"Wheels Up" is the first episode, and season premiere, of Season Thirteen of Criminal Minds and the 278th overall.


The BAU teams up with Matthew Simmons to save one of their own from Mr. Scratch.

Guest Cast


  • "Burden" by Foy Vance

Bookend Quotes

  • Spencer Reid: "Hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says, 'Hold on!'" – Rudyard Kipling


  • "Wheels Up" is a phrase used by Hotch – and, eventually, Prentiss in a minor capacity – to announce the departure of the team's jet.

Criminal Minds Episodes