In the season's thirteenth episode, "Magnum Opus", the team heads to San Francisco to investigate an Unsub who drains his victims' blood for a very specific reason. Meanwhile, Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) continues to deal with Maeve's death. Read on to find out what the Criminal Minds writers have in-store for us this week.
Murder is Not Art
After several bodies are found with most of their blood drained, the team takes on the case. They soon realize that the Unsub is using his victims' blood as a unique medium for his paintings. The Unsub is desperate to be recognized for his work and keeps returning to the same gallery to try and sell his paintings. Eventually, the woman in charge of the gallery tells the Unsub that his work just is not good enough and as one would expect, the Unsub does not take this well. He then abducts the gallery owner to use as his latest blood-paint source.
When the agents locate the Unsub, he is moments away from killing the gallery owner. They try to talk him down but the Unsub chooses suicide by cop, hoping that his death will finally make people notice him and his work. But this guy is no Van Gogh, so I imagine his creepy blood-art will soon be forgotten.