Criminal Minds kicks off what’s already looking like quite the intense arc for Reid with “Spencer,” and it’s all based around one simple question: How far is Reid willing to go for his mother? The answer? Very. So far, in fact, that he ends up arrested in Mexico, with drugs in his trunk and himself under suspicion for murder.
But the rest of the team finding out about those mysterious vials Reid got for his mother is just the beginning, and it’s such an important case for them, that Clara and Simmons (of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders) fly commercially (that in itself is a big deal, considering their jet) to join Prentiss, Rossi and Luke in Mexico. Meanwhile, J.J., Garcia, Tara and Stephen do what they can back in DC.