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"In Name and Blood" (also known as "In Birth and Death") is the second episode of Season Three and the 47th overall of Criminal Minds.


With Gideon missing, and Hotch and Prentiss off the team, the remaining members of the BAU investigate a serial killer active in Milwaukee who is abducting women in public places by using his son as bait.

Guest Cast[]

Referenced Criminals[]


  • This episode marks the last appearance of Mandy Patinkin as Jason Gideon in the main cast.
  • Chandler Canterbury (who plays the unsub's son) won a Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor for his portrayal in the episode.


  • "Make a Memory" by Bon Jovi
  • "Broken" by Lifehouse
  • "Barely Holding On" by Wes Nickson
  • "Get It Poppin" by Nelly

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Aaron Hotchner: George Washington said, "Let your heart feel for the affliction and distress of everyone."

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