"The Tall Man" is the fifth episode of Season Fourteen and the 304th overall of Criminal Minds.


As the BAU attempts to connect the disappearance of three East Allegheny, Pennsylvania teenagers with a regional ghost story, JJ starts remembering the events surrounding her older sister's death.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals




Bookend Quotes

  • Jennifer Jareau: "The most important question anyone can ask is: What myth am I living?" — Carl Jung
  • Jennifer Jareau: "There are times in our lives when we have to realize our past is precisely what it is, and we cannot change it. But we can change the story we tell ourselves about it, and by doing that, we can change the future." — Eleanor Brown


  • Though this was the fourth-produced episode of the season, it is being aired as the fifth.
Criminal Minds Episodes
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