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"The Boogeyman" is the sixth episode of Season Two and the 28th overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU travels to a small Texas community to investigate the murders of children. Meanwhile, Elle is having readjustment issues after being shot, and Hotch becomes worried about her when she misses a mandatory psychological evaluation and isn't answering her cell phone.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "Blue Light of the Flame" by Dar Williams

Bookend Quotes

  • Aaron Hotchner: Plato wrote, "We can easily forgive a child who's afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."


  • Lola Glaudini's last appearance as a series regular as Elle Greenaway.
  • The name "Sheriff John Bridges" is engraved on a trophy in the Ozona Police Station, a throwback to the character with the exact same name who appeared in the Season One episode "The Popular Kids."
    • Coincidentally, this episode's unsub turns out to be the son of an assisting investigator, just like the unsub from that episode.
  • In a possible hint to the episode "No Way Out," the wind-chimes hanging from Joseph Finnegan's porch roof appear to be made of rib bones.

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