Gideon, Reid, and Prentiss travel to Guantanamo Bay to interrogate the leader of a terror sleeper cell being detained there after a chemical weapons dispersal device is discovered during a raid at a suspicious house.
- Anthony Azizi - Jamal Abaza
- Brad Blaisdell - Section Chief
- Hiwa Bourne - News Reporter
- Kevin Chapman - FBI Agent Andrew Bingaman
- Meredith Monroe - Haley Hotchner
- Wiley Pickett - CIA Agent #1
- Roger Ranney - DEA Agent Kenny Norwood
- Michael Edward Rose - CIA Agent #2
- Lauren Stamile - DEA Agent Bonnie Ryan
- Cassius Willis - FBI SWAT Team Leader
- Jason Gideon: Dale Turner mused, "Some of the best lessons are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future."
- Jason Gideon: Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "In order to learn the important lessons in life, one must each day surmount a fear."
- The episode won the 2007 Human Rights First Award for Excellence in Television for its humane portrayal of detainee interrogation.
- Brad Blaisdell, the actor that portrayed the Section Chief, also portrayed Michael Nolan in an episode of Suspect Behavior.