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Criminal Minds

IMDB: 8.1

2005, 13 seasons to date

Crime / Drama / Mystery

By Jeff Davis

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Based in Quantico, Virginia, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a subsection of the FBI. Called in by local police departments to assist in solving crimes of a serial and/or extremely violent nature where the perpetrator is unknown (referred to by the Unit as the unknown subject or unsub for short), the BAU uses the controversial scientific art of profiling to track and apprehend the unsub. Profiling entails coming up with basic characteristics of the unsub and the victims (referred to as the victimology), using evidence from the case and matching that information to historic precedents and psychological analyses as a means to solve the case. Because of the nature of the work conducted by the BAU - the work being time consuming and psychologically demanding - its members are fiercely loyal to the Unit and to its other members. Also because of the work's overall demanding nature, not many members of the BAU have been able to maintain a happy or stable family life.

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Season 1

  • Won't Get Fooled Again

    A bomber in Palm Beach forces Gideon to confront an old adversary.

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  • Plain Sight

    A serial rapist-killer active in San Diego targeting middle class women glues his victims eyes open.

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Season 2

  • The Perfect Storm

    The BAU team investigates a series of murders in Florida, suspecting a partnership between two deviant persons with complementary personalities due to the nature of torture videos taken of the victims sent to the victims' parents.

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  • Psychodrama

    The team flies to Los Angeles to pursue a bank robber who is quickly disintegrating into an enraged, sexually-motivated, spree killer.

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Season 3

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    Episode 1: Doubt
    The team tries to identify a serial killer based on a shaky...
    Sep 26, 2007
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    Episode 2: In Name and Blood
    With Gideon still missing, Hotchner puts in for a transfer a...
    Oct 3, 2007
  • Scared to Death

    The unit tracks a man working through his fears by working them out on others.

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  • Children of the Dark

    The BAU travels to Denver, Colorado, where they investigate a series of home invasions that end in the murders of entire families. However, the case takes a turn when they begin to suspect that the killers were once-abused children.

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Season 4

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    Episode 1: Mayhem
    As the city is on high alert, the team begins to believe tha...
    Sep 24, 2008
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    Episode 2: The Angel Maker
    On the anniversary of a serial killer's execution, a murder...
    Oct 1, 2008
  • Minimal Loss

    Reid and Prentiss, having gone undercover into an underground cult to investigate child abuse, get trapped inside the compound when a federal raid on it goes bad.

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  • Paradise

    A serial killer targeting couples stages their bodies in a way to make their deaths look like car accidents.

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Season 5

  • Reckoner

    A hitman targeting people in some way guilty of children-related crimes brings the BAU to Rossi's home town.

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  • Hopeless

    The BAU go after a pack of killers who mercilessly beat their victims to death simply for the thrill of violence.

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Season 6

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    Episode 1: The Longest Night
    As The Prince of Darkness continues his murderous rampage ac...
    Sep 22, 2010
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    Episode 2: JJ
    While trying to get two suspects to reveal what they've done...
    Sep 29, 2010
  • Remembrance of Things Past

    When several women are found murdered in a similar fashion, Rossi revisits a case that has haunted him for 25 years.

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  • Compromising Positions

    The BAU team searches for a serial killer who is preying on married couples. Also, Hotchner looks to one of the team to fill JJ's vacant role.

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Season 7

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    Episode 1: It Takes a Village
    The BAU team is at a crossroads as they are questioned by a...
    Sep 21, 2011
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    Episode 2: Proof
    The team travels to Durant, Oklahoma, where two females - bo...
    Sep 28, 2011
  • Dorado Falls

    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. Also, Prentiss must complete recertification training under Morgan's watchful eye.

