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"Ex Parte" is the nineteenth episode of Season Thirteen and the 296th overall of Criminal Minds.


When a hostage situation takes place at the law firm where Kristy Simmons works, the BAU attempts to resolve the crisis.

Guest Cast


  • "Like a Boss" by Versy
  • "I Love Our Home" by Tom Rhodes

Bookend Quotes

  • Emily Prentiss: "Violence is not a catalyst but a diversion." – Joseph Conrad
  • Matt Simmons: It is Proverbs that reminds us, "Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring."


  • The title of the episode comes from the legal term "ex parte", which describes a legal proceeding brought by one person in the absence of and without representation or notification of other parties.
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