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"Mosley Lane" is the sixteenth episode of Season Five and the 107th overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is called by local authorities in Ashburn, Virginia, to profile a predator who may have been abducting children for at least eight years.

Guest Cast

  • Mark St. Amant - Jake Hillridge
  • Alton Clemente - Deputy
  • Bud Cort - Roger Roycewood
  • Ann Cusack - Sarah Hillridge
  • Beth Grant - Anita Roycewood
  • Toby Huss - Frank Lynch
  • Richard Clarke Larsen - Mr. Hayden
  • Bunny Levine - Martha Woodley
  • Katlin Mastandrea - Mae Hall
  • Austin Mincks - Stephen Shepherd
  • Evan Peters - Charlie Hillridge
  • Cameron Protzman - Aimee Lynch
  • Grace Savage - Jane[1]
  • Brooke Smith - Barbara Lynch
  • Debra Sullivan - Mrs. Shepherd
  • Owen Thayer - Police Sketch Artist
  • Holly Traister - Imaginary Female Unsub
  • David Youse - Mr. Shepherd


  • "Illabye" by Tipper
  • "Omberg" by Frederik

Bookend Quotes

  • Jennifer Jareau: Nietzsche wrote, "Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of man."
  • Jennifer Jareau: Emily Dickinson wrote, "Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all."


  • This episode marks the first time in the show's history where a member of the main cast, Matthew Gray Gubler, has directed an episode. He would be followed by Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez, and A.J. Cook.
  • Bunny Levine, the actress that played Martha Woodley, previously appeared on Criminal Minds, starring as Sylvia Cohen in the Season Two episode "Empty Planet".
  • Sarah Hillridge is similar to Noreen Gosch, the real-life mother of a missing boy, Johnny Gosch. Noreen claimed that she saw her son, alive, several years after he had been kidnapped. Johnny Gosch has never been found.
  • In the episode, the dates of three of the victims' abductions are listed a year later on the BAU's bulletin board than they are on Garcia's computer screen. This is most likely an error on the designer's part.


  1. Credited as "News Anchor"

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