"The Sandman" is the seventeenth episode of Season Eleven of Criminal Minds, and the 250th overall.


The BAU travels to Wichita, Kansas, in search of an unsub who terrorizes parents by abducting their children while the entire family is asleep. Meanwhile, Morgan tries to find who was responsible for his attack.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals

Bookend Quotes

  • Derek Morgan: "Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth." Peter Ustinov
  • Derek Morgan: "Lucky I'm sane after all I've been through. Life's been good to me so far." Joe Walsh



  1. Credited as "Poker Player #4"
  2. Credited as "Poker Player #3"

Criminal Minds Episodes