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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


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

Co-Guest Stars
Sharline LiuSharline Liu
As Dr. Stacey Carroll
Robert DunneRobert Dunne
As Young Rossi
Joseph H. Johnson Jr.Joseph H. Johnson Jr.
As Young Scott
Valerie PerriValerie Perri
As Amanda Bell
Rene RosadoRene Rosado
As PFC Hernandez
Erik SteffensErik Steffens
As PFC Mattheson
Brook AdamsBrook Adams
As Lindsay Leeman
Christian CamposChristian Campos
As Hernandez III
Mary Mora CordovaMary Mora Cordova
As Hernandez's Mother
Main Cast
Joe MantegnaJoe Mantegna
As David Rossi
Matthew Gray GublerMatthew Gray Gubler
As Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. CookA.J. Cook
As Jennifer "JJ" Jareau
Thomas GibsonThomas Gibson
As Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner
Jeanne TripplehornJeanne Tripplehorn
As Alex Blake
Shemar MooreShemar Moore
As Derek Morgan


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

Executive ProducerMark Gordon (4)  |  Erica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois
Co-Executive ProducerGlenn Kershaw  |  Virgil Williams  |  Sharon Lee Watson
Supervising ProducerGigi Coello-Bannon
Co-ProducerRick Dunkle  |  Ian Foster Woolf
Associate ProducerKiegan Downs
Production DesignerVincent Jefferds
EditorJimmy Hill (2)
CastingApril Webster  |  Scott David  |  Becky Silverman
Unit Production ManagerIan Foster Woolf
First Assistant DirectorStacey Beneville
Second Assistant DirectorAnne Carroll
MusicScott Gordon (1)  |  Steffan Fantini
Music SupervisorKevin Edelman
Costume DesignerB.J. Rogers
Camera OperatorMichael Walsh  |  Darcy Spires
Set DecoratorAnnie O'Sullivan
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 MixerAndre Perreault  |  Ken Burton
Director of PhotographyGreg St. Johns
Art DirectorAdam Rowe
Post Production CoordinatorJason Koiter
Sound MixerJoseph Geisinger
Costume SupervisorLaura E. Little
Production AccountantKevin McEveety
Chief Lighting TechnicianDave Maddux
Special Effects CoordinatorAndre Ellingson
Production StaffDavid Barrera (1)  |  Joseph Northrop
Technical AdvisorJim Clemente
Department Head HairstylistLinda De Andrea
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDayne Johnson
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