The BAU searches for a suspected human trafficking ring when the bodies of two missing persons are found in the trunk of a car, with the investigation being assisted by SSA Andi Swann, the head of the Domestic Trafficking Task Force. Meanwhile, Hotch intimates there could be changes within the team due to budget cuts, and Rossi receives news from an old friend.
- Maximillian Alexander - Max
- Matt T. Baker - Kyle
- Nicholas Brendon - Analyst Kevin Lynch
- Sean Carrigan - Lamott
- A.J. Cook - SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau
- Sarah Foret - Agent Renee Matlin
- Massi Furlan - Leon
- Christopher Illing - Billy
- Danielle Jaffey - Kidnapped Victim
- Gary Kasper - The Cleaner
- Ryan J. Kibby - Jake Wattay
- Jan Munroe - Doctor Sherman
- Amy Price-Francis - SSA Andi Swann
- Angela Sarafyan - Lucy
- Forry Smith - Campbell
- Jace Sparks - Chris
- Andrew Wayne - State Trooper
- "Shattered" by The Rolling Stones
- Aaron Hotchner: Thomas Hardy wrote, "And yet to every bad there is a worse."
- David Rossi: "What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do." Aristotle
- The character SSA Andi Swann was named in memory of Andy Swan, who passed away after a year-long battle with lung cancer on February 8, 2011.
- Matt T. Baker, the actor that played Kyle, previously appeared on Criminal Minds, starring as Danny Wallace in the Season One episode Poison.