202: Turn And Burn
203: Trust Me
104: One Shot Kill
721: Divining Rod
Mere minutes after the execution of an infamous serial killer, a copycat begins to commit crimes in the same town with the same MO. The BAU is forced to act fast “ the UnSub isn't wasting any time, and bodies are being found every six hours. As the team meets with the executed killer's ex wife in a search for suspects, the UnSub begins to escalate his plan. While the first two women murdered are found with cut hair, the third is discovered with a shaved head. The fourth body is found after having been scalped entirely.
722: Profiling 101
Rossi leads the BAU in presenting one of his longest tenured cases to a class of college students who are learning about profiling. Through this lecture, Rossi tells the story of an UnSub who was a victim of constant physical and emotional abuse throughout his childhood. After becoming an adult, he began to kill women and remove their wombs. Rossi chases the UnSub up and down the west coast over the course of nearly twenty years, and in the process he shows the class how far the science of criminal profiling has come.
723A: Hit, Pt. 1
In the first part of a two-hour season finale, the BAU goes up against a gang of bank robbers who are also serial killers. Highly trained and organized, they wear masks depicting the king, queen, and jack in a deck of playing cards. Over the past several months, they've robbed seven other banks, killing someone in every single heist. This time, however, they're caught in standoff with the police in a Washington, D.C. bank. When one of the UnSubs is shot by a cop, the others begin threatening to start executing their hostages if their demands aren't met. As the BAU team tries to manage the situation, things become personal when JJ learns that her boyfriend Will was the cop who fired on the bandits “ and unless he gives himself up to them, they'll kill everyone on the inside.
724B: Run, Pt. 2
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, Hotc
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 col
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
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. Specia
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. Mar
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 h
1006: If The Shoe Fits
415: The Head