‘Criminal Minds’ Episode Guide (April 20): The Team Tries to Trap a Convicted Serial Killer

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‘Criminal Minds’ Episode Guide (April 20): The Team Tries to Trap a Convicted Serial Killer

“Devil’s Backbone” (04/20/16) – When guards at a Virginia prison intercept a package with evidence relating to the kidnapping of two boys several years ago, the BAU questions a notorious serial killer who may have information on the boys’ whereabouts, on “Criminal Minds,” Wednesday, April 20 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Frances Fisher guest stars as convicted serial killer Antonia Slade in this episode.

Also guest starring are Aisha Tyler (Penelope Garcia), Jason Denuszek (Claude Barlow), Rebecca Lincoln (Cheryl Morrissey), Rick Peters (Warden Bart Shulman), Jason Caceres (Jimmy Bennett), Reid Miller (Adam Morrissey), Brandon Alan Makovy (Orel Wilbur), Chad T. Wood (Juan Lopez), R. Charles Wilkerson (Tyrell Curtis), Abby Donnelly (Helen McGill), Louie Enriquez (Hector Ramon), and Brendan Chadd Thomas (Sam Meckler).

“Devil’s Backbone” was written by Sharon Lee Watson and directed by Felix Alcala.

“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), Shemar Moore (Derek Morgan), Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid), A.J. Cook (Jennifer “JJ” Jareau), and Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia).

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

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