Criminal Minds: Season 7, Episode 21

Divining Rod (2 May 2012)

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Moments after serial killer Rod Garrett is executed by firing squad at Gunter State Prison, another person kills in Enid, Oklahoma where the prison is located. The victimology and M.O. are ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Garrett
Dylan Kohler
Detective Childers
Warden Tom Hansen
Rod Garrett
Gary Hazlett (as Steven Howell)
Emily Sisk
Karla Demshure


Moments after serial killer Rod Garrett is executed by firing squad at Gunter State Prison, another person kills in Enid, Oklahoma where the prison is located. The victimology and M.O. are the same as in Garrett's killings - female, young, blonde, pretty, and killed with a single stab through the heart using an ice pick. By the time the BAU arrive on the scene hours later, the unsub has killed a second victim - same victimology, same M.O. Garrett is survived by his wife, Helen Garrett, who stood by her husband's side through his incarceration, since he stood by her side when she went through a life threatening illness years prior. When the unsub kills a third victim, the team notices slight differences between Garrett's killings and the latest killings, as well as there being a regulated time schedule to the recent murders. Those differences, information from Helen about herself and about fans of her husband's, and the geography of the latest killings provide clues as to the unsub's ... Written by Huggo

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When Prentiss and Morgan are chasing a suspect, she radios in that the suspect is moving at a high rate of speed north on Van Buren. Enid Oklahoma (where this episode is set) has at least three different streets named Van Buren: Van Buren Avenue, Van Buren Place and Van Buren Street. See more »


Penelope Garcia: Oh, hey, guys. Hey. I just wanted to see what's going on. Hi, hello.
Emily Prentiss: This better be important, Garcia.
Penelope Garcia: Oh, it's nothing. It's just that a messenger came by the office today with some papers from escrow!
Emily Prentiss: No!
Penelope Garcia: Oh, yes. The house in Dupont Circle. You got it!
Aaron Hotchner: Congratulations!
David Rossi: [sees Prentiss's smile fades] Six seconds. Fastest case of buyer's remorse ever.
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