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Criminal Minds

Season 5 2009 - 2010

  • 2009-09-23T18:00:00-07:00 on CBS
  • 45 mins
  • 17 hours, 15 mins
  • United States
  • English
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.

23 episodes

5x01 Nameless, Faceless

  • Season Premiere


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

5x02 Haunted

  • 2009-09-30T18:00:00-07:00

The BAU must determine what caused a disturbed man to murder several people at a pharmacy before he harms anyone else.

5x03 Reckoner

  • 2009-10-07T18:00:00-07:00

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

5x04 Hopeless

  • 2009-10-14T18:00:00-07:00

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

5x05 Cradle to Grave

  • 2009-10-21T18:00:00-07:00

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

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

5x07 The Performer

  • 2009-11-11T18:00:00-08:00

The BAU team investigates the mystery behind a trail of murders that all seem to align with the tour schedule of a rock star.

5x08 Outfoxed

  • 2009-11-18T18:00:00-08:00

The BAU team is tracking down a family annihilator, but needs to take a break from the case to get advice from "The Fox", who is an horrific killer from the team's past. "The Fox" surprises the team with a ominous message for Agent Hotchner.

5x09 100

  • 2009-11-25T18:00:00-08:00

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

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

5x11 Retaliation

  • 2009-12-16T18:00:00-08:00

The BAU is called upon to profile the past of an ex-convict and help stop him after he escapes from custody and embarks on a violent killing spree.

An unusual personal obsession is at the center of a BAU abduction case. Meanwhile, Hotch struggles with his return to work.

5x13 Risky Business

  • 2010-01-20T18:00:00-08:00

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

5x14 Parasite

  • 2010-02-03T18:00:00-08:00

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.

5x15 Public Enemy

  • 2010-02-10T18:00:00-08:00

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.

5x16 Mosley Lane

  • 2010-03-03T18:00:00-08:00

The BAU is called by local authorities in Ashburn, Virginia, to profile a predator who may have been abducting children for at least eight years.

5x17 Solitary Man

  • 2010-03-10T18:00:00-08:00

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.

5x18 The Fight

  • 2010-04-07T18:00:00-07:00

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.

5x19 Rite of Passage

  • 2010-04-14T18:00:00-07:00

The BAU team heads to Texas to track a serial killer targeting illegal immigrants attempting to make safe passage into the U.S.

The BAU team must profile a serial killer covered in tattoos who commits suicide, but leaves clues to the whereabouts of his last victim.

5x21 Exit Wounds

  • 2010-05-12T18:00:00-07:00

Garcia plays a crucial role in a case when she travels to Alaska with the BAU team to investigate the murders of several members of a small town.

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

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.