When two men are violently murdered in a small backwoods community in West Virginia, the BAU uncovers a long-simmering feud between two families and must investigate which one of them could be responsible for the deaths.
- Ben C. Adams - Malachi Lee (teen)
- Stephanie C. Allen - Cissy Howard (teen)
- Adrienne Barbeau - Cissy Howard
- Tobin Bell - Malachi Lee
- Ronnie Gene Blevins - Miles Lee
- Burt Culver - Clark Howard
- Dede Drake - Sandy
- Will Green - Brent
- Cedrick Hardman - Unsub Hand Double
- Castille Landon - Maddie Lee
- Rocky McMurray - Captain Rogers
- Bill Oberst, Jr. - Unsub
- Wednezday Ryan - Appalachian Woman
- Gregory Sporleder - Caleb Howard/Sam Caplan
- Alex Blake: "The past is never dead. It's not even past." — William Faulkner
- Tobin Bell, the actor who portrays Malachi Lee, had previously portrayed real-life serial bomber Theodore Kaczynski in the 1996 made-for-TV film Unabomber: The True Story.
- A poster for the arcade and video game, Gods of Combat, which served as the inspiration for a team of abductors' crimes in the Season Eight episode "The Wheels on the Bus", can be seen in the episode. The poster can also be seen in the Season Nine episode "Strange Fruit".