Criminal Minds Season 8 Review “The Wheels on the Bus…”

Nicholas Brendon is back, everybody! Xander is back! Woo hoo!!!

Sorry, but I watched all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer since Nicholas Brendon last appeared on Criminal Minds, so I was more than a little excited to see him return tonight in "The Wheels on the Bus…"

We find out that Nicholas Brendon’s Kevin has actually started seeing Garcia again, but he’s brought in tonight to help work a mass abduction when a bunch of kids are taken hostage from their school bus. 10 kids are brought to a secluded area, and the unsubs use them to attempt to emulate a video game.

I love that Rossi always makes the video game connections on this show, by the way. Back in the season six episode "Safe Haven", Rossi was the one to realize that the unsub Jeremy Sayer’s alias "Niko Bellic" was from Grand Theft Auto IV. Well, when the team realizes that the game was the inspiration for the crime, they were able to search the records of the game to zero in on the culprits. Read More...


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