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Criminal Minds: A Thin Line

The BAU team investigates a series of brutal home invasions and murders in California's Inland Empire that appear to be gang-related, but their investigation may uncover a more sinister motivation.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x15
Airdate: Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Mar 02, 2012
AU (Seven) Sep 19, 2012
DE (Sat. 1) Oct 11, 2012

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (11 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Kevin Sheridan
As Trevor Mills
Paul Johansson
As Clark Preston

Co-Guest Stars
Austin Michael Coleman
As Young Trevor
Bianca Taylor
As Sophia Underwood
Chiquita Fuller
As 911 Operator
Floyd Foster, Jr.
As Ray Phillips
Greg Carlson
As Matt Lewis
Horacio Galaviz
As Pedro Mendez
Jackie R. Jacobson
As Mackenzie Lewis
Ken W. Murphy
As Mayor Steve Wennington
Laura Richardson
As Pamela Mills
Lauren McNeely
As Reporter
Lilah Jade Haye
As Staring Girl
Maria Cina
As Trisha Lewis
Marypat Farrell
As Hilary Ross
Paul Diaz
As Jimmy Valdez
Paul Lincoln Alayo
As Ramon Gomez
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


The scene opens in a house that has been broken into. It is dark, as the power is been taken off and the family is terrified. The father asks his daughter, Mackenzie Lewis, to hide under the bed and call 911 for help. He has a gun in his hand and goes out of the room to check on his wife and the other daughter. But while she is talking to 911; there are shots fired. Then a man enters the room. Next we hear is the child’s scream. Morgan is teaching a class of new trainees. But few of the trainees bobble and Morgan is very hard on one of them. Prentiss asks him if everything was alright; as he was a little too hard on the new trainee; as it could break his confidence. Morgan tells Prentiss that he is not there to befriend the trainees and that it is his duty to show them the real picture. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerErica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois
Co-Executive ProducerBruce Zimmerman  |  Harry V. Bring  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Sharon Lee Watson  |  Breen Frazier
ProducerGigi Coello-Bannon
Consulting ProducerVirgil Williams
Production DesignerVincent Jefferds
EditorJimmy Hill (2)
MusicScott Gordon (1)  |  Marc Fantini  |  Steffan Fantini
Director of PhotographyGreg St. Johns
Warning: Criminal Minds season 7 episode 15 guide may contain spoilers
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