"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