In the season's tenth episode, "The Lesson", the BAU looks into the case of an Unsub who exhibits ritualistic tendencies. Matthew Gray Gubler directed tonight's incredibly creepy episode. Read on to find out what the Criminal Minds writers have in store for us this week.
A Very Strange Puppet Theatre
After the body of a male victim is found stuffed into a box and a couple goes missing in the same area where the first victim was abducted, the team joins the investigation. The agents know that the Unsub is escalating and the body of the male half of the missing couple soon turns up. After a third male victim is found, the agents realize the Unsub is turning his victims into human marionettes.
The Unsub's father, a puppeteer, was murdered in a robbery when the Unsub was a child and the Unsub is playing out those events with his victims, trying to get it right this time around and save his father. The agents arrive in time to save all of the Unsub's current victims and he is arrested.