110: Dirty Bomb
Don and his team are called when it is discovered that a truck driver and his big rig carrying radioactive material have been hijacked and are now missing. They are pressed for time to find the truck when the hijackers threaten to detonate a dirty bomb in an undisclosed location in Los Angeles if they don't receive $20 million in 12 hours.
After an independent computer researcher with a contract with the Defense Department is found murdered, Don and his team are called in to find out who is responsible. After Don recruits Charlie to decode the murder victim's cryptic computer data, Charlie uncovers he was working on a secret and potentially damaging project, forcing Charlie to question the impact of his own life's work.
906: In The Blood
After a young woman dressed in a ceremonial gown is found tortured and crushed beneath rocks in the Rocky Canyon, the BAU believes she is a victim of a ritualistic killing. They dig into the victim’s past to learn she belonged to a utopia-type sect in town before leaving to live with her boyfriend. Canvassing the canyon leads to the remains of a second female victim. Shortly afterward, the team finds a male sexual deviant hung to death, with similar injuries as the first two victims as well as a branding on his neck. JJ notices the UnSub’s tendency to remove items from the modern era from his victims and Reid analyzes the branding to identify the mark as the seal of William Stoughton, the lead prosecutor in the Salem witch trials. They determine the UnSub is emulating the execution methods used in the trials and cross-reference Stoughton’s lineage with library volunteers as both of the female victims had recently frequented the library. Their search leads to Leland Duncan and his fixation with a book detailin
After three men are killed by garrotte strangulation, the BAU notes the UnSub’s pattern of stealing his victims’ wallets and cutting pieces of hair off each of them. The UnSub strikes again by strangling a teenage boy playing a video game late at night with his friend. Recovering the phone of one of the initial victims helps them locate the number of a young woman, Ashley, who the victim spent the night with before he was killed. Before they can question her, she is found dead in an alley as the UnSub was forced to kill her when she stumbled upon his lair, unbeknownst to the team. The match of Ashley’s address to the teenage boy’s friend leads to the discovery that the common thread among the victims is their interaction with people who all lived in the same building. The UnSub targeted them for being bad influences and perceived himself as a protector. When they investigate the apartment building to find evidence pointing to the night attendant, Tanner, they learn he had a son who was inadvertently killed in
908: The Return
The BAU is called in when 16 year old Gavin Rossler, considered missing for four years, resurfaces to shoot and kill three people in a diner before being taken down by a police officer who was dining there. The team learns Gavin had a getaway driver who left the scene without waiting for him to enter the diner. The team identifies the getaway driver as another missing male teen and just as they hone in on his location, he ignites a car bomb which kills a traffic cop. Evidence of torture on Gavin’s body consistent with that of past abducted teen boys leads them to believe an UnSub is kidnapping and training adolescents from broken homes to carry out his agenda. JJ convinces the mother of one of the abducted boys to beg for her son Daniel’s return on the radio, which results in Daniel calling her back only to abruptly hang up. The team manages to trace the call and intercept the park bombing he was about to carry out. They analyze the victimology again to ascertain that the kidnapped teens were targeting member
909: Strange Fruit
When two human skeletons are found in the backyard of an African American family, the BAU heads to Virginia to investigate. The medical examiner determines the victims were women whose genitalia were mutilated before being killed ten years ago. The volatile behavior of the Johnsons’ son Lyle makes him the BAU’s prime suspect, and their theory is supported when one of the victims is identified as Mary Ann Beck, Lyle’s former high school classmate. When they find pictures of Lyle with the victim, he breaks down and admits to killing both victims, but the team suspects it was a false confession after a third skeleton belonging to a man killed 35 years ago is found under the Johnsons’ shed. Shortly after, another skeleton found in the backyard is identified as a friend of Mary Ann’s father Karl, and both men belonged to a Klan chapter in the sixties. The team discovers the second female victim is the daughter of another member of the same chapter and that Karl had a half-sister, Audrey, who also attended the same
910: The Caller
Following a series of apparent prank calls from a young child to Malcolm and Lida Taffert, the couple’s son Andy is kidnapped soon after. Reid connects the kidnapping to a cold case in which a young boy, Frankie, was abducted and killed following a string of similar calls. When the voice from the cold case matches the voice from the calls the Tafferts received, the BAU determines they are dealing with the same UnSub who is using a recording. They soon find Andy dead in the woods, having been killed mere hours after his abduction. A faint voice of a woman speaking Portuguese on the recording leads them to speculate the involvement of foreign prostitutes and they track down a woman who admits she was paid to engage in acts of S&M with an American man and his Eastern European wife. The UnSub’s pattern diverges when he abducts Lida, and the team realizes the link between she and Frankie’s mother Nadia is their Eastern European heritage. As Nadia had committed suicide, the team searches for other Eastern European
When Blake receives a call from her father, a retired detective, informing her of a possible serial killer who has struck again in Kansas City, the BAU investigates the link between the recently murdered triathlete and two high school teenagers who were also beaten and killed a year ago. Scott, Blake’s younger brother and a KCPD detective, butts heads with his sister and father as he believes the two cases are unrelated, but it comes to light that each victim had been found wearing only women’s underwear. The UnSub strikes again by killing a couple whose daughter Laurie attended the same high school as the two slain teens. The triathlete had also been a substitute teacher at the school. After they discover that a fellow student named Riley died in a possible suicide, Scott questions another former student, Charles, about Riley’s death and is attacked by the UnSub lurking in Charles’ home. Scott is rushed to the hospital and the team finds Charles dead. After they question Laurie about Riley, she reveals that
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
105: Who's George
It's a race with the clock as the team must save hostages from a ruthless bank robber, only to discover that he is not whom he appears, and that he will stop at nothing to get what he wants (enough money from the bank that sacked him to get his wife the care she needs) even if it means forcing the team to kill him.
106: Attention Shoppers
A shopping mall is under fire when a gang of girls bully a young girl in the ladies room. They have guns, and all hell breaks loose. Our desperate young girl gets away after shooting one of the gang girls in self-defense. Jules, is able to talk the girl off the ledge - literally. In the end they save her life, and are able to arrest the gang girls.