"Our Darkest Hour" is the twenty-third episode, and season finale, of Season Five of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is called to Los Angeles when a serial killer is lured out of hiding after a series of rolling blackouts gives him the perfect opportunity to pursue his victims in the darkness.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "I'm Your Man" by Leonard Cohen

Bookend Quotes

  • Derek Morgan: Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote, "And out of the darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men."



  1. Credited as "Newsanchor Laura"
  2. Credited as "Newsanchor Pat"
  3. Credited as "Newsanchor Paul"
  4. Credited as "DJ Brian"
  5. Credited as "Newsanchor Kent"
  6. Credited as "DJ Mark"

Criminal Minds Episodes

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