The Criminal Minds season 12 episode 12 preview indicates that the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) will take a rest in their hunt for Mr. Scratch (Bodhi Elfman) for the moment. The team will investigate a new case this week.
In this week’s episode, titled A Good Husband, Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) will reveal to his team that their latest unsub is targeting men who seem to be having relationship problems. The BAU team will then track her down.
A Criminal Minds season 12 episode 12 preview suggests that the perpetrator is a woman who seduces men in bars. A scene then shows a woman in black colored high heels approaching a man, most likely her next victim.
Meanwhile, Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) comes back with the team and in the field after taking care of his mentally unstable mother, Diana (Jane Lynch). In the previous episode, Spencer remotely helped the BAU team solve a case while taking care of his mom at home.
Jane Lynch Returns in Criminal Minds Season 12
Lynch was originally scheduled to appear in two episodes this season. The bosses of the CBS procedural drama, however, decided to extend it to another episode, TVGuide reported.
Lynch’s next episode, titled Spencer, is scheduled to air Feb. 15. Showrunner Erica Messer and series’ star Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia) co-wrote the script for the episode. The Glee star is set to return again in episode 20.
“Spencer episode launches a journey for [Reid] and for the team that I would argue we never even imagined would happen — and yet it happens, and we’re along for this ride. And it’s an intense one,” showrunner Erica Messer told SpoilersGuide.
In a separate interview, she revealed to TVGuide that episode 13 will be a huge story for the genius FBI profiler. “It’s really the story of a son who is not going to give up on helping his mom. The fact that he’s a genius and solves all kinds of problems and can’t solve this one is sort of the heartbreak in the journey,” Messer said.
The Spencer episode indicates a member of BAU will be in trouble in Mexico. The FBI International Response Team will be called in to help. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders stars Alana De La Garza (Clara Seger) and Daniel Henney (Matthew Simmons) are also set to appear in the episode.
Criminal Minds season 12 episode 12 airs on Wednesday (Feb. 8) at 9 P.M. EST on CBS.
Image Source: Facebook/Criminal Minds
Video Source: YouTube/Television Promos