|Season 2, Episode 4|
|Air date||March 15, 2017|
|Written by||Christopher Barbour|
|Directed by||Leon Ichaso|
"Cinderella and the Dragon"
- Ceri Bethan - Diane Roberts
- Raymond Cham - Peyton Moss
- Nadia Lanfranconi - Lia
- Gianluca Malacrino - Onario Alighieri
- Joe Mantegna - David Rossi
- Mike Maolucci - Carabiniere
- David McCusker - Rory Poole
- June Schreiner - Alison Price
- Vincent Spano - Commissairio Galterio Conde
- Paul Sorvino - Doctor Dominico Scarpa
- Gianfranco Terrin - Assistente M.L. Marco Betti
- Virginia Tucker - Gina Price
- Aida Turturro - Carmela Tafani
- "Dissipate" by Reed
- Jack Garrett: "When I had journeyed half of our life's way, I found myself within a shadowed forest, for I had lost the path that does not stray." Dante Alighieri
- Il Mostro means "The Monster" in Italian.
- Though this is the fourth produced episode of the season, it aired as the second, because the season was scheduled out-of-order.
- Although some details differ from the real case, this episode is technically the first in the entire Criminal Minds franchise to offer a fictional perpetrator for a real-life unsolved case.
- The episode features references to Dante Alighieri's poem Divine Comedy and the 1995 serial killer thriller film Seven.