The 14th season of Criminal Minds premiered in the US last week, on 3rd October. The crime series not only celebrated its 14th season, but also its 300th episode, which of course meant lots of drama and action, as well as a screenplay that made us truly quake in our boots for the lives of our favorite characters. After the 13th season ended with a cliffhanger, fans were delighted to finally receive some much anticipated answers.

Previously, Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler, 38) and Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness, 46) had been kidnapped by a serial killer cult and, in a race against time, the BAU team has to try to save them.

This is what happened during the Criminal Minds season premiere

In the dramatic season premiere, the agents had to rescue their colleagues from the hands of the serial killers before they met a gruesome end. Fans had already seen the killer cult responsible back in season four, which was aired in 2008, and all the answers to the case could be found in the past.

That episode revolved around the raid of cult leader Benjamin Cyrus's compound back in season four. In the present series, the Cyrus devotees blamed the BAU for the destruction that took place there there during the police raid. Still angry about this destruction, the devotees hatched a plan, and one of their members infiltrated the BAU and kidnapped Reid and Garcia.

Luckily, Garcia manages to escape and to get help and both Garcia and Reid survive unharmed, to fans' relief everywhere. However, a little bit of action will probably do viewer ratings a world of good, as they have gone right down over the last few seasons.