The BAU links a series of ritualistic murders in Seattle to a popular motivational speaker, but the case takes a puzzling turn when the main suspect disappears. Also, Garcia is puzzled when Morgan declines to attend a dinner honoring an old family friend.
- Rico Anderson - David Cooper
- Ursula Burton - Cynthia Strobl
- Jonathan Dane - Ricky Lopez
- Ariana Dubynin - Mrs. Caldwell
- Patrick Fabian - Barry Flynn
- Dan Foote - Replicator Victim #3
- Cesar Garcia - Gangbanger
- Matthew Yang King - Detective Harrison Chen
- Kennedy Mason - Caldwell Daughter
- Raphael Sbarge - Carl Finster
- Kelly Smith - Doctor Marcy Frome
- Jenny Robinson - Janet Dodd
- Kari Wahlgren - Rena Tracey
- John T. Woods - Stephen Caldwell
- "Only Rain" by Brett Dennen
- "Crash" by Esthero (feat. Jonah Johnson)
- Alex Blake: "A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage." — Sydney Smith
- Derek Morgan: "The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for." — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Synthesthesia is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes. One of the common forms causes the synesthete to mentally "see" various colors while hearing the music.
- Credited as "Carl Fisher"