|Season 8, Episode 20|
|Air date||May 1, 2013|
|Written by||Sharon Lee Watson|
|Directed by||Matthew Gray Gubler|
"Pay It Forward"
The BAU travel to Rapid City after two male victims are found murdered in a ritualistic manner. Also, Reid continues to grieve over Maeve's death.
- Angela Bettis - Tess Mynock
- Jody Carter - Old Woman
- Claudia Christian - Agent Gretchen Stern
- David Hoflin - Chad Dumont
- Cooper Huckabee - Raoul Whalen
- John Kerry - Eli Grohl
- John Mawson - Waiter
- Kate McDaniel - Amber Moxley
- Adam Nee - Joseph Purl
- Calliope Porter - Voluptuous Woman
- John Posey - Detective Tom Landry
- Beth Riesgraf - Maeve Donovan
- Ed Zajac - Cowboy
- Leonard Peltier
- "Sleepwalk" by Santo & Johnny
- David Rossi: "Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?" Alfred Lord Tennyson
- Spencer Reid: J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, "I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil."
- John Posey, the actor who portrays Detective Tom Landry, also played Principal George Spurell in an episode of Suspect Behavior.