"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

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