Criminal Minds Wiki

"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