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The psychological profilers of the FBI’s Behavioural Analysis Unit (BAU) encounter one of their most perplexing cases this week as the sixth series of Criminal Minds continues on LIVING. The hit US police drama explores the nature of human memory as a series of killings echo those of an uncaught brutal serial killer from 25 years – the Butcher. The new murders attempt to recreate the Butcher’s last kill, is it a sick homage or has the killer returned to recapture some lost memory of his glory days?
The BAU team members are experts in human behaviour each specialising in some aspect of the criminal mind. They are called in when no-one else can track down dangerous and elusive criminals such as terrorists, child murderers and serial killers. Building a psychological profile of the killer can uncover their motivation and result in finding vital clues to anticipate their next move and catch them before they can kill again.
The Butcher was one of the BAU founder David Rossi’s (Joe Mantegna) first cases. The victims are tortured, sexu- ally assaulted and electrocuted after being forced to leave a terrified goodbye phone call to their loved ones. BAU are convinced the new killings are by a copycat, because the Butcher would now be over 70. But Rossi has a gut feeling his old adversary has somehow managed to return to his old ways. A lead takes them to a confused old man with Alzheimer’s disease, could this be the feared killer? Find out exclusively on LIVING.