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 Season Eight, can be seen in the episode. The poster can also be seen in the episode Strange Fruit.