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Pay It Forward ()

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When a time capsule in a small Colorado town is opened 25 years later and contains a gruesome discovery, the BAU investigates that crime and a possible link to the death of a local police... See more »


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David Rossi
Derek Morgan
Dr. Spencer Reid
Jennifer Jareau
Penelope Garcia
Alex Blake
Aaron Hotchner
Tory Chapman
Leanne Chapman
Sheriff Bob Collier
Clarence Tipton
Jeanette O'Connor ...
Arlene Tipton
Wanda Sullivan
Melanie Burke
Mayor Lindsey Winters
Garrison True ...
Todd Backus
Middle-Aged Man
Young Man
Wade Burke
Young Leanne
Charlie Figg
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashley Devane ...
Girl with Dog (uncredited)
Wilson Roth ...
Bronson Springs Resident (uncredited)

Directed by

John Terlesky

Written by

Jeff Davis ... (creator) (creator)
Bruce Zimmerman ... (written by)
Kimberly A. Harrison ... (executive story editor) (as Kimberly Ann Harrison)

Produced by

Harry V. Bring ... co-executive producer (as Harry Bring)
Gigi Coello-Bannon ... supervising producer
Kiegan Downs ... associate producer
Rick Dunkle ... co-producer
Breen Frazier ... co-executive producer
Mark Gordon ... executive producer
Glenn Kershaw ... co-executive producer
Erica Messer ... executive producer
Janine Sherman Barrois ... executive producer
Sharon Lee Watson ... co-executive producer
Virgil Williams ... co-executive producer
Ian Woolf ... co-producer (as Ian Foster Woolf)
Bruce Zimmerman ... co-executive producer

Music by

Marc Fantini
Steffan Fantini
Scott Gordon

Cinematography by

Greg St. Johns

Film Editing by

Jimmy Hill

Editorial Department

Jason Koiter ... post-production coordinator
Gary J. Morris ... assistant editor

Casting By

Scott David
Becky Silverman
April Webster

Production Design by

Vincent Jefferds

Art Direction by

Craig Keller

Set Decoration by

Annie O'Sullivan-Pittman ... (as Annie O'Sullivan)

Costume Design by

B.J. Rogers

Makeup Department

Linda De Andrea ... hair department head (as Linda DeAndrea)
Dayne Johnson ... makeup department head
Jerri Lynn Ayer ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

Callie Miller ... post-production supervisor
Ian Woolf ... unit production manager (as Ian Foster Woolf)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Stacey Beneville ... first assistant director
Anne Carroll ... second assistant director

Art Department

Al Eisenmann ... property master
Steve Morey ... construction coordinator
Alexx Paun ... Art Department PA
Dylan J. Hay-Chapman ... graphic designer (uncredited)
Alexx Paun ... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Julia Ryan ... art department coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

Michael Aretsky ... adr trailer/PNC Engineering
David Beadle ... supervising sound editor
Kenneth R. Burton ... re-recording mixer (as Ken Burton)
Joseph Geisinger ... sound mixer
Andre Perreault ... re-recording mixer
Zane D. Bruce ... foley artist (uncredited)
Antony Zeller ... foley editor (uncredited) / foley mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Andre G. Ellingson ... special effects coordinator (as Andre Ellingson)

Visual Effects by

Brian D. Williams ... digital compositor
Chris Faczek ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Ken Kimble ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Steven Meyer ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

John Hatchitt ... key grip
David Maddux ... chief lighting technician (as Dave Maddux)
Gary Tachell ... camera operator
Michael Walsh ... camera operator
Michael J. Schwartz ... lighting technician (uncredited)

Casting Department

Toni Avalos ... extras casting director
Julianna LaRosa ... executive casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Tammy Hynes ... costume supervisor (as Tammy S. Hynes)
Marta Villalobos ... costumer

Location Management

Walter Roshetski ... location manager

Music Department

Kevin J. Edelman ... music supervisor (as Kevin Edelman)
Mark Mancina ... composer: additional music

Transportation Department

Greg Van Dyke ... transportation coordinator
Robert Dulys ... transportation dispatcher (uncredited)

Other crew

Edward Allen Bernero ... consultant
Gary Cheek ... production staff
Jim Clemente ... technical advisor
Adam Dotson ... production staff (as Adam S. Dotson)
Jennifer Kern ... production coordinator
Pam Leonte ... script supervisor
Kevin McEveety ... production accountant
Aaron McKissick ... production staff
Karl E. Nelson ... production staff
Allison Schraiber ... client services: post production
Daryl Scott ... production staff
Sara Smith ... assistant: Mr. Gordon
Clint White ... production staff (as Klint White)
Sarah Balboa ... production assistant (uncredited)
Adam Haracz ... key production assistant (uncredited)
Mikey Lee ... technical and tactical advisor: FBI (uncredited)
Matt Sigloch ... police advisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

The team is called to Bronson Springs, Colorado (formerly designated "City of Tomorrow" as a great community in which to live), because of the discovery there of the decapitated body of retired police deputy Charlie Figg. That in and of itself would not normally require the services of the BAU, but the fact that Charlie's dead body was found just hours after the discovery of another human head in the just-unearthed 25-year-old official Bronson Springs time capsule makes it a BAU case. That head belonged to then 23-year-old Wade Burke, who was never listed as deceased since no body was ever found and no foul play was suspected. The team quickly learns that Burke and Figg were both decapitated with the same saw, and thus probably by the same unsub. When a third decapitated victim is discovered shortly after their arrival, they determine that all the victims were hypocrites in that their private lives were contrary to their squeaky-clean public image. The team realizes that the unsub, through these murders, is also commenting on Bronson Springs' "City of Tomorrow" honor as being undeserved. But as they dig deeper, they find a further connection to a purported 25-year-old sexual assault assumed to have been committed by Burke. But no charges were ever filed against Burke, and the case file is missing. The unknown assault victim may be the key to finding the unsub. Written by Huggo

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  • Pay It Forward (United States)
  • 41 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia The first recorded use of the phrase 'pay it forward' was introduced into English in Lily Hardy Hammond's 1916 book "In the Garden of Delight": "You don't pay love back; you pay it forward." See more »
Goofs Bronson Springs, Colorado is not real town in Colorado. See more »
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Quotes David Rossi: [opening, voiceover] "A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen." - Edward De Bono
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