Criminal Minds Episode Guides
It Takes a Village
In the wake of Prentiss' loss, the BAU team becomes the target of an investigation by the Senate Committee for possible retaliatory actions against her alleged murderer. One member, JJ, is getting the heat due to her history of probation and suspension. However, a familiar face - Emily Prentiss - returns to help, having faked her death to protect a family endangered by terrorists.
When the deformed bodies of murdered young women are being found in rural Oklahoma, the BAU team tracks down a mentally challenged serial killer who is seeking revenge for a painful past with a lost love. His trademark is taking away one of their senses by burning them with acid before he kills them. There is still fall out over Prentiss' presumed death and return to the BAU. Reid continues to give J.J. and Prentiss the cold shoulder as he comes to terms with the deception.
The BAU team investigates a mass murder at an Internet security company in Charlottesville, Va., but clues reveal it is not a typical serial killer at work. Now that Emily Prentiss is back (and alive), she must go through recertification training under the watchful eye of Morgan.
Survivors of a Boise high school massacre return to remember the event 10 years later, but the BAU team is called in when a new killer with a similar style targets the survivors. Hotch is worried that his son, Jack, may be a victim of school bullying.
From Childhood's Hour
The topic of depression is the main focus as a rash of trouble mothers find their children have gone missing. Rossi reconnects with his first wife, who gives him some bad news. She's been diagnosed with ALS and asks him to euthanize her when the time comes.
The BAU search California's Angeles National Forest after a number of bodies mysteriously turn up in the mountain lakes there. In addition, Rossi struggles with an agonizing decision regarding his ex-wife.
There's No Place Like Home
When a series of tornadoes hits Kansas, the BAU is called in to investigate bodies of young boys that turn up in the aftermath of the storms. Also, work pressures cause tension on JJ's home front.
It's personal for Garcia when the BAU investigate the disappearance of a woman in her survivors' support group whose daughter went missing seven years earlier.
The BAU team looks into the real reasons behind an apparent mass suicide of a small group of youths at a military academy. Also, Hotch and Morgan butt heads when a team member could be in jeopardy.
The Bittersweet Science
The BAU team investigates a string of brutal bludgeoning's in Philadelphia and is led to the city's boxing scene in search of the killer. In addition, Hotch makes a connection with an attractive runner as they both train for a triathlon.
A series of murders in San Francisco bearing the tell-tale signs of the infamous Zodiac Killer have the BAU wondering if the notorious serial killer has returned. Also, Reid ponders if he should be doing more with his genius abilities.
The BAU team searches for a serial rapist in Houston known as "The Piano Man" who has resurfaced and is assaulting his previous victims. Also, Prentiss tries to come to terms with her trauma from last year and with rejoining the team.
The BAU tries their luck in Atlantic City when the team is called in to investigate a series of ritualistic casino-related murders. Also, after a spat with her boyfriend, Kevin, Garcia thinks she and Morgan may have gotten a little too friendly with each other.
The BAU team hit choppy waters on the beaches of Southern California when they discover a series of bodies hidden in lifeguard towers along the coast.
A Thin Line
The BAU team investigates a series of brutal home invasions and murders in California's Inland Empire that appear to be gang-related, but their investigation may uncover a more sinister motivation.
A Family Affair
When the BAU travels to Atlanta to investigate the murders of women, the clues lead them to look for unsub who is not working alone.
I Love You, Tommy Brown
When married couples fostering young children end up being killed in Seattle, the BAU team looks for an unsub with a maternal-yet-murderous instinct. Garcia fears a possible proposition from Kevin.
When a scared, emaciated young boy is found in the Arizona desert and another boy winds up missing, the BAU begins searching for the kidnapper as Morgan, reaching into his own scarred past, tries to bond with the found child.
The BAU team heads to Oregon to investigate a series of gothic, ritualistic murders.
When Morgan's sister sees a woman who looks like their presumed-dead cousin, Cindi, it forces Morgan to confront a lie he told his family last year to provide closure and compels the BAU to reopen the case of her disappearance.
After a notorious serial killer is executed, a copycat begins murdering women in the same Oklahoma town and in the same fashion, and the BAU team must act fast before more victims are found. Also, Prentiss gets nervous at the thought of a major real estate purchase.
Rossi and the team present one of the longest-tenured serial killer cases to college students, and they take the class through a nearly 20-year chase for the murderer.
When the BAU goes up against a gang of serial-killing bank robbers in Washington, D.C., the team tries to negotiate the situation unfolding inside the bank, but the stakes rise when one of their own becomes a hostages.
As the BAU team continues to pursue the bank-robbing serial killers, the team determines that the suspects have a bigger target in the Nation's capital, and with one of the team still a hostage, they must work quickly to diffuse an explosive situation. Also, wedding bells ring for one of the BAU, and Prentiss ponders her future.
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