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|“||I brought you an angel.||„|
|~ Eddie May's delusional message to his mother, Mary Mays.|
Eddie Mays is a minor antagonist in Criminal Minds, appearing as the main antagonist of the episode "Blood Hungry". He is a mentally-ill spree killer whose delusions compel him to kill people and eat their remains, attracting the attention of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU).
He was portrayed by Kris Lemche.
Eddie is from a wealthy, prominent family in Harringtonville, Tennessee. After his father's death, Eddie was raised by his mother, Mary, a cold, domineering woman who demanded that he live his life according to her rules in order to preserve the Mays "family name". She went so far as to call him several times a day to check up on him, and forces him to break up with a girl she disapproved of. Eddie rebelled by partying and using drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine nearly nonstop, which eventually caused him to suffer a psychotic break. He was institutionalized for six months, but Mary did not visit him once, fearing the social stigma if his mental illness became known in Harringtonville.
Although he was still suffering from delusions, he checked himself out of the mental institution and called Mary, but she ignored his messages. Eddie came back to his hometown and became fixated on Wally Brisbane, a young boy living in his neighborhood whom Eddie was convinced was a messiah sent to Earth from heaven. Shortly afterward, Eddie killed a local man named Paul Thompson and stole a rifle from him.
Eddie kills Wally's music teacher and cuts out her vital organs, preserving them in plastic containers and putting them in his mother's freezer; he later eats them. He then kills Wally's grandmother, kidnaps Wally, and brings him to his mother's house, telling her that the boy is an angel. Determined to protect her family's reputation - and, to a much lesser degree, her son - Mary cleans up the murder scene and hides Wally in her storage shed on the outskirts of town.
Meanwhile, in a moment of lucidity, Eddie feels remorse for his crimes and goes to a local church to beg God's forgiveness. There, BAU Agents Elle Greenaway and Derek Morgan, who had been staking out the church based on the theory that the killer was religious and would pray for forgiveness, burst in and arrest him. While struggling with the agents, Eddie hallucinates that the Virgin Mary has transformed into one of his victims, and he screams in horror, eventually needing to be subdued and medicated after his mother, feigning ignorance of his crimes, signs parental consent forms.
Lucid from the medication, Eddie submits to an interview with BAU Agents Aaron Hotchner and Spencer Reid, but becomes agitated when they show him pictures of his victims and tries to hang himself. Eddie is once again restrained and forcibly medicated. After he is hospitalized, Hotchner and Greenaway find Wally and discover that Mary had cleaned up after Eddie; her car's GPS shows that she had visited the same secluded area six times in two hours. Under the pretense of driving Mary home, Hotchner gets her to confess to being Eddie's accomplice, and tels her she did it to protect herself, not her son. Mary is arrested, and Eddie is presumably institutionalized once again.
- Eddie Mays on the Criminal Minds Wiki