On one hand, the BAU lucks out with this Criminal Minds case since they don’t even need to come up with a suspect list. On the other hand, it’s because the victim are prison guards, which means they have a very large suspect list in “Lockdown,” directed by series star Thomas Gibson.

The BAU is called in when two guards at a privatized maximum security prison in Texas are murdered, and the tam suspects that there could be more than one UnSub within the prison at work.

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Watch the “Lockdown” promo:

“A prison riot becomes a death trap,” the preview warns — and Morgan and Kate are going to be right in the middle of it.

Check out the first sneak peek to see how the BAU gets the case:

It turns out that Hotch met the warden, who was a lobbyist for the same company that owns the prison, at a conference in D.C. So why the career change? That’s an easy one: “a nice salary package.” As Rossi points out, there’s good news and bad news. They already have their suspect pool, but there are 2000 inmates, with probably half in there for violent crimes.

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Watch the following clip if only to watch Reid read a lot of files very quickly:

The team isn’t having much luck once at the prison — Were the murders gang related? Personal? — but that may turn around once Reid takes “126 minutes, approximately” to finish a stack of files. Hotch returns just as Reid finishes and reports that a victim’s fingers were broken postmortem. That gets Reid going about the number “7” (and only Reid can sound like he’s interrupting himself) until Hotch stops him to ask if he got through the files. He did, and one prison is unaccounted for and seemingly just vanished right before one of the victims was killed.

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Criminal Minds season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9pm on CBS.

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Meredith Jacobs

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV

If it’s on TV — especially if it’s a procedural or superhero show — chances are Meredith watches it. She has a love for all things fiction, starting from a young age with ER and The X-Files on the small screen and the Nancy Drew books. Arrow kicked off the Arrowverse and her true passion for all things heroes. She’s enjoyed getting into the minds of serial killers since Criminal Minds, so it should be no surprise that her latest obsession is Prodigal Son.