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|“||Scream for me.||„|
|~ Peter to JJ.|
Peter Folkmore is a major antagonist from the crime-drama TV series Criminal Minds. He is an obsessive kidnapper and torturer who appears as the main antagonist of the Season 10 episode Scream.
As an adult, he is portrayed by Brian Poth.
As a child, he is portrayed by Ty Hale.
Peter was born in 1980, under the surname Holden. As a child, he had to constantly hear his mother be abused by his father. Despite having multiple chances to report her husband to the police, Karen never did. Wanting to get both Peter and Karen out of that situation, an officer named John Folkmore gave Peter a tape recorder and told him to record the abuse, so they'd finally have evidence. One night, Peter heard his parents arguing again, but when he went to record it, his father had murdered his mother by slashing her throat. Peter witnessed and recorded this. After realizing that Peter had seen the murder, his father shot himself in the head.
Despite being put into foster care, this incident would go on to traumatize Peter, so much so that he carried his tape recorder around everywhere he went and listened to the tape of his parents' deaths repeatedly. Likely because it was the last he'd ever hear of his mother. As an adult, Peter changed his surname to Folkmore (after John Folkmore), and got a job as a Domestic Abuse counselor. One fateful day, a fire in his basement burned up the tape recorder and the tape of his parents' deaths. Desperately wanting the tape back, Peter came under the delusion that he could recreate the tape. This lead to him abducting a woman from his work, taking her back to the house, and beating her, while recording it to recreate the sounds and lines from the tape. However, he accidentally ended up beating the woman to death. After disposing of the woman's body, he would go on to try again one month later, this time using a baseball bat instead of his fists.
- The song that played when Peter's father murdered his mother, is Brenton Wood - Great Big Bundle of Love. As such, Peter plays this song on a record player, whenever he attempts to recreate the tape.
- Peter Folkmore on the Criminal Minds Wiki.