Season 5

Episode Guide

Nameless, Faceless

S5 E1
Sep 23, 2009
As Rossi, Morgan and JJ profile a killer who is targeting an emergency room doctor, Prentiss realizes that Hotch is missing.


S5 E2
Sep 30, 2009
The BAU is called to Louisville to help local authorities determine what caused a disturbed man to have a psychotic break at a pharmacy and murder several customers before fleeing the scene.


S5 E3
Oct 7, 2009
SSA David Rossi's personal and professional life is brought to the forefront when the BAU is called to investigate a case in Commack, Long Island, Agent Rossi's hometown.


S5 E4
Oct 14, 2009
The BAU investigates a group of suspects with a pack mentality who are randomly selecting their victims in the nation's capital and murdering them for the thrill of it.

Cradle To Grave

S5 E5
Oct 21, 2009
The BAU travels to Albuquerque to investigate the case of a serial killer who impregnates young women and murders them after they have given birth.

The Eyes Have It

S5 E6
Nov 4, 2009
The BAU is called to Oklahoma City to help local authorities track a serial killer who removes the eyes of his murder victims and keeps the eyes as souvenirs.

The Performer

S5 E7
Nov 11, 2009
The BAU is called to Los Angeles to investigate a series of killings that lead to a Goth rock star who appears to have become lost in the creepy alter-ego he portrays when he is on stage.


S5 E8
Nov 18, 2009
While investigating a series of murders of entire families in Hampton, Virginia, the BAU is forced to visit Red Onion Supermax Prison to seek advice from one of the most atrocious killers from the team's past, nicknamed "The Fox," who delivers a portentous message to Agent Hotchner.


S5 E9
Nov 25, 2009
When The Reaper returns to Washington for a final showdown, the team works frantically to catch him before he reaches SSA Hotchner's family.

The Slave Of Duty

S5 E10
Dec 9, 2009
While Agent Hotchner takes a leave of absence to contemplate his future with the BAU, the team is called to investigate a home invasion case in Nashville without him.


S5 E11
Dec 16, 2009
After an ex-convict makes a daring escape from the BAU's custody and embarks on a killing spree in Lockport, New York, the team must profile the criminal's past in order to catch him again.

The Uncanny Valley

S5 E12
Jan 13, 2010
As SSA Hotchner struggles with his return to work, the team is called upon to profile a suspect with an unusual personal obsession who is abducting certain types of women.

Risky Business

S5 E13
Jan 20, 2010
The BAU investigates a rash of teen suicides in small Wyoming towns and discover that the UnSub pretends to be a teen and coerces other teens into playing "the choking game" over the Internet with deadly results.


S5 E14
Feb 3, 2010
The BAU follows the mental decline of a con artist whose schemes have become so complicated that he begins to eliminate the people involved in them.

Public Enemy

S5 E15
Feb 10, 2010
A serial killer who targets random victims in highly visible places to create a sense of public fear is the subject of a BAU investigation.

Mosley Lane

S5 E16
Mar 3, 2010
The BAU profiles a child abductor who may have been keeping children for more than eight years.

Solitary Man

S5 E17
Mar 10, 2010
A truck driver is kidnapping women and disposing of them in random locations and the BAU must find out his motive in order to catch him.

The Fight

S5 E18
Apr 7, 2010
The BAU team travels to San Francisco to investigate the murders of several homeless men and teams up with a separate group of BAU operatives who are working another case they think is connected. Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker guest stars as Special Agent Sam Cooper.

A Rite Of Passage

S5 E19
Apr 14, 2010
The BAU team heads to Texas to track a serial killer targeting illegal immigrants attempting to make safe passage into the U.S.

...A Thousand Words

S5 E20
May 5, 2010
When a serial killer covered in tattoos commits suicide, he leaves the BAU team clues to the identity of one last victim who may still be alive.

Exit Wounds

S5 E21
May 12, 2010
Garcia questions her role on the BAU team when she travels with them to Alaska for a case and sees more than she bargained for.

The Internet Is Forever

S5 E22
May 19, 2010
The BAU team profiles a serial killer who uses the Internet as his hunting ground, bringing a whole meaning to the term "social networking."

Our Darkest Hour

S5 E23
May 26, 2010
A series of rolling blackouts in the city of Los Angeles lures a serial killer out of hiding, giving him renewed opportunities to continue his killing spree.