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Criminal Minds: The Fallen

The BAU travels to Santa Monica when burned bodies of homeless people begin showing up by the famous pier. Also, Rossi reconnects with his former Marine sergeant from Vietnam.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x7
Airdate: Wednesday November 14th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Nelonen) Feb 28, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Mar 11, 2013
AU (Seven) May 08, 2013

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (4 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Meshach Taylor
As Harrison Scott
Conni Marie Brazelton
As Sarah Mapes
Shane Johnson
As Chad Mills

Co-Guest Stars
Sharline Liu
As Dr. Stacey Carroll
Brook Adams
As Lindsay Leeman
Christian Campos
As Hernandez III
Erik Steffens
As PFC Mattheson
Joseph H. Johnson Jr.
As Young Scott
Mary Mora Cordova
As Hernandez's Mother
Merilee Brasch
As Rebecca Leeman
Rene Rosado
As PFC Hernandez
Robert Dunne
As Young Rossi
Valerie Perri
As Amanda Bell
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 in a park where a street singer is singing with her guitar. At the end of her song, a man arrives and gives her a good top. She is happy and she gets into his car. She finds it weird that the seats are covered with plastic. The man then repeatedly stabs her. Next, Amanda calls Rossi and tells him that his book is great but the dedications page is missing. Garcia briefs the team about their present case; three charred bodies that showed up in the pier of Santa Monica and they haven’t been identified. Two are male and the latest is a female. Since the unsub is crossing gender line, it can rule out sexual assault. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerMark Gordon (4)  |  Erica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois
Co-Executive ProducerVirgil Williams  |  Bruce Zimmerman  |  Harry V. Bring  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Sharon Lee Watson  |  Breen Frazier
Supervising ProducerGigi Coello-Bannon
Co-ProducerRick Dunkle  |  Ian Foster Woolf
Associate ProducerKiegan Downs
Production DesignerVincent Jefferds
EditorJimmy Hill (2)
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 EditorGary J. Morris
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 StaffRick Laporte  |  Robert Henson  |  George Vielma  |  Joseph Northrop  |  David Barrera (1)  |  Robert Lambert
Additional MusicMark Mancina
Technical AdvisorJim Clemente
Department Head HairstylistLinda De Andrea
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDayne Johnson
Warning: Criminal Minds season 8 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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