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"Hashtag" is the seventh episode of Season Ten and the 217th overall of Criminal Minds.


When a killer begins brutally murdering popular users of large social media networks in Maryland, the BAU searches for an unsub who is taking on the persona of an Internet urban legend. Meanwhile, Morgan and Savannah struggle to find quality time for each other with their busy careers.

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  • "Break Me" by Babe Youth
  • "Famous Overnight" by The Hundred Days

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Derek Morgan: "Naïveté in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity, it is indistinguishable from stupidity." — Eric Hoffer
  • Derek Morgan: "There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect." — Robert Louis Stevenson


  • In one scene, Morgan remarks, "...[T]he internet is forever." This could be a reference to the Season Five episode of the same name, which also revolved around the Internet as one of the narcissistic unsub's attributes.
  • There are references to Buffy the Vampire Slayer throughout the episode, with several characters named after characters featured in the series. Additionally, the school Connor Holt attends has the same color scheme, name, and mascot as the other fictional Sunnydale High, where the first three and seventh seasons of Buffy took place.
  • YouTube personality iJustine, who is mentioned in this episode, previously guest starred in the Season Six episode "Middle Man" as Meredith Joy.

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