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Criminal Minds
Season 8, Episode 21
Air date May 8, 2013
Written by Virgil Williams
Directed by Doug Aarniokoski
Episode Guide

"Nanny Dearest" is the twenty-first episode of Season Eight of Criminal Minds.


The BAU travels to Los Angeles looking for a serial killer who is abducting nannies and the children they care for on the same day each year.

Guest CastEdit

  • Greg Ainsworth - Jogger
  • Christopher Amitrano - Johnny Ray Covey
  • Mekhai Andersen - Henry LaMontagne
  • Samantha Colburn - Melody Payton
  • Greg Dehm - Doctor Jerry Berneman
  • Alejandro Furth - Doctor Felix Mendoza
  • Leif Gantvoort - Shane Payton
  • Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer - Gina Mendes
  • Nikki Hester - Gloria Clemente
  • Thomas Hobson - Leo
  • Arthur Keng - Reporter #2
  • Trevor Kuhn - Max
  • Michelle Loucadoux - Allison Astor
  • Yara Martinez - Tara Rios
  • Kent Shocknek - Reporter #3
  • Josh Stewart - Detective William LaMontagne, Jr.
  • Anthony Hawkins Woods - Reporter #1


  • "Sunshine Superman" by Donovan
  • "Crash" (featuring Jonah Johnson) by Esthero

Bookend QuotesEdit

  • Aaron Hotchner: "Children are educated by what the grown up is and not by his talk." Carl Jung
  • Jennifer Jareau: "Alone, all alone. Nobody, but nobody can make it out here alone." Maya Angelou


  • Trevor Kuhn, the actor who portrays Max, appeared earlier in the season, starring in The Good Earth as John Kerrigan, a role which he wasn't credited for.
  • This is Kent Shocknek's third appearance on Criminal Minds. His first appearance was on the Season One episode L.D.S.K. as John Jenkins, and his second appearance was on the Season Five episode Our Darkest Hour, where he portrayed himself.

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