After a three-week hiatus, Criminal Minds returns tonight with another creepy episode. The team profiles a child abductor who may have been harboring children for more than eight years. Like similar cases in the past, there's typically a scary explanation to all of it, and that's what makes it so creepy. It is also the directorial debut of Matthew Gray Gubler, who plays Spencer Reid on the show.
The last time on Criminal Minds, the BAU dealt with a serial killer in Providence who was murdering his victims in public places in an effort to cause to cause widespread fear. Creepy way to start it, too, with a nice little family going to church and someone just slashing the throat of the father before the service.
Apparently, similar murders occurred in a laundromat and a restaurant bathroom, so the team flew to Rhode Island to investigate, en route to a very creep scene with Rossi (Joe Mantegna) reenacting the throat-slitting in the church.
Catch Criminal Minds tonight on CBS.
The promo, which features a little Hotch-Prentiss scene, is after the jump: