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"Lockdown" is the sixteenth episode of Season Ten and the 226th overall of Criminal Minds.


When two guards working at a privatized maximum security prison in Texas are murdered, the BAU suspects that more than one unsub from within the prison could be at work.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "Muddy Waters" by The Gospel Whiskey Runners
  • "Echoes" by Handsome Jack
  • "Ancient Light" by Allman Brown

Bookend Quotes

  • Aaron Hotchner: "When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out." — Ho Chi Minh 
  • David Rossi: Dwight D. Eisenhower once wrote, "If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking is freedom."


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