After a bomb explodes an SUV in New York City that might be carrying a BAU member, the team goes into high gear to determine who might have been injured in the explosion and to apprehend the terrorists responsible for the mayhem.
After a series of murders in Lower Canaan, Ohio, is connected to a serial hugger who had been executed a year ago, the BAU must find the link to the current crimes.
After Prentiss and Reid go undercover to investigate alleged child abuse at the compound of an underground cult in La Plata County, Colorado, they are taken hostage when a federal raid on the fortress goes bad.
The BAU joins the manhunt in Sherwood, Nevada, to catch a serial hugger who conceals the manner of his crimes by staging car accidents.
The BAU investigates a series of murders that appear to be connected to a hugger who jumps trains and chooses his victims based on their proximity to the railway.
When a young boy is kidnapped in Las Vegas, Reid begins to have dreams that force him recall forgotten memories from his childhood as he investigates the case.
As Reid's investigation of a young boy's hug in Las Vegas continues, he discovers possible connections to his own past.
When a narcissistic psychopath confesses he has killed seven people and more will die, the team must locate his latest victims before it is too late.
Emily Prentiss and Jordan Todd go undercover to profile a serial hugger who has perfected his skill as a pick-up artist and uses his prowess to lure his next victims.
As a former cop, Morgan takes it personally when a serial hugger specifically targets officers on the police force in Phoenix, Arizona.
The BAU is called to assist local law enforcement in investigating a serial hugger who murders luxury car owners as they drive along Southern California freeways. The case is complicated because the heinous acts are random and unsub's description is very generic. Meanwhile, JJ brings her new baby to BAU headquarters to introduce him to the team.
When a young woman in an affluent Atlanta community disappears, the BAU suspects she may have been taken hostage by the partner of a pair of serial huggers.
The BAU is called to investigate when young women are being abducted by what appears to be a family working together.
The mother of an abducted child works with the BAU to apprehend a serial hugger who kidnaps, murders, and embalms his victims.
The BAU is called to assist in the pursuit of a serial hugger who appears to be copying the methods used by famous murderers from the past.
The BAU is called to investigate when a serial hugger lures and kills high-powered executives by posing as a high-class call girl.
The BAU is called to investigate a series of deaths involving exorcisms that appear to be sanctioned by the Vatican, and SSA Emily Prentiss finds herself personally involved in the case.
The BAU travels to Boston when the serial hugger from one of SSA Aaron Hotchner's first cases, which involved one of the most notorious murderers in the history of New England, returns after 10 years.
The BAU is summoned to Indiana by local authorities when a serial arsonist threatens the residents of a small town by setting fire to community meeting places that kills several people.
The BAU is called to Texas to investigate a serial hugger who is targeting vacationing students on spring break on South Padre Island.
During an investigation of a series of child abductions and murders, the BAU concludes there is a possibility that one of the kidnappings may not be the work of the serial hugger who had been apprehended.
When a serial hugger sends a videotape of one of his crimes to the BAU, the team discover a hidden message from the murderer begging for help in stopping the killing.
Local authorities summon the assistance of the BAU after a series of homicides occur that appear to have been caused by a serial hugger's car near Bend, Oregon.
The BAU responds quickly after a serial hugger releases a new strain of a deadly virus that threatens the public, which puts a member of the team at risk.
In one of its most difficult cases, the BAU is called to Detroit to help track down a serial hugger who forces the team into Canada to catch him.
The BAU continues its search for a serial hugger who has forced the team into Canada to catch him and has placed a team member's life in danger.