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Criminal Minds: A Family Affair

When the BAU travels to Atlanta to investigate the murders of women, the clues lead them to look for an unsub who is not working alone.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x16
Airdate: Wednesday February 29th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Mar 09, 2012
AU (Seven) Sep 20, 2012
DE (Sat. 1) Oct 18, 2012

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (9 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Bellamy YoungBellamy Young
As Beth Clemmons
Derek MagyarDerek Magyar
As Jeff Collins
Fiona GubelmannFiona Gubelmann
As Erika Taylor
Kathy BakerKathy Baker
As Linda Collins
Merle DandridgeMerle Dandridge
As Agent Lynn Brooks
William RussWilliam Russ
As Donald Collins

Co-Guest Stars
Cade OwensCade Owens
As Jack Hotchner
Kelly TheibaudKelly Theibaud
As Rebecca
Natalie AvitalNatalie Avital
As Allyson
Robert PierceRobert Pierce
As Medical Examiner
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, and Jeff can't perform sexually with a prostitute, but he has one more thing he wants to try: stabbing her; probably that will give him the pleasure he so craves. Meanwhile, things are going well with Hotch and Beth, and he wants her to meet Jack at his race (assuming he makes it back). Meanwhile, two prostitutes have been found in Atlanta, stabbed and staged. There are signs of rage in the multiple stabbings, but the posing of the bodies indicates remorse. There's no evidence of sexual assault. What's he doing with them? Especially if the killers motives aren't sexual. The victims were each found with $250 on them, and another one has been found. This time, a friend filed a missing persons report. The case keeps getting more and more curious. Meanwhile, Linda berates Donald for not getting milk for Jeff's pancakes when he gets home and tries to get Jeff to take his pills. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerErica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois  |  Mark Gordon (4)
Co-Executive ProducerGlenn Kershaw  |  Breen Frazier  |  Bruce Zimmerman  |  Harry V. Bring  |  Sharon Lee Watson
ProducerGigi Coello-Bannon
Consulting ProducerVirgil Williams
Production DesignerVincent Jefferds
EditorAdam Wolfe
MusicMarc Fantini  |  Steffan Fantini  |  Scott Gordon (1)
Director of PhotographyGreg St. Johns
Warning: Criminal Minds season 7 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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