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"200" is the fourteenth episode of Season Nine of Criminal Minds, and the 200th overall.


When JJ and Cruz are abducted, the BAU delves into JJ's time at the U.S. State Department to find clues to their disappearances and uncover a secret mission that now puts their lives in danger. To help with their search to find JJ and Cruz, the team calls upon Prentiss to help in the crisis.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "Blackbird" by Sarah Darling

Bookend Quotes

  • Emily Prentiss: "Why would we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because there is no where else to look." — James Burke
  • Jennifer Jareau: Nietzsche said, "When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you."


  • This is the second of three episodes that did not feature the traditional opening with the theme music, the first being the series pilot "Extreme Aggressor" and the third being the Season Eleven episode "A Beautiful Disaster." 
  • This marks the third time in the show's history that the same quote (by Friedrich Nietzsche) was recited:
    • Gideon recited the same quote as the ending bookend quote for "Extreme Aggressor", the show's pilot episode.
    • Hotch recited a similar version of the quote as the beginning bookend quote for "100", the aptly-named 100th episode of the entire series.
      • Rick Dunkle, the writer of this episode, also wrote a section of that episode. He was credited under the name of Bo Crese (which was also shared by six other writers who wrote sections for 100).
  • This is the 5th of 9 episodes in which a non-BAU/ guest cast character, Prentiss, recites a bookend quote. The other episodes are:

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