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Season 5, Episode 4
Air date October 14, 2009
Written by Chris Mundy
Directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá
"Cradle to Grave"

"Hopeless" is the fourth episode of Season Five of Criminal Minds.

Summary Edit

The BAU investigates a group of suspects with a pack mentality who are randomly selecting their victims in the nation's capital and murdering them for the thrill of it.

Guest Cast Edit

  • Nellie Barnett - Jessica Miller
  • David Beatty - Scott
  • Peggy Blow - Patricia
  • Sharon Brathwaite-Sanders - Karen Osborne
  • Julianne Buescher - Meg
  • Keith D. Chandler - Officer Feder
  • Tom Connolly - Foreman
  • Clayne Crawford - C. Vincent
  • GiGi Hessamian - Samantha
  • Bernie Hourihan - Mike
  • Jo D. Jonz - Dan Osborne
  • Stacy Jorgensen - Lynn
  • Robert F. Lyons - Bartender
  • Rahvaunia - Nicole
  • Salli Richardson-Whitfield - Tamara Barnes
  • Blake Shields - J.R. Baker
  • Jeronimo Spinx - William Barnes
  • Suzanne Voss - Catherine
  • Travis Aaron Wade - J. Turner
  • Wade Williams - Detective Andrews
  • Nate Witty - Doug Taylor

Music Edit

  • "Treat Me Like Your Mother" by The Dead Weather
  • "Summer Wind" by Frank Sinatra
  • "Heavy and Hanging" by Patterson Hood

Bookend Quotes Edit

  • Derek Morgan: Kingman Brewster, Jr. said, "There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness."
  • Derek Morgan: William Shakespeare wrote, "These violent delights have violent ends."

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