey was found hanging. As Somerville, which has worked on tradition and thus has bucked any modern technological conveniences, has ties to highers-up in the organization, Strauss accompanies the team to ensure both that the investigation goes smoothly and that there is as little media attention as possible. They initially believe that Josh reneged on the suicide pact, but then come to the conclusion that he killed the five other boys...
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The speech Josh recites while on the run in the woods is a famous speech by Winston Churchill during the Battle of Britain in WW2. It reads: "We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!" See more
During the retreat ceremony about halfway through, the command "Order Arms" is given. The cadet in the color guard carrying the American flag lowers the staff of the flag to touch the butt to the ground. The American flag is never dipped or lowered in a color guard. See more
What was his relationship with Tucker Calhoun?
Josh is straight up. This place never broke him. No matter how hard they tried.
Who tried to break him? Tucker?
A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.
You've got an honor code. My guess is not everyone lives by it.
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