"The Instincts" is the sixth episode of Season Four of Criminal Minds.

Summary Edit

When a young boy is abducted in Las Vegas, Reid begins to have dreams that force him to recall forgotten memories from his childhood as he investigates the case.

Guest Cast Edit

Music Edit

  • "Shelter From the Storm" by Bob Dylan

Bookend Quotes Edit

  • Aaron Hotchner: Amos Bronson Alcott said, "Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response."
  • Spencer Reid: Bob Dylan once said, "I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay."

Notes Edit

  • A baby appearing in Reid's dream at the beginning of the episode is a possible callback to the Season One episode "The Popular Kids", in which Reid professed to having nightmares about being unable to save a baby from a killer.

Criminal Minds Episodes

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