Criminal Minds - Season 8

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Wednesday 10:00 PM on CBS Premiered Sep 22, 2005 Between Seasons

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Episode Guide

  • The Replicator
    The Replicator
    Episode 24
    5/22/13
    7.3

    The Replicator reveals himself when he targets someone at the FBI, and the race is on to catch him before he can strike again.

  • Brothers Hotchner
    Episode 23
    5/22/13
    7.1

    When a number of ecstasy overdoses in Manhattan show a pattern, the team travels to the city for the profile. Hotchner is surprised, however, when the investigation reveals his long estranged brother is somehow involved.

  • #6
    Episode 22
    5/15/13
    7.1

    The team must stay fluid with an unsub who changes his pattern with each strike made in Detroit. Elsewhere, Blake faces a big decision when her husband returns to her life with a major career plan for her.

  • Nanny Dearest
    Episode 21
    5/8/13
    7.1

    A kidnapper who annually targets nannies and the children they mind sends the team to Los Angeles to profile the unsub.

  • Alchemy
    Episode 20
    5/1/13
    7.5

    The murder of two men in Rapid City, South Dakota, means a trip to the Black Hills for the team. Their profile is confounded by the ritualistic manner of the kills, though, and difficulty narrowing down a trigger from different environmental causes in the area. Meanwhile, Reid presses on with his duties while still coping with Maeve's death.

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  • Pay It Forward
    Episode 19
    4/10/13
    7.0

    A Colorado town celebrates the quarter-century anniversary of its time capsule by opening it. The macabre contents, however, occasion a call to the BAU, rather than a pleasant trip down memory lane.

  • Restoration
    Episode 18
    4/3/13
    6.7

    Middle-aged men are being targeted in Morgan's old neighborhood in Chicago. A lead makes Morgan believe the BAU is after someone associated with Carl Buford, the man who molested Derek as a child.

  • The Gathering
    Episode 17
    3/20/13
    6.7

    People who detailed personal milestones and intimate details of their lives on social media sites and blogs end up dead, leaving the BAU a whole digital world to profile. Back in D.C., Garcia's attraction to someone new sparks Kevin's jealousy.

  • Carbon Copy
    Episode 16
    2/27/13
    7.1

    The Replicator makes his first mistake, and the team moves quickly to Philadelphia—where the victims are—to take advantage of their stalker's lapse.

  • Broken
    Episode 15
    2/20/13
    7.0

    A case where victims have had their watches set to the wrong time sends the team to Austin, Texas. Elsewhere, the team's stalker slowly closes in on his victims.

  • All That Remains
    Episode 14
    2/6/13
    7.2

    The BAU profiles an author whose daughters disappear on the same date his wife did a year ago.

  • Magnum Opus
    Episode 13
    1/23/13
    7.6

    Spencer tries to cope with a personal loss; meanwhile, the rest of the BAU head to San Francisco to investigate victims found in the Mission District.

  • Zugzwang
    Episode 12
    1/16/13
    7.7

    When her stalker kidnaps Spencer's girlfriend, the BAU works together to find her before time runs out. But first, Spencer must come clean to the team about their relationship.

  • Perennials
    Episode 11
    12/12/12
    7.0

    The team travels south to profile a quickly cycling killer whose signature matches a 30-year-old case. Meanwhile, someone analyzes data that reveals another killer is copying the BAU's closed cases.

  • The Lesson
    Episode 10
    12/5/12
    7.6

    Ritualistic markings on male victim's bodies mean a special profile for the unit. Elsewhere, the possibility of meeting his mystery caller makes Reid nervous.

  • Magnificent Light
    Episode 9
    11/28/12
    6.8

    The BAU is puzzled when a well-known motivational speaker disappears. He was, after all, their preferred UnSub in the murder of one of the participants in a recent conference he gave in Seattle. Now they must look elsewhere. Back at Quantico, Penelope tries to understand why Morgan won't go to a dinner for an old family friend.

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  • 11/21/12
    6.7

    The BAU team races against time to track down a missing school bus full of children outside of Washington, D.C.

  • The Fallen
    Episode 7
    11/14/12
    7.2

    The BAU travels to California when burned bodies of homeless people begin to show up by the famous Santa Monica Pier, and Rossi reconnects with his former Marine sergeant.

  • The Apprenticeship
    Episode 6
    11/7/12
    7.3

    Prostitutes are being discovered murdered in a similar way to animals in Miami, making the BAU work fast to find an UNSUB whose confidence is escalating really fast; and Morgan tries to increase Spencer's athletic skills by convincing him to join the Bureau's softball team.

  • The Good Earth
    Episode 5
    10/31/12
    7.3

    Four men go missing in rural Oregon, so the BAU searches for a common link among them in order to track them down and find out what happened. Also, JJ gets upset when Henry doesn't want to celebrate Halloween

  • God Complex
    Episode 4
    10/24/12
    7.6

    The team searches in New Mexico for someone who has been amputating limbs from random victims, and Spencer's secret phone calls to a mystery woman leave the team interested in who it might be.

  • 10/17/12
    7.0

    The team investigates one family's murder and another's disappearance in Kansas, where they have trouble establishing connections between the families. Elsewhere, Hotchner is not prepared for Beth's announcement.

  • The Pact
    Episode 2
    10/10/12
    7.1

    The BAU is called to two crime scenes in Los Angeles and San Diego. Although the murders appear unrelated, the team's profile posits two unsubs working together in a deadly pact.

  • The Silencer
    Episode 1
    9/26/12
    7.2
    In the eighth season premiere, the BAU acquaints itself with a new team member, and reacquaints itself with an old unsub. After a Texas inmate known as the "Silencer" escapes custody during a prisoner transfer, the team tracks his activity by his new victims – all found with their mouths sewn shut. Also, Alex Blake joins the team, adding her linguistics skills to the unit's skill set.moreless