"Paradise" is the fourth episode of Season Four of Criminal Minds.


After three suspicious car accidents are confirmed to be not what they seem, the BAU joins the manhunt in Sherwood, Nevada, to catch the killer before he murders someone again.

Guest Cast

  • David Andrews - Sheriff Bruner
  • Amanda Burrill - Melissa Taylor
  • Price Carson - Owner
  • Tommie Harris - Dad
  • Jack Laufer - Harold Sanders
  • Robyn Lively - Abby Corbin
  • William Mapother - Ian Corbin
  • Tom O'Keefe - Guy Ayres
  • Phillip Sanchez - Gardener
  • Joe Unger - Bobby Jones
  • Sherry Weston - Betty
  • Wil Wheaton - Floyd Hansen
  • J.W. Wiseman - Monroe Hansen[1]


  • "Rock 'N Roll Train" by AC/DC

Bookend Quotes

  • Aaron Hotchner: Thomas Fuller wrote, "A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell."
  • Aaron Hotchner: Roman poet Phaedrus wrote, "Things are not always what they seem. The first appearance deceives many. The intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden."


  1. Credited as "Father of Unsub"

Criminal Minds Episodes