1X02: COMPULSION Ç?ÆÈ
ORIGINAL AIR DATE ON CBS: 09/28/2005
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Written by: JEFF DAVIS
Directed by: CHARLES HAID
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SUMMARY: The team investigates the psychology of an escalating serial arsonist
who doesn't just set fires to watch them burn, but to kill. ==========================
[Scenes from 1X01: Extreme Aggressor]
[CU: POLAROID PHOTO]
(On the wall monitor is a photo of a Polaroid picture of a face. The
is on a dead body's face.)
NARRATOR (MANDY PATINKIN): (v.o.) Previously on "Criminal Minds" ...
[INT. QUANTICO - LECTURE HALL - DAY]
F.B.I., BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS TRAINING
(Gideon walks up to the front of the class.)
GIDEON: Anyone recognize these faces?
TRAINEE (WOMAN): Victims of the 'Footpath Killer.'
GIDEON: That's what Virginia newspapers are calling him. We refer to
the "unknown subject" or "unsub."
[EXT. GAS STATION - DAY -- PAST]
(A black SUV pulls up to the gas pump.)
(Cut to: Gideon puts the pump back, then heads to the store to pay.)
[INT. GAS STORE - DAY -- PAST]
(Gideon pays the clerk.)
GIDEON: (v.o.) I told Virginia PD they're looking for a white male in his 20s
(Behind the clerk, Gideon notices the wall of Polaroid photos of close-up faces.)
GIDEON: (v.o.) ... who owns an American-made truck, ...
(He turns and sees the red truck parked outside.)
GIDEON: (v.o.) ... works a menial job.
[INT. QUANTICO - LECTURE HALL - DAY -- PRESENT]
(Gideon addresses the class.)
GIDEON: I told 'em when you find him, don't be surprised to hear him speak with
a severe stutter.
[INT. GAS STORE - DAY -- PAST]
(The clerk hands the change to Gideon.)
CLERK: Have a n-n-n ... a n-n-nice day.
(Gideon stares at the clerk. The clerk stares back. He looks down and sees
Gideon's holster at his waist. He looks at Gideon. The two men don't
[EXT. GAS STORE - DAY - PAST - CONTINUOUS]
(Gideon exits the store. With his back to the store, Gideon heads back
(Behind him, the clerk steps up to the doorway.)
(As he passes by a reflective mirrored sign, Gideon sees the clerk in
doorway behind him.)
(Through the mirror's reflection, he sees the clerk raise a shotgun
and point it
at Gideon's back.)
(The clerk cocks the rifle.)
(Camera zooms in close to Gideon's face.)
SMASH CUT TO BLACK.
END OF PREVIOUSLY ON.
[EXT. GAS STORE - DAY - PAST - CONTINUOUS]
(The clerk holds the gun on Gideon's back.)
CLERK: The gun. T-t-t-t ... take out the gun.
(Gideon unholsters his gun.)
CLERK: Th ... th ... throw it.
GIDEON: Any particular direction?
(Gideon turns to look at the clerk. The clerk uses the rifle and whacks Gideon
in his right knee. Gideon goes down.)
(The gun hits the floor and slides away from him.)
I believe I can see the future
[INT. GAS STORE - PANTRY -- DAY - PAST - CONTINUOUS]
(Gideon is pushed up against the wall, his cheek pressed against the old wood.
He's on his knees on the floor, his hands pressed flat against the wood.)
CLERK: Who ... who are y-y-y ... who are you? Who are you?!
CLERK: T-t-t ... t-t ... Take out your w-... your w-wallet.
(Gideon gives him his wallet.)
Now I never make a sound
(The clerk looks at the ID and throws it to the ground in frustration.)
LYRICS: I just do what I've been told
(The clerk points the rifle on Gideon.)
CLERK: Wh-wh ... wh ... wh-wh-what ... what do you kn-kn ... what do you know?
GIDEON: (calmly) About you? Or about the people who you've murdered? I know
a lot about you. I know how you do it. I know you can't stop. And I know
something that no one's ever been able to tell you.
(Gideon looks at the clerk.)
GIDEON: I know why you stutter.
(Close-up on Gideon.)
(Camera pulls back and we find Gideon conferring with three trainees - two men
and a woman - in his office.)
[INT. FBI - GIDEON'S OFFICE - DAY -- PRESENT]
F.B.I., BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS UNIT
(Class is over. Gideon sits in his office with three trainees - two men and one
TRAINEE (WOMAN): Weren't you a little bit worried he might just shoot you?
