Season 1

The first season of Criminal Minds premiered on CBS on September 22, 2005 and ended May 10, 2006.

Season episodes list 1

S01E01

S01E01 : Extreme Aggressor 7.12/10 (aired on 09/22/2005)

After a fourth woman goes missing in as many months, the team is brought in to track down the guy…
S01E02

S01E02 : Compulsion 7.01/10 (aired on 09/28/2005)

The team of investigators tries to capture a serial arsonist who has been terrorizing a college…
S01E03

S01E03 : Won't Get Fooled Again 6.73/10 (aired on 10/05/2005)

Gideon and his team track down a copycat bomber terrorizing a quiet community.
S01E04

S01E04 : Plain Sight 7.02/10 (aired on 10/12/2005)

The BAU team travels to San Diego to stop a rapist and murderer who commits his crimes in the…
S01E05

S01E05 : Broken Mirror 7.02/10 (aired on 10/19/2005)

The BAU investigates the kidnapping of a U.S. District Attorney's daughter and determines the…
S01E06

S01E06 : L.D.S.K. 7.9/10 (aired on 11/02/2005)

The BAU is asked to identify a killer who is shooting at victims in broad daylight, and the team…
S01E07

S01E07 : The Fox 7.02/10 (aired on 11/09/2005)

The BAU profiles a serial killer who takes families hostage and lives with them as a father figure…
S01E08

S01E08 : Natural Born Killer 6.64/10 (aired on 11/16/2005)

When an undercover cop in Baltimore involved in a mob investigation goes missing, the BAU believes…
S01E09

S01E09 : Derailed 7.6/10 (aired on 11/23/2005)

Elle, along with many others, is held hostage on a train in Texas by a paranoid schizophrenic who…
S01E10

S01E10 : The Popular Kids 7.21/10 (aired on 11/30/2005)

The team investigates the death of one teen, and the disappearance of another , which may be linked…
S01E11

S01E11 : Blood Hungry 6.81/10 (aired on 12/14/2005)

While Gideon is stuck at the office on crutches, the rest of the team travels to Tennessee to track…
S01E12

S01E12 : What Fresh Hell? 6.63/10 (aired on 01/11/2006)

When a young girl is abducted in broad daylight from a playground in a seemingly safe neighborhood,…
S01E13

S01E13 : Poison 6.63/10 (aired on 01/18/2006)

The team travels to New Jersey where several people have been poisoned (one fatally) with LSD ten…
S01E14

S01E14 : Riding the Lightning 7.11/10 (aired on 01/25/2006)

After interviewing a couple on death row for serial murders, Gideon suspects that the woman is…
S01E15

S01E15 : Unfinished Business 7.12/10 (aired on 03/01/2006)

A serial killer reappears after 20 years of silence and contacts the BAU with the promise he will…
S01E16

S01E16 : The Tribe 6.73/10 (aired on 03/08/2006)

The BAU team believes a dangerous cult may be responsible for the mass murders of five college…
S01E17

S01E17 : A Real Rain 7.01/10 (aired on 03/22/2006)

The BAU unit travels to NYC to investigate a series of murders that appears to have been committed…
S01E18

S01E18 : Somebody's Watching 7.89/10 (aired on 03/29/2006)

Reid finds himself in danger when he falls for a starlet whose stalker has turned into a killer.
S01E19

S01E19 : Machismo 6.63/10 (aired on 04/12/2006)

The BAU team travels to Mexico to aid in the capture of a serial killer who is targeting elderly…
S01E20

S01E20 : Charm and Harm 7.02/10 (aired on 04/19/2006)

The BAU works to capture a serial killer who has evaded capture by altering his appearance.
S01E21

S01E21 : Secrets and Lies 6.92/10 (aired on 05/03/2006)

The BAU works with the CIA to identify a mole within that organization whose leaks are putting…
S01E22

S01E22 : The Fisher King (1) 7.61/10 (aired on 05/10/2006)

While on their vacations, each of the team receives a clue from a psychopathic killer challenging…