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Criminal Minds: The Apprenticeship

When prostitutes in Miami are discovered murdered in a similar style to local animals found dead there, the BAU must work fast to find an UnSub whose confidence is quickly escalating. Also, Morgan tries to increase Reid's athletic skills by convincing him to join the bureau softball team.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x6
Airdate: Wednesday November 07th, 2012

Director: Rob Bailey
Writer: Virgil Williams

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Nelonen) Feb 21, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Mar 04, 2013
AU (Seven) May 08, 2013

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Harrison Thomas
As Toby Whitewood
Matthew Lillard
As David Roy Turner
Michelle Alvarado Martins
As stunt double: Veronica Carranza (uncredited)

Co-Guest Stars
Cade Owens
As Jack Hotchner
Mekhai Andersen
As Henry
Eitra Kennedy
As Jose Aguilar
Hector Hank
As Detective Sam Oglivie
Marina Lyon
As Shawna Radford
Michael Broderick
As Secret Service Player
Nancy La Scala
As Claire Whitewood
Shira Scott Astrof
As Hollie Riggio
Shirley Jordan
As Dr. Rosa Escobedo
Veronica Diaz-Carranza
As Amanda Lopez
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 boy arriving at Miami and he walks up to a prostitute and asks her how much she charges. She takes him to an empty place and tells him that she hopes he doesn’t mind doing it standing. He says that he wouldn’t know as she is his first. He gives her the money. She bends down to remove her panties and the boy hits her on her face with his thighs. She breaks her nose and is bleeding. He then pulls out a plastic bag. Next, Morgan is trying to teach Reid to play baseball. Reid hates it. Morgan’s phone rings; they got a case. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerErica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois  |  Mark Gordon (4)
Co-Executive ProducerVirgil Williams  |  Bruce Zimmerman  |  Harry V. Bring  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Sharon Lee Watson  |  Breen Frazier
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 DirectorTerry Ham
Second Assistant DirectorBrian " Coach " Rosett
MusicSteffan Fantini  |  Marc Fantini  |  Scott Gordon (1)
Music SupervisorKevin Edelman
Costume DesignerB.J. Rogers
Key GripJohn Hatchitt
Camera OperatorMichael Walsh  |  Darcy Spires
Set DecoratorAnnie O'Sullivan
Location ManagerJeffrey T. Spellman
Property MasterAl Eisenmann
Construction CoordinatorSteve Morey
Script SupervisorLiz Graham
Production CoordinatorJennifer Kern (1)
Assistant EditorDana B. Wilson
Post Production SupervisorCallie Miller
Supervising Sound EditorDavid Beadle
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreault
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 StaffTony Matulic  |  Todd Durboraw  |  Keith Peters  |  Ryan Parks  |  Thane Characky
Additional MusicMark Mancina
Technical AdvisorJim Clemente
Department Head HairstylistLinda De Andrea
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDayne Johnson
Warning: Criminal Minds season 8 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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