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Season 9, Episode 7
Air date November 6, 2013
Written by Rick Dunkle
Directed by Matthew Gray Gubler
"In The Blood"
"The Return"

"Gatekeeper" is the seventh episode of Season Nine of Criminal Minds.


After a series of victims are found strangled to death in Boston, the BAU looks for a serial killer who likes to keep mementos of the victims, and the team wonders if a common link to the casualties could lead them to the culprit. Meanwhile, the BAU rallies around Rossi when his favorite bar is on the verge of closing.

Guest CastEdit

  • Brent Bailey - Scott Delfino
  • Tara Buck - Hannah Johnson
  • Angela Bullock - Helen
  • Noshir Dalal - Ben Harrison
  • Dominique Davis - Kara
  • Troy Doherty - Colin Kirkland
  • Franklin Fung - Bad Karaoke Singer
  • Julianna Guill - Ashley Fouladi
  • Joey Luthman - Jake Preston
  • Jack Plotnick - Tanner Johnson
  • Ray Stoney - Nick Wilson
  • Jenny Strubin - Doctor Janis Karickhoff


  • "As Time Goes By" by Frank Sinatra (sung by karaoke singer Franklin Fung)
  • "Itsy Bitsy Spider", a popular lullaby
  • "Piano Man" by Billy Joel (sung by a group of karaoke singers)

Bookend QuotesEdit

  • David Rossi: "If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." Benjamin Franklin
  • Spencer Reid: "The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them." Frank Clark

See AlsoEdit

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