Mysterious drowning deaths discovered in the Las Vegas desert have the BAU trying 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. Ashley Jones guest stars.
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.
When JJ is kidnapped, the BAU delves into her time at the State Department to find clues to her disappearance and uncover a secret mission that now puts her life in danger. To help with their search for JJ, the team calls upon Prentiss to help in the crisis. Guest stars include Paget Brewster (returning as Emily Prentiss), Jayne Atkinson, Esai Morales, Josh Stewart, Nicholas Brendon, and Debrah Farentino.
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 JJ has been keeping from the team may be catching up with her. Series star Joe Mantegna directs his first episode of the series. Meshach Taylor guest stars.
When the BAU goes to San Jose to investigate a string of murders, Garcia delves into her hacker past and reconnects with her old flame to help the team with the case. Paolo Costanzo guests stars as Shane Wyeth.
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.
When a young boy goes missing from his home in St. Louis, the BAU reinvestigates a similar cold case to search for the UnSub. Doug Savant and Marika Dominczyk guest star.
When skeletons are found in the backyard of a Virginia home, the BAU centers its investigation on the family living there, unearthing family secrets rooted in the past racial divisions in the South. Guest stars include Esai Morales, L. Scott Caldwell, Glynn Turman and Seth Gilliam.
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 conflicting feelings when his girlfriend takes her job at a hospital as seriously as he takes his.
After a series of strangulations in Boston, the BAU looks for an UnSub who likes to keep mementos of the victims, and the team wonders if a common link to the casualties could lead them to the culprit. Meanwhile, the BAU rallies around Rossi when his favorite bar is on the verge of closing. Series star Matthew Gray Gubler directs the episode.
When the BAU investigates victims of possible ritualistic murders in Utah, clues lead them to believe that the UnSub they are looking for might have a fascination with the Salem Witch Trials. Also, Garcia prepares for a "Day of the Dead" celebration at her apartment.
As Hotch fights for his life due to complications from his stabbing at the hands of George Foyet, a.k.a. "The Reaper," he experiences visions of his late wife, Haley, and his nemesis, Foyet. Meanwhile, the BAU searches for a missing teenager and investigate her estranged father as a suspect in her disappearance. Meredith Monroe and C. Thomas Howell guest star as Haley Hotchner and George Foyet.
The BAU meets their new section chief, Mateo Cruz, who, unbeknownst to them, shares a long work history with JJ. Cruz joins the team as they comb the streets of Baltimore for an UnSub who leaves victims unable to communicate. Esai Morales and David Anders guest star.
When a sniper sticks Dallas, the BAU investigates whether the upcoming anniversary of the Kennedy assassination is a motivating factor or if something else is driving the UnSub. Eva LaRue guest stars as FBI Agent Tanya Mays.
As the BAU zeroes in on the suspect of the ritualistic killings they've been investigating in Arizona, a bizarre connection within the UnSub's family could lead them to finally nab the suspect. Camryn Manheim guest stars as Carla Hines and Fred Koehler as her son.
Season 5 delves deeper into the personal lives of the BAU team and also brings back many of the show's most feared killers.
Guest stars for this season include Camryn Manheim, Fred Koehler, model Eva LaRue and more. And, Paget Brewster returns for the milestone 200th episode. Season 9 also features the directorial debut of series star Joe Mantegna ("The Road Home").
Season 2 of Criminal Minds begins where Season 1 leaves off with the conclusion of "The Fisher King." Keith Carradine guest stars as a prolific serial killer who matches wits with Gideon. There is plenty for the members of the BAU team to deal with.
In Season 1, Jason Gideon leads the BAU team along with fellow profilers Aaron Hotchner, Elle Greenway, Derek Morgan, and genius-geek Spencer Reid.
Season 4 begins with the aftermath of the explosive Season 3 cliffhanger involving a group of terrorists. Cases involving abused children, a cop killer, a modern day Road Warrior, and an Unsub who copies the murders of famous serial killers are just some of the high points of a truly dark season.
The season begins where the fifth left off, with the BAU's search for the Prince of Darkness. Later, Rossi comes face to face with a case that has haunted him for years. Garcia reveals some of her personal life in order to help identify an unsub. JJ decides to leave the team after getting a new job offer, but may not be gone for good.
J.J. and Prentiss are back for Season 7 of Criminal Minds and so is the rest of the BAU team as they track down UnSubs across the country.
Season eight of the drama begins with Alex Blake's (Jeanne Tripplehorn) first case with the BAU, in which the team travels to Texas after an ambulance carrying an UnSub known as "The Silencer" overturns on a highway. Reid's personal and professional life collide as he becomes romantically attached to a scientist whom he only speaks to over the phone, but she may be harboring a dark secret.
During Season 3, FBI profiler Gideon (Mandy Patinkin) begins to doubt his abilities and sanity in the aftermath of the murder of his girlfriend at the end of last season and ultimately leaves the BAU.
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