"L.D.S.K." is the sixth episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.


The BAU travels to Des Plaines, Illinois, to assist the search for a sniper before he shoots more people. Meanwhile, Reid fails his firearms qualification exam and is forced to work without a gun, which makes things worse for him when he and Hotch become caught up in a life-threatening situation.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "Tears and Rain" by James Blunt

Bookend Quotes

  • Jason Gideon: Nietzsche wrote, "The irrationality of a thing is not an argument against its existence, rather, a condition of it."
  • Aaron Hotchner: Shakespeare wrote, "Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable."

Criminal Minds Episodes

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