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Criminal Minds
Season 8, Episode 13
Air date January 23, 2013
Written by Jason Bernero
Directed by Glenn Kershaw
Episode Guide
"All That Remains"

"Magnum Opus" is the thirteenth episode of Season Eight of Criminal Minds.


While Reid copes with a loss in his personal life, the rest of the BAU travels to San Francisco to investigate a serial killer active in the Mission District.

Guest CastEdit

  • Jeff Adler - Man
  • John Patrick Amedori - Bryan Hughes
  • Alex Beach - Sherry Douglas
  • Zach Book - Paul
  • Ashleigh Borman - Aimee Fortner
  • John R. Colley - Alan Archer
  • Anna George - Doctor Barbara Moore
  • Kate Hamilton - Kelly Miller
  • Jamie Luner - Madison Riley
  • Amy M. Morgan - Elaine Porter
  • Brian Mulligan - Andre
  • Melinda Stephan - Woman
  • Craig Watkinson - Detective Lennon Miles
  • Malachi Weir - Tre

Referenced CriminalsEdit


  • "Sugars of Someday" by American Head Charge

Bookend QuotesEdit

  • Jennifer Jareau: "My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long." Marie Antoinette
  • Spencer Reid: "Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go but rather learning to start over." Nicole Sobon


  • In Latin, magnum opus means "great work", referring to the largest, and perhaps the best, greatest, most popular, or most renowned achievement of a writer, artist, composer or craftsman.
  • This is the first episode written by crew member and current script coordinator Jason Bernero.

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