The Silencer

Series 8 - Episode 1 The Silencer



Series eight of the gruesome, efficient, bleak yet slightly corny detective show sees Jeanne Tripplehorn join the cast as a new analyst with linguistics expertise and a difficult history with the BAU team.

Her first case is a man who never says anything and likes to sew his victims’ mouths shut, before they die, not after. As always the focus is on the killer’s psychological scars, which leaves us sympathising with the guy who’s slaughtering someone every five minutes. Inessential but satisfying.


Expert linguist Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn, Big Love) joins the BAU, and her first case involves an escaped prisoner who has been claiming new victims, each of whom he is branding by sewing their mouths shut. The agents recognise this signature as the work of serial killer the Silencer but, curiously, the behavioural patterns are different this time round.

Cast & Crew

David Rossi Joe Mantegna
Derek Morgan Shemar Moore
Dr Spencer Reid Matthew Gray Gubler
Jennifer `JJ' Jareau AJ Cook
Penelope Garcia Kirsten Vangsness
Alex Blake Jeanne Tripplehorn
Aaron Hotchner Thomas Gibson
US Marshal John Tilghman Sam Hennings
Erin Strauss Jayne Atkinson
John Myers Troy Kotsur
Kevin Jenson Tracy Fraim
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