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Criminal Minds: Gatekeeper

After a series of strangulations in Boston, the BAU looks for an UnSub who likes to keep mementos of the victims, and the team wonders if a common link to the casualties could lead them to the culprit. Meanwhile, the BAU rallies around Rossi when his favorite bar is on the verge of closing

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x7
Airdate: Wednesday November 06th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Feb 17, 2014
DK (Kanal 5) Apr 30, 2014
AU (Seven) Jul 30, 2014
NZ (ONE) Aug 25, 2014

  • Currently 6.8/10
6.8/10 (4 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Jack Plotnick
As Tanner
Julianna Guill
As Ashley Fouladi
Tara Buck
As Hannah Johnson

Co-Guest Stars
Brent Bailey
As Scotty Delfino
Franklin Fung
As Bad Karaoke Singer
Jenny Strubin
As Dr. Janis Karickhoff
Joey Wagner Luthman
As Jake Preston
Noshir Dalal
As Ben Harrison
Ray Stoney
As Nick Wilson
Tory Doherty
As Colin Kirkland
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


A man gets up early to leave for work. He promises the woman he woke up next to that he will call her tonight. As he leaves the house a man watches from the shadows. While he calls a friend the man from the shadows attacks him and strangles him. The strangler takes his wallet before leaving...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJeff Davis (1)
Executive ProducerErica Messer  |  Janine Sherman Barrois  |  Mark Gordon (4)
Co-Executive ProducerVirgil Williams  |  Breen Frazier  |  Bruce Zimmerman  |  Harry V. Bring  |  Glenn Kershaw  |  Sharon Lee Watson
Supervising ProducerGigi Coello-Bannon
ProducerRick Dunkle
Co-ProducerKimberly Ann Harrison  |  Ian Foster Woolf
Associate ProducerKiegan Downs
Production DesignerAdam Rowe
EditorHibah Sherif Frisina
CastingLisa Zambetti  |  Scott David  |  April Webster
Unit Production ManagerIan Foster Woolf
First Assistant DirectorStacey Beneville
Second Assistant DirectorAnne Carroll
MusicScott Gordon (1)  |  Marc Fantini  |  Steffan Fantini
Music SupervisorKevin Edelman
Costume DesignerB.J. Rogers
Key GripJohn Hatchitt
Camera OperatorDarcy Spires  |  Michael Walsh
Set DecoratorK.C. Fox
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 MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreault
Director of PhotographyGreg St. Johns
Art DirectorCraig Keller
Post Production CoordinatorJason Koiter
Sound MixerJoseph Geisinger
Costume SupervisorLaura E. Little
Production AccountantKevin McEveety
Chief Lighting TechnicianDave Maddux
Special Effects CoordinatorAndre Ellingson
Production StaffDavid Barrera (1)  |  Tony Bengson  |  Rick Laporte  |  Robert Lambert  |  George Vielma  |  Joseph Northrop
Additional MusicMark Mancina
Technical AdvisorJim Clemente
Department Head HairstylistLinda De Andrea
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDayne Johnson
Warning: Criminal Minds season 9 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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