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Criminal Minds: Divining Rod

After a notorious serial killer is executed, a copycat begins murdering women in the same Oklahoma town and in the same fashion, and the BAU team must act fast before more victims are found. Also, Prentiss gets nervous at the thought of a major real estate purchase.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x21
Airdate: Wednesday May 02nd, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) May 11, 2012
AU (Seven) Oct 17, 2012
DE (Sat. 1) Nov 15, 2012

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


Guest Stars
Casey SanderCasey Sander
As Detective Jon Childers
Lisa DarrLisa Darr
As Helen Garrett
MacKenzie AstinMacKenzie Astin
As Dylan Kohler

Co-Guest Stars
Anna RubleyAnna Rubley
As Jodie Armstrong
Bob McCrackenBob McCracken
As Warden Hansen
Eddie KehlerEddie Kehler
As Rod Garrett
Glenda Chism-TamblynGlenda Chism-Tamblyn
As Female Witness
Jo Beth LocklearJo Beth Locklear
As Emily Sisk
Kelly CurranKelly Curran
As Karla Demshure
Leigha KingsleyLeigha Kingsley
As Cara Smith
Steven HowellSteven Howell
As Gary Hazlett
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 prisoner about to be executed, saying a few lines from the classic; Arabian Nights. Just then warden receives a call and says that he will proceed. The prisoner is executed by the firing squad. Meanwhile, we see a woman tied to the bed; struggling. A man is watching the news on television about Garrett’s execution. AS Garrett is being executed; the unsub kills the woman tied to the bed. Next, at the office, Prentiss is talking about a bid she put in for a new place. But Reid feels that she doesn’t like the idea as much. The entire team is present in the briefing room. Garcia tells them about their new victim; Cara Smith, who was murdered in her new apartment, moments after Garrett’s execution. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerErica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois  |  Mark Gordon (4)
Co-Executive ProducerSharon Lee Watson  |  Breen Frazier  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Bruce Zimmerman
ProducerGigi Coello-Bannon
Consulting ProducerVirgil Williams
Production DesignerVincent Jefferds
EditorJimmy Hill (2)
MusicSteffan Fantini  |  Marc Fantini  |  Scott Gordon (1)
Director of PhotographyGreg St. Johns
Warning: Criminal Minds season 7 episode 21 guide may contain spoilers
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