Criminal Minds Season 15 Episode 3: A serial bomber is on the loose as a baffled BAU takes on the case
The episode titled 'Spectator Slowing' will follow the BAU team as it investigates a series of seemingly random fatal explosions throughout Kentucky and Tennessee
After the big two-hour premiere last week that dealt with more of the interpersonal storylines of the show rather than a lot of crime, fans can be certain that this next episode will focus on the dangerous UnSub.
Episode 13 titled 'Spectator Slowing' will follow the BAU team as it investigates a series of seemingly random fatal explosions throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. But, as you can imagine, it is impossible for the crimes to be random. Well, because it's a crime procedural that deals with dangerous criminals.
"Our killer is choosing his victims randomly," Spencer Reid's voice booms in the teaser. JJ adds, "He wants them to survive in order to suffer." Meanwhile, Dave Rossi announces "a warning of things to come".
The teaser features a montage of people being stabbed in the neck, bombs, an array of photos of possible victims and a terrified Luke Alvez and Penelope Garcia trying to process information.
As for serial killer Everett Lynch or the Chameleon, who knifes women's faces off after he kills them, we may or may not see him in this episode. He is the kind of killer the show generally plays for the long haul where he suddenly jumps out of a random investigation only to be caught. In the two-episode premiere last week, Lynch broke his daughter out of prison only to eventually kill her and cut her face out.
While it is impossible to speculate how a case goes down at the BAU each week, we can hope to see things back to normal between Reid and JJ after the bombshell confession of love in the last episode. The two are great together as a team and we would hate to lose that over rekindled feelings. Besides, Reid is set to meet his love interest Max in the upcoming episodes this season. So hopefully we will be able to leave this awkwardness behind us.
Criminal Minds Season 15 Episode 3 airs on January 15 at 9-10 pm, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
Catch the teaser below: