"Retaliation" is the eleventh episode of Season Five and the 102nd overall of Criminal Minds.


After an apprehended abductor and killer makes a daring escape from the BAU's custody and continues killing in Lockport, New York, the team must profile the criminal's past in order to catch him again.

Guest Cast

Bookend Quotes

  • Emily Prentiss: "Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure." – Tacitus
  • Emily Prentiss: Washington Irving said, "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love."

Criminal Minds Episodes
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