315: End Of Watch
The police investigating the case believe that a former gang member-turned- activist was responsible for the police officer’s death because he was seeking revenge for the murder of his brother. However, Charlie analyzes the data on the case and discovers the location of where the victim was killed, leading the FBI to a tangled web of suspects, informants and dirty cops. Meanwhile, Don and Liz take their relationship to the next level.
David's friend, Ben, becomes the main suspect after the FBI learns that the victim was poisoned, and another fighter who sparred with him also died in the ring while training. David and the FBI try to find evidence to clear Ben even though they believe that he might be knocking off the competition to improve his ranking in the league. Meanwhile, Charlie tries to fulfill a promise made to Larry to enter Cal Sci's poker tournament to defend Larry's title against his longtime poker nemesis. Tito Ortiz, a former light-heavy-weight Ultimate Champion Fighter, guest stars as Tino Alva, the defending champion in the all-Out Fighting League.
912: The Black Queen
When the Department of Justice’s website is hacked by Star Chamber, a hacker collective attempting to assert the innocence of their fellow member and death row inmate Sam Russell, the BAU delves into the murder case in which he was convicted of killing eight prostitutes. They question Sam in prison and he claims that the arresting officer fed him drugs to get him to confess to the crime. Sam’s innocence seems more likely after the team is alerted to more prostitutes killed in a similar fashion as the previous eight. Garcia notes that the hacker of the website asked to meet with “The Black Queen”, her former alias, and she realizes they are dealing with her old hacking mentor, Shane. She meets with Shane who confirms he took Sam’s case file and refuses to return it until she gives him the BAU’s profile of the killer in exchange for the file. The case file annotated by the Star Chamber leads them to the discovery that Sam’s former hacking partner is also his killing partner and a member of the collective. The n
913: The Road Home
The team heads to Cleveland in the wake of same-day shootings that have left four dead in three separate locations. Initially thinking they are dealing with a spree killer, the BAU determines that the UnSub’s kills are rooted in vigilantism as his victims had extensive criminal backgrounds. After several more victims are murdered, the team uses witness accounts and surveillance footage to link the UnSub’s car to Clifford Walsh, a man who lost his wife and teenage son in a home invasion robbery ten years ago. The tragic event sent Walsh on a downward spiral of alcoholism and isolation. The team learns that the perpetrator, Howard Clark, was killed in a prison fight shortly before his scheduled release. Clark’s murder triggered Walsh to start killing since he wasn’t able to exact his revenge on Clark himself. When they find Walsh’s SUV filled with memorabilia of his late wife, but no mementos of his son Teddy, they look into Teddy’s troubled past and discover he was friends with Clark. Teddy helped him with the
After the BAU learns of JJ’s kidnapping, they discover that Cruz has also been abducted and delve into the files of a classified assignment she and Cruz worked on at the State Department in 2010. The team uncovers details of “INTEGRITY”, the covert database born out of the operation to find Osama bin Laden. They determine JJ and Cruz were captured as they were part of the task force with knowledge of the database access codes. Under Secretary Jackson reveals that task force translator Tivon Askari is the perpetrator. Fearing another government scandal, Jackson bans the BAU from the investigation and Hotch retaliates by invoking the help of Emily Prentiss at Interpol. Meanwhile, at the interrogation cell, JJ is tortured by Askari and we see in flashback that she had suspected someone in the task force had been a double agent. JJ had bluffed about an impending interrogation of task force members which led to a Humvee attack allowing Askari to escape but reveal himself as the traitor in the process. Special Agen
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
217: Twinned Lambs
Buried secrets come to light as Alex treats an elderly patient whose unusual symptoms have her convinced she’s living in a different era. Charlie and Joel get competitive as their patients pit their surgeons against each other. And Maggie agrees to shadow Dr. Kalfas for a surgery, but has to take the reins when complications arise.
218: Broken Hearts
After Dawn diagnoses her with an irregular heartbeat, Alex is supposed to be resting up – but before she gets the chance, The Great Randall returns to Hope Zion after an experimental cancer treatment gone wrong. Meanwhile, Charlie struggles with the implications of his fight with Joel, who is trying to treat a troubled mathematician.
321: I'd Do Anything
Team One is called in to raid a nightclub in order to take down a crime boss and his organization. During the raid, things go wrong and the bad guy (Carson) gets away and takes his girlfriend (Jackie) with him. Jackie is also SRU’s criminal informant, so the team must find the two of them before Carson discovers what Jackie has done and kills her even though he is clearly in love with her.
322: Fault Lines
It’s time for the team’s yearly review, both physically & mentally they will be put to the test. Things take an unexpected turn when an outsider, Dr.Toth (Victor Garber), is brought in to do the psych testing. Fearing one of them will be let go from the team, our guys start to turn on each other and secrets are revealed. And just when the day couldn’t get any stranger, Sophie goes into labor and Ed is shot on the way to the hospital. Continued in 401.