Season 7

The seventh season of Criminal Minds premiered on CBS in the United States on September 21, 2011. On February 15, 2012, Deadline.com reported that Paget Brewster, who plays Emily Prentiss on the show, would leave Criminal Minds, definitively, once the seventh season was over. All other main actors on the show have secured deals to return for an eighth season. The two-hour season 7 finale, which took place on May 16, 2012, revealed Prentiss making the decision to leave the BAU. On March 14, 2012, CBS renewed Criminal Minds for an eighth season, which aired on September 26, 2012.

Season episodes list 7

S07E01

S07E01 : It Takes a Village 6.94/10 (aired on 09/21/2011)

The BAU team is at a crossroads as they are questioned by a Senate Committee for their retaliatory…
S07E02

S07E02 : Proof 7.03/10 (aired on 09/28/2011)

The BAU team searches rural Oklahoma when women are being found murdered after being robbed of one…
S07E03

S07E03 : Dorado Falls 7.03/10 (aired on 10/05/2011)

The BAU team investigates a mass murder at an Internet security company in Charlottesville, Va.,…
S07E04

S07E04 : Painless 7.21/10 (aired on 10/12/2011)

Survivors of a Boise high school massacre return to remember the event 10 years later, but the BAU…
S07E05

S07E05 : From Childhood's Hour 6.66/10 (aired on 10/19/2011)

The BAU team investigates the abductions of young children with troubled mothers in St. Louis.…
S07E06

S07E06 : Epilogue 6.64/10 (aired on 11/02/2011)

The BAU search Californias Angeles National Forest after a number of bodies mysteriously turn up in…
S07E07

S07E07 : There's No Place Like Home 6.65/10 (aired on 11/09/2011)

When a series of tornadoes hits Kansas, the BAU is called in to investigate bodies of young boys…
S07E08

S07E08 : Hope 6.83/10 (aired on 11/16/2011)

It’s personal for Garcia when the BAU investigate the disappearance of a woman in her survivors’…
S07E09

S07E09 : Self-Fulfilling Prophecy 6.67/10 (aired on 12/07/2011)

The BAU team looks into the real reasons behind an apparent mass suicide of a small group of youths…
S07E10

S07E10 : The Bittersweet Science 6.65/10 (aired on 12/14/2011)

The investigation of a series of bludgeonings in Philadelphia leads the team to the city's boxing…
S07E11

S07E11 : True Genius 7.8/10 (aired on 01/18/2012)

A series of murders in San Francisco bearing the tell-tale signs of the infamous Zodiac Killer have…
S07E12

S07E12 : Unknown Subject 6.85/10 (aired on 01/25/2012)

The team is called to Texas to search for a serial rapist in Houston known as "The Piano Man" who…
S07E13

S07E13 : Snake Eyes 6.64/10 (aired on 02/08/2012)

The BAU tries their luck in Atlantic City when the team is called in to investigate a series of…
S07E14

S07E14 : Closing Time 6.66/10 (aired on 02/15/2012)

The team hunts a killer when bodies are found hidden in lifeguard towers on Southern California…
S07E15

S07E15 : A Thin Line 6.66/10 (aired on 02/22/2012)

The BAU team investigates a series of brutal home invasions and murders in California's Inland…
S07E16

S07E16 : A Family Affair 6.67/10 (aired on 02/29/2012)

When the BAU travels to Atlanta to investigate the murders of women, the clues lead them to look…
S07E17

S07E17 : I Love You, Tommy Brown 6.63/10 (aired on 03/14/2012)

When married couples fostering young children end up being killed in Seattle, the BAU team looks…
S07E18

S07E18 : Foundation 6.66/10 (aired on 03/21/2012)

The team hunts for a kidnapper when an emaciated boy is found in the desert and another goes…
S07E19

S07E19 : Heathridge Manor 7.59/10 (aired on 04/04/2012)

The BAU team heads to Oregon to investigate a series of gothic, ritualistic murders.
S07E20

S07E20 : The Company 6.75/10 (aired on 04/11/2012)

When Morgan's sister sees a woman who looks like their presumed-dead cousin, Cindi, it forces…
S07E21

S07E21 : Divining Rod 6.66/10 (aired on 05/02/2012)

A serial killer is executed, in Oklahoma, a copycat shows up and the BAU are called to find him.…
S07E22

S07E22 : Profiling 101 6.84/10 (aired on 05/09/2012)

Rossi and the team teach college students the science of criminal profiling by taking the class…
S07E23

S07E23 : Run 7.01/10 (aired on 05/16/2012)

As the BAU team continues to pursue the bank-robbing serial killers, the team determines that the…