Criminal Minds

Series Summary
An elite squad of FBI profilers analyzes the country's most-twisted criminal minds, anticipating the perpetrators' next moves before they can strike again. Each member of the "mind hunter" team brings his or her expertise to pinpoint predators' motivations and identify emotional triggers to stop them. The core group includes an official profiler who is highly skilled at getting into the minds of criminals, a quirky genius, the former media liaison who manages to adeptly balance family life and the job, and a computer wizard.

Air Dates: 2005 - Present

Genres: Crime drama, Mystery, Suspense

Network: CBS

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Season 12, Ep. 8 : Scarecrow Dec 7, 2016

The BAU team investigates when the remains of a dozen people are discovered along a creek bed in Yakima, Wash.

  • Season 12, Ep. 7 : Mirror ImageNov 30, 2016

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    A man who believes himself to be the brother of Dr. Tara Lewis arrives in town, knowing everything about Tara's family; Tara is unable to make contact with her real brother.

  • Season 12, Ep. 6 : Elliott's PondNov 16, 2016

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    Three children vanish while riding their bikes on the same path where a similar unsolved disappearance took place 30 years earlier.

  • Season 12, Ep. 5 : The Anti-Terror SquadNov 9, 2016

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    The BAU investigates the case of two murdered families, where two high school students are the sole survivors.

  • Season 12, Ep. 4 : KeeperOct 26, 2016

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

  • Season 12, Ep. 3 : TabooOct 12, 2016

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    As the BAU welcomes back Emily Prentiss, they're called upon to investigate the disappearance of three women.

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  • It's not clear how seriously Patinkin takes the whole thing--it's the same actorly mystery that makes David Caruso's whispery bitterness such a kick on CSI: Miami. [31 Oct 2005, p.39] Show More

  • It's kind of good. Show More

  • The problem with "Criminal Minds" -- other than there are 48 series in a similar vein, 39 of them on CBS -- is that every person in this cast has an area of expertise, and they spend the hour telling you about it in the most unrealistic workplace conversations you'll ever hear. Show More

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