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Season 9, Episode 18
Air date March 12, 2014
Written by Virgil Williams
Directed by Doug Aarniokoski
"The Edge of Winter"

"Rabid" is the eighteenth episode of Season Nine of Criminal Minds.


When three bodies are found with animal and human bite marks in a shallow grave near Milwaukee, the BAU has many puzzling questions to answer. Meanwhile, Reid and Garcia work out for a company fitness test, but try to hide their preparation from Morgan.

Guest CastEdit

  • Phil Abrams - Doctor Weinstein
  • George Alvarez - Officer Kowalski
  • Chris Coy - Russell Holmes
  • Brittani Ebert - Soccer Mom
  • Stone Eisenmann - Hunter Cunningham (voice)
  • Ayana Hampton - Jogger
  • Christopher Hatfield - Mr. Foley
  • Shawn Kathryn Kane - Nanny
  • Tammy Lauren - Liz Foley
  • Dana Melanie - Gloria Wilson
  • Steve Monroe - David Wade Cunningham
  • Jacqueline Scislowski - Foley Daughter #1
  • Hannah Swain - Foley Daughter #2
  • Chloe Wepper - Barista

Bookend QuotesEdit

  • Spencer Reid: "It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has." Hippocrates
  • Derek Morgan: "True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils." Baltasar Gracián


  • Promos for the episode advertise the unsub as turning his victims into "zombies". Considering the unsub's true M.O., the episode could be an obscure allusion to a 1977 Canadian horror film, also titled Rabid, which involves a woman whose unique plastic surgery is capable of turning people into "rabid zombies" whose bites spread the disease.
  • Stone Eisenmann, the child actor who voiced Hunter Cunningham, previously appeared in Criminal Minds, starring as young Billy Flynn in the Season Six episode The Longest Night.

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