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|“||You think you got it rough? These people have done nothing but undermine me since I got here.||„|
|~ Phillip Dowd complaining about his coworkers.|
Phillip Dowd is a major antagonist in the crime-drama TV series Criminal Minds. He is a narcissistic and paranoid murderer who appears as the main antagonist of the Season 1 episode "L.D.S.K.".
He was portrayed by Timothy Omundson.
Born in 1971, Dowd suffered from Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Paranoid Personality Disorder, as believed he was naturally superior to everyone else, and that others were trying to deprive him of success and happiness out of jealousy. He joined the military at the age of 18 and eventually became a US ranger, but sometime during his time as a US ranger, Dowd was dishonorably discharged for conduct-unbecoming. He then would attempt to become a police officer, but was fired after nine months for not disclosing his dishonorable discharge. Afterwards, he became an ER nurse in Des Plaines, Illinois. His paranoia and constant need to make himself feel superior made him believe that no one at his work appreciated him, so, in 2005, he started sniping people in non-fatal areas of the body so he could save them at the hospital.
Dowd began to snipe people with an M4 Carbine, shooting two people in a park and then three at a restaurant. Police suspected Officer Scott McCarty and tracked him down to his car, but when McCarty came out, Dowd shot him in the head, killing him instantly. After this, Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) technical analyst Penelope Garcia realized Dowd would be a strong suspect, and the rest of the BAU raided the hospital he worked in. Dowd then put on combat gear and grabbed his M4 and knocked agent Spencer Reid out. After this he forced agent Aaron Hotchner to kick Reid repeatedly, but this was a ruse to covertly give Reid a gun. Reid then shot Dowd in the head, killing him.
- Henry Sachs - Shot, bled out.
- Scott McCarty - Shot in the head.
- Doug Miller
- Kevin Parks
- Jerry Middleton
- Tim Reilly
- Kate Murray
- Man and Woman
- Despite the name, Dowd doesn't qualify as a serial killer, as he only killed two people when the requirement for a serial killer is three. Also, serial killers intend to kill their victims, as out of the two people he killed, Dowd only intended to kill Officer Scott McCarty, Henry Sachs was supposed to be injured and taken to the hospital like the rest, but the ambulance arrived too late.