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"Seven Seconds" is the fifth episode of Season Three and the 50th overall of Criminal Minds.


The investigation turns to the family as the BAU and local authorities race against time to locate a young girl who has disappeared from the Potomac Mills shopping mall in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "The Moment I Said It" by Imogen Heap

Bookend Quotes

  • Aaron Hotchner: Dostoevsky once said, "Nothing is easier than denouncing the evildoer. Nothing more difficult than understanding him."
  • Aaron Hotchner: G.K. Chesterton wrote, "Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed."

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