An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases.
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Season 1Netflix | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 23, 2005
Extreme Aggressor Sep 23, 2005 After a fourth woman goes missing in as many months, the team is brought in to track down the guy before he kidnaps again. Hotch is asked to secretly evaluate Gideon to see if he is ready to work full time again.
S01 E02Sep 29, 2005
Compulsion Sep 29, 2005 The team of investigators tries to capture a serial arsonist who has been terrorizing a college campus.
S01 E03Oct 6, 2005
Won't Get Fooled Again Oct 6, 2005 Gideon and his team track down a copycat bomber terrorizing a quiet community.
S01 E04Oct 13, 2005
Plain Sight Oct 13, 2005 The BAU team travels to San Diego to stop a rapist and murderer who commits his crimes in the middle of the day.
S01 E05Oct 20, 2005
Broken Mirror Oct 20, 2005 The BAU investigates the kidnapping of a U.S. District Attorney's daughter and determines the kidnapper isn't seeking money -- he's after her twin sister.
S01 E06Nov 3, 2005
L.D.S.K. Nov 3, 2005 The BAU is asked to identify a killer who is shooting at victims in broad daylight, and the team works with local law enforcement officers to recreate one of the shootings.
Season 2Netflix | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 21, 2006
The Fisher King Part: II Sep 21, 2006 The BAU team continues to unravel the clues given to each of them by a psychopath in order to save his most recent victim. Gideon decides not to focus on the personal aspects of the case. Rather, he tells the team to profile the killer as they would in any other investigation. Reid stays behind to work on a personal connection that could solve the case as one member of the team fights for life.
S02 E02Sep 28, 2006
P911 Sep 28, 2006 A young boy who had disappeared a year ago turns up for sale by a child pornographer on an online auction in Cleveland. A former profiler who now heads the FBI's Crimes Against Children Unit asks Hotch and the BAU to help her save the boy's life before it's too late.
S02 E03Oct 5, 2006
The Perfect Storm Oct 5, 2006 The BAU has reason to believe a series of murders might have been committed by two people working as a team after the victims' families receive DVDs after each crime that includes psychological attacks.
S02 E04Oct 12, 2006
Psychodrama Oct 12, 2006 The BAU is called to investigate a series of bank robberies after it becomes evident the crimes are not based on money because the robber abuses his victims by forcing them to undress before he leaves the crime scene.
S02 E05Oct 19, 2006
The Aftermath Oct 19, 2006 The BAU investigates a serial rapist who had been attacking young women at religious schools in Dayton, Ohio and stopped for six weeks. He has resumed his attacks, but is now targeting a different demographic of women. Elle is to go undercover posing as a victim-to-be, but finds and stops the suspect before the operation is accomplished. After the suspect, who is revealed to be the rapist, is released due to lack of evidence, Elle, enraged over his actions, confronts him and eventually ends up shooting him dead in cold blood, with her Glock 38, although she seemingly claims self-defence for her actions.
S02 E06Oct 26, 2006
The Boogeyman Oct 26, 2006 The BAU travels to a small Texas community to investigate the murders of children. Meanwhile, Elle is having readjustment issues after being shot, and Hotch becomes worried about her when she misses a mandatory psych evaluation and isn't answering her cell phone.
S02 E07Nov 2, 2006
North Mammon Nov 2, 2006 After a man kidnaps three teenaged girls and locks them in a cellar, he tells them only two of them will live and they must choose which one will die. The BAU team takes the case when the mother of one of the girls travels to Quantico to ask JJ to intercede with the FBI on the girls' behalf.
Season 3Netflix | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Sep 27, 2007
Doubt Sep 27, 2007 The team investigates a serial killer who is targeting women at a small college in Flagstaff, Arizona. The BAU shuts down the campus, creates a detailed profile of the unsub, and arrests a suspect. However, the team members begin to have doubts about themselves when another woman is killed while the suspect is in custody.
S03 E02Oct 4, 2007
In Name and Blood Oct 4, 2007 In Milwaukee, a series of women have been found murdered with their hearts crudely removed. The BAU is assigned to the case, but they are short three members: Gideon, who is missing, Hotch, who is on suspension and Prentiss, who resigns her commission to join the Foreign Service. Supervisor Strauss steps in as lead, but she doesn't handle herself well in the field.
