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Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds

CBS 2005

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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The 10 Best Episodes of Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds - S7E24

#1 - Run (2) (Season 7 - Episode 24)

As the BAU team continues to pursue the bank-robbing serial killers, the team determines that the suspects have a bigger target in the nation's capital, and with one of the team still a hostage, they must work quickly to diffuse an explosive situation. Wedding bells ring for one of the BAU. Prentiss ponders her future.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 232 votes.

Criminal Minds - S5E9

#2 - 100 (Season 5 - Episode 9)

The BAU team races to help Hotchner find The Reaper and save his family before it's too late.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 582 votes.

Criminal Minds - S4E26

#3 - ...and Back (2) (Season 4 - Episode 26)

The BAU tracks a serial killer who chooses junkies, prostitutes and the homeless off the streets of Detroit as his victims and takes them across the border into Canada. An agent's life is in peril.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 438 votes.

Criminal Minds - S6E18

#4 - Lauren (Season 6 - Episode 18)

As Prentiss faces off against Ian Doyle, JJ receives a call and returns to help them find Prentiss and capture Doyle before it's too late.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 520 votes.

Criminal Minds - S2E15

#5 - Revelations (2) (Season 2 - Episode 15)

In this conclusion of a special two-part episode, finding the serial killer becomes critical to the BAU when the team realizes Reid is being held captive and a live feed of him being tortured is shown on the internet. Meanwhile, Reid's troubled childhood is revealed in flashback sequences as he drifts in and out of consciousness.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 573 votes.

Criminal Minds - S3E20

#6 - Lo-Fi (Season 3 - Episode 20)

The BAU faces one of its toughest cases when the team is called to New York City to determine if a series of random shootings is the work of one serial killer or a team of killers working together.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 514 votes.

Criminal Minds - S7E20

#7 - The Company (Season 7 - Episode 20)

When Morgan's sister sees a woman who looks like their presumed-dead cousin, Cindi, it forces Morgan to confront a lie he told his family last year to provide closure and compels the BAU to reopen the case of her disappearance.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 511 votes.

Criminal Minds - S9E24

#8 - Demons (2) (Season 9 - Episode 24)

The BAU continues its murder investigation in Texas, and clues uncover a deep web of corruption that could be the motive for the killings. As one team member's life hangs in the balance, another concerned BAU member must face a sad secret from the past. Garcia is thrust into action to save a colleague.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 740 votes.

Criminal Minds - S8E24

#9 - The Replicator (2) (Season 8 - Episode 24)

The Replicator zeroes in on the BAU when the killer targets one of the team as the next victim. The team is also called in to investigate a string of deaths in Manhattan tied to apparent ecstasy overdoses. Hotch discovers that his estranged brother is caught in the middle.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 290 votes.

Criminal Minds - S4E18

#10 - Omnivore (Season 4 - Episode 18)

Agent Hotchner revisits the first case he worked at the BAU when details come forth that one of the deadliest serial killers in New England's history has struck again after a 10-year hiatus.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 479 votes.

Criminal Minds - S9E14
#11 - 200
Season 9 - Episode 14

When JJ is kidnapped, the BAU delves into her time at the State Department to find clues to her disappearance and uncover a secret mission that now puts her life in danger. To help with their search for JJ, the team calls upon Prentiss to help in the crisis.

The episode was rated from 804 votes.
Criminal Minds - S1E22
#12 - The Fisher King (1)
Season 1 - Episode 22

While on their vacations, each of the team receives a clue from a psychopathic killer challenging them to save his next victim.

The episode was rated from 588 votes.
Criminal Minds - S7E23
#13 - Hit (1)
Season 7 - Episode 23

When the BAU goes up against a gang of serial-killing bank robbers in Washington DC, the team tries to negotiate the situation unfolding inside the bank, but the stakes rise when one of their own becomes a hostage.

The episode was rated from 503 votes.
Criminal Minds - S2E23
#14 - No Way Out (2): The Evilution of Frank
Season 2 - Episode 23

When the prolific serial killer Frank returns and murders Gideon's girlfriend, Gideon takes off to find him without telling the team where he is going. The BAU must then profile Gideon as well as Frank to find both of them.

The episode was rated from 498 votes.
Criminal Minds - S1E14
#15 - Riding the Lightning
Season 1 - Episode 14

After interviewing a couple on death row for serial murders, Gideon suspects that the woman is actually innocent. But since she's set to be executed in two days, it's a race against time to prove it.

The episode was rated from 627 votes.
Criminal Minds - S3E9
#16 - Penelope
Season 3 - Episode 9

As a team member fights for life, the BAU continues the search for an attacker that leads the unit to believe the assailant could be someone close to the investigation.

The episode was rated from 553 votes.
Criminal Minds - S2E22
#17 - Legacy
Season 2 - Episode 22

When homeless persons begin going missing mysteriously from the streets in Kansas City, a local detective calls the BAU to investigate the disappearances.

The episode was rated from 486 votes.
Criminal Minds - S5E16
#18 - Mosley Lane
Season 5 - Episode 16

The BAU is called by local authorities in Ashburn, Virginia, to profile a predator who may have been abducting children for at least eight years.

The episode was rated from 494 votes.
Criminal Minds - S4E8
#19 - Masterpiece
Season 4 - Episode 8

When a narcissistic psychopath confesses he has killed seven people and more will die, the team must locate his latest victims before it is too late.

The episode was rated from 534 votes.
Criminal Minds - S8E23
#20 - Brothers Hotchner (1)
Season 8 - Episode 23

The Replicator zeroes in on the BAU when the killer targets one of the team as the next victim. The team is also called in to investigate a string of deaths in Manhattan tied to apparent ecstasy overdoses. Hotch discovers that his estranged brother is caught in the middle.

The episode was rated from 624 votes.

Last updated: oct 06, 2022



My favorite crime show on TV. The acting is superb and thankfully there is not a lot of forensic stuff going on. 10/10


Für mich eine der besten Crime-Serien überhaupt. Allein Staffel 7 war für mich der absolute Knaller und ich bin sehr gespannt auf Staffel 8.


Love the show I've seen all the episodes.


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