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"It Takes a Village" is the first episode, and the season premiere, of Season Seven and the 139th overall of Criminal Minds.


The members of the BAU are individually questioned by a Senate Committee for their retaliatory actions following the assumed death and disappearance of Emily Prentiss.

Guest Cast

Bookend Quotes

  • Jennifer Jareau: Queen Elizabeth I said, "The past cannot be cured."
  • Emily Prentiss: "I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God." — The FBI Oath of Office


Criminal Minds Episodes