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Criminal Minds: Through the Looking Glass

When one Kansas family turns up dead and another goes missing, the BAU looks for a link between the cases to find out who is behind the kidnappings and murders. Also, Hotch gets surprising news from Beth.

Source: CBS

Episode Info  

Episode number: 8x3
Airdate: Wednesday October 17th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Nelonen) Feb 07, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Feb 11, 2013
AU (Seven) Apr 17, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) Aug 25, 2013

Guest Stars
Bellamy YoungBellamy Young
As Beth Clemmons
Danielle BisuttiDanielle Bisutti
As Debra Acklin
Gary GrubbsGary Grubbs
As Detective Oren Carr
John FleckJohn Fleck
As Arthur Rykov
Josh StambergJosh Stamberg
As Mike Acklin
Shelby YoungShelby Young
As Mackenzie Acklin

Co-Guest Stars
Cade OwensCade Owens
As Jack Hotchner
Ali BaylessAli Bayless
As Vanessa Hall
Bobby Hall (2)Bobby Hall (2)
As E. J. Torres
Brad C. LightBrad C. Light
As Ross Acklin
Hans ObmaHans Obma
As Drifter/Nathan Eades
Ian BiedaIan Bieda
As Braden Acklin
Jeanne JoeJeanne Joe
As Mrs. Kin Nishio
John GaleJohn Gale
As Bill Pittman
Mary Kathleen GordonMary Kathleen Gordon
As Dr. Kay Armbruster
Nick SasoNick Saso
As Young Arthur
Main Cast
Joe MantegnaJoe Mantegna
As David Rossi
Shemar MooreShemar Moore
As Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray GublerMatthew Gray Gubler
As Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. CookA.J. Cook
As Jennifer "JJ" Jareau
Kirsten VangsnessKirsten Vangsness
As Penelope Garcia
Thomas GibsonThomas Gibson
As Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner
Jeanne TripplehornJeanne Tripplehorn
As Alex Blake


The episode begins with a strange man tells two road crew members that there are bodies lying in a place nearby to the highway. They go to the site. One of them asks his partner to call the cops. Next day, Hotch is at his son’s soccer practice and Beth arrives. She has something to talk and she says that she will tell him at night. At the BAU office, Garcia updates the team about the missing family from Kansas out of which three of them, John, Trisha and the daughter, Christine’s bodies were found by a road crew. The younger child is still missing. The road crew who was tipped off by the drifter is now MIA. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerMark Gordon (4)  |  Erica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois
Co-Executive ProducerBreen Frazier  |  Virgil Williams  |  Bruce Zimmerman  |  Harry V. Bring  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Sharon Lee Watson
Supervising ProducerGigi Coello-Bannon
Co-ProducerIan Foster Woolf  |  Rick Dunkle
Associate ProducerKiegan Downs
Production DesignerVincent Jefferds
EditorChris Peppe
CastingBecky Silverman  |  Scott David  |  April Webster
Unit Production ManagerIan Foster Woolf
First Assistant DirectorStacey Beneville
Second Assistant DirectorAnne Carroll
MusicSteffan Fantini  |  Marc Fantini  |  Scott Gordon (1)
Music SupervisorKevin Edelman
Costume DesignerB.J. Rogers
Key GripJohn Hatchitt
Camera OperatorDarcy Spires  |  Michael Walsh
Set DecoratorAnnie O'Sullivan
Location ManagerWalter Roshetski
Transportation CoordinatorGreg Van Dyke
Property MasterAl Eisenmann
Construction CoordinatorSteve Morey
Script SupervisorPam Leonte
Production CoordinatorJennifer Kern (1)
Assistant EditorDana B. Wilson
Post Production SupervisorCallie Miller
Supervising Sound EditorDavid Beadle
Re-Recording MixerAndre Perreault  |  Ken Burton
Director of PhotographyGreg St. Johns
Art DirectorAdam Rowe
Post Production CoordinatorJason Koiter
Sound MixerJoseph Geisinger
Executive Story EditorKimberly Ann Harrison
ConsultantEdward Allen Bernero
Costume SupervisorLaura E. Little
Production AccountantKevin McEveety
Chief Lighting TechnicianDave Maddux
Special Effects CoordinatorAndre Ellingson
Production StaffJudy Hannay  |  Rachel Moceri  |  Nick Troop  |  Sullivan Fitzgerald  |  Joel Meyer-England  |  Nick De Luca
Additional MusicMark Mancina
Technical AdvisorJim Clemente
Department Head HairstylistLinda De Andrea
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDayne Johnson
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