"The Silencer" is the first episode, and season premiere, of Season Eight of Criminal Minds.


A Texas prisoner escapes during a transfer and leaves behind victims with mouths sewn shut, a signature the BAU remembers as unique to the infamous serial killer "The Silencer". As they investigate his motives, the BAU also gets to know the newest member of the team.

Guest CastEdit

Referenced CriminalsEdit


  • "When the Music's Not Forgotten" by Deadman

Bookend QuotesEdit

  • Aaron Hotchner: "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do." Andrew Carnegie
  • Aaron Hotchner: "A man is known by the silence he keeps." Oliver Herford

Criminal Minds Episodes

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