Criminal Minds

2005 • CBS
10.9K reviews
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Season 1 episodes (22)

1 Extreme Aggressor
After a fourth woman goes missing in Seattle in a period of four months, the BAU is brought in to track down the abductor before he kidnaps again.
2 Compulsion
The team of investigators tries to capture a serial arsonist who has been terrorizing a college campus in Tempe, Arizona. Most of the evidence from the fires had been burned beyond recognition, so the BAU must rely on psychological analysis to identify the firestarter.
3 Won't Get Fooled Again
Gideon and the BAU track down a copycat bomber who has been terrorizing Palm Beach, Florida. The team determines the bomber is mimicking Gideon's nemesis, Adrian Bale, who is the man responsible for murdering Gideon's team in Boston several years earlier.
4 Plain Sight
The BAU travels to San Diego to stop a rapist and murderer who commits his crimes in the middle of the day. The suspect appears to blend into the neighborhood so well the local authorities have been unable to capture him.
5 Broken Mirror
During the investigation of the kidnapping of a U.S. District Attorney's daughter, the BAU determines the kidnapper isn't seeking money - he is after her twin sister. The case becomes complicated because the kidnapper is always one step ahead of them.
6 L.D.S.K
The BAU is asked to identify a killer who is shooting at victims in broad daylight, and the team works with local law enforcement officers to recreate one of the shootings.
7 The Fox
The BAU profiles a serial killer who takes families hostage and lives with them as a father figure during what is supposed to be their family vacations.
8 Natural Born Killer
When an undercover cop in Baltimore involved in a mob investigation goes missing, the BAU believes a serial killer rather than organized crime has something to do with his disappearance. The probe leads to several unsolved missing persons cases.
9 Derailed
Elle, along with many others, is held hostage on a train in Texas by a paranoid schizophrenic who is convinced that the U.S. government is monitoring him. Hotchner and Gideon are forced to play into the man's fantasy to save the people he has taken hostage.
10 The Popular Kids
The BAU is called to investigate the murder of two small-town high school students in McAllister, Virginia, who may have been victims of a cult killing. Based on the crime scene evidence, the team begins to believe it is possible that someone other than a cult member may be responsible.
11 Blood Hungry
While Gideon is sidelined on crutches at BAU headquarters, Hotchner and the BAU go to Harrington, Tennessee, in an attempt to get inside the mind of a psychotic killer whose disorganized and erratic fantasies lead him to murder.
12 What Fresh Hell?
When a young girl is abducted in broad daylight from a playground in a seemingly safe neighborhood, the BAU initially believes her father is responsible. When he is able to provide an alibi, the team is forced to look for clues near where the girl lives to determine who is really responsible.
13 Poison
The team travels to New Jersey where several people have been poisoned, one fatally, with LSD 10 times more potent than the street version.
14 Riding The Lightening
After interviewing a married couple sitting on death row for serial murder, Gideon suspects the woman is actually innocent. But since she's set to be executed in two days, it's a race against time to prove it.
15 Unfinished Business
A serial killer reappears after 20 years of silence and contacts the BAU through Gideon's retired mentor, who had made his life's work tracking the killer, with the promise he will kill another victim in the next five days.
16 The Tribe
When college students in New Mexico are found tortured and murdered in an unoccupied house, the BAU suspects a group of killers with a knowledge of Native American rituals is responsible.
17 A Real Rain
The BAU travels to New York City to investigate a series of murders that appear to have been committed by a vigilante who is exacting revenge on other criminals who have been released by the justice system.
18 Somebody's Watching
Reid finds himself in danger when he falls for a starlet whose stalker has turned into a killer.
19 Machismo
The BAU travels to Mexico to aid in the capture of a serial killer who has targeted elderly women.
20 Charm and Harm
The BAU works to capture a serial killer who has evaded capture by altering his appearance.
21 Secrets and Lies
The BAU works with the CIA to identify a mole within that organization whose leaks are putting operatives at risk.
22 The Fisher King, Pt. 1
While on their separate vacations, each member of the BAU receives a clue from a psychopathic killer who challenges them to save his next victim.

About this show

CRIMINAL MINDS revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. Each member brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators' motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.
10.9K reviews
December 1, 2020
I have to state this observation. I love this show, and always have. It's not the show per se. What I have observed in EVERY movie or television show , that has a conspiracy theorist or theorists , is that they portrayed as oddball or derelict , extreme, on the fringe, anti social , paranoid. The message is clear to me. Only stupid people would believe ANY conspiracy theory. I guarantee you will NEVER see a documentary on television or mainstream movie doc that is NOT bias in it's presentation when in comes to considering how 3 buildings ; 2 of which are skyscrapers; fell in their own footprint . Demolition experts have been doing it wrong. They have to take MONTHS to drop an empty 10 story building in it's own footprint. So the force with which the twin buildings were hit , had absolutely NO FACTOR in altering their even falling patterns. What I insinuate is so scary of an thought, that most of us push that thought away because simultaneously from another angle our minds BEGIN to consider it's implications. THAT is something NOBODY wants to believe is anything other than what the mainstream media and good little citizens say it is. YEAH. CRAZY. That's what it is.
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William Crawford
February 28, 2018
I have been a long-time fan of this show and I continue to watch every episode. It it always astounds me as they come up with brand new ideas and twists and turns. I wasn't always happy with the character changes they made especially Hotchner who seem to take all the heat but also guided the BAU with most professional Talent of all. Morgan his interaction with Penelope was really nice but he was almost too macho for the rest of the characters. Jennifer Love Hewitt, that was a waste of a season she didn't add anything to her character. But as far as the other changes on the show they kind of fell in line. I really like what happened as it went a long it kind of spread itself out well amongst the new characters. But it was nice to see that Gubler got his prison term over and is back interacting. Now we just see need to see his love interest bloom again and things will get back on track. I love the show and I never miss an episode. Let's keep it rolling like it is, a great crime series.
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A Google user
February 28, 2019
these storys leave me crying at alot of them like whem spentes dyes and reed didint know but jj and when reed found out i cryed cus he took it hard when Emaly dead .or when reed was in jail what the team did foe speaily eamiy its a failmy thats what make the showso great its a family bringing the bad people to justuse.I would love to see hogg come back🌝holla p❤🎊🎉
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