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"Devil's Backbone" is the twenty-first episode of Season Eleven and the 254th overall of Criminal Minds.


When security guards at a Virginia prison discover a package containing evidence relating to the abduction of two boys several years ago, the BAU questions a notorious serial killer who may have information on the boys' whereabouts.

Guest Cast


  • "Creep" by Scala & Kolacny Brothers (Original by Radiohead)

Bookend Quotes

  • Aaron Hotchner: "Don't you know there comes a midnight hour when everyone has to take off his mask?" — Søren Kierkegaard
  • Tara Lewis: "No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself." — John Steinbeck

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