Criminal Minds

Season 2 Episode 19

Ashes and Dust

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 21, 2007 on CBS

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  • A compulsive arsonist is actually part of the EDF movement.

    Decent episode that gets inside the mind of an arsonist. Although, despite what Morgan said arsonists don't normally get a sexual high from these fires. For arsonists it's more about causing destruction. It's almost like a serial killer as they enjoying seeing the damage they've caused. David Berkowitz, famous serial killer was also a famous arsonist. Likewise as well, arsonists don't normally start fires from inside the house they usually start them from outside.

    That's what made this arsonist unique from the rest and more malicious: "I'll show you a deranged coward!!!".

    They added the plot about the leader of the EDF, Evan Abby, being in cahoots with the arsonists. They added character death here as Hotch took the case personally since the leader was dying and had a son.

    That scene where the arsonist sets a pedestrian was really scare because it's true that these deranged individuals in cowardly fashion would do something like that.