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Criminal Minds

Season 4 Episode 11

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 17, 2008 on CBS
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The BAU is called to assist local law enforcement in catching a serial killer, dubbed the "Road Warrior" by the media, who is shooting blonde women as they drive along freeways in Orange County, California. The case is complicated because the heinous acts appear to be at random and the shooter is described as looking normal. Meanwhile, JJ brings her new baby to the BAU headquarters to introduce him to the team.moreless

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  • A good one.

    9.5
    This has always been a top episode for me. I don't even know what it is but by the end I've just always felt sympathy for Norman (was that his name?). Well let's pretend it is. The actor just played him perfectly I think and he just gave off this perfect patheticness to feel for him, but did the anger well too.

    I don't think I could ever understand the situation where a child dies, but seeing how the family treated him too, it's almost hard not to be on his side (for me anyway). And at the end when he realises the car is empty and he starts screaming what has he done... that hit me in the feels. Another situation where Morgan is extra rough for no reason though. I love the man, but some episodes he's more gentle (even with despicable people) and others he's unnecessarily rough.



    I loved the ending, seeing JJ again and I am getting tired of Todd. She's not bad, she just doesn't fit. She treated Morgan like crap then was all over him flirting, then her flirting involved being a bitch. Anyway, I don't think she stays much longer.



    Good episode. Loved Hotch's line "gas" about why he's smiling.moreless
  • Great episode. But also a disturbing one

    9.0
    These things happens... Daughter killed in an accident, father feels guilty for not preventing it, father gets depressed and delusional.



    What's disturbing though in this ep was the fact that he had access to guns. That's the difference with this country and others. The US has all these guns that makes depressing trauma situations like this much more dangerous.



    Unfortunately, a tragedy losing a child happens. It's just the way life is. But it's better to have these things happen in an unarmed environment.moreless
  • Normal?

    10
    I just started watching the series this summer, but for me, this was one of the best episodes so far. Mitch Pileggi is awesome as the unsub. The twist at the end is very cool, too, and may make you want to watch this one again.
  • Mitch Pileggi is the unsub

    9.0
    This was an enjoyable episode and I was surprised to see the unsub was played by Mitch Pileggi who is Skinner from X files and because I know him from X files it was different to see him play this kind of role This unsub was crazy and he was shooting anyone and his hallucinations was causing him to shoot anyone The episode had a surprising twist at the end and it is one of the better episodes of the season.moreless
  • great episode

    10
    i've watched this episode quite a lot and i still can't get enough of it. what surprised me the first time i watched it, was who the actor who played norman. i nearly fell out of my chair when i saw him and i'm like OH MY GOSH. THAT'S SKINNER FROM THE X-FILES
Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson

Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner

Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Senior SSA David Rossi

Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler

SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

SSA Derek Morgan

Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster

SSA Emily Prentiss

A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook

SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

Faith Ford

Faith Ford

Vanessa Hill

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Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Norman Hill

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Elaine Hendrix

Elaine Hendrix

Judy Hannity

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Meta Golding

Meta Golding

Agent Jordan Todd

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