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Season 8

163 :08x01 - The Silencer

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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Jayne Atkinson as FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss | Sam Hennings as Marshall John Tilghman |
Co-Guest Stars: Jarrod Bailey as Teenage James | Aidan Collins as Young James | Kayla Tabish as Girl at Rest Stop | Jessica Ires Morris as Julie Myers | Bianca D'Ambrosio as Kelly Tucker | Meagan Campbell as Laura Tucker | Brian Slaten as Danny Tucker | Matt Beck as Tyler Parker | Julia Silverman as Dr. Janine Ainsworth | Tracy Fraim as Kevin Jenson | Ray Mirabal as Mitch Gregory | Troy Kotsur as John Myers
Director: Glenn Kershaw
Writer: Erica Messer

164 :08x02 - The Pact

When the bodies of two seemingly unrelated victims are found just hours apart in San Diego and Los Angeles respectively, the BAU suspects that not one, but two killers are working together to commit these murders.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brandon Keener as Jason Nelson | Mackenzie Phillips as Ellen Russel | Kim Wayans as Darlene Beckett |
Co-Guest Stars: Paul Haitkin as Kyle Wipley | Victoria Platt as Detective Angela Pratt | Bruno Oliver as Dr. Ray Mathis | Scott Ly as Paul Montgomery | Stephen Jordan as James Dolan | Meghan Maureen McDonough as Brenda Wipley
Director: Karen Gaviola

165 :08x03 - Through the Looking Glass

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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Shelby Young as Mackenzie Acklin | Josh Stamberg as Mike Acklin | Danielle Bisutti as Debra Acklin | Gary Grubbs as Detective Oren Carr | John Fleck as Arthur Rykov | Bellamy Young as Beth Clemmons |
Co-Guest Stars: Bobby Hall (2) as E. J. Torres | Nick Saso as Young Arthur | Mary Kathleen Gordon as Dr. Kay Armbruster | Willie James Warren Jr. as Randy Harper | Ali Bayless as Vanessa Hall | John Gale as Bill Pittman | Brad C. Light as Ross Acklin | Jeanne Joe as Mrs. Kin Nishio | Hans Obma as Drifter/Nathan Eades | Tony Forsmark as Stone | Adam Conger as Judd | Ian Bieda as Braden Acklin | Cade Owens as Jack Hotchner
Director: Dermott Downs

166 :08x04 - God Complex

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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Jamie Rose as Linda Nelson | Chris McGarry as Carl Timmons | Ray Wise as John Nelson | Arjay Smith as Tony Anders |
Co-Guest Stars: Liz Jenkins as Triage Nurse | Lou Richards as Ben Hughes | Heleya de Barros as ER Doctor | Regina Saldivar as Maria Rodriguez | Marion Ruth Kerr as Donna Sullivan | Paul Sanchez as Detective Gonzalez | Stefan Marks as Doug Smith
Director: Larry Teng

167 :08x05 - The Good Earth

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

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Anne Dudek as Emma Kerrigan | Rebecca Wisocky as Sheriff Olivia Colwin |
Co-Guest Stars: Allison Ikin as Cheryl Winslow | Michanne Quinney as Dr. Holly Roettinger | Don Jeanes as Deputy | Coronado Romero as Paul Hicks | Scott Antonucci as Barry Deaver | Paul DiVito as Gary Ellard | Tom Beyer as Dr. Rowe | Tammy Garrett as Nurse | John Churchill as Dr. Edward Gourse | Hannah Eisenmann as Lexy Kerrigan | Danielle Langlois as Geena Deaver | Matthew Jaeger as Terry Rodgers | Raquel Houghton as Cara Barrett | Mekhai Andersen as Henry
Director: John Terlesky

168 :08x06 - The Apprenticeship

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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Matthew Lillard as David Roy Turner | Harrison Thomas as Toby Whitewood | Michelle Alvarado Martins as stunt double: Veronica Carranza (uncredited) |
Co-Guest Stars: Chuck Pierce (2) as Umpire | Michael Broderick as Secret Service Player | Cade Owens as Jack Hotchner | Mekhai Andersen as Henry | Eitra Kennedy as Jose Aguilar | Marina Lyon as Shawna Radford | Shira Scott Astrof as Hollie Riggio | Shirley Jordan as Dr. Rosa Escobedo | Hector Hank as Detective Sam Oglivie | Veronica Diaz-Carranza as Amanda Lopez | Nancy La Scala as Claire Whitewood
Director: Rob Bailey

