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Criminal Minds
Season 9, Episode 12
Air date January 15, 2014
Written by Breen Frazier
Directed by Tawnia McKiernan
Episode Guide
"The Road Home"

"The Black Queen" is the twelfth episode of Season Nine of Criminal Minds.


When the BAU goes to San Jose to investigate the innocence of a man sentenced to death, Garcia delves into her hacker past and reconnects with her old flame to help the team with the case.

Guest CastEdit

  • Jeffrey Combs - John Nichols
  • Paulo Costanzo - Shane Wyeth
  • Cecile Cubilo - Debbie Bloom
  • Jesse Heiman - Ethan
  • Jackie Joyner - Rhonda
  • Mandy May - Gloria Holden
  • Clifford Morts - Bob Cooper
  • Erik Passoja - Sam Russell
  • David Salsa - Lieutenant Mike Sommers
  • Caroline Whitney Smith - Kathleen Miller
  • Rayna Tharani - Marguerite Churchill

Referenced CriminalsEdit


  • "Deceive" by Trentemøller (feat. Sune Rose Wagner)
  • "Bootylicious" by Destiny's Child

Bookend QuotesEdit

  • Derek Morgan: "People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds. It is something one creates." Thomas Szasz
  • Penelope Garcia: "To invent your own life's meaning is not easy, but it's still allowed, and I think you'll be happier for the trouble." Bill Watterson

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