In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Hannah Gross, Anna Torv
The investigation zeroes in on a prime suspect who proves surprisingly adept at manipulating a volatile situation to his advantage.
Red tape hinders Holden's plan to narrow his suspect pool. A weary and heartsick Bill tries to connect with his son. Wendy rethinks her relationship.
Hitting a dead end, Holden suggests a bold plan to draw the killer out. Bill's family faces more scrutiny. Wendy chafes as her job begins to shift.
The FBI officially sends the BSU to Atlanta to investigate the missing and murdered children. Wendy second-guesses her interview methods.
Bill's devastating family situation spills over during his interview with Holden's holy-grail subject: Charles Manson. Wendy's new romance heats up.
Holden develops a controversial profile in the Atlanta slayings. Wendy conducts her first interview and finds being on the front lines suits her well.
Bill gets drawn into a horrifying crime that hits close to home. Holden receives an intriguing offer while in Atlanta to interview a pair of killers.
To glean insight into the elusive BTK killer, Bill and Holden interview the Son of Sam, who makes a startling admission.
Amid sweeping changes at the BSU, Holden deals with severe repercussions from his close encounter with Ed Kemper.
The team cracks under pressure from an in-house review. Holden's bold style elicits a confession but puts his career, relationships and health at risk.
Holden's methods during a disturbing interview with mass murderer Richard Speck create dissension among the team and kick off an internal FBI probe.
Bill and Wendy interview candidates for a fourth member of the team. Holden is intrigued by complaints about a school principal's odd habit.
Wendy takes a career risk to relocate and join the team full time. Holden and Bill find it harder to keep the emotional intensity of work at bay.
Wendy considers an offer. Holden and Bill struggle to communicate the meaning of their findings to the judicial system in the baffling Altoona case.
Holden and Bill return to a perplexing case in Pennsylvania where a set of clues leading in multiple directions leaves no shortage of suspects.
Bill and Holden consult with Dr. Wendy Carr to begin classifying their subjects. They receive surprising news.
Dr. Wendy Carr joins Holden and Tench in their first success, when their insights lead to an arrest.
Holden interviews the eerily articulate murderer Ed Kemper, but his research provokes negative feedback at the Bureau.
In 1977, frustrated FBI hostage negotiator Holden Ford finds an unlikely ally in veteran agent Bill Tench and begins studying a new class of murderer.