Episode Guide

1201: The Crimson King TV-14+DLV (60 min)

Mon, Apr 2 9|8cPM

The team welcomes Agent Ray Vasquez from the Fugitive Task Force to the team to help them capture one of the escaped killers from last season, the Crimson King. Evidence on the latest victim, a survivor named Brian, indicates that the Crimson King may have teamed up with Hotch's nemesis, Mr. Scratch. As the team digs into Brian's past and why he was a target, they discover that Brian was treated for Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka multiple personalities). They realize too late that Brian wasn't a victim of the Crimson King -- he's been manipulated through drugs and his own highly suggestible mental disorder to believe that he is the Crimson King. Brian escapes with a list of other patients with DID to Mr. Scratch. The team is able to save Brian before he can harm himself or anyone else, but Mr. Scratch escapes. Vasquez stays on with the BAU, because he knows that Mr. Scratch is still out there trying to find other unsuspecting men and women he can plant identities into... presumably so they will all kill

1202: Sick Day TV-14+DLV (60 min)

Mon, Apr 2 10|9cPM

JJ comes home very late one night especially shaken from a particularly rough case, only to discover her youngest has the croup. While she and Will parent and care-give, Will notices the painful residue of the case in JJ's eyes. He knows immediately -- it was a case involving kids wasn't it? We learn that JJ and Will have a deal: No holding it in -- ever. If one of them deals with something especially tragic, painful, whatever -- no holding it in. And so while they attempt to soothe their child, JJ tells Will about the case. It's a child abductor who kidnapped a brother and sister to playout a childhood trauma. The last terrible secret Will uncovers as JJ tells the story is that the UnSub forced her into a Sophie's Choice, and the sister dies in her arms.

1203: Taboo TV-14+DLSV (60 min)

Mon, Apr 2 11|10cPM

When the bodies of three women are discovered in barrels filled with cement, the team looks for the common thread. All three victims are single mothers with one son. Alvez and Prentiss profile each other while on a stake out and they learn they have some things in common. After interviewing one of the kids, the team gets a lead on the Unsub who had worked on the housing units of all three victims. The team uncovers the UnSub began killing later in life after finding out his "sister was really his mother whom he was sexually attracted to. The woman he believed to be his adopted mother, was his grandmother, who he kidnaps and tortures. Prentiss and Alvez solve the case in time and rescue the grandmother and arrest the Unsub.

1204: Keeper TV-14+LV (60 min)

Tue, Apr 3 12|11cAM

Two Washington, D.C. beat cops are shocked to discover bags filled with human body parts in a homeless man's shopping cart. The homeless man flees, and the BAU is called in to help track him down. They learn that the body parts are actually partial remains of five different women who had gone missing over six months. Once they find him and bring him in for questioning, the clock is ticking: another young woman has gone missing in the same area as the other victims. But the man “ while giving cryptic indications that he knows where the latest victim is “ refuses to cooperate. Drifting in and out of coherency, he seems more concerned about locating the dog who ran off its leash during the initial police shakedown of his carts. But the dog leash is found to have no trace of canine DNA on it, and the team puts together the pieces together: they learn that the homeless man had been raised by abusive parents who kept him and his younger brother caged like animals, until authorities rescued them. While the young

1205: The Anti-terrorism Squad TV-14+LV (60 min)

Tue, Apr 3 1|12cAM

When the families of two high school students in Minnesota are killed, the BAU is called in to investigate. After reviewing the surviving students' social media, they realize the true victims are the survivors, and the motive might have revenge for bullying. The UnSub is a high school student who experienced brutal bullying and who belongs to a local secret society of bullied teens called "The Anti-Terrorism Squad. The UnSub has decided that the best way to vanquish these terrorists is to murder their entire families, leaving them alone and exposed, thereby also sending a message to other would-be terrorists. The profile tells the team he won't stop until he's avenged all his fellow Squad members, none of whom want him to. They discover the identity of the members of the group and stop the Unsub before he can harm anyone else.

