Season 3

The third season of Criminal Minds premiered on CBS on September 26, 2007 and ended May 21, 2008. The third season was originally to have featured 25 episodes; however, only 13 were completed due to the Writers Guild of America strike. Seven more episodes were produced after the strike, bringing the total number of episodes to 20 for the third season. Mandy Patinkin wanted to leave the series, since he loathed the violent nature of it. He was replaced by Joe Mantegna several episodes later.

Season episodes list 3

S03E01

S03E01 : Doubt 6.93/10 (aired on 09/26/2007)

The team investigates a serial killer who is targeting women at a small college in Flagstaff,…
S03E02

S03E02 : In Name and Blood 7.12/10 (aired on 10/03/2007)

In Milwaukee, a series of women have been found murdered with their hearts crudely removed. The BAU…
S03E03

S03E03 : Scared to Death 7.02/10 (aired on 10/10/2007)

The BAU travels to Portland to assist local authorities in investigating the disappearances of…
S03E04

S03E04 : Children of the Dark 6.92/10 (aired on 10/17/2007)

When home invasions involve the murder of entire families, the BAU is called to Denver to identify…
S03E05

S03E05 : Seven Seconds 7.02/10 (aired on 10/24/2007)

The investigation turns to the family as the BAU and local authorities race against time to locate…
S03E06

S03E06 : About Face 6.92/10 (aired on 10/31/2007)

Halloween provides the scenario when the BAU is called to Dallas to assist in the investigation of…
S03E07

S03E07 : Identity 6.82/10 (aired on 11/07/2007)

SSA David Rossi returns to the BAU from retirement as the team is called to Montana to investigate…
S03E08

S03E08 : Lucky 7.51/10 (aired on 11/14/2007)

A team member's life is put in jeopardy when the BAU investigates serial killings in Florida that…
S03E09

S03E09 : Penelope 7.81/10 (aired on 11/21/2007)

As a team member fights for life, the BAU continues the search for an attacker that leads the unit…
S03E10

S03E10 : True Night 7.02/10 (aired on 11/28/2007)

The BAU and local authorities in Los Angeles investigate gang-related serial killings that might…
S03E11

S03E11 : Birthright 7.02/10 (aired on 12/12/2007)

The new sheriff in Fredericksburg, Virginia, requests the BAU's assistance in the investigation of…
S03E12

S03E12 : 3rd Life 7.31/10 (aired on 01/09/2008)

When one teenager is found murdered and her best friend is abducted in Chula Vista, California, the…
S03E13

S03E13 : Limelight 7.02/10 (aired on 01/23/2008)

After the contents of a self-storage unit purchased at an auction take the BAU to Philadelphia to…
S03E14

S03E14 : Damaged 7.21/10 (aired on 04/02/2008)

Rossi travels to Indianapolis to continue his investigation into the two unsolved murders that have…
S03E15

S03E15 : A Higher Power 6.91/10 (aired on 04/09/2008)

The BAU is called to Pittsburgh after an unusually high suicide rate appears to be the work of an…
S03E16

S03E16 : Elephant's Memory 7.79/10 (aired on 04/16/2008)

The BAU is called to West Bune, a small town in Texas, to investigate what appears to be spree…
S03E17

S03E17 : In Heat 7.02/10 (aired on 04/30/2008)

The BAU is called to Miami to investigate a serial killer who appears to have a conflicted sexual…
S03E18

S03E18 : The Crossing 6.92/10 (aired on 05/07/2008)

The team members try to identify a stalker before he can attack a woman who is being stalked in…
S03E19

S03E19 : Tabula Rasa 7.79/10 (aired on 05/14/2008)

After a suspected serial killer wakes up from a coma, the BAU reopens the case and uses brain…
S03E20

S03E20 : Lo-Fi 7.6/10 (aired on 05/21/2008)

The BAU faces one of its toughest cases when the team is called to New York City to determine if a…