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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

  • Jon Barton - SWAT Leader
  • James Black - Special Agent Kevin Liman
  • Linda Bisesti - Joann Nelson
  • Mitch Carter - Lockeford Bull[1]
  • Silvia Curiel - Rose
  • Bruce Frausto - ICE Agent
  • Meta Golding - Agent Jordan Todd
  • Troy Holden - Younger Hobo
  • Adrian LaTourelle - Detective Stark
  • Omar Leyva - Cesar Jimenez
  • Morgain McGovern - Cashier
  • Julieta Ortiz - Mrs. Ortiz
  • Marisa Quintanilla - Angela Ortiz
  • Michael Earl Reid - Older Hobo
  • Andre Royo - Armando Salinas
  • Pepe Serna - Ruben Garcia
  • Victor Warren - Detective Daniels
  • Jim Cody Williams - Modesto Bull


  • "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

Criminal Minds Episodes