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"No Way Out" is the thirteenth episode of Season Two and the 35th overall of Criminal Minds.


Gideon and the team go to the small town of Golconda, Nevada to help apprehend the man who could be the most prolific serial killer ever. When the killer is reported to be at a diner, Gideon and Morgan go inside to question him. Meanwhile, the rest of the team tries to find the solution as to why the suspect keeps coming back to the same town every year, as well as rescue his latest victim.

Guest Cast[]


  • "At Last" by Etta James
  • "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Jason Gideon: Aristotle said, "Evil brings men together."


  • The episode was originally scheduled to air on January 10, 2007. However, it was delayed by a week, and a public service announcement was held in its place instead.
  • The opening of this episode is filmed at the Arena Diner, which has been seen in many movies and TV shows such as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

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