Criminal Minds (2005– )
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When a series of backyard pool homicides are reported in California, the BAU team team searches for an UnSub with a puzzling past.


Rob Bailey


Jeff Davis (created by), Bruce Zimmerman | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid (credit only)
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Aisha Tyler ... Dr. Tara Lewis
Daniel Henney ... Matt Simmons
Adam Rodriguez ... Luke Alvez
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Sheriff Clifford Mason
Steven Grayhm ... Jess Carney
Brad Hunt ... Casey Peters
Shannon Brown ... Timothy Kane (as Shannon Merrill Brown)
Preston Flagg ... Smitty
Connor Falk ... Young Jess Carney
Carter Hastings ... Young Leland Peters


The team heads to Ramona, California where three sets of murders have taken place in backyard pools. In all three cases, a male victim was tied to a cinder block and drowned, with a female victim shot in the chest found floating in the pool in the third set. Also in all three cases, seemingly minor items were burgled - an inexpensive coin set, bowling trophies and costume jewelry - with more expensive items still remaining in the houses. Because of the stolen items, the crimes were initially deemed burglaries gone wrong by the local authorities. When the team arrives in Ramona, they find that it is a recreational town largely developed by the creation of Lake Palmer twenty years ago, it a man made reservoir. The town is going through some economic hardship due to drought which has dropped the lake's water level and thus has closed many of the recreational activities on the lake, such as fishing. Because of the economic situation, burglaries have been on the rise, hence the reason for ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

3 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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First time since "Criminal Minds: Strange Fruit (2013)" that the BAU team doesn't present a profile to the local LEOs. See more »


Penelope Garcia: Release the genie.
Dr. Tara Lewis: Leland Peters, did his juvie trouble ever involve another kid?
Penelope Garcia: Uh, yeah. A whole group of kids. They ran in a pack.
Jennifer Jareau: Does one name pop up more than the others?
Penelope Garcia: Oh. Like B-14 in a Bingo parlor. Jess Carney. He and Leland were thick as thieves. Literally. Stole stuff, truancy. But this is weird. At age fourteen, Jess - poof - like, disappears. His behavior took a violent turn shortly after the canyon flooded. His parents couldn't control him anymore. And as soon as the mystery ...
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References Judge Judy (1996) See more »


Belong to You
Written by Sabrina Claudio
Performed by Sabrina Claudio
[Played during the opening scene by the Robbins' pool]
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Too tedious
4 January 2018 | by fmenakerSee all my reviews

I love this series, but this episode was interminable. It was just over the top.

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