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Name Megan Kane
Gender Female
Family Andrew Kane (father)
Unnamed mother
Unnamed stepmother
Occupation Call girl
Pathology Serial Killer (originally)
Spree Killer (later)
Poisoner
Modus Operandi Rodenticide poisoning
Shooting (once)
No. of Victims 4 killed
Status Deceased
Portrayed By Brianna Brown
First Appearance "Pleasure Is My Business"

"I...am here...for you."

Megan Kane was a serial-turned-spree killer who appeared in Pleasure Is My Business.

Background Edit

Megan was born to Andrew Kane, a wealthy business executive, and an unnamed mother. In 2000, her parents divorced when her father had a six-year affair with Katherine, a call girl, and also possibly due to his strangulation fetish. Remarrying, Andrew refused to pay alimony or child support, despite the fact he had the financial means to do so. Afterwards, she studied internationally. Though she blamed Katherine for ruining her parents' marriage, and her life, and wanted her to go away, she eventually visited her as Katherine was retiring. During the visit, she decided to buy Katherine's client list in order to prevent anyone else from betraying their families like what her father did to her and her mother. Eventually, she herself became a call girl.

Pleasure Is My Business Edit

At some point in her career, she snapped and started killing. Her first and second murders were largely covered up by the victims' lawyers and staff, who claimed that they died peacefully in their homes. Despite a lot of reluctance to help and share information from the staffs, the BAU is able to convince them to help by remarking that Megan knows their secrets. Around the same time, Megan, who has devolved as a serial killer, confronts her father and confesses to her murders. Andrew suggests that Megan turns herself in, his lawyers post bail, and they smuggle her out of the country. Megan is at first inclined to accept, but changes her mind when Andrew requests the client list, allegedly in order to hide it.

Megan then hands him the cellphone she kept the information on and waits for her fate. Shortly before the BAU break into the room, she ingested poison through her drink. Hotch, who she developed a respect for his efforts to take care of his son, despite his divorce, sits down next to her and offers to help her expose the men on her client list. She reveals that she removed the SIM card from her cellphone before giving it to her father. Giving it to Hotch, she tells him, "How could your wife have ever left someone like you? You're the first man she'd met who didn't let her down," and asks him to stay with her before dying. News headlines heard at the end of the episode reveal that Hotch covertly exposed the list, Andrew resigned, and he and the other men named in the list were presumably ruined.

Profile Edit

The unsub is an organized, methodical white female who is between the ages of twenty-five and thirty. She knows how to be discreet (like all call girls), is capable of convincingly disguising herself, is paid $10,000-$15,000 per session with her clients, and is well-versed in the world of wealth and privilege (with the team later discerning she comes from a well-off family, after looking through the contents of her penthouse). Even though she is a call girl, she does not look like one, instead passing off as a businesswoman or a coworker. Her business expenses have most likely been written off by her client's lawyers as losses, such as shoes, clothing, and jewelry. Her clients pay her in cash, but they may be also paying her in other ways such as taking care of her, giving her a new car, and even paying her medical bills. She came from a broken home, and like most prostitutes, she grew up without a father figure, likely due to him abandoning his family, and she is now turning that rage towards clients who walk out on their families.

Prostitutes usually kill for money, drugs, due to post-traumatic stress disorder or due to being coerced into doing something they do not want to do, though the BAU later realized it was the personal lives of her victims that set the unsub off (if it was a sexual act or fetish that drove her to kill her clients she would have snapped long ago and would not be charging $10,000 for sex, as an interviewed madame put it). The unsub is paid ten-thousand a night not only for sex, but for secrecy, as she knows all her clients' secrets, which they tell her during "pillow talk" (most call girls are taught to listen, as well as perform). Most of her clients are narcissistic, self-absorbed business-type men who had abandoned their families, similar to her father. Because of this, their complaints about how their wives are cheating them out of their money or how their children are nagging serves as the trigger that drives her to kill them.

The unsub wants her actions to be noticed and validated, hence her staging Joseph Fielding's body, the eyes of which she painted over (a "false signature" put there just for the BAU). If ignored, it is likely she will grow reckless and make a mistake. Being betrayed so many times over the course of her life caused her to be unable to know who to trust, which made her first murder feel all the better. Over time, she is unable to get as much satisfaction from killing and is beginning to devolve, the murders growing more personal, the M.O. and victimology changing, and her entire justification for who is worth killing and who is not is disintegrating, making it likely she could go on a spree and take out anyone she sees as a target.

Modus Operandi Edit

Megan would poison her victims with tetramethylenedisulfotetramine (also called tetramine), a common rat poison she slipped into their drinks before having sex with them. She targeted clients who were Caucasian men in their fifties who were just like her father: wealthy business executives who divorced their wives and refused to pay alimony or child support, even though they could afford it.

Her killing of Trent Rabner, however, was highly out of character for her; she fatally shot him with a .380 Sig Sauer P232 pistol in his car, even though he had stayed faithful to his wife, who died of cancer, and didn't have any children. She then called a news network anonymously so his murder wouldn't be covered up by his lawyers. Her main reason for killing Trent was his statement about his lawyers having the FBI in their pocket and that the FBI would "play ball"; by saying this, he unknowingly suggested that her crimes would be covered up (in effect making Megan believe that the powers-that-be were trying to silence her). As such, she killed Trent because of his arrogance and also possibly because he represented those who had protected and enabled people like her father.

Known Victims Edit

  • 2009:
    • February 20: Michael Stanton
    • February 25: Hoyt Ashford
    • February 26: Joseph Fielding (consensually tied to a chair before being killed; painted lipstick on his eyes post-mortem)
    • February 27: Trent Rabner (shot in the head instead of being poisoned)

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