Criminal Minds (2005– )
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The team heads to Yakima, Washington when the remains of a dozen people are found along a creek bed.


Christoph Schrewe


Jeff Davis (created by), Karen Maser | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook ... Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Aisha Tyler ... Dr. Tara Lewis
Adam Rodriguez ... Luke Alvez
Paget Brewster ... Emily Prentiss
Damon Gupton ... Stephen Walker
Courtney Halverson ... Cherry Rollins
Chris Owen ... Kevin Decker
Margarita Franco ... Captain Ferreri
Nick Jaine ... M.E. Theo Goss
Toni Torres ... Lori Johnson
Mary Manofsky ... Anne Baldwin
Spencer Ward ... Young Kevin Decker


The BAU team members head to Yakima, Washington for their next case. Several 911 calls were made to report a young woman, described to be dressed like a hooker, frantically knocking on doors yelling for help, she who eventually was seen abducted. The reason the BAU is called is that in the search for the woman, two dead bodies are discovered by the local creek, one skeletonized and the other stabbed multiple times, wrapped in burlap and tied with barbed wire, she a known sex worker. The abducted woman is eventually identified as Cherry Rollins who is indeed a prostitute. When the team discovers two more bodies, they are aware that the unsub has been active in his serial murders for some time. They believe the burlap and barbed wire is a religious ritual. The skeletonized victim's identity is important as the team believes she is a connection to the unsub. The team hopes that their presence will throw the unsub off his routine to give Cherry a fighting chance until they can find her ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

7 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Scarecrow is likely a reference to the Batman villain of the same name, that wears a similar burlap mask as the unsub. See more »


Emily Prentiss: What type of person is she?
Lori Johnson: Thank you! Most people, they don't see us as people. They think what we do is who we are, like I planned to do this for a living. No way. Me and Cherry had plans
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References The Magnificent Seven (1960) See more »

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Criminal minds scarecrow episode
31 December 2016 | by coti-09553See all my reviews

Criminal minds scarecrow episode let's start from the beginning Cherry Rollins(played by Courtney Halverson) is running frantically on a road yelling to get everyone's attention (people) meanwhile Kevin Decker (played by Chris Owen) kidnaps her and then brings her to his barn while the FBI's Bau is looking for lead's while Mr Decker is dealing with miss Rollins The FBI looks at the bodies at the creek when Mr Decker is having painful memories of his childhood which provides an opportunity for Miss Rollins to escape

Anyway what I'm trying to say is Chris Owen did a good performance and this is one of my likable episodes so far in season twelve

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