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Criminal Minds Season 1

Criminal Minds Season 1


Criminal Minds season 1 follows Jason Gideon and his BAU team. They aim to build psychological profiles of criminals, analyze their minds, and solve criminal cases by thinking in their ways. One of the heinous crimes included in this season is the long-distance serial killer, also known as Footpath Killer. Another serial killer, Randall Garner, is also introduced in the finale and appears in season two.

air date

September. 22,2005

production companies

CBS Studios, The Mark Gordon Company, Touchstone Television

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Criminal Minds Season 1 Episode Guide

Extreme Aggressor

S1 E1 Extreme Aggressor

Sep. 22,2005

After a fourth woman goes missing in as many months, the team is brought in to track down the guy before he kidnaps again. Hotch is asked to secretly evaluate Gideon to see if he is ready to work full time again.


S1 E2 Compulsion

Sep. 28,2005

The team of investigators tries to capture a serial arsonist who has been terrorizing a college campus.

Won't Get Fooled Again

S1 E3 Won't Get Fooled Again

Oct. 05,2005

Gideon and his team track down a copycat bomber terrorizing a quiet community.

Plain Sight

S1 E4 Plain Sight

Oct. 12,2005

The BAU team travels to San Diego to stop a rapist and murderer who commits his crimes in the middle of the day.

Broken Mirror

S1 E5 Broken Mirror

Oct. 19,2005

The BAU investigates the kidnapping of a U.S. District Attorney's daughter and determines the kidnapper isn't seeking money -- he's after her twin sister.


S1 E6 L.D.S.K.

Nov. 02,2005

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 The Fox

Nov. 09,2005

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 Natural Born Killer

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 Derailed

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 The Popular Kids

Nov. 30,2005

The team investigates the death of one teen, and the disappearance of another , which may be linked to a satanic ritual.

Blood Hungry

S1 E11 Blood Hungry

Dec. 14,2005

While Gideon is stuck at the office on crutches, the rest of the team travels to Tennessee to track down a killer who disembowels his victims and supposedly eats their organs.

What Fresh Hell?

S1 E12 What Fresh Hell?

Jan. 11,2006

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


S1 E13 Poison

Jan. 18,2006

The team travels to New Jersey where several people have been poisoned, one of them fatally with LSD, ten times more potent than the street version.

Riding the Lightning

S1 E14 Riding the Lightning

Jan. 25,2006

After interviewing a couple on death row for serial murders, Gideon suspects that 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 Unfinished Business

Mar. 01,2006

A serial killer reappears after 20 years of silence and contacts the BAU with the promise he will kill another victim in the next five days.

The Tribe

S1 E16 The Tribe

Mar. 08,2006

The BAU team believes a dangerous cult may be responsible for the mass murders of five college students in an empty house.

A Real Rain

S1 E17 A Real Rain

Mar. 22,2006

The BAU unit travels to NYC to investigate a series of murders that appears to have been committed by a vigilante conducting revenge on former criminals who have been released by the justice system.

Somebody's Watching

S1 E18 Somebody's Watching

Mar. 29,2006

Reid finds himself in danger when he falls for a starlet whose stalker has turned into a killer.


S1 E19 Machismo

Apr. 12,2006

The BAU team travels to Mexico to aid in the capture of a serial killer who is targeting elderly women.

Charm and Harm

S1 E20 Charm and Harm

Apr. 19,2006

The BAU works to capture a serial killer who has evaded capture by altering his appearance.

Secrets and Lies

S1 E21 Secrets and Lies

May. 03,2006

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

The Fisher King (1)

S1 E22 The Fisher King (1)

May. 10,2006

While on their vacations, each of the team receives a clue from a psychopathic killer challenging them to save his next victim.

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Cast of Criminal Minds Season 1

Joe Mantegna

David Rossi

Adam Rodríguez

Luke Alvez

Aisha Tyler

Tara Lewis

A.J. Cook

Jennifer Jareau

Kirsten Vangsness

Penelope Garcia

Paget Brewster

Emily Prentiss