"3rd Life" is the twelfth episode of Season Three of Criminal Minds.


When two teenage girls are abducted in Chula Vista, California, and one of them is murdered, the BAU must profile the killer and find him before he kills the other teen. Meanwhile, the second girl's enigmatic father assists in the search.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals

  • Kevin Foster and the Lords of Chaos


  • "My Hero" by Foo Fighters
  • "Umbrella" by Rihanna and Jay-Z

Bookend Quotes

  • Aaron Hotchner: "No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies." – Daisy Bates.
  • Aaron Hotchner: "It is a wise father who knows his own child." – William Shakespeare

Criminal Minds Episodes