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"Machismo" is the nineteenth episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is requested to assist on a case in Mexico to determine if there is a serial killer targeting elderly women in the town of a police captain who attended one of Gideon's seminars.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals

Bookend Quotes

  • Aaron Hotchner: Anthony Brandt wrote, "Other things may change us, but we start and end with family."
  • Aaron Hotchner: Mexican proverb: "The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman."


  • "Machismo" is a Spanish word for "macho", which means: "a strong sense of masculine pride".
  • This episode marks the first of four times the BAU has gone to another country to investigate a case. The others are:
Criminal Minds Episodes