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"The Road Home" is the thirteenth episode of Season Nine and the 199th overall of Criminal Minds.


While the BAU hunts for a vigilante on a killing spree in Cleveland, Rossi is concerned when his former Marine sergeant goes missing and heads to Los Angeles to find him. Also, the secret JJ has been keeping from the team may be catching up with her.

Guest Cast[]


  • "Retreat Hell Part 1" by Combichrist
  • "Guiding Light" by Foy Vance (feat. Ed Sheeran)

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Derek Morgan: "Beware the fury of a patient man." — John Dryden
  • David Rossi: "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." — Paul Bausa


● Actor Meshach Taylor died not long after this episode originally aired on June 28, 2014.


  1. Credited as "Meth Lab Victim"
  2. Credited as "Gangbanger #2"
  3. Credited as "Gangbanger #1"
  4. Credited as "Jogger"

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