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Criminal Minds: Brothers Hotchner

The Replicator zeroes in on the BAU when the killer targets one of the team as the next victim. Also, the BAU is called in to investigate a string of deaths in Manhattan tied to apparent ecstasy overdoses, and Hotch discovers that his estranged brother, Sean, is caught in the middle

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x23
Airdate: Wednesday May 22nd, 2013
Special Runtime: 60 Minutes

Director: Rob Bailey
Writer: Rick Dunkle

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) May 22, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Jul 01, 2013
AU (Seven) Aug 28, 2013

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (4 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Bellamy Young
As Beth Clemmons
Eric Johnson
As Sean Hotchner
Jayne Atkinson
As FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss
Mark Hamill
As John Curtis
Sean Maguire
As Thane Parks

Co-Guest Stars
Cade Owens
As Jack Hotchner
Annabelle Borke
As Anna Johnson
Avery Kristen Pohl
As Kiegan Hatchitt
Brie Eley
As Kimberly Sullivan
Matthew Grathwol
As Greg Matulic
Meghan Strange
As Catherine Hatchitt
Paul Shaw
As Bernard Hatchitt
Richard Augustine
As Larry Feretich
Stephen Wastell
As Jim Peters
Tony Mirrcandani
As Walter Beaird
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 at a club where the waitress asks Sean Hotchner (Hotch’s brother) for an override card. Sean tells the waitress that Thane has it. Thane is making out with a woman in the washroom when Sean arrives and asks him for the override card. Thane steps outside and hands over the card to Sean. When he goes back inside, he is shocked to see that the girl’s eyes, nose and mouth are bleeding. He calls Sean for help. Sean checks the pulse and sees that the girl is not breathing. He tells Thane to call 911. Hotch and Beth are in Manhattan for a vacation. They are spending some time together when Sean calls. Sean is surprised to learn that Hotch is in the same city. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerMark Gordon (4)  |  Erica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois
Co-Executive ProducerBruce Zimmerman  |  Harry V. Bring  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Sharon Lee Watson  |  Breen Frazier  |  Virgil Williams
Supervising ProducerGigi Coello-Bannon
Co-ProducerRick Dunkle  |  Ian Foster Woolf
Associate ProducerKiegan Downs
Production DesignerVincent Jefferds
EditorEli Nilsen
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 OperatorDarcy Spires  |  Michael Walsh
Set DecoratorAnnie O'Sullivan
Location ManagerJeffrey T. Spellman  |  Walter Roshetski
Transportation CoordinatorGreg Van Dyke
Property MasterAl Eisenmann
Construction CoordinatorSteve Morey
Script SupervisorPam Leonte  |  Liz Graham
Production CoordinatorJennifer Kern (1)
Assistant EditorDana B. Wilson  |  Jennifer Hatton
Post Production SupervisorCallie Miller
Supervising Sound EditorDavid Beadle
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreault
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 StaffDavid Johnson (9)  |  Teodoro Benitez  |  Jose De Leon  |  Hanna Mourad  |  Rafael Bueno
Additional MusicMark Mancina
Technical AdvisorJim Clemente
Department Head HairstylistLinda De Andrea
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDayne Johnson
Warning: Criminal Minds season 8 episode 23 guide may contain spoilers
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