"Fate" is the ninth episode of Season Ten and the 219th overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU pursues a remorseful but uncontrollable spree killer who is committing random murders in northern Virginia. Meanwhile, Rossi is visited by a woman who could hold a secret from his past.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "Ain't Nobody Home" by Lenny Mack Band
  • "Follow You Down" by Cajsa Siik
  • "I Wanna Be Where You Are" by Gia

Bookend Quotes

  • David Rossi: "Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future." — John F. Kennedy
  • David Rossi: "When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn, and where we end up is really, in fact, where we always intended to be." — Julia Glass


  • Emily Dahm, the actress who portrays a friend of Hayden Montgomery's, previously appeared on Criminal Minds, playing a friend of Samantha Wilcox in the Season Nine episode "Route 66."
  • The "Get out, out, out." line could be referring to MacBeth's famous "Out, damned spot!" line.


  1. Credited as "Client"

Criminal Minds Episodes
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