169 :08x07 - The Fallen

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 from Vietnam.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Conni Marie Brazelton as Sarah Mapes | Shane Johnson as Chad Mills | Meshach Taylor as Harrison Scott |
Co-Guest Stars: Brook Adams as Lindsay Leeman | Mary Mora Cordova as Hernandez's Mother | Christian Campos as Hernandez III | Erik Steffens as PFC Mattheson | Rene Rosado as PFC Hernandez | James Kirkland as Jeremy | Merilee Brasch as Rebecca Leeman | Sharline Liu as Dr. Stacey Carroll | Valerie Perri as Amanda Bell | Joseph H. Johnson Jr. as Young Scott | Robert Dunne as Young Rossi
Story: Rick Dunkle, Danny Ramm | Teleplay: Rick Dunkle

170 :08x08 - The Wheels on the Bus

Whem a school bus full of children goes missing the BAU team is called in to help locate them.
Guest Stars: Brittany Curran as Addyson Jones | Devon Werkheiser as Billy Walton | Reggie Hayes as Detective William Richards | Nicholas Brendon as Kevin Lynch | David Gallagher as Matt Moore | Andrew James Allen as Josh Moore |
Co-Guest Stars: Dawn Greenidge as Principal Anderson | Rocky Bonifield as Regan Walton | Keely Marshall as Debbie Joy | Paul James Jordan as Trent Walker | Cole Bernstein as Wendy Campbell | Robert Bailey, Jr. as Sean Parker | Marcia Ann Burrs as Mrs. Roberts | Chris Hendrie as Roy Webster
Director: Rob Hardy

171 :08x09 - Magnificent Light

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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Rico E. Anderson as David Cooper | Kelly Smith (2) as Dr. Marcy Frome | Matthew Yang King as Detective Harrison Chen | Raphael Sbarge as Carl Finster | Patrick Fabian as Barry Flynn |
Co-Guest Stars: Dan Foote as Replicator Victim | Kennedy Mason as Caldwell Daughter | Ariana Dubynin as Mrs. Caldwell | John T. Woods as Stephen Caldwell | César García Gómez as Gangbanger | Jenny Robinson as Janet Dodd | Jonathan Dane as Ricky Lopez | Kari Wahlgren as Rena Tracey | Ursula Burton as Cynthia Strobl
Director: John Kretchmer

172 :08x10 - The Lesson

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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Suzanne Krull as Dr. Glenn | Jay Hayden as Bobby Putnam | Hanna Hall as Connie Foster | Mark Povinelli as Mr. Conrad | Hans Howes as Mr. James | Beth Riesgraf as Maeve Donovan | Brad Dourif as Adam Rain |
Co-Guest Stars: John Hawkinson as Alex Rain | Carlos Cervantes as Detective Martin (as Gary Cervantes) | Maya Stojan as Hostess | Noah Darden as Young Unsub | Jake Brennan as Matt Small | Matt Kirkwood as George Small | Sean Whalen as Tucker White | Steve Suh as CSI Tech | Kurtis James Erwin as Byron Sadler | Michael Charles Boucher as Evan Davis

173 :08x11 - Perennials

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

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Stephan DuVall as Otis | Kristen O'Meara as Jane Sissler | Bill Tangradi as Willie Kestler |
Co-Guest Stars: Annzella Victoria as Nurse | Chad Anthony Miller as Hospital Clerk | Rebecca Flinn as Beverly Kestler (Unsub's Mother) | John McCool Bowers as Bill Kestler (Unsub's Grandfather) | Patrick Holder as Russell Smith | Kevin Ryan as Cop | Steven Connor as Doctor | Jarid Root as Aidan | Jon Rudnitsky as Kyle Owens | Bethany Orr as Stephanie Barrett | Danielle Hoetmer as Brianna Wells | Scott Vance as Dr. Frank Chapman | Sarah Benoit as Doris | Erika Godwin as Floressa | Kim Robillard as Sheriff Mitchell
Director: Michael Lange

174 :08x12 - Zugzwang

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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Beth Riesgraf as Maeve Donovan | Jay Hayden as Bobby Putnam | Michelle Trachtenberg as Diane |
Co-Guest Stars: Robert Mangiardi as Joe Donovan | Nancy Linari as Mary Donovan | Benmio McCrea as Dr. Lawrence Becker
Director: Jesse Warn

