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"Pleasure Is My Business" is the sixteenth episode of Season Four and the 81st overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is called to Dallas to investigate when a serial killer lures and kills high-powered executives by posing as a high-class call girl.

Guest Cast

  • Dirk Blocker - Trent Rabner
  • Robert John Brewer - Jesse
  • Brianna Brown - Megan Kane
  • Rick Dano - Hoyt Ashford
  • Patrick W. Day - Customer
  • Catherine Dent - Ellen Daniels
  • Nora Dunn - Lauren
  • Abigail Eiland - Allison Barnes
  • John Getz - Andrew Kane
  • Chet Grissom - Attorney General Patrick Jackson
  • Melissa Keller - Katherine
  • Richard V. Licata - Larry Bartlett
  • Felice Heather Monteith - Lawyer
  • Cade Owens - Jack Hotchner
  • Gregg Edward Perrie - Lawyer #2
  • James Rekart - Joseph Fielding
  • Kristin Richardson - Yvonne Ashford

Referenced Criminals


  • "Mercy" by Duffy

Bookend Quotes

  • Aaron Hotchner: "The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men, but rather their conqueror, an outlaw, who controls the sexual channels between nature and culture." – Camille Paglia


  • When Megan Kane starts researching Hotch, a brief clip of his press conference regarding Animal (from a previous Season Four episode, "Brothers in Arms") is shown.
  • The line "You don't pay a prostitute for sex, you pay her to leave afterwards" was incorrectly attributed to Dashiell Hammett. [1]


  1. Actual source unknown, according to a 2016 interview with Breen Frazier

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