"Alchemy" is the twentieth episode of Season Eight and the 182nd overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU travels to Rapid City after two male victims are found murdered in a ritualistic manner. Also, Reid continues to grieve over Maeve's death.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "Sleepwalk" by Santo & Johnny

Bookend Quotes

  • David Rossi: "Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?" — Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Spencer Reid: J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, "I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil."


Criminal Minds Episodes
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