Twelve residents of a small Alabama town have mysteriously disappeared. When one of the missing is found dead, the VCTF begins an investigation. Once on scene, Sam is confounded by the evidence retrieved. Whereas some evidence points to a domineering, controlling pathology, other evidence points to a more passive, sub-servient one. When Bailey pressures her to narrow her profile, Sam's anxiety builds and she begins to question her own abilities. Later, it is determined that there are two killers working together as a team- thus the reason for the conflicting profiles. One driven by the need for power and the other driven by his hero worship of his companion, the two have set out on a killing spree. Once the realization is made that there are two killers, Sam is greatly relieved to find out that her intuitive skills are still intact.