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Disambiguation: This page is about the episode. For the organization, see Gold Star.

"Gold Star" is the first episode and season premiere of Season Seventeen, and the 11th episode overall of Criminal Minds: Evolution.


The BAU probes a deadly Gold Star conspiracy while serial killer Elias Voit's custody transfer leads to a complication in their backyard. Facing their biggest threat yet, the team cannot remain unscathed from the mind-bending consequences.

Guest Cast[]

  • Zeke Alton - Don Bertoli
  • Christian Barber - Detective Klein
  • Clayton Cannon - Detective Isaac Sanchez
  • Clark Gregg - FBI Director Ray Madison
  • Heart Hayes - Gwen Bertoli
  • Peter A. Hulne - Detective Walden
  • Nicole Pacent - Rebecca Wilson

Referenced Criminals[]

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Emily Prentiss: "It's wrong what they say about the past, I've learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out." ― Khaled Hosseini


Criminal Minds: Evolution Episodes