Criminal Minds Wiki

"Birthright" is the eleventh episode of Season Three and the 56th overall of Criminal Minds.


The new sheriff in Fredericksburg, Virginia, requests the BAU's assistance in the investigation of a series of mutilation-murders that appear to mimic similar crimes that had occurred over two decades earlier.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "Where the Devil Don't Stay" by Drive-By Truckers
  • "Honky Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones
  • "Skin and Bones" by JET
  • "Decoration Day" by Drive-By Truckers

Bookend Quotes

  • Aaron Hotchner: The American poet Anne Sexton once wrote, "It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was."
  • Jennifer Jareau: Wordsworth wrote, "A simple child, that lightly draws its breath, and feels its life in every limb, what should it know of death?"

Criminal Minds Episodes