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
When packages with gruesome contents are delivered to six people in the Washington, D.C. area, the BAU must first figure out what connects the recipients before they can identify the UnSub. Also, Simmons and Kristy struggle to connect with their son, Davi
When the mummified remains of numerous victims are found in the walls of an elderly couple's remote South Carolina home, Rossi, J.J. and Simmons are dispatched to track down a trail of clues that date back over 20 years. The hunt becomes urgent after BAU
When Reid and Garcia are abducted by Benjamin Merva, it's up to the rest of the team to find them. The BAU finds surprising clues in their own history to solve why the two heroes have been targeted by a mass murderer. It's a race to save them before a "Be
The BAU is called to investigate a series of deaths in Virginia suspected by the Center for Disease Control to be caused by bio-terrorism; Garcia visits her stepbrother to take care of a family issue.
The BAU takes charge of a hostage situation at a law firm in D.C., where Matt Simmons' wife, Kristy, works.
The BAU travels to Chicago to investigate an unsub who leaves red roses on each victim. Also, Rossi gets an unexpected visit from his ex-wife, Krystall Richards.
The BAU is called to Oklahoma to investigate a murderous clown terrorizing the sleepy town of Guymon.
Away from the watchful eye of the FBI's assistant director of national security, Linda Barnes, the BAU meets in secret to investigate an UnSub who appears to be kidnapping and photographing young women.
The FBI's assistant director of national security, Linda Barnes, joins the BAU as they investigate a quadruple homicide of a group of roommates in St. Louis.
The BAU is called when the New Orleans P.D. discovers a mass grave inside a vandalized above-ground crypt in a local cemetery.
The BAU is called to investigate a series of D.C. homicides where cryptic messages are found inside the mouths of each victim.
The BAU is called to New York when several brutal casualties are reported in Central Park.
The BAU team's investigation into the home invasion and attempted homicide of a police chief's wife uncovers a world of secrets in a small town in Virginia.
When a series of backyard pool homicides are reported in California, the BAU team team searches for an UnSub with a puzzling past.
The BAU is called to investigate when two members of a conspiracy group in Roswell, N.M., perish in quick succession.
The BAU is called in to investigate when a criminal sensationalizes his crimes by giving the local media exclusive footage.
The BAU searches for a unsub who is targeting prominent members of a community.
When Garcia experiences anxiety over a case that's personal to her from her past, Morgan visits to lend emotional support.
The BAU investigates a workplace shooting committed by a state-of-the-art drone in Silicon Valley.
Derek Morgan brings the BAU a lead in the case against serial killer and escaped convict Mr. Scratch.
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.
Three victims are found tied to stakes in the Arizona desert.
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.
The BAU suspects that two unsubs are operating at the same time when victims killed in different ways are found in the same city.
A mother comes forward with information to help the BAU in their investigation of an unsub called the Bone Crusher.
The BAU investigates a series of pedestrian deaths while a teammate's fate remains uncertain.
When a member of the BAU gets in trouble in Mexico, they enlist the help of the International Response Team.
The team investigates a series of home invasions in San Diego involving casualties.
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.
The team heads to Yakima, Washington when the remains of a dozen people are found along a creek bed.
The BAU opens an investigation when a man arrives in town believing he's the brother of Dr. Tara Lewis.
Derek Morgan returns to help the BAU investigate the case of two murdered families, where two high school students are the sole survivors.
The BAU team searches for a serial killer along the Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia.
The BAU welcomes back Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) as they are called upon to investigate the disappearance of three women
JJ tells her husband about the abduction of two children.
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.
Former BAU team member and current Interpol Agent Emily Prentiss tracks an international serial killer to American soil and enlists the teams help to track him down. Meanwhile, the team deals with Morgan's departure.
The BAU heads to St. Augustine, Florida, where a young woman and an elderly man are found dead in a swamp area outside of the city, seemingly unrelated. The woman had her blood drained, and...
The BAU works with the NSA when two undercover DEA agents are murdered and another goes missing; Hotch hopes the team's work with the NSA will bring them closer to finding a ring of hit men.
In Detroit, Michigan the BAU investigates several murder victims found morbidly incorporated into graffiti. They believe the murders to be the work of a notable street artist.
The team heads to Las Vegas, Nevada where three employees at a local restaurant were killed during a robbery. The investigation leads to the re-opening of a cold case from six years ago, ...
In Savannah, Georgia multiple brides-to-be have been found murdered the night before their wedding day. The team quickly realizes they are searching for an unsub suffering from severe rejection.
The BAU searches for a serial killer who leaves distinctive marks on victims' faces.
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.
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 ...
The BAU searches for a suspect who controls minds; the hunt puts one team member in danger.
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
Two guards at a privatized maximum security prison in Texas are murdered. The investigation reveals the suspects may be in the prison.
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.
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...
The members of the BAU team are brought back to their origins as they look at one of Gideon and Rossi's old cases.
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,...
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 ...
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 ...
Rossi encounters an avid follower with an important secret, and a physically and psychologically damaged woman lets loose with personal murders.
A former Boston prosecutor turned successful defense attorney is abducted. As the team probes, past secrets of his life surface.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
The team heads to Seattle to hunt for a murderous high school teacher.
The team investigates a serial murder case in Bakersfield, California.
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 ...
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.
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
The BAU call Emily Prentiss for help to find JJ, who has been kidnapped. The truth about JJ and Cruz's past is revealed.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 - ...
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. ...
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 ...
Though Rossi is sad because his favorite bar is closing, the team goes to Boston to solve a series of strangulations.
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
The team travels to Glendale, Arizona to search for an increasingly devolving killer.
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
A number of bizarre, ritualistic murders prompts the team to search for the killer.
When a follower of a well-known motivational speaker is murdered, the team suspects the speaker himself.
The team searches for a missing school bus filled with students in Washington, DC.
The team investigates the burned bodies of several homeless people near the Santa Monica Pier in California.
The team travels to Miami to track a killer who murders hookers in a style similar to animal slayings.
The team attempts to find a common link among four missing men.
The team pursues a surgeon performing needless amputations.
The team races to find a connection between two families, one murdered and the other abducted.
The team suspects a pair of killers working together after discovering two seemingly unrelated bodies.
The team tracks an escaped inmate who sews his victims mouths shut.