Criminal Minds

Final Shot (Season 9, Episode 3)
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TV Episode | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

On a lunch hour in crowded Archer Plaza in Dallas, Texas, a sniper, firing twelve shots, manages to kill six people. The BAU has to figure out if it is a random attack, a targeted attack, a terrorist attack - homegrown or foreign - or even...See moreOn a lunch hour in crowded Archer Plaza in Dallas, Texas, a sniper, firing twelve shots, manages to kill six people. The BAU has to figure out if it is a random attack, a targeted attack, a terrorist attack - homegrown or foreign - or even something related to the upcoming fiftieth anniversary of the shooting death of John F. Kennedy. The six unrelated victims were killed in different parts of the plaza, the remaining six bullets splattered elsewhere throughout the plaza, leading to the team initially believing that it was a random attack by someone who was a bad shooter. But the nature of the six killed leads them ultimately to believe that the sniper was indeed an excellent shot, with the six non-fatal bullets being red herrings. They have to look at the backgrounds of the six dead to see who was the intended target or targets. Reid is able to narrow the target list to three, and most likely no more than two, the remaining victims being collateral damage. When a second sniper shooting occurs at a gas station leaving three more dead, the theory that it was a targeted hit is strengthened based on the location of the shooter in relation to the station itself. They have to find a connection between whoever the target(s) in the first shooting to whoever the target(s) in the second shooting to at least find the unsub's motivation. Even if they are able to find the connection, discovering the identity of the actual sniper may be a little more difficult. Written by Huggo See less
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Hibah Schweitzer (as Hibah Frisina)
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Updated Oct 9, 2013

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Oct 9, 2013 (United States)

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Joe Mantegna
David Rossi David Rossi   See fewer
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Shemar Moore
Derek Morgan Derek Morgan   See fewer
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Matthew Gray Gubler
Dr. Spencer Reid Dr. Spencer Reid   See fewer
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A.J. Cook
Jennifer Jareau Jennifer Jareau   See fewer
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Kirsten Vangsness
Penelope Garcia Penelope Garcia   See fewer
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Jeanne Tripplehorn
Alex Blake Alex Blake   See fewer
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Thomas Gibson
Aaron Hotchner Aaron Hotchner   See fewer
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Eva LaRue
Agent Tanya Mays Agent Tanya Mays   See fewer
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Mike Colter
Colin Bramwell Colin Bramwell   See fewer
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John M. Jackson
Agent Malcolm Hollins Agent Malcolm Hollins   See fewer
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Yetide Badaki
Maya Carcani Maya Carcani   See fewer
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Blake Gibbons
Adam Dawson Adam Dawson   See fewer
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Suanne Spoke
Nancy Summers Nancy Summers   See fewer
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Kate Comer
Casey Casey   See fewer
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Aly Sykes
Brooke Brooke   See fewer
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Medalion Rahimi
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Graham Skipper
Danny Sterling Danny Sterling   See fewer
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Meli Alexander
Coroner (uncredited) Coroner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maya Dajón
Paramedic (uncredited) Paramedic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Lacovara
Eric Carcani (uncredited) Eric Carcani (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ashton Moio
Axel Greiner (uncredited) Axel Greiner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dana Harris (uncredited) Dana Harris (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 1,430 votes