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"Hopeless" is the fourth episode of Season Five and the 95th overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU investigates a group of suspects with a pack mentality who are randomly selecting their victims in the nation's capital and murdering them for the thrill of it.

Guest Cast


  • "Treat Me Like Your Mother" by The Dead Weather
  • "Summer Wind" by Frank Sinatra
  • "Heavy and Hanging" by Patterson Hood

Bookend Quotes

  • Derek Morgan: Kingman Brewster, Jr. said, "There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness."
  • Derek Morgan: William Shakespeare wrote, "These violent delights have violent ends."

Criminal Minds Episodes