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Criminal Minds: Carbon Copy

When victims are found in Philadelphia in a similar style to victims of The Replicator, the stalker who has been tracking the BAU's every move, the team thinks this could be the break they need to try and apprehend him.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x16
Airdate: Wednesday February 27th, 2013

Director: Rob Hardy
Writer: Virgil Williams

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Feb 26, 2013 (Premiere!)
UK (sky LIVING) May 13, 2013

  • Currently 8.2/10
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Guest Stars
Jayne Atkinson
As FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss
Matthew Del Negro
As Detective David Rizzo
Scott Grimes
As Donnie Bidwell

Co-Guest Stars
Brian Appel
As Agent Anderson
Billy Mayo
As Captain Marcus Jackson
Bo Kane
As Sergeant Blutarsky
Derek Graf
As Ruffian
Jessie Lande
As Shannon Lavin
Meredith Adams
As Molly Patton
Michelle Gardener
As Dr. Balboa
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 with a woman tied up to a table. She begs her captor to let her go. He duct tapes her mouth and picks up his tools. Erin tells Alex that she is sorry for what she did to her; she tells her that she wants to make amends. Garcia walks in with flowers that have been sent for JJ. JJ checks the note and it says ZUGZWANG, the term from chess that Diane Turner told Reid. JJ feels that the person who sent this was stalking Reid. Reid thinks that this guy is stalking everyone and wonders if this is the “Replicator”. The team discusses the case and Erin wants to be updated on this one; direct orders from the Director. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerErica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois  |  Mark Gordon (4)
Co-Executive ProducerVirgil Williams  |  Bruce Zimmerman  |  Breen Frazier  |  Harry V. Bring  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Sharon Lee Watson
Supervising ProducerGigi Coello-Bannon
Co-ProducerIan Foster Woolf  |  Rick Dunkle
Associate ProducerKiegan Downs
Production DesignerAdam Rowe
EditorJimmy Hill (2)
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 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 EditorGary J. Morris
Post Production SupervisorCallie Miller
Supervising Sound EditorDavid Beadle
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreault
Director of PhotographyGreg St. Johns
Art DirectorVincent Jefferds
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 StaffKen Appel  |  Morty Petersen  |  Peter Villani  |  Noe Nava  |  Jerry Wilson  |  Rick Senteno
Additional MusicMark Mancina
Technical AdvisorJim Clemente
Department Head HairstylistLinda De Andrea
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDayne Johnson
Warning: Criminal Minds season 8 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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