"Neon Terror" is the eighth episode of Season Thirteen of Criminal Minds.


The BAU travels to Miami to stop an unsub who gives footage of his crimes to the media.

Guest Cast

  • Jeremy Andorfer-Lopez - Reporter #2
  • Liam Cronin - Jeffrey Whitfield
  • Monica Day - Lindsey Krukowski
  • Sydney Mae Estrella - Alex Grayson
  • Rick Fox - Brian Stoll
  • Dominique Genereaux - Reporter #1
  • Doris L. Guerrero - Detective Michelle Wallenberg
  • Kim Hawthorne - Sandra Madsen
  • Selkie Hom - Nancy Jones
  • Eddie Kaulukukui - Benjamin Grayson
  • Devin Kawaoka - Kal Montgomery
  • Joseph Kibler - Channel 3 Reporter #1
  • Lana McKissack - Natalie Corbis
  • Curt Mega - Steven O'Malley

Referenced Criminals


  • "Show Up" by Khristian B

Bookend Quotes

  • Emily Prentiss: "The spectacle is capital accumulated to the point where it becomes image." – Guy Debord
  • David Rossi: "I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train." – Oscar Wilde


  • Despite being credited in the opening sequence, Matthew Gray Gubler and Aisha Tyler, who portray Reid and Lewis respectively, don't appear in the episode.
    • This is, in fact, the eleventh episode in which a main character has not appeared despite his or her actor or actress being credited as usual. The first episode was Broken Mirror, in which A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness do not appear as JJ and Garcia, respectively, despite being credited. The second was 25 to Life, in which Thomas Gibson does not appear as Hotch. Three Season Eleven episodes were part of a small story-arc, in which Gubler also did not appear as Reid. The sixth and seventh were Taboo and The Anti-Terrorism Squad, both in which Tyler did not appear as Lewis. The eighth and ninth were Profiling 202 and Seek and Destroy, in which Gubler did not appear as Reid either. In the latter episode as well as the tenth episode Dust and Bones, Tyler also did not appear as Lewis.

Criminal Minds Episodes