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Season 5, Episode 19
Air date April 14, 2010
Written by Victor De Jesus
Directed by John Gallagher
"The Fight"
"...A Thousand Words"

"A Rite of Passage" is the nineteenth episode of Season Five of Criminal Minds.

Summary Edit

The BAU heads to Texas to track a serial killer who is targeting illegal immigrants trying to cross the U.S. border at Terlingua.

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Bookend Quotes Edit

  • Emily Prentiss: "A lion's work hours are only when he's hungry; once he's satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together." Chuck Jones
  • Aaron Hotchner: "Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." Helen Keller

Trivia Edit

  • "Rite of passage" is another term referring to a rite, which is a ceremony or event that is meant to mark an important stage in the life of a person, such as birth, marriage, and death.
  • Casey Nelson, the actor who portrayed Deputy Gannon, previously appeared on Criminal Minds, starring as Constable Cassar in the two-part Season Four episode finale To Hell...and Back.

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