Criminal Minds

Season 1 Episode 22

The Fisher King (1)

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 10, 2006 on CBS



  • Allusions

    • The "Fisher King" is a character from Arthurian legend that is usually a protector of the Holy Grail. The Fisher King is often depicted as being wounded in the legs or groin, restricting his. This impotence is transferred to his land, and the Kingdom becomes barren.

      In one of the many versions of the legend, Perceval is told not to ask questions (the unsub in this episode tells the team not to ask for help). He later finds out that, if he had asked the right question, the Fisher King would have been healed.