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"To Hell and Back, part 2" (also known as "...And Back") is the twenty-sixth episode of Season Four and the 91st overall of Criminal Minds, and the second of the two-part season finale.


The BAU continues its search for the serial killer in Canada, and they stumble upon a disturbing find that could expose the killer's motives. Meanwhile, a team member may have become the target of a killer from the past.

Guest Cast[]

Bookend Quotes[]

Because this is a part 2, there is no beginning quote. The ending quote is replaced with a monologue from Aaron Hotchner, and is the closest thing to a bookend quote we have.

  • Hotch: "Like I said, sometimes there are no words. No clever quotes to neatly sum up what happened that day. Sometimes, the day just ends."


  • The episode (and its previous part) marks the second of four times the BAU had gone to another country to investigate a case. The others are:
  • This episode is the 2nd of 4 episodes to not use bookend quotes. The others are "Doubt", "Derek", and "Twenty Seven".
    • However, the episode does end with Hotch saying, "Sometimes there are no words, no clever quotes to neatly sum up what's happened that day. Sometimes you do everything right, everything exactly right and still you feel like you failed. Did it need to end that way? Could something have been done to prevent the tragedy in the first place? 89 murders at the pig farm; the deaths of Lucas and Mason Turner make 91 lives snuffed out. Kelly Shane will go home and try to recover, to reconnect with her family, but she'll never be a child again. William Hightower, who gave his leg for his country, gave the rest of himself to avenge his sister's murder. That makes 93 lives forever altered, not counting family and friends in a small town in Sarnia, Ontario, who thought monsters didn't exist until they learnt they spent their lives with one. And what about my team? How many more times will they be able to look into the abyss? How many more times before they won't ever recover the pieces of themselves this job takes? Like I said, sometimes there are no words, no clever quotes to neatly sum up what's happened that day. Sometimes the day just...ends."

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