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CRIMINAL
MaryMays
Name Mary Gwathmey Mays
Gender Female
Family Unnamed husband (deceased)
Eddie Mays (son)
Pathology Criminal Accomplice
No. of Victims 1 hostage
Status Incarcerated
Portrayed By Lindsay Crouse
First Appearance "Blood Hungry"

Mary Gwathmey Mays is the mother of cannibalistic spree killer Eddie Mays, later becoming his accomplice in the abduction of Wally Brisbane. She appeared in Blood Hungry.

BackgroundEdit

Mary was descended from one of the oldest families in Tennessee and took great pride in that fact. She married a doctor, with whom she had a son named Eddie. She was presumably controlling over her son's early life. In 2003, her husband died, and sometime later, Eddie moved to Boston to attend college. In attempts to continue controlling him, Mary called him three times a day and, at one point, traveled to his college campus to break him up with a girlfriend she disapproved of. As a result, Eddie rebelled and partied excessively, winding up addicted to drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine. He later suffered a psychotic break brought by the drugs and was institutionalized for six months in 2005. Ashamed of her son, Mary cut off all contact with him. After six months, unbeknownst to her, Eddie checked himself out and went back home following a failed attempt to contact her. Upon arrival, he started a killing spree, guided by his mental imbalance and psychosis.

Blood HungryEdit

After abducting a boy named Wally Brisbane and brutally murdering his grandmother, Eddie takes him to the Mays home and approaches Mary, telling her he brought her an angel. Though horrified by her son's actions, Mary wants to protect him and her family name, and so, she removes all the evidence Eddie had left in the house, bleaches the inside of the refrigerator, wipes away the blood, and hides Wally in a secluded storage shed. After Eddie is arrested by Elle and Morgan, Mary, feigning innocence, assists in his interrogation, signs his medical release forms and allows authorities to give him anti-psychotics. After Eddie's hospitalization, Wally is found by Hotch and Elle, who have realized Mary knows where Wally is after discovering she had cleaned up after Eddie, and after looking at the GPS in her car, which shows that she had visited the same secluded area six times in two hours. After helping the police find the storage shed, Mary was most likely incarcerated afterwards.

Known VictimsEdit

  • December 14, 2005: Wally Brisbane (held captive; was rescued the next day)

AppearancesEdit

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