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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 RichardsonSalli Richardson
As Tamara Barnes
Blake ShieldsBlake Shields
As Unknown
Clayne CrawfordClayne Crawford
As Vincent
Wade WilliamsWade Williams
As Detective Andrews

Co-Guest Stars
Robert F. LyonsRobert F. Lyons
As Bartender
Gigi HessamianGigi Hessamian
As Samantha
Jeronimo SpinxJeronimo Spinx
As William
Nate WittyNate Witty
As Doug
Nellie BarnettNellie Barnett
As Jessica
Peggy BlowPeggy Blow
As Patricia
Sharon BrathwaiteSharon Brathwaite
As Karen Osborne
Suzanne VossSuzanne Voss
As Catherine
Main Cast
Thomas Gibson (1)Thomas Gibson (1)
As Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner
Shemar MooreShemar Moore
As Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray GublerMatthew Gray Gubler
As Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. CookA.J. Cook
As Jennifer "JJ" Jareau
Kirsten VangsnessKirsten Vangsness
As Penelope Garcia
Joe MantegnaJoe Mantegna
As David Rossi
Paget BrewsterPaget 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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