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Criminal Minds: The Pact

When the bodies of two seemingly unrelated victims are found just hours apart in San Diego and Los Angeles respectively, the BAU suspects that not one, but two killers are working together to commit these murders.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x2
Airdate: Wednesday October 10th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Nelonen) Jan 31, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Feb 04, 2013
AU (Seven) Apr 10, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) Aug 18, 2013

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Brandon Keener
As Jason Nelson
Kim Wayans
As Darlene Beckett
Mackenzie Phillips
As Ellen Russel

Co-Guest Stars
Bruno Oliver
As Dr. Ray Mathis
Meghan Maureen McDonough
As Brenda Wipley
Paul Haitkin
As Kyle Wipley
Scott Ly
As Paul Montgomery
Stephen Jordan
As James Dolan
Victoria Platt
As Detective Angela Pratt
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
Jeanne Tripplehorn
As Alex Blake


The episode begins with a husband and wife arguing. The wife isn’t able to take the husband to the airport as she has got work. He is pissed and leaves telling that he would take a cab. The wife then gets a text from saying: Can’t wait to see you later and, she replies saying that she will be there soon. She then arrives at a place and gets off her car. As she is walking on the road, a man begins to follow her, imitating her walk. He then strikes her on her head and then chains her to the car and starts the car. We see the woman being dragged along. At the office, the team suggests that Rossi should take a vacation as it has been a while. ..

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Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerMark Gordon (4)  |  Erica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois
Co-Executive ProducerVirgil Williams  |  Breen Frazier  |  Bruce Zimmerman  |  Harry V. Bring  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Sharon Lee Watson
Supervising ProducerGigi Coello-Bannon
Production DesignerVincent Jefferds
EditorNina Gilberti
MusicScott Gordon (1)  |  Marc Fantini  |  Steffan Fantini
Director of PhotographyGreg St. Johns
Warning: Criminal Minds season 8 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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