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"The Anti-Terrorism Squad" (also known as "Anti-Terror Squad") is the fifth episode of Season Twelve and the 260th overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is called to investigate the murders of two families in Minnesota, with one person being left alive for both attacks. As the team delves further into the investigation, they discover a startling link between both survivors, which could provide a motive for the killings.

Guest Cast[]

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Spencer Reid: "The malicious have a dark happiness." – Victor Hugo
  • Spencer Reid: "Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you." – Jean-Paul Sartre


  • The episode was originally scheduled to air on November 2, 2016, but it was delayed by a week due to the competing World Series Game 7 event.
  • Despite being credited in the opening sequence, Aisha Tyler, who portrays Lewis, doesn't appear in the episode. This is the 17th of 29 episodes in which characters are credited despite not appearing in the episodes. The others are:
Criminal Minds Episodes