GIDEON: I was a lot worried.
TRAINEE (MAN): But how did you find him?
GIDEON: I was just stopping for gas. I walked into that store, and I saw
pieces of a profile that I'd given to Virginia PD. Almost a year ago. Truck in
disrepair, a disheveled young man, severe stutter. James Reese once said,
"There are certain clues at a crime scene which, by their very nature,
lend themselves to being collected or examined. How does one collect love,
rage, hatred, fear?" These are things that we're trained to look for.
TRAINEE (MAN): So anyone else would have just seen a guy who stutters, but you
saw the 'Footpath Killer.'
(Elle appears in the doorway.)
GIDEON: Right. But sometimes these guys are still found by just dumb luck.
Berkowitz was caught because of a parking ticket.
ELLE: Except the cop who caught him wasn't staring down a shotgun like you
GIDEON: This is true. This is also a good time to stop.
TRAINEE (WOMAN): Thank you, sir.
GIDEON: Thank you.
(The trainees get up and leave the office. Elle comes inside and sits down.
She looks at Gideon.)
ELLE: Okay, I'm curious. Why'd he stutter?
GIDEON: You're on your way to becoming part of the Behavioral Analysis Team
now, Elle. You tell me.
[INT. BAU - BULLPEN -- DAY]
(Gideon enters the bullpen and heads over to Reid, who is playing chess with
himself. He reaches down and moves a piece.)
GIDEON: Check. Checkmate in three moves.
(Gideon leaves just as quickly as he entered. Stunned, Reid looks down at the
REID: What ...
(Morgan leans back and looks at Reid.)
MORGAN: You know you'll beat him when you start learning.
REID: Learning what?
MORGAN: To think outside the box.
(Morgan leans forward and types in the computer. In the background, we see Elle
enter the bullpen.)
ELLE: Question for you.
ELLE: The 'Footpath Killer,' why did he stutter?
MORGAN: Come on, Elle, we've all asked him, and he won't say. He wants us to
figure it out.
ELLE: Okay. I'm up for a challenge.
(JJ walks up to Elle and puts a stack of files on her desk.)
JENNIFER JAREAU (JJ): Good, because these go to you. Special Agent Jennifer
Jareau, JJ if you like.
(They shake hands.)
JENNIFER JAREAU (JJ): Greenaway -- highest number of solved cases in
three years running, specialty in sex offender cases.
ELLE: Not bad.
(JJ turns and heads upstairs.)
JENNIFER JAREAU (JJ): Well, I'm the unit liaison. My specialty is untangling
bureaucratic knots. You'll probably be talking to me a lot. My door's always
open, mostly because I'm never in my office, so just call me on my cell, okay?
(She passes Hotchner on his way in.)
JENNIFER JAREAU (JJ): Did you watch it?
HOTCHNER: Yeah. Think everybody should see it. (to everyone) BAU team, can
you meet me in the conference room, please? I need to show you something.
(Everyone gets up to head into the conference room.)
[INT. BAU - CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY - CONTINUOUS]
(The team meets in the conference room.)
HOTCHNER: This is from the Phoenix Office, Bradshaw College in Tempe--six fires
in seven months.
GIDEON: Who recorded it?
JENNIFER JAREAU (JJ): A student with a digital camcorder. He was watching a
fire in the building across from their dorm. The other person you'll see is his
roommate, 20-year-old Matthew Rowland.
(She uses the remote and turns the video on. On the monitor, a building is on
STUDENT: (on tape) This is crazy. Hey, Matt, get over here. You gotta see
this. The building's on fire.
(Matthew Rowland appears on the camera in front of the fire.)
MATTHEW ROWLAND: (from tape) Bro, you getting this? Two of them!
GIDEON: Is that the kid?
HOTCHNER: Yeah, that's him.
ROOMMATE: (on tape) Relax, man. There's always fires during rush week.
MATTHEW ROWLAND: (on tape) Yeah, but that's pretty big.
ROOMMATE: (on tape) What building is that?
MATTHEW ROWLAND: (on tape) Dude, over here. Check this out.
(Matthew Rowland heads for the door. We see a liquid soaking the carpet coming
from under the door.)
ROOMMATE: (on tape) What is it?
MATTHEW ROWLAND: (on tape) I don't know, but it's coming underneath the door.
ROOMMATE: (on tape) Is someone in the hallway?
(Matthew sees the door knob turn.)
MATTHEW ROWLAND: (on tape) Hey, someone's trying to get in.
ROOMMATE: (on tape) Hey, man, you should get in there.