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"Damaged" is the fourteenth episode of Season Three and the 59th overall of Criminal Minds.


Rossi travels to Indianapolis to continue his investigation into the unsolved double murder that has plagued him for twenty years, and he is joined by Prentiss, JJ, and Morgan when they learn about the case. Meanwhile, Hotch and Reid interview a death-row inmate in a Connecticut prison.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "We'll Get By" by Gary Louris

Bookend Quotes

  • David Rossi: "Within the core of each of us is the child we once were. This child constitutes the foundation of what we have become, who we are, and what we will be." – Neuroscientist Dr. R. Joseph
  • Aaron Hotchner: "There is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings." – Arthur Rubinstein


  • This is the first of nine episodes that dealt with two separate cases. The second episode is "The Crossing", another episode in the same season, and the rest is part of an arc involving Reid in Season Twelve.
  • In the episode "Birthright", Rossi informs John Caulfield that it has been twenty-one years since the double homicide in Indianapolis occurred. However, in this episode, it is then stated by him and others to be the twentieth anniversary of the crime

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