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  • Painless

    Ten years ago, Hotch and Rossi, as part of the BAU at the time, worked on a mass murder case in Boise, Idaho, where bright and well liked but narcissistic North Valley High School student Randy Slade killed thirteen of his classmates in a lunch hour shooting and cell phone detonated bombing in the school's cafeteria. He himself was also killed. As several of the survivors return to Boise to commemorate the ten year anniversary of the massacre, a copycat killer seems to be on the loose. The local authorities and media believe that Randy's then seven year old brother, ...

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Season 8

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    Episode 1: The Silencer
    The team tracks an escaped inmate who sews his victims mouth...
    Sep 26, 2012
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    Episode 2: The Pact
    The team suspects a pair of killers working together after d...
    Oct 10, 2012
  • Through the Looking Glass

    The team races to find a connection between two families, one murdered and the other abducted.

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  • God Complex

    The team pursues a surgeon performing needless amputations.

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Season 9

  • Final Shot

    On a lunch hour in crowded Archer Plaza in Dallas, Texas, a sniper, firing twelve shots, manages to kill six people. The BAU has to figure out if it is a random attack, a targeted attack, a terrorist attack - homegrown or foreign - or even something related to the upcoming fiftieth anniversary of the shooting death of John F. Kennedy. The six unrelated victims were killed in different parts of the plaza, the remaining six bullets splattered elsewhere throughout the plaza, leading to the team initially believing that it was a random attack by someone who was a bad shooter. But the ...

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  • To Bear Witness

    Mateo Cruz has just been introduced as the new section chief. A surprised J.J., who knows him, and Cruz seem not to want to divulge that they have a history. They don't even seem to want to let the team know that they know each other, which may be difficult to hide amongst a group of profilers. Cruz wants to accompany the team into the field on their next case, which takes them to Baltimore, Maryland, where a young John Doe was found stumbling around a warehouse district. Alive, he has ligature marks on his wrists, and drill marks in the corner of his eyes which they ...

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Season 10

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    The team investigates a serial murder case in Bakersfield, C...
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    The team heads to Seattle to hunt for a murderous high schoo...
    Oct 8, 2014
  • A Thousand Suns

    A terrorist hacks a passenger's tablet and uses it to take control of the auto pilot of a plane in order to crash it.

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  • The Itch

    Atlanta PD has invited the BAU in for an equivocal death investigation, that of investigative journalist Albert Stillman, who died being run over late one evening as he wandered into highway traffic. An eyewitness who tried to help Stillman just before he was run over states that he was waving his arms in the air yelling, "get them off me", this depiction which goes against Stillman's history of no mental illness. Reluctantly, Stillman's editor, John Carlson, discloses that Stillman was using heroin as medication for a back problem. Stillman was scheduled to meet with...

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Season 11

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    Episode 1: The Job
    The BAU searches for a serial killer who leaves distinctive...
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    Episode 2: The Witness
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    Oct 7, 2015
  • 'Til Death Do Us Part

    In Savannah, Georgia multiple brides-to-be have been found murdered the night before their wedding day. The team quickly realizes they are searching for an unsub suffering from severe rejection.

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  • Outlaw

    The team heads to Las Vegas, New Mexico, where three employees at a local restaurant were killed during a robbery. The investigation leads to the re-opening of a cold case from six years ago, which is believed to be related to the restaurant homicides.

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Season 12

  • Taboo

    The BAU welcomes back Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) as they are called upon to investigate the disappearance of three women

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  • Keeper

    The BAU team searches for a serial killer along the Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia.

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Season 13

  • Blue Angel

    The BAU team members head to Detroit, Michigan where two men in two weeks have been discovered dead. Both were married, Caucasian, mildly successful professionals. Both were found in very public places hanging by a meat hook, naked and their private parts cut off pre-mortem. The authorities eventually receive a snuff movie of the second victim, Curtis Wyler, including the entire time it took him to bleed out to death. The team analyzes the video in order to find any clues as to the unsub's whereabouts. Garcia discovers that both men had been systematically withdrawing...

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  • Killer App

    The BAU investigates a workplace shooting committed by a state-of-the-art drone in Silicon Valley.

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