the season opener for criminal minds couldnt be better!! i really loved how after the events of last season, the opening scene is police alarms as you think its because of hotch BUT, its actually another case the BAU have to work on!! for the first 28 minutes the case is really fast-paced and exciting because along the way the suspense is building up for the missing hotch!! prentiss was awesome, worried for hotch!! hotch in the hospital, what happened to the reaper?? i love how you find out in flashbacks!! what really made this episode even more exciting is that the reaper has taken the details for hayley and jack's house!! rossi's talk to hotch at the end made sense with the case because it shows the viewers how the BAU can work without hotch!! overall it was an exciting episode and i think this season will be a very promising one!!
AND i'm really looking forward to the RETURN of the REAPER in a later episode!!