Season 5

The fifth season of Criminal Minds premiered on CBS on September 23, 2009 and ended May 26, 2010. Episode 18 was a pilot episode for the spin-off series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.

Season episodes list 5


S05E01 : Nameless, Faceless 7.1/10 (aired on 09/23/2009)

As Rossi, Morgan and JJ profile a killer who is targeting an emergency room doctor, Prentiss…

S05E02 : Haunted 6.62/10 (aired on 09/30/2009)

The BAU must determine what caused a disturbed man to murder several people at a pharmacy before he…

S05E03 : Reckoner 6.82/10 (aired on 10/07/2009)

The BAU investigates a case in Rossi's hometown that involves both his personal and professional…

S05E04 : Hopeless 6.63/10 (aired on 10/14/2009)

A group of suspects with a pack mentality who kill for the thrill of it are the subjects of a BAU…

S05E05 : Cradle to Grave 6.64/10 (aired on 10/21/2009)

The team hunts a suspect who impregnates young women and has them give birth before murdering them.

S05E06 : The Eyes Have It 6.64/10 (aired on 11/04/2009)

The BAU team tracks a serial killer who keeps the eyes of his victims as souvenirs.

S05E07 : The Performer 6.92/10 (aired on 11/11/2009)

The BAU team investigates the mystery behind a trail of murders that all seem to align with the…

S05E08 : Outfoxed 6.64/10 (aired on 11/18/2009)

The BAU team is tracking down a family annihilator, but needs to take a break from the case to get…

S05E09 : 100 7.22/10 (aired on 11/25/2009)

The BAU team races to help Hotchner find The Reaper and save his family before it's too late.

S05E10 : The Slave of Duty 6.83/10 (aired on 12/09/2009)

The team needs to reunite in order to solve a home invasion case, while Agent Hotchner may have to…

S05E11 : Retaliation 6.64/10 (aired on 12/16/2009)

The BAU is called upon to profile the past of an ex-convict and help stop him after he escapes from…

S05E12 : The Uncanny Valley 7.79/10 (aired on 01/13/2010)

An unusual personal obsession is at the center of a BAU abduction case. Meanwhile, Hotch struggles…

S05E13 : Risky Business 6.92/10 (aired on 01/20/2010)

A rash of startling teen suicides in a small Wyoming town is the focus of a BAU investigation.

S05E14 : Parasite 6.64/10 (aired on 02/03/2010)

The BAU follows the mental decline of a con artist whose schemes have become so complicated that he…

S05E15 : Public Enemy 6.64/10 (aired on 02/10/2010)

A serial killer who targets random victims in highly visible places to create a sense of public…

S05E16 : Mosley Lane 8.19/10 (aired on 03/03/2010)

The BAU is called by local authorities in Ashburn, Virginia, to profile a predator who may have…

S05E17 : Solitary Man 6.65/10 (aired on 03/10/2010)

A truck driver is kidnapping women and disposing of them in random locations and the BAU must find…

S05E18 : The Fight 6.66/10 (aired on 04/07/2010)

The BAU team travels to San Francisco to investigate the murders of several homeless men and teams…

S05E19 : Rite of Passage 6.64/10 (aired on 04/14/2010)

The BAU team heads to Texas to track a serial killer targeting illegal immigrants attempting to…

S05E20 : ...A Thousand Words 7.21/10 (aired on 05/05/2010)

The BAU team must profile a serial killer covered in tattoos who commits suicide, but leaves clues…

S05E21 : Exit Wounds 6.92/10 (aired on 05/12/2010)

Garcia plays a crucial role in a case when she travels to Alaska with the BAU team to investigate…

S05E22 : The Internet Is Forever 7.12/10 (aired on 05/19/2010)

The BAU team profiles a serial killer who uses the Internet as his hunting ground, bringing a whole…

S05E23 : Our Darkest Hour 6.85/10 (aired on 05/26/2010)

A series of rolling blackouts in the city of Los Angeles lures a serial killer out of hiding,…