Criminal Minds Bad Moon on the Rise (2005– ) Online
The BAU is called to New York City where a second person in the span of a month has been found dead in Central Park, the victims disemboweled, and their throats torn out. Beyond both victims being male, they have little in common, the first the member of a vicious street gang, the second a late night jogger who led a low risk lifestyle. The killings could conceivably have been done by an animal, such as a wolf or a vicious dog, especially as there are puncture wounds on the victims that look to be made by extremely sharp non-human canine teeth. If it was animal killings, the animals could have been trained to do so as opposed to them being random attacks. When the M.E. discovers no canine blood or hair on the victims and that the victims' seeming bite marks contain ecstasy laced human saliva, coupled with the killings having taken place on full moon nights, the team believes the unsub is having drug induced psychosis believing himself to be a werewolf. However, because of the bite ...
|Episode cast overview, first billed only:|
|Joe Mantegna||-||David Rossi|
|Matthew Gray Gubler||-||Dr. Spencer Reid|
|A.J. Cook||-||Jennifer Jareau|
|Kirsten Vangsness||-||Penelope Garcia|
|Aisha Tyler||-||Dr. Tara Lewis|
|Daniel Henney||-||Matt Simmons|
|Adam Rodriguez||-||Luke Alvez|
|Paget Brewster||-||Emily Prentiss|
|Daniella Alonso||-||Lisa Douglas|
|Ronnie Marmo||-||Mitchell McCord|
|Melissa De Sousa||-||Adele McCord|
|Carlin James||-||Chad Higgins|
|Derek Anthony||-||Captain Martin Savalas|
|Susan Slome||-||M.E. Clare Kaufman|
|Nico Christou||-||Bryce McCord|
"Bad moon on the rise" is a lyric from the chorus of the Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Bad Moon Rising."
The bald NYPD captain was named Savalas; no doubt in homage to the most famous bald NYPD cop Kojak (1973) ( Telly Savalas ).
MDA stands for Methylenedioxyamphetamine, which as Agent Alvez states is a more potent precursor to MDMA (ecstasy) which stands for Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. MDA is not as sought after as MDMA because it tends to have more severe side effects, including hallucinations, paranoia and violent outbursts, most people take ecstasy for its euphoric and empathic effects and these effects are not as prevalent with MDA. MDA is produced in small amounts when MDMA is metabolized and is sometimes used as a cutting agent in MDMA since it is cheaper to synthesize.
The William Shakespeare verse Tara quotes is from Act 5, Scene 2 of "Othello".