‘Criminal Minds’ Episode Guide (Jan. 3): A Series of Backyard Pool Deaths Investigated

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‘Criminal Minds’ Episode Guide (Jan. 3): A Series of Backyard Pool Deaths Investigated

“Submerged” Season 13 Winter Premiere (01/03/18) – When a series of backyard pool homicides are reported in California, the BAU team team searches for an UnSub with a puzzling past, on “Criminal Minds,” Wednesday, Jan. 3 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Guest starring in “Submerged” are Steven Grayhm (Jess Carney (Unsub), Jessi Fisher (Wanda Robbins), John Tyler Vogt (Larry Robbins), Lou Diamond Phillips (Sheriff Clifford), Brad Hunt (Casey Peters), Shannon Merrill Brown (Timothy Kane), Jason Her (Walter Knight), Carter Hastings (Young Leland Peters), Connor Falk (Young Jess Carney), Jason Trevits (Mr. Kane), Christina Gentry (Mrs. Kane), and Preston Fladd (Smitty).

“Submerged” was written by Bruce Zimmerman and directed by Rob Bailey.

CBS’s “Criminal Minds” revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi, founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases.

Other members include Special Agent Emily Prentiss, the daughter of high-powered diplomats who returns to the team after being the head profiler at Interpol; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid, a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Jennifer “J.J.” Jareau, the team’s former unit liaison turned profiler, who juggles motherhood and marriage with the same skill as she solves cases; Penelope Garcia, the team’s indispensable computer wizard who helps research the cases with her unique charm; Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist whose expertise is studying and interviewing serial killers after they’ve been captured to determine if they are able to stand trial; Luke Alvez, a former Army ranger and excellent tracker recruited to the BAU from the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force; and Special Agent Simmons who joins his colleagues in the BAU after consulting them when he was a member of the International Response Team.

Simmons is an ex-Delta soldier with deft profiling skills and military special-ops expertise. As the team evolves together, the BAU continues its dedication to using their expertise to pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.

“Criminal Minds” stars Joe Mantegna (David Rossi), Paget Brewster (Emily Prentiss), Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Reid), A.J. Cook (Jennifer Jareau), Aisha Tyler (Dr. Tara Lewis), Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia), Adam Rodriguez (Luke Alvez), and Daniel Henney (Matt Simmons).

“Criminal Minds” is produced by ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios. Mark Gordon, Erica Messer, and Breen Frazier serve as executive producers.

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