1207: Mirror Image TV-14+DLV (60 min)

Tue, Apr 3 10|9cAM

Hotch is in the park with Jack when a stranger sits down next to him. To Hotch's shock, the stranger identifies him as Sean Hotchner, his brother. The stranger isn't a threat, but Hotch brings him into the BAU for questioning. To Hotch's shock, the stranger knows everything about the two of them. From the stormy relationship that ended with Hotch having Sean arrested in Season Nine... to uncomfortable details about their father's abuse when they were growing up. When the stranger trips up on a personal detail (giving his own instead of Sean's), Garcia follows the bread crumbs to his real identity. The stranger suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder -- and the horrifying truth snaps into focus for the team. This is Phase Two of Mr. Scratch's plan: not to program his victims into killers, but to psychologically mess with our team. And the only way Mr. Scratch could have found out so much about Sean is if he kidnapped him. Now Hotch and the team have to race to deprogram the stranger to learn Sean's whereab

1208: Scarecrow TV-14+DLV (60 min)

Tue, Apr 3 11|10cAM

The BAU heads to Galveston, Texas after the skeletal remains of two women are found in burlap bags along the coast. But soon after our Team arrives, they discover the case is much bigger -- ten more victims, some dating as far back as five years ago, are unearthed along the shoreline. How could such a prolific serial killer go undetected for so long? What is the significance of the burlap bags and burial at the beach? The Team deduces the UnSub found his victims, most of them working as escorts, through the Internet or while cruising the streets. At the time these women went missing, it was assumed they simply left the area. The Team profiles the UnSub is a moral enforcer and a self-loathing loner with no social skills who blitz attacks his victims. After regaining consciousness, the women's last image is that of the UnSub looming over them wearing a burlap hood, crudely fashioned to look like the face of a macabre scarecrow. The Team theorizes the burlap bags are a sense memory from his childhood. Growing

1210: Seek & Destroy TV-14+LV (60 min)

Tue, Apr 3 12|11cPM

After a child abduction, the BAU travels to Columbus, Ohio where the team discovers a trafficking ring whose ground soldiers are innocent-looking, college-aged women who solicit children's books and publications door to door in an effort to gain intelligence on local kids. The team deduces that the abduction ring is neither local to Columbus nor fixed to a particular location. The traffickers create confusion by abducting a child from an area, then pulling up stakes overnight and moving across multiple states before they settle again and start over. All told, the operation spends no more than five days in a given location, centering on a charismatic UnSub, whose crew is comprised of troubled souls looking for a way off the streets. In exchange for their participation, each member of the crew is provided food and a place to live. The UnSub relies on a low-tech set-up to run his ring. As such, none of the crew is allowed phones, computers or access to social media. With no connection to the outside world, eac

1211: Surface Tension TV-14+LV (60 min)

Tue, Apr 3 1|12cPM

The presumed natural death of a homeless person in Alabama takes an unexpected turn when a bizarre hieroglyph is found tattooed under the man's armpit. Local police recognize this symbol as the same one found tattooed on the bodies of four prostitutes murdered in the area a few years earlier, and the BAU is called in. Initially the team is confounded in their attempts to find any further connection between the unsolved murders of the prostitutes in the past, and the present-day death of the homeless man. The earlier murders were violent, sexual and rage-fueled. The current death could almost be characterized as peaceful. All the previous victims were female. This one was male. The symbol on the prostitutes was put on their foreheads for everyone to see. The symbol on the homeless man was carefully hidden. When two more male victims are found murdered in quick succession with similar markings, the team realizes they are dealing with a killer who is shifting his M.O. and victimology in accordance wit

1212: A Good Husband TV-14+LSV (60 min)

Tue, Apr 3 2|1cPM

Our UnSub pulls on a jacket, kisses his husband, Bill, good night and heads out to work at his night job as a DJ at a gay bar. At the end of the night, he strikes up a conversation with one of the last customers to leave. He offers the guy a ride home, and we realize he is the UnSub as he drives off down a deserted road. The next day the torso of a male victim is discovered in a ditch along the same lonely road. This is the third time this year, and the 10th time in the last five, that a torso with no distinguishing marks has been discovered. The UnSub goes home, showers and gets into bed with his blissfully sleeping husband, Bill¦ just like B.T.K. did. It turns out the UnSub learned early on that he gets a power surge when he causes fear and suffering in others. At age 10, he beat a yapping neighbor's dog to death with a bat, and he's only gotten worse since then. The UnSub was originally attracted to Bill because, on their first date, he got that same power surge when they discussed Bill's fear abou

1213: Spencer TV-14+LV (60 min)

Tue, Apr 3 3|2cPM

Reid is arrested in a border town in Mexico for purchasing a non-FDA approved drug for his mother from a holistic Doctor. The drug has been shown to help with Alzheimer's, but is not yet approved in the US, so he's arrested and our team helps extradite him (perhaps with the assistance of a member of the IRT), but he's stuck in a jail cell for the time being until this all gets sorted out. The team goes to Mexico to talk to the Doctor and finds him dead, so now Reid is being charged with murder. The episode ends with Reid unable to sleep in his cell and his fate in the hands of his BAU family.

