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Criminal Minds: Pay It Forward

When a time capsule in a small Colorado town is opened 25 years later and contains a gruesome discovery, the BAU investigates that crime and a possible link to the death of a local police officer

Source: CBS

Episode Info  

Episode number: 8x19
Airdate: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Jun 03, 2013
AU (Seven) Jul 24, 2013

Guest Stars
Bill DawesBill Dawes
As Sheriff Bob Collier
David HaywardDavid Hayward
As Clarence Tipton
Jeanette OJeanette O'Connor
As Arlene Tipton
Missy CriderMissy Crider
As Leanne Tipton
Rob NagleRob Nagle
As Tory Chapman
Ryan CutronaRyan Cutrona
As Sam Wakefield

Co-Guest Stars
Adam LaCosteAdam LaCoste
As Young Man
Burt GrinsteadBurt Grinstead
As Wade Burke
Diana HopperDiana Hopper
As Young Leanne
Garrison TrueGarrison True
As Todd Backus
Gregg ChristieGregg Christie
As Charlie Figg
Linda DeMetrickLinda DeMetrick
As Melanie Burke
Mitch PoulosMitch Poulos
As Middle Aged Man
Pamela BellwoodPamela Bellwood
As Wanda Sullivan
Tammy DahlstromTammy Dahlstrom
As Mayor Lindsey Winters
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 at Bronson Springs, Colorado ’88, where Bronson Springs has been declared the “City of the Future”. To celebrate this victory, the Mayor decides to bury a time capsule. It will be opened 25 years later and this will provide a snap shot of what made Bronson Springs so special in 1988. In the present, Mayor Lindsey Winters is happy to drill out the time capsule. She asks Sam Wakefield (Mayor ’88) to pull out the first bag. It contains floppy disks. The young faces look confused. Winters pulls out the second bag and a skull rolls out. Everyone is shocked and a man coolly walks away from the crowd. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerErica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois
Co-Executive ProducerBreen Frazier  |  Bruce Zimmerman  |  Harry V. Bring  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Sharon Lee Watson  |  Virgil Williams
Supervising ProducerGigi Coello-Bannon
Production DesignerVincent Jefferds
EditorJimmy Hill (2)
MusicScott Gordon (1)  |  Marc Fantini  |  Steffan Fantini
Director of PhotographyGreg St. Johns
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