'Criminal Minds' Season 15 Episode 6 & 7: Emily's relationship is in trouble while an old foe comes for Reid

Next week, the show airs two episodes: 'Date Night' and 'Rusty'. While the first one is connected to a vicious killer from the past, another has something emotional in store for Emily Prentiss


                            'Criminal Minds' Season 15 Episode 6 & 7: Emily's relationship is in trouble while an old foe comes for Reid
Andrew Mendoza and Emily Prentiss, Spencer Reid and Cat Adams (CBS)

'Criminal Minds' is really running through the episodes in its this final season. Quite like the season premiere, we've got two new episodes coming up together next week. While the first one is connected to a vicious killer from the past, another has something emotional in store for Emily Prentiss. Here's what you can expect.

Episode 6 'Date Night' brings back someone connected to Spencer Reid. A father and daughter are kidnapped and while the team works on getting them home safe, a former foe returns to torment Reid, with very specific demands. The synopsis suggests that it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "wheels up." 

The teaser shows a panicked team scrambling to get things in order while Reid watches on in many shots. We think it's his arch-enemy, Cat Adams. Known as "Miss .45" and "The Black Widow Killer", we met her first in Season 11. She's a psychopath and an international prolific serial killer, hitwoman and proxy killer. After being caught, she planned to destroy Reid, because he had tricked her into the BAU's trap the first time around.

She returns in Season 12 as the mastermind with the intention to even it out with Reid but gets defeated anyway. But she kidnapped Reid's mom and almost took away his sanity, which means she's as dangerous as they come. And while it could be anyone else too, we know that the show is tying up loose ends and this is one chapter that wasn't shut as well.

Maxine makes an appearance in the episode, which means she's either in harm's way or Reid's relationship with her is put to the test. Both options are scary, considering Reid's love interests end in pretty gruesome ways.

In Episode 7 'Rusty', the team is back to Denver to investigate some murders. It isn't clear whether the two episodes are related, however, it does make sense to assume they could be. This one is also going to be an Emily Prentiss-centric episode, as she is forced to evaluate her relationship with Special Agent Andrew Mendoza. They have crackling chemistry and it isn't every day that we're faced with Prentiss's personal life. 

Catch the two episodes on 'Criminal Minds' on Wednesday, February 5 at 9 pm ET/PT on CBS.

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