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"Children of the Dark" is the fourth episode of Season Three and the 49th overall of Criminal Minds.


When a series of home invasions involve the murders of entire families, the BAU is called to Denver to identify the killers and presume that they have been abused while in foster care.

Guest Cast[]

  • Jon Barton - SWAT Leader
  • Francis Capra - Ervin Robles
  • Mary Carrig - Carol
  • Alex Castillo - Mr. Ortiz
  • Parker Contreras - Danny Ortiz
  • Mark Doerr - Tom Halbert
  • Evan Donaldson - Neil Halbert
  • Kate Emerick - Sara
  • Stephanie Erb - Dina Halbert
  • Robert Fisher - Cop in Donut Shop
  • Michael FitzGibbon - ER Doctor
  • Joanna Flores - Carrie Ortiz
  • Christopher Frontiero - Donut Shop Clerk
  • Christine Healy - Mrs. Manwaring
  • Masam Holden - Tyler
  • Tom Kiesche - Lieutenant Nellis
  • Michael Ng - Asian Diner
  • Bob Rumnock - Supervisor
  • Garrett Ryan - Hayden Halbert
  • William Lee Scott - Gary
  • Laura P. Vega - Mrs. Ortiz

Referenced Criminals[]


  • "Hope There's Someone" by Antony & The Johnsons
  • "NA" by Antony & The Johnsons
  • "Show Me" by John Legend
  • "When the Music's Not Forgotten" by Deadman
  • "To Build a Home" by The Cinematic Orchestra

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Emily Prentiss: "In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it's intimate and psychological, resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul." – Barbara Ehrenreich

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