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Criminal Minds: Magnificent Light

When a recent attendee at a popular motivational speaker's conference in Seattle is murdered, the BAU looks at the speaker as the main suspect, but they have to refocus their investigation when the speaker himself goes missing. Also, Garcia is puzzled when Morgan declines to attend a dinner honoring an old family friend.

Source: CBS

Episode Info  

Episode number: 8x9
Airdate: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Mar 25, 2013
AU (Seven) May 22, 2013

Guest Stars
Kelly Smith (2)Kelly Smith (2)
As Dr. Marcy Frome
Matthew Yang KingMatthew Yang King
As Detective Harrison Chen
Patrick FabianPatrick Fabian
As Barry Flynn
Raphael SbargeRaphael Sbarge
As Carl Finster
Rico E. AndersonRico E. Anderson
As David Cooper

Co-Guest Stars
Cesar GarciaCesar Garcia
As Gangbanger
Ariana DubyninAriana Dubynin
As Mrs. Caldwell
Dan FooteDan Foote
As Replicator Victim
Jenny RobinsonJenny Robinson
As Janet Dodd
John T. WoodsJohn T. Woods
As Stephen Caldwell
Jonathan DaneJonathan Dane
As Ricky Lopez
Kari WahlgrenKari Wahlgren
As Rena Tracey
Kennedy MasonKennedy Mason
As Caldwell Daughter
Ursula BurtonUrsula Burton
As Cynthia Strobl
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 show of the motivational speaker, Barry Flynn. In the middle of his speech, he points out to Cynthia and Richard, who are sitting in the audience and tell them to pursue their dreams. After the show, Cynthia meets Barry backstage and tells him that she is glad that he took her name. He tells him that he needs to hurry. He looks worried. Cynthia leaves and his assistant tells him that the fans are waiting for his autograph. But he tells her that he needs some alone time. We see someone wearing yellow overalls is following Cynthia. Cynthia arrives home and she pours herself some wine. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerErica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois
Co-Executive ProducerBruce Zimmerman  |  Harry V. Bring  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Sharon Lee Watson  |  Virgil Williams  |  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 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
Transportation CoordinatorGreg Van Dyke
Property MasterAl Eisenmann
Construction CoordinatorSteve Morey
Script SupervisorPam Leonte
Production CoordinatorJennifer Kern (1)
Assistant EditorDana B. Wilson
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 StaffNina Tucker  |  Garet Reilly  |  Christine Orth  |  Pierre Ciofassa (1)  |  Krish Ribeiro  |  Stephanie Bracken
Additional MusicMark Mancina
Technical AdvisorJim Clemente
Department Head HairstylistLinda De Andrea
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDayne Johnson
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