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"Nameless, Faceless" (also known as "Faceless, Nameless") is the first episode, and the season premiere of Season Five, and the 92nd overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is assigned in their own hometown to profile a killer who is targeting an emergency room doctor and his son. Also, Prentiss stops by at Hotch's apartment to find that he is missing.

Guest Cast[]

Bookend Quotes[]

  • David Rossi: Karl Kraus said, "A weak man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterwards."


  • This is the last episode of the entire series to have the theme song played over both the opening and closing credits. As of the following episode, a completely different song would be played over the closing credits.
  • Reid spent most of the episode sitting on a couch since his actor Matthew Gray Gubler sustained a leg injury prior to filming. A stunt performer was used in the scene where Reid takes a bullet for Dr. Barton, which begins a minor story-arc where he is consequently using crutches for the first portion of the season in order to cover up his real-life leg injury as it heals.

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