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Season 2, Episode 16
Air date February 14, 2007
Written by Aaron Zelman
Directed by Rob Spera

"Fear and Loathing" is the sixteenth episode of Season Two of Criminal Minds.

Summary Edit

The BAU becomes involved in preventing a possible race riot when a series of murders in a mostly white New York suburb appear to be hate crimes.

Guest Cast Edit

  • Jon Barton - SWAT Leader
  • Bianca Bethune - Sandra Davis
  • Billy Brown - Detective Rick Ware
  • Sofie Calderon - Stacy
  • Walter Driver - Ken Newcombe
  • David Guzzone - Beat Cop
  • Tiffany Hines - Naomi Dade
  • Yaani King - Tania Mathis
  • Kenneth Meseroll - Mayor Gregory Hughes
  • Byrne Offutt - Jeff
  • Shaun O'Hagan - Officer Cale
  • David Ramsey - Terrance Wakeland
  • Denice J. Sealy - Mrs. Davis
  • Michael A. Shepperd - Mr. Davis
  • Jaquita Ta'le - Gail
  • Welton Thomas - Cop #1
  • Emma Turpen - Bree Davis
  • Tony Winters - Reverend Barlow Williams
  • Camille Winbush - Ally Hadley

Referenced Criminals Edit

Bookend Quotes Edit

  • Jason Gideon: "From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate." Socrates
  • Spencer Reid: "The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." Cicero


  • This episode was originally set to air before "The Big Game". However, due to a shift in airing schedule, several changes were made. Three scenes were re-shot, including a scene on the jet between Morgan talking about Prentiss with Reid, a scene that reveals Reid's addiction to Dilaudid was inserted and flashbacks of the events that occurred in "Revelations" were added in order to maintain continuity.
  • Groton is a real town in New York, but it is actually located in Tompkins County, which is 219 miles northwest of Westchester County, which was said to be Groton's location in the episode.

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