Criminal Minds

Season 8 Episode 1

The Silencer

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 26, 2012 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Alex: The unsub made Ridgeway look like a saint. He even used his own kid to bait the victims.
      Morgan: Well, we've seen that before. No doubt we'll see that again.
      Morgan references "In Birth and Death" where the unsub was using his child as bait to lure victims as well.

    • Garcia's rant about Agent Blake reveals she was recruited by the FBI at the age of 24, is a professor of forensic linguistics at Georgetown University, graduated from Berkeley with a double major and a doctorate, and was a star in the Unabomber case. Later, Blake demonstrates her fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).

    • Jeanne Tripplehorn joins the cast as Supervisory Special Agent Alex Blake in this episode. She joins Thomas Gibson at the end of the opening titles sequence and is added to the group photo at the end of the sequence. Tripplehorn is billed as "with," and Gibson is still assigned "and" billing.

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  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada – September 25, 2012 on CTV
      New Zealand – January 21st, 2013 TV1

  • Allusions