107: Counterfeit Reality
Charlie is called in to use his mathematical expertise to pinpoint the location of the counterfeiters by analyzing the dispersion of the bogus money. In addition, he also discovers a surprising connection to the disappearance of a local artist. Meanwhile, Charlie realizes how little he knows about his brother when he meets someone from Don’s romantic past.
108: Identity Crisis
105: Here Is The Fire
823: Brother Hotchner
Hotch reunites with his troubled young brother Sean who works in a bar where a young woman is killed by an apparent drug overdose. Because his ex-girlfriend died recently in a similar fashion, Sean believes there is more to the story and calls his brother in to help. When a bunch of ecstasy users die in similar fashion in a nearby nightclub, the BAU team suspects that someone has released a deadly variant of the drug into the marketplace. Hotch can’t help but wonder if his brother knows more about the situation than he’s letting on.
824: The Replicator
The Replicator stalks the team to New York and takes Strauss hostage, giving her an overdose of ecstasy which leaves her dead in Hotch’s arms. Strauss’ death hits everyone hard, especially Rossi, who takes Strauss’ body back home and speaks with her children. After the Replicator hacks into Garcia's system and reveals information that only an insider could know, the agents discern that the Replicator is FBI.
901A: The Inspiration, Part 1
After two young females are found shot in the heart and placed in a prayer position in different parks in Phoenix, Arizona, the team speculates whether the UnSub’s ritualistic behavior is rooted in religion. Additional victims soon meet the same fate, and when the team discovers that the victims were all subjected to projected cannibalism, the ME reports reveal that the human remains found in them all belong to the same individual. A DNA match of the remains to Heather Clarke leads them to a restraining order Heather had filed against Wallace Hines, a mentally unstable ex-boyfriend from her past. Reid determines that the evidence and prayer position point to Wallace’s obsession with the female praying mantis. By forcing his victims to consume pieces of Heather’s head much like how a praying mantis treats her male prey, they ascertain that Wallace believes women are predators to be punished for wronging him. A chase ensues and they capture Wallace and bring him into custody. However, we soon discover through f
902B: The Inspired, Part 2
Picking up from episode 901, the team is forced to release Wallace’s twin brother Jesse from custody. They discover that Wallace and Jesse had no contact after the age of three and suspect Jesse to have his own agenda. Jesse confronts Wallace and convinces him to team up to continue his method of killing victims. After tracking down the twins’ mother Carla, Hotch questions her to learn that she made the choice to give Jesse up for adoption as the struggles of bringing up twins was too much for her to handle. Looking into Carla’s records leads the team to the law firm where she had set up a trust for Jesse and his father Bill. They put together the pieces to figure out that Carla had been manipulating Jesse and plotted to have him kill Wallace. Convinced his mother was ready to start over with the right family nucleus, Jesse had planned to kill Wallace at a church Carla knew Wallace would feel safest in. Jesse shocks Carla by deciding he is more aligned with Wallace’s true nature and is poised to kill her inst
903: Final Shot
When the BAU is alerted to a mass shooting by a sniper in Dallas, at first they suspect the shooting may be tied to the anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. A string of recent violent activity by white supremacists in Texas causes the team to suspect the Southern Aryans group next. The UnSub strikes again when he shoots and kills three victims at a gas station, and further analysis of his specific but seemingly random targeting hints at the use of arbitrary victims as forensic countermeasure. After speculating that the third victim in the first shooting was likely the intended target, the team digs into her records to learn that she had texted the name of a victim at the gas station shooting, Rebecca, to a prepaid cellphone. Both victims worked at the same women’s shelter, and Rebecca had recently helped a woman named Maya who had left her abusive husband, a VP of a quasi-military security firm. The team is able to track down Maya’s husband, but he is hit by a bus while attempting to run away. They disc
904: To Bear Witness
An unidentified young man collapses in the streets of Baltimore and the BAU discover that someone has performed a lobotomy on him. When Morgan visits the John Doe in the hospital, he realizes that the lobotomy has left him paralyzed, unable to communicate details of his capture. Using a system of blinking and alphabet boards, they learn his name is Sam and glean that the UnSub has kidnapped a woman close to Sam. Following the discovery that the UnSub has implanted a camera in Sam’s eye, they attempt to communicate with the UnSub only to find that the torture of his female victim is being broadcast online to the world through a camera in her eye. The team’s research into Sam’s life as a student at Johns Hopkins leads to the identity of the female victim, his girlfriend Dana who is a German medical student at the college. They learn of her troubled older brother, Anton, and his need for attention from their parents who had treated Dana as the golden child and sent Anton away to various boarding schools. The
905: Route 66
When sixteen year old Samantha Wilcox is abducted, the BAU suspects her estranged father, ex-con Eddie Lee Wilcox, is responsible for the kidnapping. Garcia uncovers evidence of communication between Samantha and her father detailing Samantha’s frustration with her mother and desire to leave her small town. As Eddie’s criminal history evolves from robbery and car theft to sociopathic killing sprees, the team believes his goal to escape is fueled by his desperation and desire to finally have a healthy relationship with his daughter. Eddie begins to unravel and it becomes clear that Samantha is unaware of Eddie’s dark past. After the team discovers that Eddie’s father committed suicide when he was a child and never followed through on his plan to take Eddie on a road trip via Route 66, they are able to track down Eddie and Samantha at the end of the same route in Santa Monica. Put in a corner, Eddie takes Samantha hostage, but JJ is able to talk him down and convinces him to release her. Meanwhile, Hotch is adm
906: In The Blood
