Following an explosive face-to-face encounter with “The Chameleon,” Reid suffers from a brain injury and, while experiencing hallucinations, is visited by ghosts from his past. The BAU makes a shocking discovery about Lynch that affects Rossi personally. The entire team comes together to celebrate Rossi’s retirement.
It has been a year since Rossi nearly died at the hands of Everett Lynch—aka “The Chameleon”—and he has developed some new theories, with inspiration from his former partner, Jason Gideon. The BAU team sets out on an epic hunt to capture Lynch.
Prentiss and J.J. are faced with important decisions to make about their futures as the BAU travels to Texas to investigate a series of murdered businessmen.
When the BAU team travels to Denver to investigate several murders, Prentiss is forced to evaluate her relationship with Mendoza.
After a father and daughter get kidnapped, a former foe of the BAU returns with very specific demands for Reid that give a whole new meaning to the phrase “wheels up.”
Following a series of fatal shootings, the BAU team travels to Des Plaines, Ill. to investigate what appears to be a copycat serial killer. Their efforts are thrown off track when members of the BAU are targeted.
The members of the BAU enjoy a Saturday off in vastly different ways; Rossi and Prentiss help Simmons assemble a new crib; Garcia leads a hacking competition; Dr. Reid strikes up a conversation with a woman named Maxine.
The BAU team investigates a series of seemingly random fatal explosions throughout Kentucky and Tennessee.
With a member of the BAU in the hospital, the team searches for Everett Lynch and his daughter. Spencer has a meaningful visit with his mother while she’s experiencing a period of lucidity.
The BAU team investigates an UnSub with striking similarities to Rossi’s latest obsession, The Chameleon—a.k.a. Everett Lynch—who nearly killed him and then disappeared.