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"With Friends Like These..." is the nineteenth episode of Season Six and the 133rd overall of Criminal Minds.


Still reeling from Prentiss' "death," the BAU is called to Oregon to investigate murders committed by a suspected gang active in Portland, which is targeting a new victim every night.

Guest Cast

  • Taylor Brock - Doctor
  • Ivar Brogger - Minister
  • Nancy Daly - Mrs. Donnolly
  • Lexi DiBenedetto - Sarah
  • Bug Hall - Ben Foster
  • Zachary Haven - Evan
  • Hugh Holub - Priest
  • Amanda Daisy Leak - Young Mrs. Foster
  • Chad Lindberg - Tony
  • Liz Loza - Clerk
  • Matt McTighe - Matt
  • Max Napolitano - Philanthropist
  • Debbie Pollack - Mrs. Foster
  • Wendy Schenker - Detective Colbern
  • Samantha Shelton - Yolanda
  • Nathan Sheperd - Young Ben Foster (Age 5)
  • Cody Sullivan - Young Ben Foster (Age 10)
  • Greg Van Dyke - Bus Driver
  • Vanessa Vaughn - Karen Heywood
  • Robert Wu - Paul Jones

Referenced Criminals


  • "Bossa Baby" by Jon Ernst
  • "No Man Is An Island" by Losers
  • "Piano Concerto No.20 In D Minor" by Allegro Extreme Music

Bookend Quotes

  • Spencer Reid: Lizette Reese wrote, "The old faiths light their candles all about, but burly truth comes by and puts them out."
  • Derek Morgan: Siddharta Buddha said, "It is not his enemy or foe that lures him to evil ways."


  • The episode's title is a reference to the phrase "With friends like that/these, who needs enemies?" It is used whenever one's perceived friend treats him or her in an unpleasant way.
  • Taylor Brock, the actress who plays a doctor, previously appeared in the season, appearing as Doctor Weingold in the episode "Today I Do".

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