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Criminal Minds: Nanny Dearest

The BAU travels to Los Angeles looking for an UnSub who is kidnapping nannies and the children they care for on the same day each year

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x21
Airdate: Wednesday May 08th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Jun 17, 2013
AU (Seven) Aug 07, 2013


Guest Stars
Josh StewartJosh Stewart
As Detective William LaMontagne, Jr.
Christopher AmitranoChristopher Amitrano
As Johnny Ray Covey
Yara MartinezYara Martinez
As Tara Rios

Co-Guest Stars
Mekhai AndersenMekhai Andersen
As Henry
Alejandro FurthAlejandro Furth
As Dr. Felix Mendoza
Kent ShocknekKent Shocknek
As News Reporter
Yvette Gonzalez-NacerYvette Gonzalez-Nacer
As Gina Mendes
Samantha ColburnSamantha Colburn
As Melody Payton
Leif GantvoortLeif Gantvoort
As Shane Payton
Greg DehmGreg Dehm
As Dr. Jerry Berneman
Anthony Hawkins WoodsAnthony Hawkins Woods
As Reporter #1
Arthur KengArthur Keng
As Reporter #2
Michelle LoucadouxMichelle Loucadoux
As Allison Astor
Main Cast
Joe MantegnaJoe Mantegna
As David Rossi
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
Shemar MooreShemar Moore
As Derek Morgan


The episode begins with a scene from a year ago, where the unsub prepares a hot bath, and kills a woman by drowning her in the tub. Cut to the present, Hotch tells the team that this unsub kills his victims on the same date every year. Garcia shows the team the pictures of Rachael Hughes, Melissa Martinez, Tara Rios, Diana Brooks and Gloria Clemente. Over the past five years, each of these women has disappeared from parks along the coast of California. Each one of them was a nanny, who looked after kids. Thankfully, the kids were returned back totally unharmed within 24 hours. ..

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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-ProducerRick Dunkle  |  Ian Foster Woolf
Associate ProducerKiegan Downs
Production DesignerVincent Jefferds
EditorHibah Sherif Frisina
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 OperatorMichael Walsh  |  Gary Tachell
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 EditorDana B. Wilson
Post Production SupervisorCallie Miller
Supervising Sound EditorDavid Beadle
Re-Recording MixerAndre Perreault  |  Ken Burton
Director of PhotographyGreg St. Johns
Art DirectorCraig Keller
Post Production CoordinatorJason Koiter
Sound MixerJoseph Geisinger
Executive Story EditorKimberly Ann Harrison
ConsultantEdward Allen Bernero
Costume SupervisorTammy S. Hynes
Production AccountantKevin McEveety
Chief Lighting TechnicianDave Maddux
Special Effects CoordinatorAndre Ellingson
Production StaffSarah Neale  |  Joe Jagatic  |  Donnell Turner  |  Calvin Harrison  |  Stephen Gillikin
Additional MusicMark Mancina
Technical AdvisorJim Clemente
Department Head HairstylistLinda De Andrea
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDayne Johnson
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