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"Family Tree" is the eighth episode of Season Fifteen and 322nd of Criminal Minds.


As the BAU travels to Beaumont, Texas, to investigate a series of murders, Prentiss and J.J. face important decisions about their futures.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals

Bookend Quotes

  • Everett Lynch: There's a Scottish proverb: "They talk of my drinking but never my thirst."
  • Everett Lynch: "We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere. And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow." — Ted Bundy


  • This episode marks the third of only three times in the show's history where a real-world criminal is cited as one of the episode's bookended quotes. The others are:
  • This is the 9th of 9 episodes in which a non-BAU/ guest cast character, Everett Lynch, recites a bookend quote. The other episodes are:

Criminal Minds Episodes