"Broken Mirror" is the fifth episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is called in to help investigate the abduction of one of the twin daughters of an Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney and finds that the abductor is after the other twin as well.

Guest Cast


  • "I Like That/Stop" by Jae Millz
  • "Hyperventilation" by The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Bookend Quotes

  • Jason Gideon: Euripedes said, "When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him."
  • Jason Gideon: Euripedes said, "When love is in excess, it brings a man no honor nor worthiness."


  • Despite being credited in the opening sequence, A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness, the actresses who portray JJ and Garcia, respectively, do not appear in the episode.
  • The title stems from the term "mirror twins", used to describe Patricia and Cheryl Davenport in the episode. The full term "mirror image twins" describes twins who exhibit characteristics with reversed asymmetry, such as dominant handedness or organs, just as the Davenport twins were described.

Criminal Minds Episodes