'Criminal Minds' Season 12, Episode 16: Reid Attacked In Prison; BAU Gets Assistance From Criminal's Mother

Things will get worse for Reid. He would be attacked by fellow inmates in prison. Meanwhile, BAU will need to solve a new case involving the Bone Crusher in Criminal Minds" season 12, episode 16. The series is reportedly skipping a week so fans will need to wait two weeks for the next episode.

In "Criminal Minds" season 12, episode 15, Reid was declined of bail and was transferred to Millburn Correctional Facility. Unfortunately, many criminals in that facility were captured by BAU and they bear a grudge to Reid. Thankfully, he made a friend, Alan Shaw, who is also a former agent. Meanwhile, the team caught a criminal who ruins young men's faces with acids.

Reid's situation will get even worse in "Criminal Minds" season 12, episode 16. The official synopsis for the next episode via Spoiler TV revealed that Reid with the need to adjust as a new set of rules would be imposed in the prison. This would certainly make Reid's life more hellish. One of the guards in the facility hates him. He purposely made him go with the general population and even acted to defend him so other inmates would hate him too.

The teaser promo for episode 16 revealed Reid is running out of time. "Predator or prey, which one are you?" Shaw asks him. The scene shifts to Reid getting attacked by other inmates. Spoilers reveal he would be in jail until episode 17. Meanwhile, the synopsis also revealed that BAU will pursue an unsub known as the Bone Crusher. They will get help from the mother of the criminal who will give them valuable information. Tatum O'Neal will guest star as Miranda White, the unsub's mother.

"Criminal Minds" season 12, episode 16 titled "Assistance is Futile" will air on Wednesday, March 15, at 9 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network.

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