202: Better Or Worse
When an alleged stalker breaks into a famous pop singer's house, Don and his team are brought in to lead the investigation. Using the fan letters she received as evidence, Don turns to Charlie, who uses Forensic Information System for Handwriting and discovers that there are two senders -- one of them a copycat. The agents are thrown another curve when a celebrity photographer taking photos of the pop princess' house is murdered, and they learn that the pop princess may not be so innocent.
104: One Shot Kill
915: Mr. & Mrs. Anderson
After two female hitchhikers are found strangled to death, each wrapped in a shower curtain, the BAU is called in to investigate. The team traces the shower curtain to a motel room in which they find a used condom and ascertain that the perpetrators were a team of lovers since neither victim was sexually abused. Their profiling leads them to conclude the UnSubs are using murder as their foreplay and also match their M.O. to ten other strangulation murders in the past with a dormant period in between. JJ suspects the perpetrators are married, and after the couple’s next victim turns out to be male, they believe the male UnSub compromised in allowing the female UnSub to choose a male victim. The team strategizes to drive a wedge between the couple’s partnership by researching past murders which could have been committed by the male UnSub alone. They find that several women were stabbed and sexual assaulted by the same perpetrator, with one lone survivor among them. JJ helps the woman recall the male UnSub’s nam
When four-year-old Gabby is left alone in her aunt Sue’s car and subsequently abducted at a gas station, the BAU races against time to find her. Initially they suspect Gabby’s estranged father Doug is the kidnapper given the custody battle for her and his drug issues. A witness account of a dark van pulling up to Sue’s car fits the description of a van belonging to Doug’s drug dealer Ian. Recent burn wounds on Ian’s face implicate him in Doug’s death as Doug’s severely burned body is found in a nearby lake. Ian confesses to getting rid of the body and gives up Sue as Doug’s killer. Hotch provokes Sue into admitting to the murder and kidnapping, but she refuses to reveal Gabby’s location. Sue’s intent was to punish Gabby’s mother Kate as she was always jealous and resentful of her. The team tracks Sue’s internet activity to find she had given Gabby away via an underground adoption website. They trace the responses to Sue’s posting to find that Gabby has been traded among the unscrupulous visitors of the websit
When the bodies of two females are found in the desert outside of Las Vegas, the BAU is surprised to learn drowning is the cause of death. After the discovery of another victim, Reid notes the same cryptic message left at the two crime scenes is a hobo code used as a threat against stealing. The M.E. report reveals the victims’ lungs were filled with water contaminated by ground pollutants which leads our team to the underground flood control tunnels beneath the city. They uncover a large homeless community inhabiting the tunnels and discover that all three victims lived there. The team quickly hones in on a delusional ex-con named Cesar who claims to be acting upon orders from “The Doctor”. Reid is able to decipher Cesar’s thought process to determine the Doctor is Marvin Caul, a low-level entertainer out to exploit the homeless population for financial gain. The homeless paid him to stay in the tunnels, and he manipulated some of the dwellers to kill those who stole from him or left his network. Marvin’s pl
When a grave with three unidentified bodies is found in a forest preserve, the BAU is called in to investigate. The victims are covered in bite marks and show evidence of being held captive before they were killed. The M.E. report reveals two of the victims suffered from both animal and human bite marks. Reid suspects the UnSub infected them with the Rabies virus via the first victim, an animal control employee who was the only one not bitten by a human. Their profile of the UnSub notes his obsession with Rabies and watching his victims suffer from the virus. As two more locals are reported missing, Garcia uncovers a report from fifteen years ago of a nine year old boy, Hunter, who was bitten by a bat on a family camping trip. They hone in on his older brother David, a pest control employee, and raid his house to find tape recordings of Hunter suffering in the hospital. The absence of Hunter’s death certificate leads them to believe his parents euthanized him to put him out his misery. After the team is alert
919: The Edge Of Winter
After the BAU closes a case, Morgan visits one of the survivors, Daria, at a mental institution for answers to complete his report of the investigation. In a series of flashbacks, we see that the team was called to Upstate New York after three victims are found stabbed to death and displayed in various locations. JJ determines they are looking for a pair of UnSubs and Reid analyzes the wounds to find the same meticulous pattern on each body, all created by an ice pick. When Daria manages to escape her captor and is found in an amnesic state, the team has difficulty questioning her. A break in the case occurs when Daria’s sister comes forward to reveal the partial license plate of the man last seen with Daria. They identify the man as Joe Bachner and learn he had an alcoholic aunt who tortured him with bee stings as a child. Joe’s M.O. mirrored his childhood suffering. Daria remembers the name of the other UnSub, Coby, but the OCD nature of the crimes does not match his behavior. The team locates Joe’s hideout
920: Blood Relations
The BAU is alerted to the death of two victims who were out hunting in a backwoods community. Researching the victims reveals that their families, the Lees and the Howards, were at odds. Their feud stemmed from the two families competing against each other in the moonshine business and now in the concocting and selling of bio-fuel. When Cissy, one of the members of the Howard family, goes missing, the team looks into her past to uncover that she was born into the Lee family. She and her brother Malachi were romantically involved and kept their baby a secret from the family by pretending she had run away. An Appalachian woman was the only witness to their secret and offered to help Cissy after she was abandoned by Malachi. Without money and resources, Cissy took the woman's help in exchange for her baby and later married into the Howard family. The team puts the pieces together to determine the child grew up to be the UnSub now out for revenge against his biological mother. After battling through a booby-trapp
