'Criminal Minds' Recap: Best of 'It Take a Village'

On the season premiere of Criminal Minds, the BAU deals with the fallout of the Prentiss situation as they welcome back one of their own.

Trial by Committee

Throughout the episode, the team is questioned by a Senate committee about the Ian Doyle case. This gives guest star Mark Moses plenty of interaction with all of the main characters and it gives the show a chance to fiddle with the episode's timeline, flashing between the hearing and the events that led to it.

The Bearded Man

Thanks to budget cuts, Hotch (Thomas Gibson) is sent to lead a task force in Pakistan, where he seemingly lost weight and gained facial hair. I agree with Jack (Hotch's son) that the beard is not flattering and am glad to see it disappear before Hotch testifies at the hearing. Read More...



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