Episode Guide

801: The Silencer TV-14+LV (60 min)

Tue, Dec 8 3|2c PM

When a Texas prisoner escapes during a transfer, he leaves behind victims with his unique trademark, sewing their mouths shut, a signature the BAU remembers as unique to the UnSub “The Silencer.” While they investigate who he was and who he's become, the BAU also gets to know the newest member of the team, on the eighth season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS.

802: The Pact TV-14+LV (60 min)

Tue, Dec 8 4|3c PM

When the bodies of two seemingly unrelated victims are found just hours apart in San Diego and Los Angeles respectively, the BAU suspects that that not one, but two killers are working together to commit these murders. Guest stars include Mackenzie Phillips as Ellen Russel and Kim Wayans as Darlene Beckett, the relatives of other tragically killed victims.

803: Through The Looking Glass TV-14+LV (60 min)

Tue, Dec 8 5|4c PM

When one Kansas family turns up dead and another goes missing, the BAU looks for a link between the cases to find out who is behind the kidnappings and murders. Also, Hotch gets surprising news from Beth.

804: God Complex TV-14+V (60 min)

Tue, Dec 8 6|5c PM

When a legless body is found in the New Mexico desert and a second unwilling amputee shows up at the hospital, the BAU team searches for this amateur surgeon before he preys upon his next reluctant victim. Also, Reid’s phone calls to a mystery woman have the team intrigued.

805: The Good Earth TV-14+V (60 min)

Mon, Jan 18 5|4c PM

When four men go missing in rural Oregon, the BAU searches for a common link among them in order to track them down. Also, JJ gets upset when her son Henry doesn’t want to celebrate Halloween this year.

806: The Apprenticeship TV-14+LSV (60 min)

Tue, Dec 8 7|6c PM

When prostitutes in Miami are discovered murdered in a similar style to local animals found dead there, the BAU must work fast to find an UnSub whose confidence is quickly escalating. Also, Morgan tries to increase Reid’s athletic skills by convincing him to join the bureau softball team.

807: The Fallen TV-14+LV (60 min)

Fri, Dec 11 4|3c PM

The BAU travels to Santa Monica when burned bodies of homeless people begin showing up by the famous pier. Also, Rossi reconnects with his former Marine sergeant from Vietnam.

808: The Wheels On The Bus… TV-14+LV (60 min)

Fri, Dec 11 5|4c PM

The BAU team goes in pursuit of a missing school bus full of children outside the Washington, D.C. area, and it becomes a race against time for them to bring them home safely.

809: Magnificent Light TV-14+LV (60 min)

Fri, Dec 11 6|5c PM

When a recent attendee at a popular motivational speaker’s conference in Seattle is murdered, the BAU looks at the speaker as the main suspect, but they have to refocus their investigation when the speaker himself goes missing. Also, Garcia is puzzled when Morgan declines to attend a dinner honoring an old family friend.

810: The Lesson TV-14+LV (60 min)

Fri, Dec 11 7|6c PM

The BAU investigates a series of male bodies that have been oddly disposed of, finding themselves in search of a killer with ritualistic tendencies. Also, Reid gets anxious when faced with the possibility of meeting his mystery woman.

811: Perennials TV-14+LV (60 min)

Fri, Dec 11 8|7c PM

The BAU heads south to investigate a fast-moving UnSub whose signature matches that of a serial killer from 30 years ago. Also, the team learns that someone is tracking their cases and replicating crimes the BAU is solving.

812: Zugzwang TV-14+LV (60 min)

Tue, Jan 19 12|11c AM

When Reid discovers that his girlfriend has been kidnapped by her stalker, he and the BAU team band together to find her before it’s too late.

813: Magnum Opus TV-14+V (60 min)

Fri, Dec 11 9|8c PM

While Reid copes with a loss in his personal life, the rest of the BAU travels to San Francisco to investigate victims discovered in the Mission District.

814: All That Remains TV-14+LV (60 min)

Fri, Dec 11 10|9c PM

When the daughters of Bruce Morrison, a writer whose wife mysteriously vanished a year ago, go missing on the anniversary of their mother’s disappearance, the BAU is brought in to study Morrison as a possible suspect.

815: Broken TV-14+DLSV (60 min)

Mon, Dec 14 1|12c PM

The BAU heads to Austin to investigate victims found there with their watches set inaccurately, a clue which may connect the crimes. Meanwhile, the UnSub stalking the BAU inches closer in his pursuit of the team

816: Carbon Copy TV-14+LV (60 min)

Mon, Dec 14 2|1c PM

When victims are found in Philadelphia in a similar style to victims of The Replicator, the stalker who has been tracking the BAU’s every move, the team thinks this could be the break they need to try and apprehend him.

817: The Gathering TV-14+DLV (60 min)

Mon, Dec 14 3|2c PM

The BAU investigates victims who were documenting their personal lives and inner desires on blog posts and social media. Also, Kevin gets jealous when he learns Garcia may have a new love interest.

818: Restoration TV-14+LV (60 min)

Mon, Dec 14 4|3c PM

The BAU goes to Morgan’s old neighborhood in urban Chicago in search of an UnSub targeting middle-aged men, and a clue leads Morgan to believe that they are after someone connected to the man who molested him as a child.

819: Pay It Forward TV-14+LV (60 min)

Mon, Dec 14 5|4c PM

When a time capsule in a small Colorado town is opened 25 years later and contains a gruesome discovery, the BAU investigates that crime and a possible link to the death of a local police officer.

820: Alcheny TV-14+LSV (60 min)

Mon, Dec 14 6|5c PM

The BAU travel to Rapid City after two male victims are discovered murdered in a ritualistic manner. Also, Reid continues to grieve over Maeve’s death.

821: Nanny Dearest TV-14+LV (60 min)

Mon, Dec 14 7|6c PM

The BAU travels to Los Angeles looking for an UnSub who is kidnapping nannies and the children they care for on the same day each year.

822: #6 TV-14+LV (60 min)

Mon, Dec 14 8|7c PM

The BAU goes to Detroit to track an UnSub with a rapidly changing MO. Also, Blake’s husband returns from overseas with a life-changing career proposition for her. Guest stars include D.W. Moffett as Blake’s husband James and Erin Cummings as kidnapping victim Emma Churchill.

823: Brother Hotchner TV-14+LV (60 min)

Mon, Dec 14 9|8c PM

Hotch reunites with his troubled young brother Sean who works in a bar where a young woman is killed by an apparent drug overdose. Because his ex-girlfriend died recently in a similar fashion, Sean believes there is more to the story and calls his brother in to help. When a bunch of ecstasy users die in similar fashion in a nearby nightclub, the BAU team suspects that someone has released a deadly variant of the drug into the marketplace. Hotch can’t help but wonder if his brother knows more about the situation than he’s letting on.

824: The Replicator TV-14+LV (60 min)

Mon, Dec 14 10|9c PM

The Replicator stalks the team to New York and takes Strauss hostage, giving her an overdose of ecstasy which leaves her dead in Hotch’s arms. Strauss’ death hits everyone hard, especially Rossi, who takes Strauss’ body back home and speaks with her children. After the Replicator hacks into Garcia's system and reveals information that only an insider could know, the agents discern that the Replicator is FBI.