175 :08x13 - Magnum Opus

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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brian Mulligan as Andre | Anna George as Dr. Barbara Moore | John Patrick Amedori as Bryan Hughes | Jamie Luner as Madison Riley |
Co-Guest Stars: Kate Hamilton as Kelly Miller | Craig Watkinson as Detective Lennon Miles | Zach Book as Paul | Malachi Weir as Tre | John R. Colley as Alan Archer | Ashleigh Borman as Aimee Fortner | Alex Beach as Sherry Douglas | Amy M. Morgan as Elaine Porter | Melinda Stephan as Woman | Jeff Adler as Man
Director: Glenn Kershaw

176 :08x14 - All That Remains

When the daughters of Bruce Morrison, 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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Larry Poindexter as Jeff Godwin | Paul Dooley as Chip Gordon | Keith Szarabajka as Detective Marty Friedman | Sophi Bairley as Sera Morrison | Ken Olin as Bruce Morrison |
Co-Guest Stars: Delilah Napier as Katie Morrison | Anna Khaja as Dr. Francie Kendall | Donna Rusch as Judy Morrison
Writer: Erica Messer

177 :08x15 - Broken

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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Corey Mendell Parker as M.E. Kevin Aylesworth | Ken Weller as Connor Drake | Patrick John Fluegler as Paul Westin | Daniel Smith (1) as Will Blackburn | Yani Gellman as Mitchell Ruiz |
Co-Guest Stars: Meagan Holder as Paige Munson | Tanalee Glaser as Kind Woman | Darren Kendrick as John Westin | Evelyn Edwards as Isabella Grant | John Omohundro as 15-Year-Old Paul | Hank Cheyne as Detective Edward Sanchez | Anton Narinskiy as Anton Slavsky | Mele Ihara as Susan Cole | Ryan Caltagirone as Doug Warn | Devon Ogden as Michelle Bradley | Christina Michelle Nelson as Shanice Stone
Director: Larry Teng
Writer: Rick Dunkle

178 :08x16 - Carbon Copy

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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Scott Grimes as Donnie Bidwell | Jayne Atkinson as FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss | Matthew Del Negro as Detective David Rizzo |
Co-Guest Stars: Derek Graf as Ruffian | Brian Appel as Agent Anderson | Billy Mayo as Captain Marcus Jackson | Jessie Lande as Shannon Lavin | Michelle Gardener as Dr. Balboa | Bo Kane as Sergeant Blutarsky | Meredith Adams as Molly Patton
Director: Rob Hardy

179 :08x17 - The Gathering

The Un-sub in this episode runs a fantasy murder writing class and acts out the murders that his class write about.

Source: spoiler tv
Guest Stars: Nicholas Brendon as Kevin Lynch | Andrew Bowen as Mark Jackson | Patrick Breen as Peter Harper | Jayne Atkinson as FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss |
Co-Guest Stars: Genevieve Levin as Reporter | David Bickford as Dr. Montgomery Houston | Lauren Marie Klausmeyer as Kayla Jefferson | Ayumi Iizuka as Call Center Operator | Trevor Jackson (1) as Tyler Rogers | Stephanie Jones as Leslie Hopkins | Elizabeth Higgins Clark as Tammy | Gita Reddy as M.E. Marvi Hatcher | Ally Iseman as Laurel Tyson | Stephen Simon as Sam | Sean Solan as John Butler | Jacquelyn Zook as Nicole Francis | William Charlton as Detective Paul Boseman
Director: Michael Lange

180 :08x18 - Restoration

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

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Julius Tennon as Carl Buford | Skipp Sudduth as Captain Stan Gordinski | Keith Tisdell as Rodney Harris |
Co-Guest Stars: Jakobe' Dempsey as Jerome | Donis Leonard Jr. as Tyler Harris | Everton Lawrence as Akil | Vito Viscuso as Male Reporter #3 | A'da Alison Woolfolk as Female Reporter #2 | Wendy Rosoff as Female Reporter #1 | Ricardo Mamood-Vega as Paul Kelly | Nadege August as Sheila Goode | Garland Whitt as Keron Bendor | Joe DiGiovanni as Billy | Dennis LaValle as Anthony Rango | Adela Tirado as Officer Rodriguez | Joy DeMichelle Moore as Shondra Walters | Tom Williamson as James Barfield | Jordan Aaron Carroll as Teen Morgan

