"The Longest Night" is the first episode, and season premiere, of Season Six of Criminal Minds.


The BAU continues to pursue the Prince of Darkness, who has abducted Matt Spicer's daughter and attempts to use her in his murder spree throughout Los Angeles.

Guest Cast

  • Randolph Adams - Paramedic #2
  • Donald Agnelli - Uniformed Sergeant
  • Kris Campbell - Uniformed Officer
  • Ashli Cotton - Woman #1
  • Tim Curry - Billy Flynn
  • Robert Davi - Detective Adam Kurzbard
  • Zenja Dunn - Paramedic #1
  • Stone Eisenmann - Young Billy Flynn
  • Joe Gandurski - Police Captain
  • Joseph A. Garcia - Larry Simmons
  • Austin Highsmith - Kristin Spicer
  • Michelle Josette - Nora Flynn
  • Ronald William Lawrence - Detective Stansfield
  • Marilyn Monrovia - Woman #2
  • Jake Morgan - News Cameraman
  • Isabella Murad - Ellie Spicer
  • Susan Papa - Annette Simmons
  • Matt Taylor - Motorist[1]
  • Grant Venable - Joshua Farraday
  • Jim Wisniewski - Paul Farraday


  • All songs are performed by Leonard Cohen:
    • "Night Comes On"
    • "Dance Me to the End of Love"
    • "Sisters of Mercy"
    • "Who By Fire"

Bookend Quotes

  • Jennifer Jareau: "A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden." The Buddha.


  1. Credited as "Tire Changer"

Criminal Minds Episodes