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"Lucky" is the eighth episode of Season Three and the 53rd overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU pursues a cannibalistic, Satanist serial killer active in Bridgewater, Florida, that leads Morgan to question his faith. Meanwhile, Garcia believes she has met her dream man, but her first date with him doesn't go exactly as she had expected.

Guest Cast[]


  • "Sittin' in the Dark" by Louis Armstrong

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Derek Morgan: "Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters." – Francisco Goya
  • Derek Morgan: 16th century English novelist Thomas Deloney wrote, "God sends meat and the Devil sends cooks."


  • Michael Beach, the actor who portrays Father Marks, reappeared as Detective Wayne Sanderson in the finale episode of Suspect Behavior, the short-lived Criminal Minds spin-off.
  • The asylum that the episode's unsub was sent to was called The Hazelwood Hospital for the Criminally Insane. This is the same name as late FBI agent Robert R. Hazelwood. Whether or not this was an intentional reference is unknown.

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