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Criminal Minds: Hopeless

When vandalism escalates into violence, the BAU must track down a pack of unsubs who kill their victims for the thrill of it.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x4
Production Number: 504
Airdate: Wednesday October 14th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Feb 26, 2010
NL (Veronica) Mar 31, 2010

  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (18 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Salli Richardson
As Tamara Barnes
Blake Shields
As Unknown
Clayne Crawford
As Vincent
Wade Williams
As Detective Andrews

Co-Guest Stars
Robert F. Lyons
As Bartender
Gigi Hessamian
As Samantha
Jeronimo Spinx
As William
Nate Witty
As Doug
Nellie Barnett
As Jessica
Peggy Blow
As Patricia
Sharon Brathwaite
As Karen Osborne
Suzanne Voss
As Catherine
Main Cast
Thomas Gibson (1)
As Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner
Shemar Moore
As Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler
As Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook
As Jennifer "JJ" Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness
As Penelope Garcia
Joe Mantegna
As David Rossi
Paget Brewster
As Emily Prentiss
Episode Notes
Nielsen ratings: Hopeless was seen by 13.92 million people, and was rated 8.5/13 in households, 4.8/12 in adults 25-54, and 3.8/10 in adults 18-49, all for the fourth consecutive week. Of all the shows this night, Criminal Minds won in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, all for the fourth straight week.

Episode Quotes
Morgan: Kingman Brewster Jr. said: "There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness."

Warning: Criminal Minds season 5 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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