'Criminal Minds' season 12 episode 5 spoilers: BAU returns tonight for back-to-back family massacres


Following last week’s episode being pulled due to the Major League Baseball’s World Series Game 7, “Criminal Minds” will be back tonight with a brand-new episode that will have the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) flying to Minnesota to investigate a back-to-back family massacre.

The installment titled “The Anti-Terrorism Squad” will supposedly link the murders to that of an act of bullying between two high school students who were apparently the only survivors of their respective family’s massacres. In true “Criminal Minds” fashion, fans can expect that there’s more than meets the eye with these crimes.

In the promo clip released for the episode, it seems like Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) will be weaving her magic sifting through the social media sites of the survivors and trying to look for any clues that may lead to a connection between the two. As it turns out, both of them have a history of bullying other people with some of their peers calling them out online saying that they got what they deserve. While they were reported, there were no official records for the harassments.

Meanwhile, returning supervisory special agent, Emily Prentiss, will be lending her skills to the “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” crew as Paget Brewster is scheduled to make an appearance on the police procedural.

The spin-off series will bring in the former Interpol agent to help the International Response Team (IRT) solve a number of open serial murder cases that have links to Taiwan, CBS reports.

No details have been announced as to when this mini-crossover will take place in season 2 of the globe-trotting series but it appears that Brewster has already filmed with the rest of the “Beyond Borders” cast. Prior to Emily, glimpses of Garcia had also been seen but she was not entirely involved in the story.

Back in July, a crossover between the shows was teased but it is still unknown whether Prentiss coming to “Beyond Borders” will be the extent of it or whether a bigger narrative that will have the BAU and the IRT work on a case is still in the pipeline.

“Criminal Minds” season 12 airs every Wednesday, 9 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” season 2 is scheduled to premiere on March 1, 2017.