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"In Heat" is the seventeenth episode of Season Three and the 62nd overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is called to Miami to investigate a serial killer who appears to have a conflicted sexual identity. Meanwhile, JJ's secret is revealed.

Guest Cast[]

  • Douglas Souza Barcellos - Carlos
  • Jon Barton - SWAT Leader
  • Nicholas Brendon - Analyst Kevin Lynch
  • Bruno Bruni, Jr. - Michael Aldridge[1]
  • Michael Francis Cardelle - Bus Boy
  • Francesco Curá - Bar Patron
  • Matthew Corbett Davis - Gay Bar Patron
  • Michael Graziadei - Steven Fitzgerald
  • Tom Sean Foley - Coordinator
  • Arlo Hemphill - Police Officer
  • Spencer Hill - Bartender #2
  • Wendy Hoopes - Sarah Fitzgerald
  • James Martin Kelly - David Fitzgerald
  • David Monahan - Deacon Rogers
  • Alan Mueting - BAU Agent
  • Jeryl Prescott - Medical Examiner
  • Adrian Quinonez - Bartender #1
  • Kara Revel - Layla
  • Billy Snow - Cards Kid
  • Josh Stewart - Detective William LaMontagne, Jr.
  • Tia Texada - Detective Tina Lopez
  • Jacqueline Wright - Hostel Manager


  • "My Way" by Los Lonely Boys
  • "Since You've Been Around" by Rosie Thomas

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Jennifer Jareau: "There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses." – George Bernard Shaw
  • Jennifer Jareau: "If we knew each other's secrets, what comforts we should find." – John Churton Collins


  • The phrase "in heat" refers to estrus, a phase of the estrous cycle (or the sexual cycle) in which a female is sexually receptive.
  • Jeryl Prescott, the actress who portrays a medical examiner, also played Judge Delilah Nunes in an episode of Suspect Behavior.


  1. Credited as "Hitchhiker"

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