"The Performer" is the seventh episode of Season Five of Criminal Minds.

Summary Edit

The BAU is called to Los Angeles to investigate a series of killings that lead to a Goth rock star who appears to have become lost in the creepy alter-ego he portrays when he is onstage.

Guest Cast Edit

Referenced Criminals Edit

Music Edit

  • "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division
  • "Can You Hear Me" by the Lions
  • "Evil Eye" by the Lions

Bookend Quotes Edit

  • Spencer Reid: "In all the darkest pages of the malign supernatural, there is no more terrible tradition than that of the vampire - a pariah even among demons." Writer Montague Summers
  • Emily Prentiss: Writer Cyril Connolly said, "Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self."

Trivia Edit

See Also Edit

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