Criminal Minds (2005– )
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Flesh and Blood 

Prentiss plans a first date with Mendoza but the evening is cut short. Prentiss faces her past when the team investigates murders of businessmen who have had their hearts taken.


Glenn Kershaw


Jeff Davis (created by), Christopher Barbour | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid (credit only)
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Aisha Tyler ... Dr. Tara Lewis
Daniel Henney ... Matt Simmons
Adam Rodriguez ... Luke Alvez
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Penelope Ann Miller ... Dr. Elizabeth Rhodes
Judah Simard ... David Smith
Stephen Bishop ... Andrew Mendoza
Rolonda Watts ... Dr. Melissa Myers
Vito D'Ambrosio ... Jerome Winter
Melanie Rains ... Kiara Hale
Tessa Harnetiaux Tessa Harnetiaux ... Becca Marcus


Prentiss and Mendoza's first date, which has already been postponed several times on Prentiss' request due to work issues, is further interrupted by the BAU's next case. In separate incidents two weeks apart, two lawyers were found murdered in Rockville and Baltimore, Maryland respectively, their bodies wrapped in construction tarp and placed near a dumpster in a downtown location. Both men, reported missing forty-eight hours before their bodies were found, were severely beaten pre-mortem before their hearts ripped out of their bodies, that the cause of death. Both victims were in the same graduating class but have no known professional connection. Garcia is able to find some surveillance footage of one of the victims shortly before being reported missing, he being approached by a young woman in a parking lot, the encounter seemingly in the nature of a damsel in distress being assisted by the unwitting victim, the proverbial knight in shining armor. The female cannot be the one who ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

12 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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Color | Black and White (flashbacks)

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Eddie Cibrian worked with producer Edward Allen Bernero in a previous project Third Watch (1999). See more »


At BAU headquarters right after the killer escapes in the van, Dr. Lewis (Aisha Tyler) refers to one of the victims as David Kirkwood. However, Dennis Kirkwood was the victim, David is the name of the killer. See more »


Emily Prentiss: Penelope, you said you had something on Edward Addison?
Penelope Garcia: Yeah, I've been backtracking how he's soliciting his female helpers online. Looks like he tried to cover his tracks by bouncing around to different classified ad websites. This is his latest ad. It went live two minutes ago.
Emily Prentiss: Can you stop someone from answering that ad?
Penelope Garcia: Done and doner.
Emily Prentiss: I'm going to assume you can't pinpoint his computer's location.
Penelope Garcia: Well-assumed, my love.
Emily Prentiss: But we might finally get the chance to start playing offense. I'm ...
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References Criminal Minds: Proof (2011) See more »


Pull the Trigger
Performed by APES
[Played when Prentiss is cooking dinner]
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