‘Criminal Minds’ Episode Guide (March 15): The Bone Crusher Investigation Gets a Lead

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‘Criminal Minds’ Episode Guide (March 15): The Bone Crusher Investigation Gets a Lead

“Assistance is Futile” (03/15/17) – A mother steps forward with valuable information for the BAU to aid in their investigation of an unsub known as the bone crusher. Also, Reid must adapt to a new set of rules in prison life, on “Criminal Minds,” Wednesday, March 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Tatum O’Neal guest stars as Miranda White, the mother who comes forward.

Guest starring in this episode are Wayne Lopez (Detective Baez), Aidan Bristow (Danny White / Unsub), Crystal-Lee Naomi (Gigi Stevens), Peter James Smith (M.E. Wong), Rawann Gracie (Younger Danny), Kandis Mak (Serena Adams), Vivian Benitez (Lisa Jackson), Josh Drennen (Bartender), Marabina Jaimes (Newscaster), Tabitha Petrini (Sadie), Harold Perrineau (Calvin Shaw), Richard T. Jones (Guard Lionel Wilkins), Phillip Garcia (Luis Delgado), Alexander Harris (Guard #1 AKA Common Area Guard), Eddie Alfano (Frazier), and Diego Amarosa (Duerson).

“Assistance is Futile” was written by Virgil Williams and directed by Leon Ichaso.

“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, a founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases.

The BAU team is lead by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner, a strong profiler who is able to gain people’s trust and unlock their secrets. Other members include Special Agent Derek Morgan, an expert on obsessional crimes; 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; Penelope Garcia, the team’s indispensible computer wizard who helps research the cases with her unique charm, and the team’s newest member, Kate Callahan, a seasoned undercover agent whose standout work with the FBI landed her a coveted position with the BAU. 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), Thomas Gibson (Aaron Hotchner), Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid), A.J. Cook (Jennifer “JJ” Jareau), Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia), Aisha Tyler (Dr. Tara Lewis), and Adam Rodriguez (Luke Alvez).

“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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