"Demons" is the twenty-fourth episode of Season Nine of Criminal Minds, and the second of the two-part season finale.


The BAU continues its serial murder investigation in Texas, and clues uncover a deep, dark web of corruption that could be the motive for the killings. Meanwhile, as one team member's life hangs in the balance, another concerned BAU member must face a sad secret from the past, and Garcia is thrust into action to save a colleague.

Guest Cast


  • "Where Do We Go from Here" by Alicia Keys
  • "Maybe" by ​Lily Kershaw

Bookend Quotes

  • Spencer Reid: "When truth is buried, it grows. It chokes. It gathers such an explosive force that on the day it bursts out, it blows up everything with it." — Émile Zola
  • Spencer Reid: "We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." — Joseph Campbell



  1. Credited as "Male Nurse"

Criminal Minds Episodes