‘Criminal Minds’ Season 8 Premiere ‘The Silencer’ Preview: This Unsub Will Make You Speechless

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Criminal Minds returns to CBS with new episodes on September 26 with the season 8 premiere, “The Silencer,” which will see the BAU working a case without Prentiss and will be introducing the newest team member, Alex Blake, played by Jeanne Tripplehorn.

CM Season 8 Episode 1 “The Silencer” Promo

“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 CBS procedural drama is going to be getting off to an exciting start with this first episode. The series has had some creepy episodes over the years, and the premiere is just going to be another one to add to the list, if the preview clip that has been released is anything to go by. However, it has been revealed that this won’t be the last time the team comes across this signature, as there will be a recurring unsub this season who copies the trademarks of cases the BAU solves, unofficially named The Replicator.

The Criminal Minds season 8 premiere promo for episode 1, “The Silencer”, (below) shows that the unsub escaped on a prison transfer when the ambulance crashed. The unsub, The Silencer, sews his victims’ mouths shut, “literally [making] his victims shut up,” as Rossi puts it. Now that’s disturbing, and the promo even offers a look at The Silencer watching a victim and beginning to sew a man’s mouth shut.

This episode will also feature the first case viewers see Alex working with the team. It looks like she should fit right in, especially with the exchange she has with Hotch. Neither likes waiting, and it’s no surprise that they’re going to get The Silencer in this episode. However, that trademark move of his will be showing up again in later episode, and it will alert them to The Replicator. Will the BAU be able to track down The Replicator by the end of the season?

What do you think of the first Criminal Minds season 8 episode 1 preview of the premiere, “The Silencer”?

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