Criminal Minds Season 8 Episode 15 | Watch Criminal Minds Season 8 Episode 15 Online
Criminal Minds Season 8 Episode 15 | Watch Criminal Minds Season 8 Episode 15 Online as writer Bruce Morrison's (Ken Olin) daughters go missing, but could he be responsible in both instances or could there be someone after his family? It's up to the BAU to determine that, and CBS has released a sneak peek showing that there is reason to consider the former is true. In the Criminal Minds season 8 episode 14 clip, the profilers note the words Bruce used in his 911 call, which is seen in the promo; he says that his girls "are gone" and doesn't use the "buzz words" Morgan mentions. And when Hotch plays Bruce's 911 call from his wife's disappearance, he uses the same word: "My wife is gone." She'd been missing for two days before he contacted authorities. Reid explains that they're not likely looking for a stranger abduction since their house isn't exactly one that someone would just stumble upon. Something's not quite right here, and they're going to have a chance to talk to him once they land. Will they discover that he had something to do with these disappearances or are they missing an important piece of information necessary to solve this case?
Riesgraf’s character revealed her face to us for the first time at the close of this Wednesday’s episode, when Spencer (played by Matthew Gray Gubler, who also directed the episode) — fearing that his girlfriend’s stalker was in their midst — abruptly called off their first in-person meeting.
Spencer’s hunch was quickly proven wrong, but Mystery Girlfriend had already skedaddled, leaving behind a copy of the same book he planned to gift her with: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Narrative of John Smith.
Strauss’ first case finds her and the rest of the BAU heading out to Texas to capture an escaped prisoner known for leaving his victims with their mouths sewn shut, which lines up with a former unsub known as “The Silencer.” In the end, the unsub turned out to be a mentally disturbed deaf man, seeking peace and silence, but Blake was still able to flex her linguistic muscles in an attempt to save the day, albeit extremely conveniently.
As a character, Alex Blake feels extremely similar to that of David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), as they’re both known experts in their profession and can each command a scene effortlessly, which proves to be a positive and a negative in the premiere. When Blake is taking charge, it feels appropriate, and she handles herself completely. However, when Blake is interacting with fellow team members – even if she is still “new” to them – it feels too much like she’s acting as a superior to them, rather than as a relative equal.
In replacing Prentiss, Blake’s strong presence will help to also replicate that element of their former team member – however, she was much more than that. Even though Prentiss’ position overall was technically higher than that of her co-workers, she was still presented as a friendly equal to them – which helped drive much character development and viewer attachment.