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Season 12

Aired 7 months ago - May 10, 2017

Derek Morgan brings the BAU a lead in the case against serial killer and escaped convict Mr. Scratch.

Aired 7 months ago - May 03, 2017

When Reid fears his mother has been abducted, he asks the BAU to investigate while he’s stuck in prison.

Aired 8 months ago - Apr 26, 2017

When several federal government employees, including a close friend of Walker’s, succumb to symptoms of a heart attack, the BAU investigates. Also, Reid anxiously awaits his trial date.

Aired 8 months ago - Apr 05, 2017

The BAU is called after three victims are found tied to stakes in the Arizona desert.

Aired 9 months ago - Mar 29, 2017

The BAU investigates an urban vampire in New York who kidnaps his victims at night and holds them underground in the sewer system. Also, Reid makes an impossible decision in prison that severely affects himself and other inmates.

Aired 9 months ago - Mar 22, 2017

The BAU believes two unsubs may be operating at the same time, when victims killed in two drastically different ways are discovered in the same city. Also, the team grapples with keeping Reid safe in prison.

Aired 9 months ago - Mar 15, 2017

A mother steps forward with valuable information for the BAU to aid in their investigation of an unsub known as the bone crusher. Also, Reid must adapt to a new set of rules in prison life.

Aired 9 months ago - Mar 01, 2017

The BAU investigates when several young men and women are victims of disfiguring acid attacks. Also, Dr. Reid begins to settle into his new surroundings.

Aired 10 months ago - Feb 22, 2017

The BAU investigates the cause of several fatal car crashes involving drivers and pedestrians. Also, Reid gets bad news.

Aired 10 months ago - Feb 15, 2017

When a BAU member gets in trouble in Mexico, the team enlists the services of the International Response Team for their help.

Aired 10 months ago - Feb 08, 2017

The BAU team is called in to investigate when male victims are found with no way to identify them.

Aired 10 months ago - Feb 01, 2017

When a bizarre hieroglyph found under a deceased homeless man’s armpit is the same from previous casualties a few years ago, the BAU is called in to investigate. Also, Reid decides to take his mother out of a clinical study early to bring her home with him.

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"these victims belong to me."
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Kept asking questions!
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out of the clinical study study in Houston early
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Spencer, I'm sorry. This is a mess.
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Hey-o. Beaming Reid into the starship BAU.
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I did. Whatever it is,
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You know, she got up, headed off to her pilates class.
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that kind of thing?
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Otherwise nobody'd be the wiser.
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Exactly. Unfortunately, in this case it was a felt-tip pen
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I'm... Ok, I guess.
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on that trip to San Antonio.
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And stole the sleeping pills he later forced Helen to take.
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that focused on substance abuse among the homeless.
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No! No!
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Well, maybe our killer's getting closer
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Maybe you can show her your scrapbook, huh?
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Mother, you are behaving like a...
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Drugs and alcohol issues.
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No. But Owen ran an annual Thanksgiving canned food drive
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and we have not even begun to scratch the surface.
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who can cover the night shifts when you're traveling.
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and send it over later tonight.
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Do you see something?
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Rossi: All the victims crossed in some way
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It's possible the unsub is making a statement
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This could be a sign he's devolving,
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Heavy concentration of silky clay
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We think our unsub is taking his victims
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I don't know. I'm just grasping at straws.
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I want to go back to where I was before!
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My nap. It really did the trick.
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and then dumped by the side of the interstate.
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Elvis Presley.
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when you were trying to balance on our backyard fence.
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But you were meant for bigger things, Spencer.
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Well, we know sinkholes suddenly became important.
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out of their two-car garage.
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He spent time in the state hospital.
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Hey. I made you some tea.
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In Bryce's mind, the devil opened up the Earth and swallowed his parents.
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Come on!
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No, not quite, not quite.
Aired 11 months ago - Jan 11, 2017

The BAU team investigates a series of home invasions in upscale neighborhoods in San Diego involving casualties.

Aired 11 months ago - Jan 04, 2017

As Rossi conducts a profiling course on his birthday, he receives a call from his serial killer nemesis, Tommy Yates, telling him the location of his latest victim.

Aired a year ago - Dec 07, 2016

The BAU team heads to Yakima, Wash., after the remains of a dozen people are found along a creek bed.

Aired a year ago - Nov 30, 2016

The BAU team opens an investigation when a man who fully believes he’s Dr. Tara Lewis’ brother arrives in town, knowing everything about her and her family, and she is unable to make contact with her real sibling.

Aired a year ago - Nov 16, 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.

Aired a year ago - Nov 09, 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.

Aired a year ago - Oct 26, 2016

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

Aired a year ago - Oct 12, 2016

The BAU welcomes back Emily Prentiss as they are called upon to investigate the disappearance of three women.

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I mean, this Alvez could be a real loner type.
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putting the band back together again, so...
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the body of a woman was found
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Burying his victim like this may be the unsub's form of torture.
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If she was known as a whistle blower,
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Prentiss, you and I will check out the latest crime scene.
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to get the drum here.
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All the earmarks of a cemetery.
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I won't know more until I can complete a full exam.
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which means that he went through the trouble
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Hi. Sorry to bother you,
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According to Garcia, there's no evidence
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Why don't you two see what you can find out.
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unless they have a special sticker on their car with a code.
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Punishing his victims could be his way of punishing her.
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What do you want?!
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Yeah, well, his need-based compulsion
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Any sign of sexual assault?
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who may be performing crude chemical lobotomies on his victims.
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and when his experiments fail, he may be entombing his victims
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You wore me out with all your "again, Mommy, again."
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Oh.
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And by swimming, I don't mean like the glammy olympic way.
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Ok, Garcia, keep searching.
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Let me count the ways.
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Mm-hmm. Not Boston, Philly, um...
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And, yeah, my parents were diplomats.
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Oh, I forgot one thing about you, Prentiss.
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so, he's probably angry.
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No, you raised me to believe there were consequences
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Look, I'm tired. It's late.
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and found no sign of sexual assault.
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And the lobotomies are still probably the unsub's way
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our guy is trying to turn the switch off.
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his victims' brains in his own misguided hope of fixing them?
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Any of them have damage to the frontal lobe?
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I don't know why she's gone now, but...
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Garcia, can you check males 35 to 40
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some family dirt of the hidden variety.
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I don't want to talk.
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No. No, that... That's not true.
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I wanted to have sex with my own mother.
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No!
Aired a year ago - Oct 05, 2016

When JJ arrives home shaken after a rough case, she breaks down and tells her husband about the abduction of two children.

Aired a year ago - Sep 28, 2016

Agent Luke Alvez joins the BAU team, which is tasked with capturing a killer who escaped prison with 13 other convicts.