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"Lucky Strikes" is the fifth episode of Season Thirteen and the 282nd overall of Criminal Minds.


Derek Morgan drops by the BAU to help comfort Garcia when a case brings back memories of a case from her past.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "Wilderness" by Taps

Bookend Quotes

  • Penelope Garcia: "I like to turn things upside down, to watch pictures and situations from another perspective." – Ursus Wehrli
  • David Rossi: "People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies." – Don Miguel Ruiz


  • Although this was the sixth produced episode, it aired as the fifth.
  • Christopher Chen, the actor who will portray Doctor Warren Spitz, previously appeared in the Season Ten episode "Burn", in which he played Dan Chen.
  • In addition to being a reference to a character, the episode's title is also a reference to the Lucky Strike brand of cigarettes.
Criminal Minds Episodes