Criminal Minds

Season 2 Episode 3

The Perfect Storm

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 04, 2006 on CBS

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  • This episode didn't do a lot for me. The storyline was very predictable and often made it sound as though 'killer couples' of the male and female variety are practically an unknown species. Rare, yes, but unknown, most definitely not.

    Young women are being abducted, tortured and then murdered in Florida. Their families are then sent a DVD of the events. When the BAU are called in, they correctly decide that they are dealing with a couple, even if for no other reason than the fact that a camera, seen to be moving, is being used and obviously, someone has to be operating it while the other partner tortures the victim.

    Investigation leads the team to a plausible suspect who lives with his disabled father and who has been to prison before. He is not their man but, unfortunately, one of the local cops shoots him when he pulls a gun which puts everybody back to square one.

    More leads take them to the home of another former felon, Tony Canardo, but only his wife, Amber, is at home and she is obviously terrified of her husband and too scared to say anything about him for fear of reprisals later on. When vehicles believed to be involved in the crimes lead to Amber Canardo being questioned again, (after she has received a black eye from her husband) the team place her in a room with him and are very interested to notice the body language between the two ...

    Fred and Rosemary West, Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck etc. There are more of these combinations out there than we might imagine and for me, this episode bordered on dull but, to each his own.