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"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

  • Jayne Atkinson - FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss
  • Jarrod BaileyJohn Myers (teen)
  • Matt Beck - Tyler Parker
  • Meagan Campbell - Laura Tucker
  • Aidan Collins - John Myers (child)
  • Bianca D'Ambrosio - Kelly Tucker
  • Tracy Fraim - Kevin Jensen
  • Sam Hennings - U.S. Marshal John Tilghman
  • Troy Michael Kotsur - John Myers
  • Ray Mirabal - Mitch Gregory
  • Jessica Ires Morris - Julie Myers
  • Julia Silverman - Doctor Janine Ainsworth
  • Brian Slaten - Danny Tucker
  • Kayla Tabish - Girl at Rest Stop

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

See AlsoEdit

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