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Season 1, Episode 16
Air date March 8, 2006
Written by Andrew Wilder
Directed by Matt Earl Beesley
"Unfinished Business"
"A Real Rain"

"The Tribe" is the sixteenth episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.

Summary Edit

When college students in New Mexico are found tortured and murdered in an unoccupied house, the BAU suspects a group of killers with an extensive knowledge of Native American rituals is responsible.

Guest Cast Edit

Referenced Criminals Edit

  • The American Indian Movement
  • Shoko Asahara and Aum Shinrikyo (stock footage only)
  • Marshall Applewhite (stock footage only)
  • The Branch Davidians (stock footage only)
  • Patty Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army
  • The Red Army Faction or The Red Brigades (possible; mentioned as "The German Red Brigade")
  • The Black September Organization
  • Charles Manson and the Manson Family

Music Edit

  • "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly
  • "Roberto Duran" by the Ribeye Brothers
  • "The Scientist" by Coldplay
  • "When All is Said and Done" by Tyrone Wells

Bookend Quotes Edit

  • Aaron Hotchner: Nietzsche wrote, "The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe."
  • Aaron Hotchner: There's an old Apache saying: "You can take many paths to get to the same place."

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