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Riding the Lightning

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Criminal Minds
Season 1, Episode 14
Air date January 25, 2006
Written by Simon Mirren
Directed by Chris Long
Episode Guide
"Unfinished Business"

"Riding the Lightning" is the fourteenth episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.

Summary Edit

The team is sent to the Florida State Penitentiary to interview husband and wife serial killers set to be executed. After the initial interview, Gideon suspects that the wife may not be guilty of the crimes committed.

Guest Cast Edit

  • Jeannetta Arnette - Sarah Jean Mason
  • Roger Aaron Brown - Warden Charles Diehl
  • Cher Calvin - Lara Sedgwick
  • Ren Casey - Byron Sheffield (Riley Dawes)
  • Rachel Nicole Hamilton - Sobbing Girl
  • David A. Kimball - Frank Sheffield
  • Cynthia Lamontagne - Becky
  • Michael Massee - Jacob Dawes
  • Michael B. Silver - Sam Shapiro
  • Constance Towers - Deb Mason

Music Edit

  • "Cello Suite No. 1, Prelude" by J.S. Bach

Bookend Quotes Edit

  • Jason Gideon: "Who so sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed." (Genesis 9:6)
  • Jason Gideon: Albert Paine said, "What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal."

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