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"The Lesson" is the tenth episode of Season Eight and the 172nd overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU investigates a serial killer who oddly disposes his victims in Arizona. Also, Reid gets anxious when faced with the possibility of meeting his mystery woman.

Guest Cast


  • "Where Is My Mind?" by Rockabye Baby - Lullaby Renditions of The Pixies (Original by The Pixies)

Bookend Quotes

  • Spencer Reid: William Shakespeare once wrote, "Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind."
  • Spencer Reid: Thomas Merton once wrote, "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone; we find it with another."


Criminal Minds Episodes