The case in Louisville ended with Hotch confronting the UnSub and the Hollow Creek Killer. In his dreams, Hotch takes the killing shot and he realizes that he is no better than Elle. As the team reaches out to him, he ruthlessly turns them away for fear that Foyet will target them as well, especially his lover.
- Part 1 of Common Denominator
The confrontation with Reid over the Hollow Creek Killer case leaves Hotch shaken, believing his relationship with Reid has been destroyed. Rossi tries to help.
- Part 2 of Common Denominator