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Criminal Minds: The Good Earth

When four men go missing in rural Oregon, the BAU searches for a common link among them in order to track them down. Also, JJ gets upset when her son Henry doesn't want to celebrate Halloween this year

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x5
Airdate: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Nelonen) Feb 21, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Feb 25, 2013
AU (Seven) May 01, 2013

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Anne Dudek
As Emma Kerrigan
Rebecca Wisocky
As Sheriff Olivia Colwin

Co-Guest Stars
Mekhai Andersen
As Henry
Allison Ikin
As Cheryl Winslow
Coronado Romero
As Paul Hicks
Danielle Langlois
As Geena Deaver
Don Jeanes
As Deputy
Hannah Eisenmann
As Lexy Kerrigan
John Churchill
As Dr. Edward Gourse
Matthew Jaeger
As Terry Rodgers
Michanne Quinney
As Dr. Holly Roettinger
Paul DiVito
As Gary Ellard
Raquel Houghton
As Cara Barrett
Scott Antonucci
As Barry Deaver
Tom Beyer
As Dr. Rowe
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 woman running through the woods looking over her shoulder. She then stops and looks around. Just then Terry joins her and he is running out of breath. She is his personal trainer and she is teaching him some cool down exercises. But he is too tired to do anything and he says that he will see her later and leaves. Terry is driving back and his vision begins to blur and the radio starts sounding weird. He runs into a fence and the car comes to a stop. He gets down and stumbles across the ground. Just then someone arrives (face not shown) and turns off the radio and then walks up to Terry. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerErica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois  |  Mark Gordon (4)
Co-Executive ProducerBreen Frazier  |  Virgil Williams  |  Bruce Zimmerman  |  Harry V. Bring  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Sharon Lee Watson
Supervising ProducerGigi Coello-Bannon
Co-ProducerRick Dunkle  |  Ian Foster Woolf
Associate ProducerKiegan Downs
Production DesignerVincent Jefferds
EditorNina Gilberti
CastingApril Webster  |  Scott David  |  Becky Silverman
Unit Production ManagerIan Foster Woolf
First Assistant DirectorStacey Beneville
Second Assistant DirectorAnne Carroll
MusicScott Gordon (1)  |  Marc Fantini  |  Steffan Fantini
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 EditorVanick Moradian
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 StaffDylan J. Hay Chapman  |  Tim Croshaw  |  Alexx Paun  |  Derek Hurd  |  Julia Ryan  |  Joshua Kuhn
Additional MusicMark Mancina
Technical AdvisorJim Clemente
Department Head HairstylistLinda De Andrea
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDayne Johnson
Warning: Criminal Minds season 8 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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