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Criminal Minds Season 5 Episodes

23 Episodes 2009 - 2010

The fifth season of the CBS procedural "Criminal Minds" follows the Behavioral Analysis Unit as they deal with a number of dangerous cases including a man who commits a mass killing in a pharmacy; a psychotic who is raping, impregnating, and then killing women after they've delivered the baby; and a case involving the muder of several homeless people in San Francisco. That last episode serves as the pilot for the spinoff series "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior." On the personal front, Hotch (Thomas Gibson) considers leaving the BAU after a difficult case, and Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) becomes the new leader of the unit.

Episode 1

Nameless, Faceless

Wed, Sep 23, 2009 60 mins

In the fifth-season opener, Hotchner vanishes while the team is profiling a killer who's targeting an emergency-room doctor. C. Thomas Howell.

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Episode 2

Haunted

Wed, Sep 30, 2009 60 mins

When a man goes on a killing spree at a pharmacy, the team tries to find out what set him off so they can find him before more people are hurt. Darrin Hall: Sean Patrick Flanery.

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Episode 3

Reckoner

Wed, Oct 7, 2009 60 mins

A case in Rossi's hometown has his personal and professional lives overlapping. Heather Vanderwaal: Cynthia Watros.

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Episode 4

Hopeless

Wed, Oct 14, 2009 60 mins

The team profiles a group of killers who travel as a pack and chose victims randomly. Tamara Barnes: Salli Richardson-Whitfield.

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Episode 5

Cradle to Grave

Wed, Oct 21, 2009 60 mins

The team profiles a serial killer who impregnates women and kills them after they give birth.

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Episode 6

The Eyes Have It

Wed, Nov 4, 2009 60 mins

The team searches for a serial killer who removes his victims' eyes.

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Episode 7

The Performer

Wed, Nov 11, 2009 60 mins

The team tracks a serial killer who seems to follow the touring schedule of a Goth rock star (Gavin Rossdale), and the team suspects that the performer has become lost in his own stage persona.

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Episode 8

Outfoxed

Wed, Nov 18, 2009 60 mins

A serial killer who murders entire families is tracked, and the team seeks advice from one of the most vile criminals from the past, "The Fox."

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Episode 9

100

Wed, Nov 25, 2009 60 mins

The Reaper (C. Thomas Howell) returns to terrorize Hotch and his family.

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Episode 10

The Slave of Duty

Wed, Dec 9, 2009 60 mins

Hotchner leaves the BAU temporarily to contemplate his future there, while the team investigates a home-invasion case without him. Erika Silverman: Rena Sofer.

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Episode 11

Retaliation

Wed, Dec 16, 2009 60 mins

An ex-con escapes while in the custody of the BAU, and the team must review his criminal career in order to determine where he may have gone.

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Episode 12

The Uncanny Valley

Wed, Jan 13, 2010 60 mins

The team profiles an unsub who abducts specific types of women to satisfy a personal obsession.

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Episode 13

Risky Business

Wed, Jan 20, 2010 60 mins

The team travels to a small Wyoming town to investigate a series of teen suicides.

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Episode 14

Parasite

Wed, Feb 3, 2010 60 mins

The team profiles a con artist whose descent into mental illness is prompting him to kill people involved in his scams. Rebecca: Annabeth Gish. Agent Goldman: David Eigenberg.

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Episode 15

Public Enemy

Wed, Feb 10, 2010 60 mins

A serial killer murders his victims in public places, hoping to cause widespread fear.

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Episode 16

Mosley Lane

Wed, Mar 3, 2010 60 mins

A child-abduction case has similarities to an unsolved eight-year-old abduction case, leading the agents to believe that they may be able to solve both crimes.

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Episode 17

Solitary Man

Wed, Mar 10, 2010 60 mins

The team profiles a truck driver who abducts women. Gabrielle Carteris guest stars.

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Episode 18

The Fight

Wed, Apr 7, 2010 60 mins

The Hotch and the team investigate the murders of homeless men in San Francisco, and they work with a separate BAU group handling a case that may be connected to the deaths. Forest Whitaker guest stars.

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Episode 19

Rite of Passage

Wed, Apr 14, 2010 60 mins

The team travels to Texas to find a serial killer who targets illegal immigrants trying to cross the border into the US.

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Episode 20

A Thousand Words

Wed, May 5, 2010 60 mins

A serial killer commits suicide and leaves clues identifying a person he abducted who could still be alive.

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Episode 21

Exit Wounds

Wed, May 12, 2010 60 mins

Garcia travels with the team to Alaska for a case involving several murders, and she plays a critical role in solving the crimes.

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Episode 22

The Internet is Forever

Wed, May 19, 2010 60 mins

The team profiles a serial killer who finds his victims through social-networking sites.

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Episode 23

Our Darkest Hour

Wed, May 26, 2010 60 mins

In the fifth-season finale, the team travels to Los Angeles to find a serial killer who attacks entire families and leaves only one member alive.

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