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"Secrets and Lies" is the twenty-first episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.


Gideon and the BAU are called to investigate the CIA's Counter-Terrorism Unit on a mission to save one of its informants and identify a mole within the unit.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "Johnny Ringo" by Crown the Empire
  • "This Years Love" by David Gray
  • "Down with The Sickness" (instrumental version) by Disturbed

Bookend Quotes

  • Jason Gideon: Albert Einstein said, "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."
  • Jason Gideon: George Orwell said, "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."


  • An evidence board covered in pictures and notes relating to Mark Gregory, the unsub from the previous episode, is still present in the BAU offices, indicating that this episode takes place directly or rather a few hours after the events of that case.

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