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Criminal Minds: 3rd Life

The Behavioral Analysis Unit profiles a serial killer who abducts two teenagers and murders one, and who will kill the other teen if they don't stop him in time.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x12
Production Number: 311
Airdate: Wednesday January 09th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Veronica) Sep 24, 2008

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Special Guest Stars
Fredric Lehne
As Jack Vaughan

Guest Stars
Alex Hyde-White
As Grant Silverman
Brian McNamara (2)
As Bruce Owen
Cheryl White
As Lori Owen
Gia Mantegna
As Lindsey
Hayley McFarland
As Katie Owen
Michael Harney
As Pat Mannan
Rick Otto
As Detective Payton
Riley Smith
As Ryan Phillips

Co-Guest Stars
Curtiss Frisle
As Taylor Coleman
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
Paget Brewster
As Emily Prentiss
Episode Notes
Joe Mantegna's real life daughter, Gina Mantegna, guest stars in this episode.

This episode represented a departure from the usual episode format.

At the outset of the episode, the BAU team is already on location at the crime scene in Chula Vista, CA. In most previous episodes, the opening scene depicts some aspect of the crime to be investigated, followed by an initial meeting of the BAU team to get organized.

Normally, for a "road trip" episode, the epilogue would be the BAU team on the jet or back at Quantico to wrap things up. In this episode, the epilogue features two of the guest stars having been relocated as a result of the murder in California.

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Warning: Criminal Minds season 3 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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