"The Edge of Winter" is the nineteenth episode of Season Nine of Criminal Minds.


As the BAU wraps up an investigation into brutal stabbings in upstate New York, Morgan's visit with a survivor could uncover more questions left for the team to answer.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals

  • The Matthew Shepard case


  • "Undermined (Scratch Mix)" by Mellisa R. Kaplan & Jeff Toyne

Bookend Quotes

  • Derek Morgan: "No one is ever a victim, although your conquerors would have you believe in your own victimhood. How else could they conquer you?" Barbara Marciniak
  • Derek Morgan: "There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. There are times when reality is nothing but pain and to escape that pain, the mind must leave reality behind." Patrick Rothfuss


Criminal Minds Episodes