Tonight, fans will have to endure a repeat episode of Criminal Minds entitled “Scared to Death” in which Hotchner and the team track down a serial killer who exploits his role as a psychiatrist to find out his victims worst fears, then uses them as means to kill.  Nevertheless, CBS will serve its viewers two new episodes in the next two weeks.

We’ve already hinted on next week’s “Birthright” and now, we’ll be giving a preview of what’s about to happen in the following episode called “3rd Life,” which is set to air on December 19.

Read on for a teaser of the 11th episode of Criminal Mind‘s third season.

In “3rd Life” the team of profilers from the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) will be facing up to a challenge that puts their skills in anticipating a criminal’s next move to the test.  The episode finds the team in Chula Vista, California as they explore the case of two abducted teenagers.  However, the team faces even more pressure as one teen is found murdered, while her best friend remains missing.  The special agents must now attempt to profile the serial killer by identifying motivations and pinpointing emotional triggers that will enable them to capture the criminal before he kills the other teen.

Criminal Minds stars Joe Mantegna as David Rossi, Thomas Gibson as Aaron Hotchner, Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss, Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan, Matthew Gray Gubler as Dr. Spencer Reid, AJ Cook as Jennifer, and Kirsten Vangsness as Garcia.

This upcoming episode also marks the appearance of Joe Mantegna‘s real life daughter, Gina Mantegna, who is slated to play the part of Lindsey, one of the missing teens.  Prior to being cast on the show, she has worked in films like 13 Going on 30, In the Land of Women, Unaccompanied Minors and, most recently, The Neighbor.

Other guests include Rick Otto, known for playing Kenneth Dozerman on The Wire, Fredric Lane, who has been credited for The Closer and V.I.P., Michael Harney, who is noted for his stint on Deadwood, and Brian McNamara, who plays Michael Holden on Army Wives.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV