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"The Fallen" is the seventh episode of Season Eight and the 169th overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU travels to Santa Monica when burned bodies of homeless people begin showing up by the famous pier. Also, Rossi reconnects with his former Marine sergeant from Vietnam.

Guest Cast


  • "Keep Holding On" by Avril Lavigne, played by Brooke Adams
  • "Born On the Bayou" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • "Kill Me Every Time" by Blue Stahli
  • "Home" by Rockie Lynne

Bookend Quotes

  • David Rossi: "You never find yourself until you face the truth." — Pearl Bailey
  • David Rossi: "I am not concerned that you have fallen. I am concerned that you arise." — Abraham Lincoln

Criminal Minds Episodes