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"Through the Looking Glass" is the third episode of Season Eight and the 165th overall of Criminal Minds.


When a family in Kansas turns up dead and another goes missing, the BAU searches for a link between the cases in order to find out who is responsible. Meanwhile, Hotch gets surprising news from Beth.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals


  • "The One Who Love You the Most" by Brett Dennen

Bookend Quotes

  • Jennifer Jareau: The German author Goethe wrote, "Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their true image."
  • Aaron Hotchner: "One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others." — Lewis Carroll


  • The title of the episode could be a reference to the real-life phrase, which means: "Nothing is what it seems."

Criminal Minds Episodes