Season 8

Episode Guide

The Silencer

S8 E1
Sep 26, 2012
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.

The Pact

S8 E2
Oct 10, 2012
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.

Through The Looking Glass

S8 E3
Oct 17, 2012
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.

God Complex

S8 E4
Oct 24, 2012
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. Ray Wise guest stars as doctor John Nelson.

The Good Earth

S8 E5
Oct 31, 2012
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. Anne Dudek guest stars as Farmer Emma Kerrigan.

The Apprenticeship

S8 E6
Nov 07, 2012
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. Matthew Lillard Guest Stars as David Roy Turner.

The Fallen

S8 E7
Nov 14, 2012
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 (Meshach Taylor) from Vietnam.

The Wheels on the Bus...

S8 E8
Nov 21, 2012
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. Andrew James Allen and David Gallagher guest star as brothers Josh and Matt Moore, and Reggie Hayes as Detective William Richards.

Magnificent Light

S8 E9
Nov 28, 2012
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.

The Lesson

S8 E10
Dec 05, 2012
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. Series star Matthew Gray Gubler directs the episode.


S8 E11
Dec 12, 2012
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.


S8 E12
Jan 16, 2013
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. Michelle Trachtenberg guest stars as Diane, a genetics research assistant.

Magnum Opus

S8 E13
Jan 23, 2013
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. Jamie Luner guest stars.

All That Remains

S8 E14
Feb 06, 2013
When the daughters of Bruce Morrison (Ken Olin), 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.


S8 E15
Feb 20, 2013
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. .

Carbon Copy

S8 E16
Feb 27, 2013
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. Scott Grimes guest stars.

The Gathering

S8 E17
Mar 20, 2013
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. .


S8 E18
Apr 03, 2013
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. Skipp Sudduth guest stars.

Pay It Forward

S8 E19
Apr 10, 2013
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. Pamela Bellwood guest stars.


S8 E20
May 01, 2013
The BAU travels to Rapid City after two male victims are discovered murdered in a ritualistic manner. Also, Reid continues to grieve over Maeve's death. Series star Matthew Gray Gubler directs the episode.

Nanny Dearest

S8 E21
May 08, 2013
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. Guest stars include Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer and KCBS-TV anchor Kent Schocknek as a news reporter.


S8 E22
May 15, 2013
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. D.W. Moffett and James and Erin Cummings guest star.

Brothers Hotchner/The Replicator

S8 E23
May 22, 2013
The Replicator zeroes in on the BAU when the killer targets one of the team as the next victim. Also, the BAU is called in to investigate a string of deaths in Manhattan tied to apparent ecstasy overdoses, and Hotch discovers that his estranged brother, Sean, is caught in the middle. Mark Hamill, Bellamy Young, and Eric Johnson guest stars.