"The Good Earth" is the fifth episode of Season Eight and the 167th overall of Criminal Minds.


When four men go missing in rural Oregon, the BAU searches for a common link among them in order to track them down. Also, JJ becomes upset when her son Henry doesn't want to celebrate Halloween this year.

Guest Cast

  • Mekhai Andersen - Henry LaMontagne
  • Scott Antonucci - Barry Deaver
  • Tom Beyer - Doctor Rowe
  • John Churchill - Doctor Edward Gourse
  • Paul DiVito - Gary Ellard
  • Anne Dudek - Emma Kerrigan
  • Hannah Eisenmann - Lexy Kerrigan
  • Tammy Garrett - Nurse
  • Raquel Houghton - Cara Barrett
  • Allison Ikin - Cheryl Winslow
  • Matthew Jaeger - Terry Rodgers
  • Don Jeanes - Deputy
  • Danielle Langlois - Geena Deaver
  • Michanne Quinney - Doctor Holly Roettinger
  • Coronado Romero - Paul Hicks
  • Rebecca Wisocky - Sheriff Olivia Colwin

Referenced Criminals


  • "Honey You" by The Dirty Guv'Nahs

Bookend Quotes

  • Spencer Reid: "I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity." — Edgar Allan Poe
  • Alex Blake: Alfred Austin said, "Show me your garden and I shall tell you who you are."


Criminal Minds Episodes
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