Doctor Reid landed with the rest of the BAU just in time to hear the news: Nick Fury had been fatally shot, and the perpetrator was still at large. The team got right to work, setting up in the S.H.I.E.L.D. offices and analyzing the evidence.
"This doesn't follow the same pattern as the previous killings," Reid mused. "Could this mean the unsub is becoming more erratic?"
Prentiss scanned the photos of the attack on Captain Rogers' apartment. "It's possible. Fury starts investigating, the unsub sees him as a threat and attacks. It could explain the change in behavior."
"Or it could mean there's something else going on here. I don't want to rule out more than one person just yet," Reid passed her another series of photographs. "This file goes back decades, it's hard to believe this is all the work of one person."
"Sure. But in a world with Avengers and aliens, anything is possible."
Reid continued working late into the night, trying to build a profile for this new unsub. The initial pattern was methodical and ruthless. And there was nothing left behind- no fingerprints or DNA. The only thing tying the victims together was their association with S.H.I.E.L.D. Scientists, politicians, even a member of the janitorial staff. It was incredibly frustrating.
The only thing he had to go on was the murder of Director Fury. Even though there were many distinctions from the other victims, Reid was sure that this was the work of the same unsub. The shot used to kill Director Fury was incredibly precise, and had to be the work of an expert sniper. Reid knew of no one alive who could shoot like that.
Reid knew he had to speak with everyone close to the Director. Captain Rogers was still being debriefed, but Reid knew there was someone else he could talk to: Krystal. He'd never met her before but her understood that she and the Director were very close. Decision made, Reid made his way to her office.
Almost there, he was stopped by Alexander Pierce.
"Is there something I can help you with?"
"I was on my way to speak to Krystal about the assassination, I think she might have valuable insight."
Pierce bit his lip.
"I'm afraid I have some bad news for you Doctor Reid." He took a breath. "She missed her check in. As of right now she's a person of interest."