"Collision Course" is the fourteenth episode of Season Twelve of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is sent to investigate the cause of a rising uptick in deadly car crashes involving drivers and pedestrians in Bradenton, Florida. Also, Reid receives some bad news.

Guest Cast


  • "Just One Look" by Ronnie Gesser
  • "Lover's Lament" by Joe Liggins

Bookend Quotes

  • Emily Prentiss: "The illusion of control makes the helplessness seem more palatable." Allie Brosh
  • Spencer Reid: "Loss of control is always the source of fear. It is also, however, always the source of change." James Frey


  • This is the third of nine episodes to deal with two separate cases. The first episode is Damaged and the second is The Crossing, both Season Three episodes. The following ones are all part of an arc involving Reid in Season Twelve.

Criminal Minds Episodes