The Season 12 fall finale of CBS’ “Criminal Minds” had a usual case of the week episode. The most interesting part of episode 8 wasn’t the cast, but the ending.
The Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) headed to Washington to catch an unsub that targets prostitutes. By the time the team started investigating, several bodies are discovered. The clock was also ticking because the serial killer just took its latest victim – a prostitute who also has a son.
The team puts on their profiling hats, and with the help of tech genius Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness), find out that the killer had a dominating parent who refrained him from acting on his sexual desires. He uses a cilice to atone for his sinful thoughts.
While the BAU is busy locating the murderer, Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) gets a disturbing call from his mother. She thinks that her friends are