1215: Alpha Male TV-14+LSV (60 min)

Tue, Apr 3 4|3cPM

The BAU is called to Philadelphia after several young men and women are disfigured and partially blinded after acid is thrown in their faces. The Team soon learns the UnSub is a devotee of the so-called Man-o-sphere “- a real and disturbing corner of the Internet made up of blogs, forums and websites that advocate the overthrow of feminism, teach men misogynistic and degrading pick-up techniques and envision a world where women fear men. The UnSub is a self-confessed virgin or "incel, (Man-o-sphere-speak for involuntary celibate), who sees himself as a true alpha male. Like the Santa Barbara shooter and Man-o-sphere follower Elliot Rodger, he's been overlooked by women and feels he's better than the men they choose instead of him. Rebuffed by women and feeling threatened by the competition for their affections, the UnSub creates a hit list. He wants them to feel as ugly, self-loathing and unwanted as he does. When his acid attacks don't produce the response he desperately craves, he escalat

1217: In The Dark TV-14+LV (60 min)

Tue, Apr 3 5|4cPM

The BAU travels to Oregon to search for an UnSub mudering people that are poaching animals during off season with a shot straight to the heart. En route, they learn that there has been a slew of murders where the killer has broken into their homes at night and stabbed them once through the heart. The team begins to believe that don't they have two different killers, but the same person operating in the same city with two different MOs. Ultimately, they deduce that a man with somnambulism (sleep walking disorder) is killing both while awake and asleep. The team struggles to keep Reid safe while in prison, but this leads to complications with gang members taking out their agression on his friend.

1220: Unforgettable TV-14+LV (60 min)

Tue, Apr 3 6|5cPM

When a close friend of STEPHEN WALKER'S from his days in the BAP has a heart attack, Walker and his wife, MONICA, rush to the hospital to help in any way they can. On the way to the hospital, Walker recalls (in FLASHBACK) his work undercover for the BAP as the entrepreneurial and ethically ambiguous owner of a Moscow jazz club. Once at the hospital, Walker talks to his friend, who relates that he felt absolutely fine prior to his collapse. He'd been out for a jog when he felt a pinch in his lower back. Immediately after that, he collapsed. Adam's story raises red flags for Walker, who immediately requests a Geiger counter, which confirm his worst fears. Adam didn't simply have a heart attack, he was dosed with an obscure form of irradiated poison. Though Adam is essentially D.O.A., he vows to assist in finding this killer before he dies.The case becomes personal and the BAU initially believes this could be a targeted assassination. But further investigation reveals previous, similar murders of v

1221: Green Light TV-14+LV (60 min)

Tue, Apr 3 7|6cPM

Reid urgently tells Prentiss that his mother has been abducted by Lindsay, a former mob hitman's daughter. The team checks out his story and discovers that Diana is missing. As Reid struggles to stay alive against Calvin Shaw in prison, the team follows the bread crumbs to a connection between Lindsay and Mr. Scratch. The resulting exonerating evidence springs from prison just before Shaw can harm him. But when the BAU breaks down the door that should lead to Lindsay and Scratch, they get one last surprise ” inside the house is a pre-recorded message from the psychopath who's really been pulling the strings: Cat Adams. She informs the team that Diana is alive... for now. The only way Reid will get her back is if he agrees to have another "date with her.

1222: Red Light TV-14+LSV (60 min)

Tue, Apr 3 8|7cPM

Reid finds himself back in prison but this time it's to sit across from Cat Adams, who has been in maximum security for the past year. Cat explains that she teamed up with Lindsay as revenge for Reid tricking her into getting arrested. As their tete a tete plays out, the team profiles similarities and differences between Cat and Lindsay to predict where Diana might be held. Meanwhile, Reid figures out that Cat is pregnant. Cat tries (unsuccessfully) to convince him he's the father. But Reid knows that the real father has to be a prison guard; she hasn't had contact with anyone else over the past year. As Garcia looks at guard employee records, she notices that Guard Wilkins, who was vicious to Reid while he was in prison, worked at Cat's prison before being transferred. He's been the secret partner in this plan all along! The team homes in on Wilkins' location, but not before Lindsay kills him in order to set up shop at his house. The BAU saves the day before Lindsay can kill Diana. Reid leaves a