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"Psychodrama" is the fourth episode of Season Two and the 26th overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is called into Los Angeles, California, when a bank robber who forces his hostages to undress before leaving the scene starts to become extremely volatile and abusive, putting the lives of those he robs on the line. Meanwhile, Hotch deals with personal issues with his wife and child.

Guest Cast[]

  • Asher Axe - Jeffrey
  • Tyson Chambers - Andrew
  • Michael Chieffo - Bill Henderson
  • Paul Terrell Clayton - Parole Officer
  • Connie Cooper - Karen Sheppard
  • David Fabrizio - Agent Wallace
  • Brian Hatton - FBI Professor
  • Jean St. James - Claire Henderson
  • Meredith Monroe - Haley Hotchner
  • Michelle Prenez - Amy Henderson
  • Ricarte Rivera - Hostage
  • Marco Sanchez - Detective Murad
  • Chris Warner - Jiminez Martinez
  • Beth Waugh - Crying Hostage
  • Jennifer Wetzel - Scared Woman
  • Jason Wiles - Caleb Dale Sheppard
  • Gary Wolf - Roland Lynch
  • Austin David Young - Darren Henderson


  • "Our Lips Are Sealed" by Hilary and Haylie Duff

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Aaron Hotchner: "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth." – Oscar Wilde
  • Aaron Hotchner: "The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but that this humiliation is seen by everyone." – Milan Kundera


  • The episode's title, psychodrama, is an actual form of psychotherapy where actors serve as surrogates for people in the life of a client, which also allows spontaneous dramatization and role-playing. By recreating real-life situations and acting them out in the present, the client would be able to evaluate his or her behavior, therefore leading to a deeper understanding of the situation.

Criminal Minds Episodes