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"A Thin Line" is the fifteenth episode of Season Seven and the 153rd overall of Criminal Minds.


When the BAU investigates a series of brutal home invasions and murders in the Inland Empire of southern California that appear to be related to gangs, the investigation uncovers a more sinister motive for the crimes. Meanwhile, Morgan and Prentiss have conflicting opinions after an FBI inductee training session ends on a low note.

Guest Cast

  • Paul Lincoln Alayo - Ramon Gomez
  • Greg Carlson - Matt Lewis
  • Maria Cina - Trisha Lewis
  • Austin Michael Coleman - Young Trevor Mills
  • Paul Diaz - Jimmy Valdez
  • Marypat Farrell - Hilary Ross
  • Floyd Foster, Jr. - Ray Phillips
  • Chiquita Fuller - 911 Operator
  • Horacio Galaviz - Pedro Mendez
  • Taylor M. Graham - Deputy
  • Lilah Jade Haye - Staring Girl
  • Jade Holden - Kelly Wilson
  • Jackie R. Jacobson - Mackenzie Lewis
  • Paul Johansson - Clark Preston
  • Samuel Marcus - Billy Wilson
  • Lauren McNeely - Reporter
  • Ken W. Murphy - Mayor Steve Wennington
  • Laura Richardson - Pamela Mills
  • Kevin Sheridan - Trevor Mills
  • Bianca Taylor - Sophia Underwood

Referenced Criminals

Bookend Quotes

  • Derek Morgan: "Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact." — Honore de Balzac
  • Emily Prentiss: "I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against." — Malcolm X


  • Horacio Galaviz, the actor who portrayed Pedro Mendez, also played Jim in an episode of the short-lived Criminal Minds spin-off, Suspect Behavior.

Criminal Minds Episodes