Criminal Minds

Season 5 Episode 22

The Internet Is Forever

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 19, 2010 on CBS

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  • The BAU travel to Boise, Idaho to track down the killer of several women who appear to be linked by their activity on social networking sites.

    The safety or otherwise of people on social networking sites is regularly in the news as privacy settings are repeatedly hacked and violated. In this episode, Hotch and the team travel to Boise where several women have disappeared and are believed dead. The only connection between the victims is their internet activity, most particularly on social networking sites. All the victims are single women living alone and the team soon realise that the killer is hacking into their networks in order tolocate, stalk and murder them.

    The plot takes on a sinister twist when Garcia finds that the unsub is highly sophisticated in his use of the net and may prove very difficult, if not impossible to isolate due to his skill. When live feeds of murders begin appearing, it takes all of Garcia's talent to find the unsubs location in time to save the life of a recently kidnapped woman.

    This episode should be a 'must see' for all those who believe that social networking sites are safe havens to hang out when on the internet because they are not. Good to see some television with a social conscience. Using a popular program and its characters to relay a message is a great idea and let us hope that people will take notice.

    A terrific episode.