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Criminal Minds: From Childhood's Hour

The BAU team investigates the abductions of young children with troubled mothers in St. Louis. Also, Rossi reconnects with his first wife who has shocking news for him.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x5
Airdate: Wednesday October 19th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Nov 04, 2011
NL (Veronica) Nov 09, 2011
AU (Seven) Aug 08, 2012
DE (Sat. 1) Sep 06, 2012

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (11 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Isabella HoffmannIsabella Hoffmann
As Carolyn Baker Rossi
Annie FitzgeraldAnnie Fitzgerald
As Marlene Smith
Heather TomHeather Tom
As Connie
Mason CookMason Cook
As Bobby Smith
Patrick StaffordPatrick Stafford
As George Kelling

Co-Guest Stars
Elisabeth NooneElisabeth Noone
As Mrs. Crenshaw
Blake BertrandBlake Bertrand
As Young Unsub
Brecken LawrenceBrecken Lawrence
As Timmy Tanner
David L. KingDavid L. King
As Detective Woods
Doug DezzaniDoug Dezzani
As Charles Tanner
Rebecca SpicherRebecca Spicher
As Shannon
Shevaun Cavanaugh KastlShevaun Cavanaugh Kastl
As Kelsey Tanner
Main Cast
Joe Mantegna
As David Rossi
Shemar Moore
As Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler
As Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook
As Jennifer "JJ" Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness
As Penelope Garcia
Thomas Gibson (1)
As Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner
Paget Brewster
As Emily Prentiss


The episode begins with a boy banging a door and asking his mother to open the door. He is asking her not to do it. Inside the room, the mother picks up a pair of scissors and considers killing herself. She then throws away the scissors and makes a phone call. The mother then drops the boy in front of a house and the kid tells her that he doesn’t want to do this all over again. She tells him that she is sorry and drives away. After she leaves, a van pulls up in front of the house and the boy looks at the driver and asks him as to what he is doing there. Next, Rossi is having breakfast with his ex-wife Carolyn. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerErica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois
Co-Executive ProducerHarry V. Bring  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Sharon Lee Watson  |  Bruce Zimmerman
Supervising ProducerBreen Frazier
ProducerGigi Coello-Bannon
Consulting ProducerVirgil Williams
Production DesignerVincent Jefferds
EditorNina Gilberti
MusicScott Gordon (1)  |  Marc Fantini  |  Steffan Fantini
Director of PhotographyGreg St. Johns
Warning: Criminal Minds season 7 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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