Season 1

Episode Guide

Extreme Aggressor

S1 E1
Sep 22, 2005
After a fourth woman goes missing in Seattle in a period of four months, the BAU is brought in to track down the abductor before he kidnaps again.


S1 E2
Sep 22, 2005
The team of investigators tries to capture a serial arsonist who has been terrorizing a college campus in Tempe, Arizona. Most of the evidence from the fires had been burned beyond recognition, so the BAU must rely on psychological analysis to identify the firestarter.

Won't Get Fooled Again

S1 E3
Oct 5, 2005
Gideon and the BAU track down a copycat bomber who has been terrorizing Palm Beach, Florida. The team determines the bomber is mimicking Gideon's nemesis, Adrian Bale, who is the man responsible for murdering Gideon's team in Boston several years earlier.

Plain Sight

S1 E4
Oct 12, 2005
The BAU travels to San Diego to stop a rapist and murderer who commits his crimes in the middle of the day. The suspect appears to blend into the neighborhood so well the local authorities have been unable to capture him.

Broken Mirror

S1 E5
Oct 19, 2005
During the investigation of the kidnapping of a U.S. District Attorney's daughter, the BAU determines the kidnapper isn't seeking money - he is after her twin sister. The case becomes complicated because the kidnapper is always one step ahead of them.


S1 E6
Nov 2, 2005
The BAU is asked to identify a killer who is shooting at victims in broad daylight, and the team works with local law enforcement officers to recreate one of the shootings.

The Fox

S1 E7
Nov 9, 2005
The BAU profiles a serial killer who takes families hostage and lives with them as a father figure during what is supposed to be their family vacations.

Natural Born Killer

S1 E8
Nov 16, 2005
When an undercover cop in Baltimore involved in a mob investigation goes missing, the BAU believes a serial killer rather than organized crime has something to do with his disappearance. The probe leads to several unsolved missing persons cases.


S1 E9
Nov 23, 2005
Elle, along with many others, is held hostage on a train in Texas by a paranoid schizophrenic who is convinced that the U.S. government is monitoring him. Hotchner and Gideon are forced to play into the man's fantasy to save the people he has taken hostage.

The Popular Kids

S1 E10
Nov 30, 2005
The BAU is called to investigate the murder of two small-town high school students in McAllister, Virginia, who may have been victims of a cult killing. Based on the crime scene evidence, the team begins to believe it is possible that someone other than a cult member may be responsible.

Blood Hungry

S1 E11
Dec 14, 2005
While Gideon is sidelined on crutches at BAU headquarters, Hotchner and the BAU go to Harrington, Tennessee, in an attempt to get inside the mind of a psychotic killer whose disorganized and erratic fantasies lead him to murder.

What Fresh Hell?

S1 E12
Jan 11, 2006
When a young girl is abducted in broad daylight from a playground in a seemingly safe neighborhood, the BAU initially believes her father is responsible. When he is able to provide an alibi, the team is forced to look for clues near where the girl lives to determine who is really responsible.


S1 E13
Jan 18, 2006
The team travels to New Jersey where several people have been poisoned, one fatally, with LSD 10 times more potent than the street version.

Riding The Lightening

S1 E14
Jan 25, 2006
After interviewing a married couple sitting on death row for serial murder, Gideon suspects the woman is actually innocent. But since she's set to be executed in two days, it's a race against time to prove it.

Unfinished Business

S1 E15
Mar 1, 2006
A serial killer reappears after 20 years of silence and contacts the BAU through Gideon's retired mentor, who had made his life's work tracking the killer, with the promise he will kill another victim in the next five days.

The Tribe

S1 E16
Mar 8, 2006
When college students in New Mexico are found tortured and murdered in an unoccupied house, the BAU suspects a group of killers with a knowledge of Native American rituals is responsible.

A Real Rain

S1 E17
Mar 22, 2006
The BAU travels to New York City to investigate a series of murders that appear to have been committed by a vigilante who is exacting revenge on other criminals who have been released by the justice system.

Somebody's Watching

S1 E18
Mar 29, 2006
Reid finds himself in danger when he falls for a starlet whose stalker has turned into a killer.


S1 E19
Apr 12, 2006
The BAU travels to Mexico to aid in the capture of a serial killer who has targeted elderly women.

Charm and Harm

S1 E20
Apr 19, 2006
The BAU works to capture a serial killer who has evaded capture by altering his appearance.

Secrets and Lies

S1 E21
May 3, 2006
The BAU works with the CIA to identify a mole within that organization whose leaks are putting operatives at risk.

The Fisher King, Pt. 1

S1 E22
May 10, 2006
While on their separate vacations, each member of the BAU receives a clue from a psychopathic killer who challenges them to save his next victim.