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"Proof" is the second episode of Season Seven and the 140th overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is called to rural Oklahoma when a serial killer begins torturing and murdering a certain type of women. Meanwhile, Reid treats JJ and Prentiss with deliberate disregard as he tries to deal with their deception regarding Prentiss' fake death.

Guest Cast

  • Kristen Ariza - Detective Bonner
  • Nawal Bengholam - Medical Examiner
  • Johanna Braddy - Tammy Bradstone
  • Troy Lindsay Brown - Bully Kid #1
  • Paul Butler - Jason Bradstone
  • Jessi Cooper - Sarah
  • Harry Daniels - Bully Kid #2
  • Jimmy Deshler - Ben Bradstone (teen)
  • Cynthia Eades - Mrs. Westerly
  • Sean Ryan Fox - Ben Bradstone (child)
  • Monique Green - Debbie
  • Lindsay LaVanchy - Beth Westerly
  • Peg London - Mrs. Elcott
  • Kinna McInroe - Gwen
  • Tracy Middendorf - Lyla Bradstone
  • Andy Milder - Ben Bradstone
  • Michael Monken - Jeff
  • Doug Morency - Mr. Elcott
  • Kevin Norman - Matt Bradstone (teen)
  • Chloe June O'Shannon - Cheryl
  • Katelyn Pacitto - Lyla Smith (teen)
  • Caroline Schreiber - Abby Elcott
  • David Starzyk - Matt Bradstone

Referenced Criminals


  • "Mambo Italiano" by Bob Merrill

Bookend Quotes

  • Spencer Reid: "If it is a miracle, any sort of evidence will answer, but if it is a fact, proof is necessary." — Mark Twain
  • David Rossi: Scott Adams wrote, "Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge."

Criminal Minds Episodes