On the Criminal Minds episode “The Bond,” the BAU searches for a motive and an UnSub when victims are found tortured and tied up in truck stop restrooms. Based on the evidence she’s reviewed, Dr. Tara Lewis (Aisha Tyler) says the killer is working off a kill list. The question is, did the killer, a young man named Randy (Wilson Bethel) make the list or is it the creation of his mother, Flora, who tells her son, “Mother will love and accept you no matter what.”
Flora is portrayed by Veronica Cartwright. The veteran actress is best known for her roles in the terrifying films Alien (Lambert), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Nancy Bellicec) and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (Cathy Brenner). Cartwright is also recognized for her recurring roles on the TV shows Resurrection (Helen Edgerton), Grey’s Anatomy (Lydia Ashford), Revenge (Judge Elizabeth Blackwell), Six Feet Under (Peg Kimmel), The X-Files (Cassandra Spender), and L.A. Law (ADA Margaret Flanagan). Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 9pm on CBS.