"The Fisher King, Part 1" is the twenty-second episode, and season finale, of Season One of Criminal Minds.


A psychotic killer involves the BAU in an elaborate fantasy game, telling them to unscramble clues and riddles in order to rescue his latest victim. However, as the team continues their investigation, one member's life is suddenly put in jeopardy.

Guest Cast


  • "Come Wit De Reggae Music" by Reggae Revolution
  • "In the Mood" by Glenn Miller
  • "You Go to My Head" by Billie Holiday
  • "Clear Night" by Maïmon and The Mongoose Band
  • "The Trout Quintet, Op. 114: IV – Tema, Andantino" by Franz Schubert
  • "Death Whispered a Lullaby" by Opeth

Bookend Quotes

  • Jason Gideon: Writer Elbert Hubbard said, "No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one."

Criminal Minds Episodes