"Limelight" is the thirteenth episode of Season Three and the 58th overall of Criminal Minds.


After the contents of a self-storage unit purchased at an auction take the BAU to Philadelphia to investigate a series of murders, the local agent becomes the center of the case. To catch the killer, the team must profile the items inside the unit.

Guest Cast

  • James Aidan - Digger
  • Danny Barfield - Security Guard
  • Mary Elizabeth Barrett - Medical Examiner
  • Jon Barton - SWAT Leader
  • Wendy Braun - Katrina Townsley
  • Ruby Campbell - Reporter #3
  • Michael Chandler - Reporter #2
  • Louise Claps - Older Woman
  • Jeremy Cohenour - Dwayne
  • Michael Cotter - Stu
  • Jason Delane - FBI Agent
  • Aimee Denaro - Diner Waitress
  • Karen Fatta - Operator
  • Porter Fowler - Older Man
  • Joseph Gilbert - Manager
  • Zach Hanks - Guy
  • Kelly Lester - Woman
  • Utvick Melanie - Girl in Blue Dress
  • Christopher Allen Nelson - Jeremy Andrus
  • Madden Page - Auctioneer
  • Andrea Roth - Special Agent Jill Morris
  • Chris Snyder - Shawn Overholt
  • Nicole Stuart - Reporter #1
  • Cory Tucker - Agent

Referenced Criminals


  • "Sweet Beliefs" by Cyann & Ben

Bookend Quotes

  • David Rossi: "I know indeed what evil I intend to do, but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury, fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils." – Euripides
  • David Rossi: "For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world, and, although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won." – Lucille Maud Montgomery


  • The word "limelight" is defined as an intense light that is formed by heating a cylinder of lime. This lighting technique was once used in theater stages, and the word is now used as a modern term referring to being the center focus of public attention.

Criminal Minds Episodes
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