Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
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What Happens at Home... 

The team searches a gated community for a killer who has strangled several women.


Jan Eliasberg


Jeff Davis (created by), Edward Allen Bernero | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Shemar Moore ... Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Thomas Gibson ... Aaron Hotchner
Rachel Nichols ... Ashley Seaver
Kenneth Mitchell ... Drew Jacobs
Alex Fernandez ... Det. Felix Ruiz
Scott Subiono ... Harvey Brinkman
Madison Leisle ... Heather Jacobs
Dan Warner ... Frank Morris
Christopher Kriesa ... SSA William Heller
John Thoms ... Bob Page
Larry Herron ... FBI Instructor


Oak Tree Hills is a security monitored gated community located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In the span of two months, three women have been strangled to death in their home in Oak Tree Hills, each successive murder being more brazen in that other household members were within closer proximity when the murder occurred. With the latest murder, security showed no non-residents on site, meaning that a resident is the unsub. Because the community is homogeneous, an unsub profile is somewhat meaningless. As such, Hotch and Rossi enlist the assistance of an FBI cadet, Agent Ashley Seaver, who may be able to shed some light from another perspective as she is the daughter of a serial killer who murdered twenty-five women before she reached age twenty. Hotch and Rossi make it clear to her that she is only acting as a consultant and is in no way to take action without the approval of someone on the team. Det. Felix Ruiz, the Las Cruces police detective assigned to the case who happens to also ... Written by Huggo

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At one point, Reid is discussing the use of "Beam me up, Scotty" in the original Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) series. Rachel Nichols (Agent Seaver) was also in the 2009 Star Trek (2009) film as Gaila, Uhura's roommate. See more »


When the team regroups after the meeting in the community church, Dr. Reid walks up to the team with information. After his line, he looks at Seaver and they both break character and smirk at each other. Dr. Reid looks down and closes his mouth so he doesn't laugh. See more »


Penelope Garcia: [via phone] And that is the whole kit and caboodle on each of your 64 suspects. Nothing really stands out. They're all pretty plain.
Dr. Spencer Reid: That's pretty much the main issue we're going to have here.
Penelope Garcia: Yeah. Vanilla doesn't make your job any easier.
Dr. Spencer Reid: No, it does not.
Penelope Garcia: So, how's it going with the agent whose father was a... You know?
Dr. Spencer Reid: How'd you know that?
Penelope Garcia: I might have looked into someone's hidden background... What? I am not gonna let some strange new person travel with my family and not find out who they are.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Well...
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Hochner Scowls Again
13 September 2019 | by knrocSee all my reviews

Yet another episode that shows the casting director's sole criterion for this role is not acting, but a face with a constant scowl.

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Release Date:

8 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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