Criminal Minds


The cases of the BAU, an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous criminal minds in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Shemar Moore / Matthew Gray Gubler / Thomas Gibson / Kirsten Vangsness / A.J. Cook / Joe Mantegna / Paget Brewster

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    • (2005-)
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    • 13 seasons
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    SEASON 12

  • Episode 22Red Light

    Derek Morgan brings the BAU a lead in the case against serial killer and escaped convict Mr. Scratch.

  • Episode 21Green Light

  • Episode 20Unforgettable

    The BAU investigates when several federal government employees, including a close friend of Walker's, succumb to symptoms of a heart attack; Reid anxiously awaits his trial date.

  • Episode 19True North

    Three victims are found tied to stakes in the Arizona desert.

  • Episode 18Hell's Kitchen

    The BAU investigates an urban vampire who kidnaps his victims at night and holds them underground in the sewer system; Reid makes a difficult decision in prison.

  • Episode 17In the Dark

    The BAU suspects that two unsubs are operating at the same time when victims killed in different ways are found in the same city.

  • Episode 16Assistance Is Futile

    A mother comes forward with information to help the BAU in their investigation of an unsub called the Bone Crusher.

  • Episode 15Alpha Male

  • Episode 14Collision Course

    The BAU investigates a series of pedestrian deaths while a teammate's fate remains uncertain.

  • Episode 13Spencer

    When a member of the BAU gets in trouble in Mexico, they enlist the help of the International Response Team.

  • Episode 12A Good Husband

  • Episode 11Surface Tension

  • Episode 10Seek and Destroy

    The team investigates a series of home invasions in San Diego involving casualties.

  • Episode 9Profiling 202

    While Rossi conducts a profiling course on his birthday, he receives a call from his nemesis Tommy Yates, who discloses the location of his latest victim.

  • Episode 8Scarecrow

    The team heads to Yakima, Washington when the remains of a dozen people are found along a creek bed.

  • Episode 7Mirror Image

    The BAU opens an investigation when a man arrives in town believing he's the brother of Dr. Tara Lewis.

  • Episode 6Elliott's Pond

  • Episode 5The Anti-Terror Squad

    Derek Morgan returns to help the BAU investigate the case of two murdered families, where two high school students are the sole survivors.

  • Episode 4Keeper

    The BAU team searches for a serial killer along the Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia.

  • Episode 3Taboo

    The BAU welcomes back Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) as they are called upon to investigate the disappearance of three women

  • Episode 2Sick Day

    JJ tells her husband about the abduction of two children.

  • Episode 1The Crimson King

    Luke Alvez (Adam Rodriguez) and the team track down one of the 13 prisoners that escaped from prison at the end of the previous season.

    SEASON 10

  • Episode 23The Hunt

    When Kate's niece and her best friend Markayla are kidnapped, the BAU suspects an online predator engaged in sex trafficking who poses as a teenage boy.

  • Episode 22Protection

    The team heads to Los Angeles, California where three people have been murdered in two separate incidents over three days, each victim shot thirteen times while sitting in a car or next to ...

  • Episode 21Mr. Scratch

    The BAU searches for a suspect who controls minds; the hunt puts one team member in danger.

  • Episode 20A Place at the Table

    When a family from Maryland is found murdered at their dining room table, the team tracks down other family members and friends to uncover secrets and details from the past in hopes to find...

  • Episode 19Beyond Borders

    When an innocent family of four is abducted while vacationing in Barbados, Hotch and Cruz enlist the assistance of the FBI's most elite team in handling international cases. They realize ...

  • Episode 18Rock Creek Park

    When the wife of an increasingly prominent Congressman disappears, the BAU investigate and come to consider his adversaries and political enemies as potential suspects of the abduction, or possibly murder.

  • Episode 17Breath Play

    The BAU hunt a serial killer in Wisconsin and try to find a connection between the victims so they can profile and identify the UnSub. Meanwhile, Kate experiences trouble dealing with her niece when she starts acting out.

  • Episode 16Lockdown

    Two guards at a privatized maximum security prison in Texas are murdered. The investigation reveals the suspects may be in the prison.

  • Episode 15Scream

    Peter Folkmore was an abused child and is an abuser as an adult. He captures women and abuses them for not reciting the exact instruction Peter gives them.

  • Episode 14Hero Worship

    The BAU heads to Indianapolis, Indiana where a bomb has just exploded at a popular chain coffee house, killing several. The police believe this bomb, crudely made using TNT, is related to a...

  • Episode 13Nelson's Sparrow

    The members of the BAU team are brought back to their origins as they look at one of Gideon and Rossi's old cases.

  • Episode 12Anonymous

    The BAU searches Tallahassee for a serial killer who calls the authorities to report the crimes prior to committing them. Also, as Rossi prepares for a weekend visit with his daughter, Joy,...

