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"Catching Out" is the fifth episode of Season Four and the 70th overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU investigates a series of murders in California's Central Valley that appear to be connected to a killer who jumps trains and chooses his victims based on their proximity to the railway. Meanwhile, Morgan meets a mysterious woman who seems to know his name.

Guest Cast[]


  • "Better" by Mary Arden Collins

Referenced Criminals[]

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Emily Prentiss: "Plenty sits still; hunger is a wanderer." – Zulu proverb
  • Emily Prentiss: "Beyond the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea, and the East and West, the wander thirst that will not let me be." – Gerald Gould


  • "Catching out" is another term for "train hopping", which refers to the act of stowing away on trains, usually freight trains and the like.


  1. Another name for railroad police

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