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"Revelations" is the fifteenth episode of Season Two and the 37th overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU's urgency to find the killer increases when they realize he's holding Reid captive after seeing a live feed of him bound and drugged. Meanwhile, Reid begins having flashbacks of his own troubled childhood while drifting in-and-out of consciousness.

Guest Cast


  • "Sympathy for the Devil (Neptunes Remix)" by The Rolling Stones
  • "The Funeral" by Band of Horses

Bookend Quotes

  • Aaron Hotchner: "There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins." – Ecclesiastes 7:20


  • Tobias Hankel burning fish hearts and livers to keep away the devil is a reference to chapters six and eight of the Old Testament Book of Tobit. In chapter 6, Tobias, son of Tobit, catches a fish and takes out its gall, heart, and liver because the Archangel Raphael in disguise tells him of their medicinal properties. In chapter 8, Tobias, as per Raphael’s instructions, uses the fish’s liver and heart to expel a demon.
    • The Book of Tobit is also referenced on Tobias Hankel’s website.

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