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"Compromising Positions" is the fourth episode of Season Six and the 118th overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is called to Ohio to help identify a serial killer who is murdering married couples in Akron. Meanwhile, Hotch looks within the team to fill a recent vacancy.

Guest Cast

  • Lisa Arturo - Debra Wilson
  • Jed Bernard - Scott Hartway
  • Nicholas Brendon - Analyst Kevin Lynch
  • Bill Lee Brown - Alphonse Keppler
  • Billy Brown - Coffee Shop Patron
  • Sarah Buxton - Leslie Sanders
  • Helen Eigenberg - Shirley Andrews
  • Thomas Garner - Phil Andrews
  • Kathryn Howell - Beth Hartway
  • Erin Matthews - Mary-Ann Thomas
  • Wayne Nickel - Deacon
  • Michelle Parylak - Kathy Hartway
  • Juan Pope - Detective David Crowley
  • Adrienne Rusk - Female Swinger
  • Kiff Scholl - Ben Frelow
  • Craig Sheffer - James Thomas
  • Mike Smith - Paul Wilson
  • Ciel Turich - Male Swinger
  • Denise Vasquez - Female Resident

Referenced Criminals


  • "You're My Everything" by Joe King
  • "Disappear (Extended Dub)" by Kitten Control
  • "Guise" by Von Iva

Bookend Quotes

  • Penelope Garcia: Abraham Lincoln said, "Whatever you are, be a good one."
  • Emily Prentiss: "We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing our own skin." Andre Berthiaume


  • "Compromising position" is a term referring to the act of being caught while in an unexpected sexual act or a position that would leave one open to speculation by others.
  • Billy Brown, the actor who portrayed a coffee shop patron, previously appeared in an earlier episode of Criminal Minds, starring as Detective Rick Ware in the Season Two episode "Fear and Loathing."
  • Although this was the 4th episode to be aired, it was the 3rd episode to be produced.

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