"Awake" is the eighth episode of Season Eleven of Criminal Minds.


The BAU hunts an unsub in Phoenix who is abducting victims and depriving them of their sleep. Also, Hotch and Garcia deal with the threat from an underground hitman group who have targeted the Dirty Dozen, a name Garcia realizes they are using to refer to her.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "You Are My Sunshine" by Leah Andreone

Bookend Quotes

  • Jennifer Jareau: "You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind." — Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jennifer Jareau: "Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death." — Coco Chanel


  • Despite being credited in the opening sequence, Matthew Gray Gubler, the actor who portrays Reid, doesn't appear in the episode and is only mentioned.


  1. Credited as "Woman"

Criminal Minds Episodes