181 :08x19 - Pay It Forward

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

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Jeanette O'Connor as Arlene Tipton | David Hayward as Clarence Tipton | Ryan Cutrona as Sam Wakefield | Missy Crider as Leanne Tipton | Rob Nagle as Tory Chapman | Bill Dawes (1) as Sheriff Bob Collier |
Co-Guest Stars: Gregg Christie as Charlie Figg | Diana Hopper as Young Leanne | Burt Grinstead as Wade Burke | Garrison True as Todd Backus | Adam LaCoste as Young Man | Mitch Poulos as Middle Aged Man | Pamela Bellwood as Wanda Sullivan | Linda DeMetrick as Melanie Burke | Tammy Dahlstrom as Mayor Lindsey Winters
Director: John Terlesky

182 :08x20 - Alchemy

The BAU travel to Rapid City after two male victims are discovered murdered in a ritualistic manner. Also, Reid continues to grieve over Maeve's death

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Beth Riesgraf as Maeve Donovan | Cooper Huckabee as Raoul | David Hoflin as Chad Dumont | John Posey as Detective Tom Landry | Angela Bettis as Tess Mynock |
Co-Guest Stars: John Mawson as Waiter | Jody Carter as Old Woman | Ed Zajac as Cowboy | Adam Nee as Joseph Purl | John Kerry (2) as Eli Grohl | Calliope Porter as Voluptuous Woman | Claudia Christian as Agent Stern | Kate McDaniel as Amber Moxley
Songs: Santo & Johnny -- Sleepwalk

183 :08x21 - Nanny Dearest

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

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Yara Martinez as Tara Rios | Christopher Amitrano as Johnny Ray Covey | Josh Stewart as Detective William LaMontagne, Jr. |
Co-Guest Stars: Trevor Kuhn as Max | Thomas Hobson as Leo | Kent Shocknek as News Reporter | Alejandro Furth as Dr. Felix Mendoza | Michelle Loucadoux as Allison Astor | Arthur Keng as Reporter #2 | Anthony Hawkins Woods as Reporter #1 | Greg Dehm as Dr. Jerry Berneman | Mekhai Andersen as Henry | Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer as Gina Mendes | Samantha Colburn as Melody Payton | Leif Gantvoort as Shane Payton | Greg Ainsworth as Jogger
Songs: Donovan (1) -- Sunshine Superman

184 :08x22 - #6

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

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Erin Cummings as Emma Churchill | D.W. Moffett as James Blake | Adam Harrington as Phillip Connor (as Adam J. Harrington) |
Co-Guest Stars: Elisabeth Noone as Agatha Connor | Maggie Lehman as Maya Connor | Nathan Davis (2) as Eddie | Matthew Floyd Miller as Dennis Hammond | Cliff Berens as CEO #2 | Bruce Kenny as CEO #1 | James Moses Black as Detective Ron Keaton | Jocelyn Ayanna as Dr. Harriet Jones | Allison Lane as Mary Hammond | Gracemarie Serafina as Elizabeth Garrett | Giovanni Adams as Brendon
Director: Karen Gaviola

185 :08x23 - Brothers Hotchner

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

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Sean Maguire as Thane Parks | Mark Hamill as John Curtis | Eric Johnson as Sean Hotchner | Bellamy Young as Beth Clemmons | Jayne Atkinson as FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss |
Co-Guest Stars: Cade Owens as Jack Hotchner | Annabelle Borke as Anna Johnson | Richard Augustine as Larry Feretich | Tony Mirrcandani as Walter Beaird | Avery Kristen Pohl as Kiegan Hatchitt | Meghan Strange as Catherine Hatchitt | Paul Shaw as Bernard Hatchitt | Brie Eley as Kimberly Sullivan | Matthew Grathwol as Greg Matulic | Stephen Wastell as Jim Peters
Director: Rob Bailey
Writer: Rick Dunkle

186 :08x24 - The Replicator

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
Guest Stars: Nicholas Brendon as Kevin Lynch | Mark Hamill as John Curtis a.k.a. The Replicator | Jayne Atkinson as FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss | Mark Moses as Senator Cramer |
Co-Guest Stars: Emma Marcus as Strauss Child #2 | Breanne Hill as Strauss Child #1 | Brian Appel as Agent Anderson | Kara Luiz as Liz Leonte | Teresa Huang as Dr. Weiss | Jordan Ledford as Strauss Child #3
Director: Glenn Kershaw
Writer: Erica Messer
Songs: Lily Kershaw -- Ashes Like Snow
Warning: Criminal Minds guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Status: Returning Series
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 2005
Episode Order: 24
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