There’s nothing Penelope Garcia wouldn’t do for Derek Morgan, even if he’s living the life they should have lived with someone else. Despite Garcia’s clear regret that she herself has never been romantically involved with Morgan, she is his biggest cheerleader when it comes to his burgeoning family. Of course, since Garcia is Morgan’s closest confidante, she gets the call when Morgan’s pregnant wife, Savannah, is shot.
Garcia, who doesn’t put her loved ones in danger, has been working the case with Morgan and the rest of the team since his kidnapping, without success. However, when Penelope looks back at the hospital footage, she sees the man who called to report the shooting. Garcia quickly realizes the call wasn’t from a nurse. Instead, it was the shooter himself…before he fired.
Although the stranger has obviously tried to bait Penelope, she doesn’t let it bother her. With the shooter’s face on camera, Garcia didn’t take time to identify him. The team spent countless hours trying to figure out Chazz Montolo’s identity following Morgan’s kidnapping. However, Garcia manages to get the job done in minutes, using a mix of reasoning skills she learned from the team and some technical magic. Unfortunately, keeping Morgan in the BAU isn’t enough as he decides to leave the team for good. As the episode title suggests, it’s “A Beautiful Disaster”.