S03 E03Oct 11, 2007
Scared to Death Oct 11, 2007 The BAU travels to Portland to assist local authorities in investigating the disappearances of people who are new to the city and have no strong social ties.
S03 E04Oct 18, 2007
Children of the Dark Oct 18, 2007 When home invasions involve the murder of entire families, the BAU is called to Denver to identify the killers who possibly have been abused while in foster care.
S03 E05Oct 25, 2007
Seven Seconds Oct 25, 2007 The investigation turns to the family as the BAU and local authorities race against time to locate a young girl who has disappeared from a local shopping mall.
S03 E06Nov 1, 2007
About Face Nov 1, 2007 Halloween provides the scenario when the BAU is called to Dallas to assist in the investigation of women who became victims of a man they'd met through a dating service and then rejected him.
S03 E07Nov 8, 2007
Identity Nov 8, 2007 SSA David Rossi returns to the BAU from retirement as the team is called to Montana to investigate the case of four kidnapped and murdered women. When another woman disappears, the search leads to a man who apparently has assumed the identity of his dead partner.
Season 4Netflix | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Sep 25, 2008
Mayhem Sep 25, 2008 When an SUV carrying members of the team explodes, the rest of the team fights to save them and catch the terrorists responsible for the bombing.
S04 E02Oct 2, 2008
The Angel Maker Oct 2, 2008 A series of murders is linked to a serial killer executed a year earlier, and the BAU team must find the link between the dead killer and the new spate of crimes.
S04 E03Oct 9, 2008
Minimal Loss Oct 9, 2008 Reid and Prentiss are taken hostage when they go under cover to investigate possible child abuse at an underground cult.
S04 E04Oct 23, 2008
Paradise Oct 23, 2008 The BAU joins the manhunt to catch a serial killer who conceals the manner of his crimes by staging car accidents.
S04 E05Oct 30, 2008
Catching Out Oct 30, 2008 The BAU investigates a series of murders that appear to be connected to a killer who jumps trains and chooses his victims based on their proximity to the railway.
S04 E06Nov 6, 2008
The Instincts Nov 6, 2008 While investigating the abduction of a young boy in Las Vegas, Dr. Reid starts to have dreams that might help reveal buried memories from his childhood.
Season 5Netflix | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Sep 24, 2009
Nameless, Faceless Sep 24, 2009 As Rossi, Morgan and JJ profile a killer who is targeting an emergency room doctor, Prentiss realizes that Hotch is missing.
S05 E02Oct 1, 2009
Haunted Oct 1, 2009 The BAU must determine what caused a disturbed man to murder several people at a pharmacy before he harms anyone else.
S05 E03Oct 8, 2009
Reckoner Oct 8, 2009 The BAU investigates a case in Rossi's hometown that involves both his personal and professional life.
S05 E04Oct 15, 2009
Hopeless Oct 15, 2009 A group of suspects with a pack mentality who kill for the thrill of it are the subjects of a BAU manhunt.
S05 E05Oct 22, 2009
Cradle to Grave Oct 22, 2009 The team hunts a suspect who impregnates young women and has them give birth before murdering them.
S05 E06Nov 5, 2009
The Eyes Have It Nov 5, 2009 The BAU team tracks a serial killer who keeps the eyes of his victims as souvenirs.
Season 6Netflix | Rent or Buy
S06 E01Sep 23, 2010
The Longest Night Sep 23, 2010 The BAU team closes in on the serial killer as he continues his murder spree throughout Los Angeles - with Detective Spicer's kidnapped daughter as his hostage - in the conclusion of last season's cliffhanger.
S06 E02Sep 30, 2010
JJ Sep 30, 2010 While JJ attempts to reunite a family whose daughter has mysteriously disappeared, her BAU family braces for the loss of one of their own.
S06 E03Oct 7, 2010
Rememberance of Things Past Oct 7, 2010 When several women in Herndon, Virginia, are found murdered in a similar manner, SSA David Rossi reopens an unsolved cold case that has haunted him for a quarter of a century because he believes the original killer, who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, might have returned.
