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Season 12  "Surface Tension"  12x11

Aired 5 months ago - Feb 01, 2017

When a bizarre hieroglyph found under a deceased homeless man’s armpit is the same from previous casualties a few years ago, the BAU is called in to investigate. Also, Reid decides to take his mother out of a clinical study early to bring her home with him.

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"these victims belong to me."
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Kept asking questions!
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out of the clinical study study in Houston early
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Spencer, I'm sorry. This is a mess.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 6
Hey-o. Beaming Reid into the starship BAU.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 7
I did. Whatever it is,
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 8
You know, she got up, headed off to her pilates class.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 9
that kind of thing?
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 10
Otherwise nobody'd be the wiser.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 11
Exactly. Unfortunately, in this case it was a felt-tip pen
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 12
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 13
I'm... Ok, I guess.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 14
on that trip to San Antonio.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 15
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And stole the sleeping pills he later forced Helen to take.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 17
that focused on substance abuse among the homeless.
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No! No!
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 19
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 20
Well, maybe our killer's getting closer
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 21
Maybe you can show her your scrapbook, huh?
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 22
Mother, you are behaving like a...
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 23
Drugs and alcohol issues.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 24
No. But Owen ran an annual Thanksgiving canned food drive
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 25
and we have not even begun to scratch the surface.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 26
who can cover the night shifts when you're traveling.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 27
and send it over later tonight.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 28
Do you see something?
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 29
Rossi: All the victims crossed in some way
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 30
It's possible the unsub is making a statement
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 31
This could be a sign he's devolving,
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 32
Heavy concentration of silky clay
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 33
We think our unsub is taking his victims
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 34
I don't know. I'm just grasping at straws.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 35
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 36
I want to go back to where I was before!
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 37
My nap. It really did the trick.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 38
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and then dumped by the side of the interstate.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 40
Elvis Presley.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 41
when you were trying to balance on our backyard fence.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 42
But you were meant for bigger things, Spencer.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 43
Well, we know sinkholes suddenly became important.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 44
out of their two-car garage.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 45
He spent time in the state hospital.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 46
Hey. I made you some tea.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 47
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 48
In Bryce's mind, the devil opened up the Earth and swallowed his parents.
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 49
Come on!
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No, not quite, not quite.

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Kept asking questions!
#2
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out of the clinical study study in Houston early
#4
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 5
Spencer, I'm sorry. This is a mess.
#5
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 6
Hey-o. Beaming Reid into the starship BAU.
#6
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 7
I did. Whatever it is,
#7
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 8
You know, she got up, headed off to her pilates class.
#8
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 9
that kind of thing?
#9
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 10
Otherwise nobody'd be the wiser.
#10
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 11
Exactly. Unfortunately, in this case it was a felt-tip pen
#11
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I'm... Ok, I guess.
#13
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on that trip to San Antonio.
#14
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And stole the sleeping pills he later forced Helen to take.
#16
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 17
that focused on substance abuse among the homeless.
#17
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No! No!
#18
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Well, maybe our killer's getting closer
#20
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Maybe you can show her your scrapbook, huh?
#21
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 22
Mother, you are behaving like a...
#22
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 23
Drugs and alcohol issues.
#23
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 24
No. But Owen ran an annual Thanksgiving canned food drive
#24
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 25
and we have not even begun to scratch the surface.
#25
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who can cover the night shifts when you're traveling.
#26
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 27
and send it over later tonight.
#27
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 28
Do you see something?
#28
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 29
Rossi: All the victims crossed in some way
#29
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 30
It's possible the unsub is making a statement
#30
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 31
This could be a sign he's devolving,
#31
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 32
Heavy concentration of silky clay
#32
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 33
We think our unsub is taking his victims
#33
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 34
I don't know. I'm just grasping at straws.
#34
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I want to go back to where I was before!
#36
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My nap. It really did the trick.
#37
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and then dumped by the side of the interstate.
#39
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Elvis Presley.
#40
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when you were trying to balance on our backyard fence.
#41
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But you were meant for bigger things, Spencer.
#42
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Well, we know sinkholes suddenly became important.
#43
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 44
out of their two-car garage.
#44
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 45
He spent time in the state hospital.
#45
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 46
Hey. I made you some tea.
#46
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 47 #47 Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 48
In Bryce's mind, the devil opened up the Earth and swallowed his parents.
#48
Recap of Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 11 (S12E11) - 49
Come on!
#49
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No, not quite, not quite.
#50