Criminal Minds (2005– )
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Though Rossi is sad because his favorite bar is closing, the team goes to Boston to solve a series of strangulations.


Jeff Davis (created by), Rick Dunkle




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Alex Blake
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
Jack Plotnick ... Tanner Johnson
Julianna Guill ... Ashley Fouladi
Tara Buck ... Hannah Johnson
Ray Stoney ... Nick Wilson
Joey Luthman ... Jake Preston
Troy Doherty ... Colin Kirkland
Brent Bailey ... Scotty Delfino
Angela Bullock ... Helen


The BAU heads to Boston, Massachusetts where three men thus far have been found strangled to death in the downtown area. Each were lower middle class which generally rules out theft as the motive, and some sort of garrote was used in each strangulation. Other aspects lead the team to believe that the killings were not random but that the unsub probably didn't know each of the men personally. In interviewing family and friends of the victims, the team also learns that each victim was well liked despite having a major character flaw, those flaws which may be partly the motivation of the unsub in killing them. The team has not been able to identify the last person who would have seen the latest victim, Scotty Delfino, that person who would have been his latest one night stand. But when a fourth and fifth victim emerges, both who don't quite fit the profile, it is their indirect connection and that to Scotty Delfino that may lead the team to the identity of the unsub and the reason why he... Written by Huggo

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6 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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At the end, when Rossi, JJ, Garcia, and Reid are singing "Piano Man", Thomas Gibson (Hotch) taking out his smart phone and filming them was unscripted. See more »


Penelope Garcia: Beantown has turned into Chokeville. Three victims, all male, wallets stolen.
Aaron Hotchner: The unsub uses a garrote to strangle his victims. He strikes at night, and there have been no witnesses.
David Rossi: How much did he get?
Aaron Hotchner: What's odd. Each of the victims' socio-economically is lower to middle class. It's doubtful there would have been much cash, and there have been no charge attempts on any of the credit cards.
Alex Blake: So the murders might not be about money at all. Taking the wallets could be a forensic countermeasure ...
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Piano Man
Written by Billy Joel
Performed by Billy Joel
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11 July 2019 | by SlimJim39See all my reviews

In several episodes Rossi was referred to as a Sergeant Major in the Marine Corps. In order to attain this rank a person would have to be a career Marine, a 30 year man. If Rossi did 30 in the Marines that would make him at least in his late forties when he retired, then he had a career in the FBI, got out, went back in the FBI became an author........ it just does not add up! Oh I know Sergeant Major Rossi sounds so good to people who do not know what it takes to attain the rank. Just more Hollywood B. S. Also I like the show Criminal Minds mostly because of the women, I can do without Joe Mantegna, I just do not like his acting.

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