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|Season 5, Episode 18|
|Air date||April 7, 2010|
|Written by|| Chris Mundy|
Edward Allen Bernero
|Directed by||Richard Shepard|
"A Rite of Passage"
The BAU investigates the murders of several homeless men in San Francisco and coordinate their efforts with another team of BAU agents who are working on a series of murders of father-daughter duos that appears to be connected.
Guest Cast Edit
- Jayne Atkinson - FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss
- Jason Brooks - John Vincent Bell
- Scott Allan Campbell - Detective Ganz
- Lesley Fera - Leslie McBride
- Beau Garrett - SSA Gina LaSalle
- Eric B. Gerlemen - Suspect
- Michael Kelly - SSA Jonathan "Prophet" Simms
- Howard S. Miller - Coroner
- Alexa Nikolas - Jane McBride
- Matt Ryan - SSA Mick Rawson
- Felix Solis - Nelson G.
- Forest Whitaker - SSA Sam Cooper
- Jason Wiles - Ben McBride
- Kelvin Han Yee - Detective Ekler
Referenced Criminals Edit
Bookend Quotes Edit
- Aaron Hotchner: Mother Teresa said, "I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."
- This episode is the backdoor pilot for the short-lived spin-off series, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, created by Chris Mundy and Edward Allen Bernero (the writers of this episode).
- Jason Wiles, who played unstable bank robber and budding spree killer Caleb Dale Sheppard in the Season Two episode "Psychodrama", portrayed Ben McBride in the episode.