  • Episode 11The Forever People

    The team head out to Nevada after several frozen bodies are found floating in water somewhere. Whilst the BAU investigate it is revealed the victims were apart of a religious cult which ...

  • Episode 10Amelia Porter

    The BAU is called to Salt Lake City, Utah to investigate a suspicious triple-homicide. Throughout the course of their investigation, they eventually discover that a fugitive killer could ...

  • Episode 9Fate

    Rossi encounters an avid follower with an important secret, and a physically and psychologically damaged woman lets loose with personal murders.

  • Episode 8The Boys of Sudworth Place

    A former Boston prosecutor turned successful defense attorney is abducted. As the team probes, past secrets of his life surface.

  • Episode 7Hashtag

    People in Maryland with large social media followings are murdered by an unsub who takes on the persona of an Internet urban legend. Meanwhile, Morgan and Savannah struggle to find quality time for each other due to their business careers.

  • Episode 6If the Shoe Fits

    The BAU is stumped to find the common denominator among male victims in Montana, making it difficult to profile the UnSub. Meanwhile JJ deals with her feelings about a family crisis.

  • Episode 5Boxed In

    On October 30, 2014, a frightened eleven year old Joshua Parker is found at a Halloween fair in San Diego. He went missing on Halloween day the previous year. His case mimics that of Tommy ...

  • Episode 4The Itch

    Atlanta PD has invited the BAU in for an equivocal death investigation, that of investigative journalist Albert Stillman, who died being run over late one evening as he wandered into ...

  • Episode 3A Thousand Suns

    A terrorist hacks a passenger's tablet and uses it to take control of the auto pilot of a plane in order to crash it.

  • Episode 2Burn

    The team heads to Seattle to hunt for a murderous high school teacher.

  • Episode 1X

    The team investigates a serial murder case in Bakersfield, California.

    SEASON 9

  • Episode 24Demons

    In the aftermath of the shootout the authorities have with Preacher Mills, several people are down. Among the dead are Mills himself and Sheriff Coleman, and three people associated with ...

  • Episode 23Angels

    When the BAU is called to Texas to consult on the murders of prostitutes, evidence points to killings with religious overtones. But as they delve further into the investigation, the team could put their lives at risk.

  • Episode 22Fatal

    Victims of arsenic poisoning are found in Long Beach, California. The investigation reveals that the killer has a fascination with Greek mythology, based on handwritten death threats to the...

  • Episode 21What Happens in Mecklinburg...

    A series of targeted abductions near Memphis have the BAU searching for a commonality between the missing persons and a motive that will lead them to the unsub. Meanwhile, Savannah vents ...

  • Episode 20Blood Relations

    When the bodies of two murder victims are found in a backwoods community in West Virginia, the BAU uncovers a long-simmering feud between two families and must investigate which one of them could be responsible for the deaths.

  • Episode 19The Edge of Winter

    As the BAU wraps up an investigation into unusual stabbings in upstate New York, Morgan's visit with a survivor could uncover more questions left for the team to answer.

  • Episode 18Rabid

    When three bodies are found with animal and human bite marks in a shallow grave near Milwaukee, the BAU has puzzling questions to answer. Meanwhile, Reid and Garcia work out for a company ...

  • Episode 17Persuasion

    When mysteriously drowned bodies are discovered in the Las Vegas desert, the BAU tries to figure out the true cause and motive for the murders.

  • Episode 16Gabby

    When a 4-year-old girl goes missing while staying with a relative in Mississippi, the BAU uncovers some startling truths as the team races to find the child and bring her to safety.

  • Episode 15Mr. & Mrs. Anderson

    When the BAU investigates several murders in the Pittsburgh area, the team searches for a pair of UnSubs working as a team. Also, Garcia and Morgan share their Valentine's Day plans for their respective significant others.

  • Episode 14200

    The BAU call Emily Prentiss for help to find JJ, who has been kidnapped. The truth about JJ and Cruz's past is revealed.

  • Episode 13The Road Home

    While the BAU looks for a vigilante killer on the loose in Cleveland, Rossi is concerned when his former Marine sergeant goes missing and heads to Los Angeles to find him. Also, the secret ...

  • Episode 12The Black Queen

    When a murder investigation opens in San Jose, Garcia is forced to delve into her past as a hacker and reconnect with her former boyfriend to help the BAU solve the case.

  • Episode 11Bully

    When the BAU is called to Kansas City to investigate a series of murders, a tense reunion ensues between Blake and her father, a retired police captain, and her brother, a detective, who must work together to help solve the crime.

  • Episode 10The Caller

    The BAU heads to St. Louis, Missouri where ten year old Andrew Taffert has gone missing. The reason it is a BAU case is that the Tafferts - father Malcolm Taffert and mother Lida Taffert - ...

  • Episode 9Strange Fruit

    While fixing a burst water main, a city works crew digs up the back yard of the home of the Johnsons - father Charles, mother Tina, and their middle aged son Lyle - upon Tina's approval. ...

