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Criminal Minds: The Wheels on the Bus

Whem a school bus full of children goes missing the BAU team is called in to help locate them.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 8x8
Airdate: Wednesday November 21st, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Nelonen) Mar 07, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Mar 18, 2013
AU (Seven) May 15, 2013

Guest Stars
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Kevin Lynch
Andrew James AllenAndrew James Allen
As Josh Moore
Brittany CurranBrittany Curran
As Addyson Jones
David GallagherDavid Gallagher
As Matt Moore
Devon WerkheiserDevon Werkheiser
As Billy Walton
Reggie HayesReggie Hayes
As Detective William Richards

Co-Guest Stars
Chris HendrieChris Hendrie
As Roy Webster
Cole BernsteinCole Bernstein
As Wendy Campbell
Dawn GreenidgeDawn Greenidge
As Principal Anderson
Keely MarshallKeely Marshall
As Debbie Joy
Marcia Ann BurrsMarcia Ann Burrs
As Mrs. Roberts
Paul James JordanPaul James Jordan
As Trent Walker
Robert Bailey, Jr.Robert Bailey, Jr.
As Sean Parker
Rocky BonifieldRocky Bonifield
As Regan Walton
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 school bus being hijacked and one student tries to dial 911 but she is not able to do so. At the unit, everyone knows about the 24 missing students along with the driver and teacher. The GPS is been disabled. They brief the cops saying that they might be dealing with more than one unsub. They assume that they should be within 200 mile radius from the abduction site. Garcia gets a call from the local PD saying that they found a bag pack full of the children’s cell phones from the second bus stop. Reid thinks that this could be some school kids and Hotch thinks that the target might have been more specific and the kids just came in the way. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerErica Messer  |  Mark Gordon (4)  |  Janine Sherman Barrois
Co-Executive ProducerBreen Frazier  |  Virgil Williams  |  Sharon Lee Watson  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Harry V. Bring  |  Bruce Zimmerman
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 DirectorTerry Ham
Second Assistant DirectorBrian " Coach " Rosett
MusicSteffan Fantini  |  Scott Gordon (1)  |  Marc Fantini
Music SupervisorKevin Edelman
Costume DesignerB.J. Rogers
Key GripJohn Hatchitt
Camera OperatorMichael Walsh  |  Darcy Spires
Set DecoratorAnnie O'Sullivan
Location ManagerJeffrey T. Spellman
Transportation CoordinatorGreg Van Dyke
Property MasterAl Eisenmann
Construction CoordinatorSteve Morey
Script SupervisorLiz Graham
Production CoordinatorJennifer Kern (1)
Assistant EditorVanick Moradian
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 Bengson  |  Humberto Saenz  |  Denny Hoofman  |  Jason Werntz  |  Rick Martinez (1)  |  Bruce Cork
Additional MusicMark Mancina
Technical AdvisorJim Clemente
Department Head HairstylistLinda De Andrea
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDayne Johnson
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