After a young woman dressed in a ceremonial gown is found tortured and crushed beneath rocks in the Rocky Canyon, the BAU believes she is a victim of a ritualistic killing. They dig into the victim’s past to learn she belonged to a utopia-type sect in town before leaving to live with her boyfriend. Canvassing the canyon leads to the remains of a second female victim. Shortly afterward, the team finds a male sexual deviant hung to death, with similar injuries as the first two victims as well as a branding on his neck. JJ notices the UnSub’s tendency to remove items from the modern era from his victims and Reid analyzes the branding to identify the mark as the seal of William Stoughton, the lead prosecutor in the Salem witch trials. They determine the UnSub is emulating the execution methods used in the trials and cross-reference Stoughton’s lineage with library volunteers as both of the female victims had recently frequented the library. Their search leads to Leland Duncan and his fixation with a book detailin
After three men are killed by garrotte strangulation, the BAU notes the UnSub’s pattern of stealing his victims’ wallets and cutting pieces of hair off each of them. The UnSub strikes again by strangling a teenage boy playing a video game late at night with his friend. Recovering the phone of one of the initial victims helps them locate the number of a young woman, Ashley, who the victim spent the night with before he was killed. Before they can question her, she is found dead in an alley as the UnSub was forced to kill her when she stumbled upon his lair, unbeknownst to the team. The match of Ashley’s address to the teenage boy’s friend leads to the discovery that the common thread among the victims is their interaction with people who all lived in the same building. The UnSub targeted them for being bad influences and perceived himself as a protector. When they investigate the apartment building to find evidence pointing to the night attendant, Tanner, they learn he had a son who was inadvertently killed in
908: The Return
The BAU is called in when 16 year old Gavin Rossler, considered missing for four years, resurfaces to shoot and kill three people in a diner before being taken down by a police officer who was dining there. The team learns Gavin had a getaway driver who left the scene without waiting for him to enter the diner. The team identifies the getaway driver as another missing male teen and just as they hone in on his location, he ignites a car bomb which kills a traffic cop. Evidence of torture on Gavin’s body consistent with that of past abducted teen boys leads them to believe an UnSub is kidnapping and training adolescents from broken homes to carry out his agenda. JJ convinces the mother of one of the abducted boys to beg for her son Daniel’s return on the radio, which results in Daniel calling her back only to abruptly hang up. The team manages to trace the call and intercept the park bombing he was about to carry out. They analyze the victimology again to ascertain that the kidnapped teens were targeting member
909: Strange Fruit
When two human skeletons are found in the backyard of an African American family, the BAU heads to Virginia to investigate. The medical examiner determines the victims were women whose genitalia were mutilated before being killed ten years ago. The volatile behavior of the Johnsons’ son Lyle makes him the BAU’s prime suspect, and their theory is supported when one of the victims is identified as Mary Ann Beck, Lyle’s former high school classmate. When they find pictures of Lyle with the victim, he breaks down and admits to killing both victims, but the team suspects it was a false confession after a third skeleton belonging to a man killed 35 years ago is found under the Johnsons’ shed. Shortly after, another skeleton found in the backyard is identified as a friend of Mary Ann’s father Karl, and both men belonged to a Klan chapter in the sixties. The team discovers the second female victim is the daughter of another member of the same chapter and that Karl had a half-sister, Audrey, who also attended the same
910: The Caller
Following a series of apparent prank calls from a young child to Malcolm and Lida Taffert, the couple’s son Andy is kidnapped soon after. Reid connects the kidnapping to a cold case in which a young boy, Frankie, was abducted and killed following a string of similar calls. When the voice from the cold case matches the voice from the calls the Tafferts received, the BAU determines they are dealing with the same UnSub who is using a recording. They soon find Andy dead in the woods, having been killed mere hours after his abduction. A faint voice of a woman speaking Portuguese on the recording leads them to speculate the involvement of foreign prostitutes and they track down a woman who admits she was paid to engage in acts of S&M with an American man and his Eastern European wife. The UnSub’s pattern diverges when he abducts Lida, and the team realizes the link between she and Frankie’s mother Nadia is their Eastern European heritage. As Nadia had committed suicide, the team searches for other Eastern European
When Blake receives a call from her father, a retired detective, informing her of a possible serial killer who has struck again in Kansas City, the BAU investigates the link between the recently murdered triathlete and two high school teenagers who were also beaten and killed a year ago. Scott, Blake’s younger brother and a KCPD detective, butts heads with his sister and father as he believes the two cases are unrelated, but it comes to light that each victim had been found wearing only women’s underwear. The UnSub strikes again by killing a couple whose daughter Laurie attended the same high school as the two slain teens. The triathlete had also been a substitute teacher at the school. After they discover that a fellow student named Riley died in a possible suicide, Scott questions another former student, Charles, about Riley’s death and is attacked by the UnSub lurking in Charles’ home. Scott is rushed to the hospital and the team finds Charles dead. After they question Laurie about Riley, she reveals that
319: No Promises
When gunmen hold Team One at bay from a bus crash, Spike learns his Mentor Oliver may be connected. In a game of cat and mouse, SRU tracks a team of criminals who are working with Oliver. Parker and the team believe that this rogue cop is part of the bus crash caper, but Spike insists that he must be involved for other reasons. The team gets called in to assist at the crash site when shooting breaks out. They investigate, and track the bus driver back to a drug ring. Spike's old mentor turns out to be protecting his family.
While on a date, Jules and paramedic Steve discover a hostage situation in progress at a neighborhood restaurant. SRU is called in, and work to take down the gunman as Jules and Steve remain inside the restaurant trying to diffuse the situation. They discover the shooter (Davis) is a paranoid schizophrenic and believes a terrorist owns the restaurant. Originally thinking he was acting on his own, the team eventually discovers that it is Davis’ social worker who has brainwashed him into killing the alleged terrorists. Steve is shot in the melee. Jules and the wounded Steve, who have known each other since college, break up at the hospital.[Steve also appears in episodes 303 and 304].