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"Killer App" is the fourth episode of Season Thirteen and the 281st overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU travels to Silicon Valley to uncover the mastermind that used a state-of-the-art drone to commit a workplace shooting.

Guest Cast[]

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Luke Alvez: "It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom." – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Emily Prentiss: "The murderer survives the victim only to learn that it was himself that he longed to be rid of." – Thornton Wilder


  • Although this episode was the third one produced in the season, it was aired as the fourth.
  • The episode's plotline is inspired by the significant notice and controversy of mass civilian deaths in rivaling countries cause by deadly bomb and missile strikes by U.S. manufactured and sanctioned military drones. The casualties ranked in the hundreds, most notoriously in Pakistan, but also in Yemen, Afghanistan, and Somalia.

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