"Unfinished Business" is the fifteenth episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.


When a serial killer resurfaces after eighteen years of silence, the BAU works with the now-retired FBI agent who worked on the original case to catch the killer.

Guest Cast

  • Jon Barton - SWAT Leader
  • Marsha Clark - Neighbor #2
  • Mel Fair - Male Reporter
  • Laura Gardner - Sylvia Gooden
  • Marc Gomes - Detective Charles Santangelo
  • Sue Goodman - Tortured Woman
  • Christopher Grove - Scott Harbin
  • Jeanie Hackett - Anne Kern
  • Shauntay Hinton - Female Reporter
  • Del Hunter-White - Neighbor #1
  • Aaron Lustig - Walter Kern
  • Robert Ray Manning, Jr. - SWAT Leader
  • Bryan McMahon - Philip Bromwell
  • Geoffrey Pierson - Max Ryan
  • Rich Skidmore - Newscaster
  • Craig Tsuyumine - Audience Member
  • Francisco Viana - Security Guard

Referenced Criminals


  • "I Don't Wanna Know" by Sheryl Crow
  • "One Step Closer" by Vaughan Penn (DVD version only)

Bookend Quotes

  • Jason Gideon: Norman Maclean wrote, "It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us."
  • Elle Greenaway: Abraham Lincoln once said, "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

Criminal Minds Episodes

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