'Criminal Minds' Season 15 Episode 6: Spencer Reid's dangerous date with Cat Adams almost ruins his romance

This week in the two-hour special, Reid meets an old foe - an all too familiar killer who is obsessed with him - Cat Adams. And Cat has a plan


                            'Criminal Minds' Season 15 Episode 6: Spencer Reid's dangerous date with Cat Adams almost ruins his romance
Cat Adams and Spencer Reid (CBS)

Just when you think Spencer Reid may find happiness for good, 'Criminal Minds' throws something else, which is the exact opposite of happiness, his way. This week in the two-hour special, Reid meets an old foe - an all too familiar killer who is obsessed with him - Cat Adams. And Cat has a plan.

It starts off with a father and daughter duo getting kidnapped by an UnSub after fliers accusing him of murdering a woman named Susan pop up everywhere. The kidnapper has one demand - release Cat. The team soon realizes that it is nothing but a game, but they play along anyway since innocent lives are at stake. They get Cat to the office. 

Cat, creepy as ever, tells "Spencie" that she had pleaded guilty to all 73 charges and had requested the death penalty. "I'm bored. Death has to be more interesting than this," she tells a worried Reid. At first, all she talks about is her time inside and just how much she missed him but then lets slip about the lives of the father and daughter duo being unsafe. Reid catches on and before long Cat demands a date with him. 

They think that she could have sent her DNA for genetic testing to figure out where her father was so she could plot her revenge and since her meetings with her lawyer would be off the record, she could have sent it through him. It turns out, she had. They believe that the father was a man who had started a family with another woman, angering Cat.

When the team gets to them, they realize it wasn't like that at all - they were actually Maxine's family. Since Reid had started dating Max, Cat had been keeping an eye on him and had been plotting revenge. Susan was indeed her mother but had died long ago. It had all been a ploy to delay the team. 

Back to Reid and Cat's date, he takes her roller skating as she had asked but she demands that he show her something he had shown Max but not her. "She's not you," he says, "There's some part of my brain, some part that you somehow inhabit and no woman — no matter how good, no matter how kind, no matter how sexy she is — can ever get you out." It's hard to be sure whether he was telling the truth or lying, but he is quite convincing. Cat thinks she has him.

He takes her to his apartment and right before they enter, she begs him to kiss her. He does so, only for the door to open and Max to be standing right there. Devious. However, as time goes by, Max sells the story like a pro and Cat leads them to her partner Juliette's location.

'Criminal Minds' airs every Wednesday at 9-10 pm, ET/PT on CBS.

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