S06 E04Oct 14, 2010
Compromising Positions Oct 14, 2010 The team searches for a serial killer who is preying on married couples; Hotchner looks to a team member to fill JJ's vacant role.
S06 E05Oct 21, 2010
Safe Haven Oct 21, 2010 The team pursues a serial killer targeting families in the Midwest; Morgan receives a visit from Ellie after she runs away from her foster family.
S06 E06Oct 28, 2010
Devil's Night Oct 28, 2010 The team searches for a killer who has struck the past three years during Detroit's raucous pre-Halloween celebrations.
Season 7Netflix | Rent or Buy
S07 E01Sep 22, 2011
It Takes a Village Sep 22, 2011 The BAU team is at a crossroads as they are questioned by a Senate Committee for their retaliatory actions in the wake of Prentiss' loss, but an unexpected familiar face could help them win their case and keep the team together.
S07 E02Sep 29, 2011
Proof Sep 29, 2011 The BAU team searches rural Oklahoma when women are being found murdered after being robbed of one of their five senses. Also, JJ and Prentiss get the cold shoulder from Reid as he deals with their deception about Prentiss' presumed death.
S07 E03Oct 6, 2011
Dorado Falls Oct 6, 2011 The BAU team investigates a mass murder at an Internet security company in Charlottesville, Va., but clues reveal it is not a typical serial killer at work.
S07 E04Oct 13, 2011
Painless Oct 13, 2011 Survivors of a Boise high school massacre return to remember the event 10 years later, but the BAU team is called in when a new killer with a similar style targets the survivors. Also, Hotch is worried that his son, Jack, may be a victim of school bullying.
S07 E05Oct 20, 2011
From Childhood's Hour Oct 20, 2011 The BAU team investigates the abductions of young children with troubled mothers in St. Louis. Also, Rossi reconnects with his first wife who has shocking news for him.
S07 E06Nov 3, 2011
Epilogue Nov 3, 2011 The BAU search Californias Angeles National Forest after a number of bodies mysteriously turn up in the mountain lakes there. Also, Rossi struggles with an agonizing decision regarding his ex-wife, Carolyn.
Season 8Netflix | Rent or Buy
S08 E01Sep 27, 2012
The Silencer Sep 27, 2012 When a Texas prisoner escapes during a transfer, he leaves behind victims with his unique trademark, sewing their mouths shut, a signature the BAU remembers as unique to the UnSub "The Silencer." While they investigate who he was and who he's become, the BAU also gets to know the newest member of the team.
S08 E02Oct 11, 2012
The Pact Oct 11, 2012 When the bodies of two seemingly unrelated victims are found just hours apart in San Diego and Los Angeles respectively, the BAU suspects that that not one, but two killers are working together to commit these murders.
S08 E03Oct 18, 2012
Through the Looking Glass Oct 18, 2012 An UNSUB who kidnaps families with the intention of making them admit to and pay for their indiscretions.
S08 E04Oct 25, 2012
God Complex Oct 25, 2012 When a legless body is found in the New Mexico desert and a second unwilling amputee shows up at the hospital, the BAU team searches for this amateur surgeon before he preys upon his next reluctant victim. Also, Reid's phone calls to a mystery woman have the team intrigued.
S08 E05Nov 1, 2012
The Good Earth Nov 1, 2012 The team heads to Oregon as four men have gone missing.
S08 E06Nov 8, 2012
The Apprenticeship Nov 8, 2012 When prostitutes in Miami are discovered murdered in a similar style to local animals found dead there, the BAU must work fast to find an unsub whose confidence is quickly escalating. Also, Morgan tries to increase Reid's athletic skills by convincing him to join the bureau softball team.
Season 9Netflix | Rent or Buy
S09 E01Sep 26, 2013
The Inspiration Sep 26, 2013 The hunt for a methodical killer takes the BAU to Arizona to search for an increasingly devolving unsub, and the team speculates that Hotch is in the running to be the new BAU Section Chief following the death of Erin Strauss.
S09 E02Oct 3, 2013
The Inspired Oct 3, 2013 As the BAU zeroes in on the suspect of the ritualistic killings they've been investigating in Arizona, a bizarre connection within the unsub's family could lead them to finally nab the suspect.
