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Cradle to Grave

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Season 5, Episode 5
Air date October 21, 2009
Written by Breen Frazier
Directed by Rob Spera
"The Eyes Have It"

"Cradle to Grave" is the fifth episode of Season Five of Criminal Minds.

Summary Edit

The BAU travels to Albuquerque to investigate the case of a serial killer who impregnates young women and murders them after they have given birth.

Guest Cast Edit

  • Jayne Atkinson - FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss
  • Liz Burnette - Maria Ortiz
  • Mark Berry - SWAT Commander
  • Van Epperson - Medical Examiner
  • Max Gail - Conrad Winmar
  • Lyn Alicia Henderson - Doctor Kathleen Dekeyser
  • Hallee Hirsh - Carol
  • Frieda Jane - Linda Reimann
  • Spencer Kramber - ND Detective
  • Jonathan Nail - Doctor Marvin Saul
  • Diana Scarwid - Jane Winmar
  • Lauren Skirvin - Kristie Taylor
  • Simon Sorrells - Young Man
  • Riley Thomas Stewart - Michael Winmar
  • Erik Sundquist - Robert Reimann
  • Mae Whitman - Julie

Referenced Criminals Edit

Music Edit

  • "Such a Beautiful Thing" by Chris Mills

Bookend Quotes Edit

  • Jennifer Jareau: Journalist William D. Tammeus wrote, "You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around and why his parents will always wave back."

Trivia Edit

  • Mae Whitman, the actress who portrays Julie, starred in a similar role in the film The Factory, which has an almost identical storyline to the episode.

See Also Edit

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