921: What Happens In Mecklinberg
The BAU is alerted to three abductions in Mecklinburg, Tennessee by an UnSub wearing a pig mask. Since two of the victims have ties to Mecklinburg State's football team, the team looks into the school's history to find that pig masks were worn by the Beta Sigma Delta fraternity. The fraternity was shut down after a pledge drunkenly fell from a building and died at a party one year ago. After one of the victims, Trevor, turns up having been sodomized and forced to drink acid, the team suspects the UnSub is taking revenge upon those responsible for the pledge's death. However, their theory changes when an attendee from the party reveals that two upperclassmen brought a girl down to the basement that night. They discover that a girl from the party, Lauryn, has been in a coma from a heart attack and brain damage caused by hypothermia and alcohol poisoning. Her sister, Sheila, recently signed the paperwork to disconnect life support. Evidence from Sheila's apartment leads to the discovery that Lauryn had rough sex
After the BAU learns of two victims who died of arsenic poisoning after receiving handwritten death threats, a third victim is found with twine placed on his chest. Investigating the previous crime scenes reveals twine placed in different ways. Before they can save another woman from the same fate, the UnSub strangles her with twine. Reid suspects the twine relates to Greek mythology in which one's destiny is in the hands of the Three Fates. When the team discovers that one of the victims visited a coffee shop located in the vicinity of the other victims' homes, they look at surveillance footage to uncover that all four of them were in line at the same time. They ascertain that the UnSub chose their fates in response to bad news he received recently. Cross-checking patients at a nearby medical center with the time the victims were in line leads them to William Harding, a shipyard worker who was diagnosed with cancer that day and felt fate was working against him. Harding decided to bestow a similar fate upon
923A: Angels, Part 1
The BAU is called to Texas to consult on the murder of two prostitutes and a john, each tortured and shot in the head. Preacher Mills from the local church comes forward to reveal that the john was actually a male prostitute and Blake suspects he engaged in consensual S&M before he was shot. After another prostitute, Tabitha, is found murdered and tied to a tree with slashes on her back, they suspect her death was a symbolic killing. Reid believes the lavender on her legs suggests religious implications of cleansing. Initially Mills is their prime suspect as they uncover evidence he was involved in sex trafficking and previously cut one of his employees. However, considering the prostitutes are his revenue stream, their theory switches to an UnSub who is framing Mills. The team tries to track down Mills in hopes that he will lead them to the real killer. When they locate Mills, he opens fire under the belief that he is their target. In the shootout, the local Sheriff is killed and Morgan and Reid both take a
924B: Demons, Part 2
Picking up from the previous episode, JJ and a wounded Morgan take down Preacher Mills while Reid is rushed into surgery. The team discovers that three bodies at the crime scene were potential witnesses killed elsewhere and staged to look like victims in the shootout. When they question the only surviving prostitute, Dinah, they learn that local police officers are holding her in custody having pinned the murders on her. Garcia discovers that one of the victims was a C.I. for a decorated deputy named Owen McGregor. Given that Owen was the one who arrested Dinah, they suspect a law enforcement cover-up at work with Owen as the ringleader. Rossi and Blake survive another shootout when they are targeted by two of Owen’s deputies. In order to convince Dinah to cooperate, Rossi and Blake transport her mother and son to a safe house. Dinah directs them to a junkyard where Owen conducts his drug and weapons dealing along with human trafficking. The team apprehends Owen and his cohorts at the junkyard and frees the p
201: I Watch Death
Alex and Charlie are caught in the middle of a shooting on their way into their first shift back at Hope Zion. It’s all hands on deck when the victims of the shooting end up at Hope Zee. While in the midst of the shooting commotion Alex has to treat a bullied teenager and deal with her own emotions with everything that’s happened in the past year of her life.
202: Little Piggers
Alex must learn to stick up for herself and not be intimidated by Dawn (Charlie’s ex-wife) in order to work alongside her and perform a minimally invasive heart procedure to save a patient’s life. Meanwhile, Joel unlocks a mystery to a young girl’s disease whilst getting some advice from Charlie, who is trying to figure out how to help his comatose patient come back from being a spirit. It’s a week of defying the odds at Hope Zion.
102: First In Line
A desperate father, played by Henry Czerny, holds an entire hospital staff hostage in order to get the heart transplant that his daughter is entitled to so that she will not die. Our team, lead by Parker's negotiations, finds initial success in convincing the man to calm down. But in the end, his desperation gets the best of him, and the father has to be ambushed by our team. He goes to prison, but Ed reveals to him in jail that his daughter does get the long awaited heart transplant.
103: Element Of Surprise
Desperate to reconnect with his family and make good on his debts, a former drug addict- now clean and sober for eighteen months- makes a visit to a dealer who owes him money. What he doesn't know is that he's putting his life and others at risk, because the dealer happens to be the target of a SRU takedown.