"Hope" is the eighth episode of Season Seven of Criminal Minds.


It's personal for Garcia when a member of her support group goes missing on the seventh anniversary of her daughter's abduction, and she asks the rest of the BAU for help in finding her.

Guest Cast

  • Brian Appel - Agent Grant Anderson
  • Brigid Brannagh - Monica Kingston
  • Hayley Chase - Heather Wilson
  • Jack Coleman - William Rogers
  • Sean Hemeon - Officer
  • Ted Heyck - Dean Miller
  • Caroline Labrum - Young Heather Wilson
  • Reganne Sheely - Young Hope Kingston
  • Erin Sossamon - Hope Kingston

Referenced Criminals

Bookend Quotes

  • Penelope Garcia: "Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark." George Iles
  • Penelope Garcia: "Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." Joseph Campbell


  • Hayley Chase, the actress who portrays the teenage Heather Wilson, previously starred as Jill in an episode of Suspect Behavior, the short-lived Criminal Minds spin-off.

Criminal Minds Episodes

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