"Burn" is the second episode of Season Ten of Criminal Minds.


The BAU goes to Seattle to apprehend a serial killer who is murdering his victims in various brutal ways and holds a psychotic obsession. Meanwhile, Garcia heads to Texas to confront the man she shot while defending Reid and herself, as he waits on death row.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "The Gilded Hand" by Radical Face
  • "Be My Baby" by Linda Ronstadt

Bookend Quotes

  • Derek Morgan: "The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see." Winston Churchill
  • Penelope Garcia: "It doesn't take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go." J.C. Watts


  1. Credited as "Gassed Victim #1"

Criminal Minds Episodes