S09 E03Oct 10, 2013
Final Shot Oct 10, 2013 When a sniper strikes Dallas, the BAU investigates whether the upcoming anniversary of the Kennedy assassination is a motivating factor or if something else is driving the unsub.
S09 E04Oct 17, 2013
To Bear Witness Oct 17, 2013 The BAU meets their new section chief, Mateo Cruz, who, unbeknownst to them, shares a long work history with JJ. Cruz joins the team as they comb the streets of Baltimore for an unsub who leaves victims unable to communicate.
S09 E05Oct 24, 2013
Route 66 Oct 24, 2013 During the BAU's initial briefing for their latest case, Hotch collapses. He is rushed to the hospital suffering from complications resulting from his near fatal stabbing by George Foyet aka The Reaper. Meanwhile, the rest of the team, while concerned for his life, are urged by Rossi to go to Wichita, Kansas to work on that case of sixteen year old Samantha Wilcox who was abducted by her ex-con father, Eddie Lee Wilcox. In the process, Eddie severely beat Samantha's boyfriend. Eddie had not been in contact with his ex-wife, Samantha's mother Melody Grimes, in quite some time, she who moved with Samantha to Wichita to get away from him. In reviewing evidence, the team believes Samantha may not have plotted with her father, but was a willing participant in their getaway. She is probably unaware however of her father's most recent past, which looks to include armed robbery, mob connections and murder, from which he is probably running. They're afraid that Samantha may not survive if Eddie is pushed into a corner. Back at the hospital, Hotch is in surgery, during which time he encounters Haley and Foyet together in his thoughts, which may determine his fate on the operating table.
S09 E06Oct 31, 2013
In The Blood Oct 31, 2013 When the BAU investigates victims of possible ritualistic murders in Utah, clues lead them to believe that the unsub they are looking for might have a fascination with the Salem Witch Trials. Also, Garcia prepares for a "Day of the Dead" celebration at her apartment.
S09 E07Nov 7, 2013
Gatekeeper Nov 7, 2013 After a series of victims are found strangled to death in Boston, the BAU looks for an unsub who likes to keep mementos of the victims, and the team wonders if a common link to the casualties could lead them to the culprit. Meanwhile, the BAU rallies around Rossi when his favorite bar is on the verge of closing.
Season 10Netflix | Rent or Buy
S10 E01Oct 2, 2014
X Oct 2, 2014 The BAU team investigates a series of murders in Bakersfield, Ca, which have left the victims unidentifiable. New agent Kate Callahan joins the BAU fold, and assists in the effort to solve the cases.
S10 E02Oct 9, 2014
Burn Oct 9, 2014 A series of abductions and murders in Seattle send the BAU seeking an UnSub who was abused in the past and is out for revenge. Garcia heads to Texas to confront the man she shot while defending Reid and herself, as he waits on death row.
S10 E03Oct 16, 2014
A Thousand Suns Oct 16, 2014 When a passenger jet crashes in Colorado, the BAU team is called to build a profile around the suspicious circumstances. The case hits close to home for Kate, who is reminded of a family tragedy.
S10 E04Oct 23, 2014
The Itch Oct 23, 2014 The investigation into a series of mysterious deaths in Atlanta reveals the murders were likely committed by an UnSub with an obsessive skin disorder.
S10 E05Oct 30, 2014
Boxed In Oct 30, 2014 When a young boy who went missing in San Diego on Halloween suddenly reappears one year later, the BAU must work fast when another trick-or-treater disappears under similar circumstances.
S10 E06Nov 6, 2014
If the Shoe Fits Nov 6, 2014 The BAU is stumped to find the common denominator among male victims in Montana, making in difficult to profile the UnSub. JJ confronts her feelings about her sister's tragic death.
Season 11Netflix | Rent or Buy
S11 E01Oct 1, 2015
The Job Oct 1, 2015 The BAU is interviewing different candidates to join their ranks in the wake of Kate’s departure, including a forensic psychologist, Dr. Tara Lewis, who is eager to assist their efforts. Also, the BAU hunts for a serial killer who leaves behind distinctive evidence that points to someone intent on revenge.
S11 E02Oct 8, 2015
The Witness Oct 8, 2015 When a Los Angeles bus is attacked with sarin gas, the BAU must act quickly to find the suspect before a larger-scale incident occurs.
