224: Hot Shot
The details surrounding a young woman's death suggests to Don and his team that she could have been murdered by a serial killer. Upon further investigation, they uncover disturbing evidence that incriminates their suspect but also puts Don's life in danger. Meanwhile, Charlie dreams about his late mother, which causes him to regret his introverted behavior when she was dying. Academy Award winner JoBeth Williams ("The Client") portrays the late Margaret Eppes and Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis ("Moonstruck") portrays Charlotte Yates, the mother of the suspect.
103: See No Evil
716: A Family Affair
Haunted by a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down, a twenty-five-year-old man acts out his sexual frustrations by murdering prostitutes. The BAU team travels to Atlanta in order to work the case and soon deduce that the UnSub they’re tracking isnt' acting alone. As the kills start to increase in boldness and frequency, we learn that the UnSub’s parents are complicit in his crimes. Driven by guilt, they have taken to hunting down victims for their son to slay in the hopes that he'll walk again.
717: I Love You, Tommy Brown
A serial killer targeting married couples leads the BAU to Seattle, where they learn that the UnSub is going after foster families in the search for a young child. As the killer begins to unravel and escalate, the team zeroes in on their target – a female teacher who had a baby with her 16-year-old student. After being released from prison, she has begun a murderous rampage in order to get her ‘family’ back together.
When a frightened, emaciated young boy is found in the Arizona desert, the BAU begins their search for the kidnapper. Their search intensifies when the team learns that another young child was taken from his neighborhood in Flagstaff just hours before the first boy was discovered. While Morgan bonds with the recovered child in the hopes that he will be able to identify his tormentor, the rest of the team investigates the claims of a woman who says that she glimpsed a similarly captured child thirty years prior.
719: Heathridge Manor
The BAU are called to Oregon in order to investigate body of a young woman that was found displayed in Shakespearian garb inside a burned out insane asylum. When another woman falls victim to the same type of ritualistic murder, the team begins to suspect that the UnSub might be a Satanist. In truth, they are chasing a delusional man who is attempting to fulfill the wish of his equally delusional mother – to rid the world of ‘Satan’s brides.’
720: The Company
While driving through Chicago, Morgan’s sister catches a glimpse of a woman she believed to be dead – her cousin Cindi, who has been missing for nine years. Forced to come clean about the lie he told last year to help his family move on (Ep. 623), Morgan and the team re-open Cindi’s case in the hopes of bringing her home. In order to do so, they must enter a world of sadomasochism where women are brainwashed into believing that a shadowy company will kill everyone they love if they don’t submit to their master’s every whim.
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
801: The Silencer
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, on the eighth season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS.
802: The Pact
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. Guest stars include Mackenzie Phillips as Ellen Russel and Kim Wayans as Darlene Beckett, the relatives of other tragically killed victims.
803: Through The Looking Glass
804: God Complex
303: The Farm
In this episode SRU is brought in to diffuse the possible mass killing at a hidden cult. The action kicks off when a woman holds up a convenience store. She is clearly desperate, and they trace her identity to a young woman that went missing fifteen years prior. It turns out she was taken in by this charismatic young cult leader, and now has a son with him. She is desperate to get her son out because she knows her cancer-doomed husband is planning to take everyone out by the end of the day. The team works furiously against the clock to figure a way into the compound without compromising themselves.
A brutal custody battle between an estranged husband and wife turns deadly when a woman kidnaps her two young children and makes a break for the border. In a tricky reveal in the teaser of the episode, we think that the husband has lost custody of the kids, and as he holds a lawyer at gunpoint, we learn that he actually won custody of the kids, but they have been taken by his ex wife. Her plan is to get them out of the country. She manages to lie to everyone, and nearly gets away with the kids, until SRU sweeps in and takes control.