This episode was a wildly strong entry for the premiere of Criminal Minds Season 9.
The intense interest of the BAU members and their stories often overshadows whatever is going on with the Unsub of the week. In this case, you have to give the nod to the criminal storyline in "Inspiration" - which was delightfully macabre. Clearly, something was eating at our Unsub. So he made everyone else eat too.