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"Derailed" is the ninth episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.


A paranoid psychiatric patient has a delusional episode on-board a passenger train and holds Elle and the other passengers in the car hostage.

Guest Cast

  • Jon Barton - SWAT Leader
  • Chris Bauer - Doctor Theodore Bryar
  • Kendall Clement - Security Guard
  • Kevin Cristaldi - Harry Anderson
  • Frank Faucette - SWAT Officer #2
  • M.C. Gainey - Agent Frank Moretti
  • Susan Gibney - Doctor Linda Deaton
  • Phinneas Kiyomura - Medic
  • Jeff Kober - Leo
  • Stephen Moffatt - State Trooper
  • Scott Norris - SWAT Officer #1
  • Anil Raman - Josh Patel
  • Alice Rietveld - Elaine Curtis
  • Mark Stefanich - HRT Commander

Referenced Criminals


  • "Wrecking Ball" by Gillian Welch

Bookend Quotes

  • Jason Gideon: Robert Oxton Bolt wrote, "A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind."
  • Spencer Reid: Albert Einstein asked, "The question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or the others crazy?"

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