S11 E03Oct 15, 2015
'Til Death Do Us Part Oct 15, 2015 When brides-to-be in Savannah are killed on the eve of their nuptials, the BAU suspects a jilted UnSub is at work.
S11 E04Oct 22, 2015
Outlaw Oct 22, 2015 When three restaurant workers are killed in a robbery/homicide in Las Vegas, N.M., the BAU looks at a cold case that happened in the town six years ago for leads.
S11 E05Oct 29, 2015
The Night Watch Oct 29, 2015 When the BAU investigates incidents of bodies being incorporated into macabre graffiti art in Detroit, they suspect an elusive-yet-notorious street artist could be the UnSub. Also, Dr. Lewis struggles to balance her relationship with her fiancé and her work.
S11 E06Nov 5, 2015
Pariahville Nov 5, 2015 When a woman is murdered in a small town in Florida inhabited entirely by sex offenders, the BAU faces a community full of suspects. Also, Lewis receives a career opportunity that may take her away from the BAU.
S11 E07Nov 12, 2015
Target Rich Nov 12, 2015 The BAU helps Rossi’s journalist daughter, Joy, investigate the disappearance of a college student. Also, the team is alarmed when Giuseppe Montolo dies in prison after he warns Morgan about the “Dirty Dozen,” an underground group of hitmen, and JJ returns from maternity leave.
Season 12Netflix | Rent or Buy
S12 E01Sep 29, 2016
The Crimson King Sep 29, 2016 Agent Luke Alvez (Adam Rodriguez) joins the BAU team, which is tasked with capturing a killer who escaped prison with 13 other convicts at the end of last season.
S12 E02Oct 6, 2016
Sick Day Oct 6, 2016 When JJ arrives home shaken after a rough case, she breaks down and tells her husband about the abduction of two children.
S12 E03Oct 13, 2016
Taboo Oct 13, 2016 The BAU welcomes back Emily Prentiss as they are called upon to investigate the disappearance of three women
S12 E04Oct 27, 2016
Keeper Oct 27, 2016 The BAU team searches for a serial killer along the Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia.
S12 E05Nov 10, 2016
The Anti-Terror Squad Nov 10, 2016 The BAU investigates if bullying may be the link between two high school students who are the sole survivors after both of their families are killed.
S12 E06Nov 17, 2016
Elliott's Pond Nov 17, 2016 When three children disappear while riding their bikes on the same path as a similar unsolved disappearance 30 years ago, the BAU team comes in to investigate.
Season 13Rent or Buy
S13 E01Sep 28, 2017
Wheels Up Sep 28, 2017 The BAU team has a tighter than normal deadline to reach South Dakota, the last known whereabouts of Mr. Scratch. They must leave Quantico in 10 minutes. Emily Prentiss delivers the titular line for this episode: "Wheels up in 10." However, they run into trouble because the brainy supervillian has figured out how to keep the wheels of their Gulfstream jet from engaging. Will they survive a crash landing in the Badlands?
S13 E02Oct 5, 2017
To a Better Place Oct 5, 2017 The BAU investigates three similar crimes in which victims' remains are discovered in old suitcases.
S13 E03Oct 12, 2017
Killer App Oct 12, 2017 The BAU investigates a workplace shooting committed by a state-of-the-art drone in Silicon Valley.
S13 E04Oct 19, 2017
Blue Angel Oct 19, 2017
S13 E05Oct 26, 2017
Lucky Strikes Oct 26, 2017 Morgan lends emotional support to Garcia when she experiences anxiety over a case that is personal to her from her past.
S13 E06Nov 9, 2017
The Bunker Nov 9, 2017 Several women go missing in Virginia and the BAU must figure out what they all have in common in order to find them.
Season 14CBS All Access | Rent or Buy
S14 E02Oct 11, 2018
Starter Home Oct 11, 2018 When the mummified remains of numerous victims are found in the walls of an elderly couple's remote South Carolina home, Rossi, J.J., and Simmons are dispatched to track down a trail of clues that date back over 20 years. The hunt becomes urgent after BAU learns the killer has a specific ritual of when to strike, and like clockwork another person goes missing. Also, Rossi reconnects with his ex-wife, Krystall.