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"Closing Time" is the fourteenth episode of Season Seven and the 152nd overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU investigates the discovery of three male bodies hidden in a lifeguard tower along the beach of the southern California coastline. Meanwhile, Hotch asks Beth out on a date.

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  • "Small Time (What You Want)" by TV/TV

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Aaron Hotchner: "Trust not him that has once broken faith." — William Shakespeare
  • Aaron Hotchner: "You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough." — Frank Crane


  • It's interesting to note that Tyler Neitzel (who plays the stepson of the episode's unsub) previously appeared in the 2011 film Freeway Killer, based on the crimes of one of the three Freeway Killers, William Bonin.
    • Furthermore, Randy Kraft (another Freeway Killer) was mentioned in the episode. Whether or not this was an intentional reference or not is unknown.

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