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"Zoe's Reprise" is the fifteenth episode of Season Four and the 80th overall of Criminal Minds.


A young Criminology student, Zoe Hawkes, is murdered at a previous crime scene after suggesting to Rossi that it, along with other seemingly unrelated murders, may actually be related. The team investigates and learns that Zoe may have been correct, and that all of these murders, including hers, are the work of a copycat serial killer, who is experimenting with the M.O.'s of past killers in order to find his own style.

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  • "The Lengths" by the Black Keys

Bookend Quotes[]

  • David Rossi: "I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." – Albert Einstein
  • David Rossi: Austrian novelist Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach wrote, "In youth we learn; in age we understand."


  • Johnny Lewis (the actor who plays the episode's unsub) actually committed a real-life murder in 2012. He strangled an elderly woman to death, ransacked her house, and then accidentally fell from the house's roof to his death.
  • Max Ryan's book Houses of Horror: The Hunt for the Keystone Killer, from the Season One episode "Unfinished Business," can be briefly seen on a shelf in Zoe's room. A book by Robert Ressler can also be seen on Zoe's desk.
  • The episode is similar to the 1996 film Copycat, a movie about a serial killer stalking a criminologist by committing murders based on notorious serial killers before trying to kill her directly.

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