The Best Criminal Minds Episodes

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The Behavioral Analysis Unit investigates deadly crimes in each episode of Criminal Minds. Some great Criminal Minds episodes are about developing profiles of potential perpetrators while other good episodes feature drama within the BAU. A few good episodes of Criminal Minds finds BAU team members being targeted as the victims of crimes.

What are the best episodes of Criminal Minds? “Limelight” from season three is a fan favorite. This episode finds the BAU contending with an FBI Agent with an eye for fame. “Alchemy” is also a compelling episode of the series, Criminal Minds.

“A Higher Power” is another good episode from Criminal Minds as is “Cradle to Grave” in which Mae Whitman and Hallee Hirsh guest star as victims of a twisted kidnaper and killer.

Do you have a favorite episode of Criminal Minds? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

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  • 100
    November 25, 2009
    2,966 votes
    • Season: Criminal Minds - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 9
    The BAU team races to help Hotchner find The Reaper and save his family before it's too late.
  • Penelope
    November 21, 2007
    1,378 votes
    • Season: Criminal Minds - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 9
    As a team member fights for life, the BAU continues the search for an attacker that leads the unit to believe the assailant could be someone close to the investigation.
  • Revelations
    February 07, 2007
    1,694 votes
    • Season: Criminal Minds - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 15
    • Series: Criminal Minds
    In this conclusion of a special two-part episode, finding the serial killer becomes critical to the BAU when the team realizes Reid is being held captive and a live feed of him being tortured is ...more
  • Hit
    May 16, 2012
    1,414 votes
    • Season: Criminal Minds - Season 7
    • Episode Number: 23
    • Series: Criminal Minds
    When the BAU goes up against a gang of serial-killing bank robbers in Washington, D.C., the team tries to negotiate the situation unfolding inside the bank, but the stakes rise when one of their own ...more
  • Mosley Lane
    March 03, 2010
    1,317 votes
    • Season: Criminal Minds - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 16
    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.
  • Riding the Lightning
    January 25, 2006
    1,329 votes
    • Season: Criminal Minds - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 14
    • Series: Criminal Minds
    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.