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Criminal Minds: The Gathering

The Un-sub in this episode runs a fantasy murder writing class and acts out the murders that his class write about.

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Episode Info

Episode number: 8x17
Airdate: Wednesday March 20th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) May 20, 2013
AU (Seven) Jul 15, 2013

  • Currently 8.5/10
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Guest Stars
Jayne Atkinson
As FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss
Nicholas Brendon
As Kevin Lynch
Andrew Bowen
As Mark Jackson
Patrick Breen
As Peter Harper

Co-Guest Stars
Stephen Simon
As Sam
Ally Iseman
As Laurel Tyson
Ayumi Iizuka
As Call Center Operator
David Bickford
As Dr. Montgomery Houston
Genevieve Levin
As Reporter
Gita Reddy
As M.E. Marvi Hatcher
Jacquelyn Zook
As Nicole Francis
Lauren Marie Klausmeyer
As Kayla Jefferson
Sean Solan
As John Butler
Stephanie Jones
As Leslie Hopkins
Trevor Jackson (1)
As Tyler Rogers
William Charlton
As Detective Paul Boseman
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 the team discussing about the “Replicator”. Morgan looks at the pictures clicked by the replicator and wonders how he got so much access. The security department confirms that there have been no breaches. So, if the Replicator is not hacking in, how did he get the case details? Alex thinks that the Replicator could be a journalist. Hotch thinks that he could simply be watching them. Reid says that watching them is impossible because he assembled the “almost accurate” time table of the Replicator, and infers that when they were solving the cases in Miami, the unsub was dumping his victim in New Mexico. Despite that, he managed to get back in DC to watch Reid hit his first home run! ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerMark Gordon (4)  |  Erica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois
Co-Executive ProducerBreen Frazier  |  Bruce Zimmerman  |  Harry V. Bring  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Sharon Lee Watson  |  Virgil Williams
Supervising ProducerGigi Coello-Bannon
Co-ProducerIan Foster Woolf  |  Rick Dunkle
Associate ProducerKiegan Downs
Production DesignerVincent Jefferds
EditorEli Nilsen
CastingScott David  |  Becky Silverman  |  April Webster
Unit Production ManagerIan Foster Woolf
First Assistant DirectorStacey Beneville
Second Assistant DirectorAnne Carroll
MusicScott Gordon (1)  |  Steffan Fantini  |  Marc Fantini
Music SupervisorKevin Edelman
Costume DesignerB.J. Rogers
Key GripJohn Hatchitt
Camera OperatorMichael Walsh  |  Darcy Spires
Set DecoratorAnnie O'Sullivan
Location ManagerWalter Roshetski
Transportation CoordinatorGreg Van Dyke
Property MasterAl Eisenmann
Construction CoordinatorSteve Morey
Script SupervisorPam Leonte
Production CoordinatorJennifer Kern (1)
Assistant EditorJennifer Hatton
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 StaffGary Scalzo  |  Bill Shotland  |  Joe Weireter  |  Tom Seymour  |  Joe Hill (1)  |  Todd Bassman
Additional MusicMark Mancina
Technical AdvisorJim Clemente
Department Head HairstylistLinda De Andrea
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDayne Johnson
Warning: Criminal Minds season 8 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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