Tonight on Criminal Minds season 11, the BAU is working to find an UnSub who is abducting children while their parents sleep. Meanwhile, Derek is still trying to figure out who is behind his attack on Criminal Minds 2016. If you missed last week’s episode of Criminal Minds season 11, you can find all the details in my Criminal Minds 2016 recap right here!
Tonight’s episode of Criminal Minds season 11 started off six months after Derek was attacked and he is returning to work. The first thing he does is place a picture of him and Savannah on his desk that looks to be from their wedding. He pulls out a notebook that has notes and charts on it. Later, Rossi runs into Derek and he has been sent to distract Derek while the rest of the team and Savannah ready a surprise welcome back party for him.
Meanwhile, there has been a double homicide and child abduction in Wichita, Kansas that the team needs to report to. Hotchner tells JJ to give them another 10 minutes while the plane is being readied before breaking up the party in the other room.
When the team gets to Wichita, they find out that the victims are a mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Brewer, and their child was abducted after the UnSub killed the parents. After they get to the Brewer’s home and start their analysis, they find out that there was a body of a young boy found near the crime scene that matches the description of the Brewer’s son.
This case is really hitting Derek hard, Ronnie Brewer, the child, was killed right after his abduction and still in his pajamas when they found him. Derek is going to be a father soon and he is really worried about what could happen. Meanwhile, the UnSub is striking again, this time it’s a couple with a 13 year old daughter, Josie. The father’s throat was slit, just like Mr. Brewer’s, but this time, the mother was left alive. Their daughter was abducted.
Based on the attacks and the MO, they think that the mother is the main target of the UnSub’s rage, he glues their eyes shut and when they hear their child scream, they can’t open them. They can’t get to their children and they are forced to feel hopeless for over an hour before the UnSub leaves them and leaves with the child.
This time, the mother is alive though and they start to think that Mrs. Brewer died by accident and that the intentions isn’t for the mothers to die. He is watching things closely on the news and once he gets word that both parents are dead, the child is killed. At each crime scene, they find an hour glass and when they look into those a little more, they find that the “sand” inside them is actually ground up bone and tooth enamel.
Meanwhile, we get a look at Josie, who is still alive but won’t stop talking and that annoys him and he puts her in a room. Garcia finds some things in records and sends them over to Spencer, he is able to find something. He finds something about a young boy who was taken out of a car after his mother fell asleep at a truck stop and then he was released 11 hours later, but his mother was gone when he got there. He has been looking for answers from his own mother, but she died six weeks ago.
Her real identity was figured out when she died and her son was called as next of kin, but they hadn’t seen each other since she took off after he was taken. He was thrown into foster care. The hour glass comes into play because while the boy was with his abductor, he was told that if he stayed quiet and didn’t cry while the hourglass emptied, he wouldn’t be killed.
The UnSub, this boy who is now a grown man, has been looking for his mother’s apology for years because she up and left. What he didn’t realize is that she left because she couldn’t stand the guilt of being a “horrible mother” and allowing her son to be taken. The team has an idea, have Josie’s mom apologize to Josie, as if she was at fault for her abduction and the abductor will picture his mother talking to him. This will most likely persuade him into letting Josie go.
She has a camera man come into her hospital room and she releases this apology and at the 11th hour, he has Josie call her mother. Josie’s mother continues to apologize for not being there to protect her, but by accident, she uses Josie’s name and that stops him for visioning his mother apologizing to him. He grabs the phone and locks her back in the room, but not before Garcia is at least able to get a cell tower ping. They find out that there are a bunch of old abandoned buildings there and the team go to check it out.
When they get there, they find a car with New York plates on it, which matches the description of the suspects car. They are able to get in and get Josie out safe, but not without shooting and killing the suspect. After that, Derek goes to play poker with the guys and then goes to meet Savannah after her Lamaze class. While they are sitting there talking about Garcia asking about the Godparent role and how she has people asking as well, all we see is the scope on a rifle and then everything goes black and we hear a gun shot! After that, we hear Savannah scream “Derek!”
The preview for next week shows us that Savannah is the one who is shot, not Derek! He goes to find the people that did it on his own and walks right into a trap!
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