"Lauren" is the eighteenth episode of Season Six of Criminal Minds.


When Prentiss confronts her nemesis, Ian Doyle, and goes missing, Jennifer "JJ" Jareau is asked by the BAU to help find her and capture Doyle before it is too late.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "Kolnidur" by Jónsi

Bookend Quotes

  • Emily Prentiss: "The secret to getting away with lying is believing with all your heart. That goes for lying to yourself even moreso than lying to another." Author Elizabeth Bear
  • Jennifer Jareau: Psychoanalyst Walter Langer wrote, "People will believe a big lie sooner than a little one, and if you repeat it frequently enough, people will sooner or later believe it."

Criminal Minds Episodes