Criminal Minds

Season 4 Episode 23

Roadkill

5
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 06, 2009 on CBS
8.6
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Local authorities summon the assistance of the BAU after a series of homicides occur that appear to have been caused by a serial killer's car near Bend, Oregon.

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  • It was ok episode but nothing amazing

    8.0
    I do not know but I love the episodes where they have majority of the case around profile and the whole cat and mouse game more than episodes like that - I am not sure how to even classify them.. they do have profile, they do have little of the cat-mouse game (specially then end sequence with car crash.. I loved that part).. but most of the time, the episode was little.. slow or flat or? There were things I loved for sure. The man who JJ met who thought he was behind the accident and what came out, he hurt noone.. I liked the storyline.. the doubt and blame the man had and how JJ took it.. There were some great writing in some parts.. but I did the things going around the unsub.. they were somehow.. not poorly written but.. like the chases he started with car? Do people really run in straight line not drying to go somewhere were car cannot? Maybe they do it on instincts but it was weird to watch.moreless
  • hit and run!

    8.5
    The BAU is called to investigate a series to hit and runs done by the same vehicle. After a third victim is killed, thye find that the connection between all of them is that they drove an sportive red car. After profiling the driver that run over his victims, they find out that he probably was in a car accident and is now handicapped. When a man listens to the press realease and comes to the police office to confess that he was involved in a car accident while driving his red car, they set a timeline for when the accident happened. After a long car persecution, the Unsub kills himself by driving over a fence and falling.

    Good chapter although quite weird. Not my favorite of this season.moreless
  • Was expecting more

    8.5
    This one and the last couple episode were not that interesting. Criminal Minds was always a great tv show, full of drama and suspense, but lately it has been just kinda boring and slow.

    This episode had a weird serial killer, with a weird motivation and the other guy that was also weird.

    That whole Penelope thing was very very weird too.

    I'm missing more profilling stuff and serial killers with better motivation, like we have seen in many episodes already.

    I hope that they can do a season finale as excited and the one we saw in the past, because i really enjoy this show.moreless
  • Wierd case but still great!

    8.5
    It was a wierd case as they usually, don't investigate stuff of this nature. With someone killing people with their car. Usually it is by guns, or by strangliation or something like that.

    But after the second car killing, the BAU is summoned to help with the investigation. And one man thinks that he is responsible for the crime. Only to be assured by JJ, that he wasn't. And all of this guilt he has been carrying around with. Meanwhile, Kevin who, Garcia has been seeing for awhile. Says he might have to get another job and go overseas with the NSA. Though he can't tell her exactly where and a long-distance relationship could be hard. But he wants her to go with him. That leaves it wide open, whether she may break up with him or not!moreless
  • Not the best episode, but worth tuning in.

    8.0
    The premise of this episode, an unsub killing people with his car, was interesting enough to make me want to tune in. I wasn't disappointed, just not overly thrilled about it. The case had it's interesting points. I was surprised when the man, Gil Bonner (played convincingly by Dale Midkiff), came to turn himself in, believing he was the cause of the unsub's spiral into insanity. And I was even more surprised to learn that he actually had nothing to do with it. That was a good and unexpected twist. But other than that, the case was a snooze.



    I think the most interesting parts of this episode where the scenes between Kevin and Garcia as well as the small scene with JJ and Mr. Bonner. It was nice seeing JJ as more than the press liaison. Seeing her step out her usual role to offer her own brand of comfort to the guilt-ridden man was a refreshing touch. And I enjoyed the scenes between Garcia and Kevin. I'm a Garcia/Morgan girl myself (I just love their banter!) but it was nice to see Garcia in a scene with her boyfriend. And I adore Nicolas Brendon, so it was nice to see more of him.



    All in all, a good episode, one I might watch again in the future, but nothing spectacular happened. But next week looks promising!moreless
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

Dale Midkiff

Dale Midkiff

Gil Bonner

Guest Star

Andi Carnick

Andi Carnick

Shannon Makely

Guest Star

Craig Baxley Jr.

Craig Baxley Jr.

Ian Coakley

Guest Star

Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon

Analyst Kevin Lynch

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Both Dale Midkiff and Timothy Carhart guest-starred on the Lie to Me episode "Control Factor."

    • Although uncredited, writer Jay Beattie made an appearance in this episode as the man in the parking garage elevator who was unable to keep the door from closing.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Prentiss: I think it's safe to assume our unsub is male.
      Hotchner: I agree with you, given what we know about aggressive driving and road rage.
      Prentiss: And the fact that men have an unnatural bond with their cars.
      JJ: That is true.
      Morgan: Wait a minute, I don't know about "unnatural."
      JJ: I once dated a guy that washed his car more than he washed his hair.
      Rossi: A nice car needs love.
      JJ: And a woman doesn't?
      Rossi: I'm not qualified to answer that. (everyone laughs)

    • JJ: "The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still, small voice of conscience." Mahatma Gandhi

    • Hotchner: "I'm not sure about automobiles. With all their speed forward, they may be a step backward in civilization." Booth Tarkington

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