  • Episode 8The Return

    When teenagers who were reported missing are suspected of a series of mass murders in Chicago, the BAU investigates their whereabouts to find a motive for the crimes. Also, Morgan has ...

  • Episode 7Gatekeeper

    Though Rossi is sad because his favorite bar is closing, the team goes to Boston to solve a series of strangulations.

  • Episode 6In the Blood

    The BAU are called to Utah to investigate the murder of a women who died by being buried under stones. All while Penelope plans a Day of the Dead party.

  • Episode 5Route 66

    During the BAU's initial briefing for their latest case, Hotch collapses. He is rushed to the hospital suffering from complications resulting from his near fatal stabbing by George Foyet ...

  • Episode 4To Bear Witness

    Mateo Cruz has just been introduced as the new section chief. A surprised J.J., who knows him, and Cruz seem not to want to divulge that they have a history. They don't even seem to want to...

  • Episode 3Final Shot

    On a lunch hour in crowded Archer Plaza in Dallas, Texas, a sniper, firing twelve shots, manages to kill six people. The BAU has to figure out if it is a random attack, a targeted attack, a...

  • Episode 2The Inspired

    The team is called back to Glendale, Arizona, when it is determined that who was arrested for the praying mantis murders was the wrong person. They did not apprehend Wallace Hines as they ...

  • Episode 1The Inspiration

    The team travels to Glendale, Arizona to search for an increasingly devolving killer.

    SEASON 8

  • Episode 23Brothers Hotchner + The Replicator

    Hotch receives a telephone call from his estranged New York based brother Sean, who he has not heard from in four years and coincidentally while Hotch and Jack are in New York visiting Beth...

  • Episode 22#6

    Before the BAU heads off on their next case, Blake receives a surprise visit from her husband, Dr. James Blake, who was supposed to be on a his latest stint overseas with Doctors Without ...

  • Episode 21Nanny Dearest

    The BAU returns to a six year old active case of nannies and their charge, one pair per year, being abducted in parks up and down the California coast. The children are found alive and ...

  • Episode 20Alchemy

    The team travels to Rapid City, South Dakota after Reid, who is suffering from insomnia, stumbles across a case. Two thirtysomething men in separate incidents were found dismembered in the ...

  • Episode 19Pay It Forward

    The team is called to Bronson Springs, Colorado (formerly designated "City of Tomorrow" as a great community in which to live), because of the discovery there of the decapitated body of ...

  • Episode 18Restoration

    Two men are savagely killed in the working class neighborhood of South Chicago, Illinois, Morgan's old stomping grounds, with a third victim by the time the team arrives in the area. There ...

  • Episode 17The Gathering

    The BAU is disturbed by their finding that the Replicator has had such intimate access to all the team members. However, Strauss gives a directive for them to put that case aside since ...

  • Episode 16Carbon Copy

    The BAU heads to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where the Replicator, the unsub who has carried out a series of crimes replicating cases recently solved by the BAU, has murdered his latest ...

  • Episode 15Broken

    The BAU travels to Austin, Texas where three separate murders have taken place, the victims being two young women, and one young man. Each was last seen at a large but different social ...

  • Episode 14All That Remains

    The team is called to Salisbury, Maryland for their latest case of a seemingly happy family with an underlying dysfunction. Bruce Morrison is a university professor and writer on mandatory ...

  • Episode 13Magnum Opus

    Two weeks after the fact, Reid is still reeling over the murder of his girlfriend, Dr. Maeve Donovan, by her stalker. His friends try to reach out to him, but he remains in seclusion, not ...

  • Episode 12Zugzwang

    When Reid discovers that his girlfriend has been kidnapped by her stalker, he and the BAU team band together to find her before it's too late.

  • Episode 11Perennials

    The BAU travels to the southeastern US where two similar murders of two very different victims - beyond both being involved with extreme religions - have happened 100 miles apart in the ...

  • Episode 10The Lesson

    A number of bizarre, ritualistic murders prompts the team to search for the killer.

  • Episode 9Magnificent Light

    When a follower of a well-known motivational speaker is murdered, the team suspects the speaker himself.

  • Episode 8The Wheels on the Bus...

    The team searches for a missing school bus filled with students in Washington, DC.

  • Episode 7The Fallen

    The team investigates the burned bodies of several homeless people near the Santa Monica Pier in California.

  • Episode 6The Apprenticeship

    The team travels to Miami to track a killer who murders hookers in a style similar to animal slayings.

  • Episode 5The Good Earth

    The team attempts to find a common link among four missing men.

  • Episode 4God Complex

    The team pursues a surgeon performing needless amputations.

  • Episode 3Through the Looking Glass

    The team races to find a connection between two families, one murdered and the other abducted.

  • Episode 2The Pact

    The team suspects a pair of killers working together after discovering two seemingly unrelated bodies.

  • Episode 1The Silencer

    The team tracks an escaped inmate who sews his victims mouths shut.