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Criminal Minds: Zugzwang

When Reid discovers that his girlfriend has been kidnapped by her stalker, he and the BAU team band together to find her before it's too late.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x12
Airdate: Wednesday January 16th, 2013

Director: Jesse Warn
Writer: Breen Frazier

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Apr 15, 2013
AU (Seven) Jun 19, 2013


Guest Stars
Beth RiesgrafBeth Riesgraf
As Maeve Donovan
Jay HaydenJay Hayden
As Bobby Putnam

Co-Guest Stars
Benmio McCreaBenmio McCrea
As Dr. Lawrence Becker
Nancy LinariNancy Linari
As Mary Donovan
Robert MangiardiRobert Mangiardi
As Joe Donovan
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 Reid dressed up as a groom and his entire team witnessing his wedding which is being conducted by Garcia! By now we know it is a dream. Garcia asks Reid to kiss the bride; but when Reid lifts the veil, the bride has no face. Obviously, he has never seen her! However, Reid wakes up. Reid goes to the phone booth and dials her number and waits for her to call back. He picks up the phone and hears a muffled voice; it is a male voice. He says “Zugzwang”. Next, Hotch arrives at work; Reid called him. He needs to tell him something. He tells Hotch about Maeve. He has never seen her; only that she is a geneticist...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerErica Messer  |  Mark Gordon (4)  |  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 DirectorTerry Ham
Second Assistant DirectorBrian " Coach " Rosett
MusicScott Gordon (1)  |  Marc Fantini  |  Steffan Fantini
Music SupervisorKevin Edelman
Costume DesignerB.J. Rogers
Key GripJohn Hatchitt
Camera OperatorDarcy Spires  |  Michael Walsh
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 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 Ritter  |  Bradley Hatchitt  |  Jason A Elliott  |  Bryan Hatchitt  |  Scott Narvell  |  Dean Manley
Additional MusicMark Mancina
Technical AdvisorJim Clemente
Department Head HairstylistLinda De Andrea
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDayne Johnson
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