Season 8

Episode Guide

The Silencer

S8 E1
Sep 27, 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."

The Pact

S8 E2
Oct 11, 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 18, 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.

God Complex

S8 E4
Oct 25, 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.

The Good Earth

S8 E5
Nov 1, 2012
When four men go missing in rural Oregon, the BAU searches for a common link among them in order to track them down.

The Apprenticeship

S8 E6
Nov 8, 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.

The Fallen

S8 E7
Nov 15, 2012
The BAU travels to Santa Monica when burned bodies of homeless people begin showing up by the famous pier.

The Wheels on the Bus...

S8 E8
Nov 22, 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.

Magnificent Light

S8 E9
Nov 29, 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.

The Lesson

S8 E10
Dec 6, 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.


S8 E11
Dec 13, 2012
The BAU heads south to investigate a fast-moving UnSub whose signature matches that of a serial killer from 30 years ago.


S8 E12
Jan 17, 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.

Magnum Opus

S8 E13
Jan 24, 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.

All That Remains

S8 E14
Feb 7, 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 21, 2013
The BAU heads to Austin to investigate victims found there with their watches set inaccurately, a clue which may connect the crimes.

Carbon Copy

S8 E16
Feb 28, 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.

The Gathering

S8 E17
Mar 21, 2013
The BAU investigates victims who were documenting their personal lives and inner desires on blog posts and social media.


S8 E18
Apr 4, 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 11, 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.


S8 E20
May 2, 2013
The BAU travels to Rapid City after two male victims are discovered murdered in a ritualistic manner.

Nanny Dearest

S8 E21
May 9, 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 16, 2013
The BAU goes to Detroit to track an UnSub with a rapidly changing MO.

Brothers Hotchner/The Replicator

S8 E23
May 23, 2013
The Replicator zeroes in on the BAU when the killer targets one of the team as the next victim.