"Remembrance of Things Past" is the third episode of Season Six and the 117th overall of Criminal Minds.


When several women in Virginia are found murdered in a similar manner, Rossi reopens an unsolved cold case in Bristol that has haunted him for a quarter of a century because he believes the original killer might have returned.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals

Bookend Quotes

  • David Rossi: Marcel Proust wrote, "Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were."
  • David Rossi: Mark Twain wrote, "When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not. But my faculties are decaying now... and soon I shall be so I cannot remember anything but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this, but we all have to do it."


  • Ashley Morgan Kilbride, the actress who portrayed a murder victim, also portrayed Amy Sherigan in an episode of Suspect Behavior, the short-lived Criminal Minds spin-off.
  • Although this was the third episode to air, it was the fourth episode produced.

Criminal Minds Episodes
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