Douglas’s approach to criminal psychology continues to determine the views of the government and the media.
He was also an immediate inspiration for “The Silence of the Lambs” and an indirect influence on screen storytellers who were busy reformatting true crime for a new century.
His insights have been essential both to the work of many field agents and to the steady employment of many TV actors.
This, the lone note of kinetic gore in the season, is done as an expressionistic mess, with the spew of flesh playing like the paste of brains in an old zombie film.
Holden returns, despairingly, to his antiseptic bachelor’s apartment, where he tries and fails to clean a shirt cuff that was discolored by blood in the blast.
Academy, in Quantico, Virginia, Holden happens upon an older lecturer who charismatically spins questions about the problem of understanding a criminal like David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer, whose style of madness stymies old methods of behavioral science.