"A Higher Power" is the fifteenth episode of Season Three and the 60th overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is called to Pittsburgh after an unusually high suicide rate with a suspicious two-week-long time break appears to be the work of an Angel of Death.

Guest Cast

  • Jennifer Aspen - Laurie Ann Morris
  • Jon Barton - SWAT Leader
  • Rod Britt - Coroner
  • Scott Michael Campbell - Peter Redding
  • Tim Cummings - Man #2
  • Leslie Fleming-Mitchell - Smoker
  • Brandon Ford Green - Stuart Sankler
  • Susan Hull - Woman #2
  • Brynn Horrocks - Woman #1
  • Renee O'Connor - Pam Baleman
  • Craig Patton - Man #1
  • Blake Robbins - Jonathan Morris
  • Zakareth Ruben - Beth Smoler
  • Paul Schulze - Detective Ronnie Baleman
  • Myk Watford - Curtis Fackler

Referenced Criminals


  • "Shambala" by Three Dog Night

Bookend Quotes

  • David Rossi: "There is no refuge from confession but suicide, and suicide is confession." – Daniel Webster
  • Emily Prentiss: "The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love, and to be greater than our suffering." – Ben Okri

Criminal Minds Episodes
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