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Criminal Minds: The Replicator

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

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x24
Airdate: Wednesday May 22nd, 2013

Director: Glenn Kershaw
Writer: Erica Messer

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) May 22, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Jul 08, 2013
AU (Seven) Sep 04, 2013
NZ (ONE) Jul 09, 2014

  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (5 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Jayne Atkinson
As FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss
Mark Hamill
As John Curtis a.k.a. The Replicator
Mark Moses
As Senator Cramer
Nicholas Brendon
As Kevin Lynch

Co-Guest Stars
Brian Appel
As Agent Anderson
Kara Luiz
As Liz Leonte
Breanne Hill
As Strauss Child #1
Emma Marcus
As Strauss Child #2
Jordan Ledford
As Strauss Child #3
Teresa Huang
As Dr. Weiss
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 Erin, with a bleeding nose, walking on the streets of New York. Her head is spinning. At that moment, a man comes up to her and holds her. He asks her if she really thinks that her team would come and save her. She tells him that she knows they would. The man then talks about how her drinking got in her way and how her husband tried to help her with her drinking problem. He also knows that her children played second fiddle to her ambitions. Erin tells the man that she is not able to see. At that moment, Erin’s phone rings. The man checks the phone. It is Rossi. He disconnects the call. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Lily KershawAshes Like SnowEnd of episode

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerErica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois  |  Mark Gordon (4)
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
CastingApril Webster  |  Scott David  |  Becky Silverman
Unit Production ManagerIan Foster Woolf
First Assistant DirectorTerry Ham
Second Assistant DirectorBrian " Coach " Rosett
MusicMarc Fantini  |  Steffan Fantini  |  Scott Gordon (1)
Music SupervisorKevin Edelman
Costume DesignerB.J. Rogers
Key GripJohn Hatchitt
Camera OperatorMichael Walsh  |  Darcy Spires
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 StaffArthur Edward Chadwick  |  Erica Mountain  |  Simone Sirbaugh
Additional MusicMark Mancina
Technical AdvisorJim Clemente
Department Head HairstylistLinda De Andrea
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDayne Johnson
Warning: Criminal Minds season 8 episode 24 guide may contain spoilers
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