24 Episodes 2013 - 2014
Season 9 of the crime drama follows the Behavioral Analysis Unit as they investigate a number of disturbing cases and track down the perpetrators, who include a ritualistic killer in Arizona, a sniper in Dallas who may be using the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination as a motivating factor, a deadly UnSub in Utah with a bizarre fascination with the Salem witch trials, and missing teens in Chicago who commit a series of mass murders. Back at headquarters in Quantico, Va., new section chief Mateo Cruz (Esai Morales) is introduced and it's learned that he has a long work history with JJ (A.J. Cook), who is guarding a secret that could put her life in danger. As for Hotch (Thomas Gibson), he collapses during a meeting and is rushed to the hospital where he fights for his life due to complications from his stabbing at the hands of George Foyet (C. Thomas Howell), the infamous "Reaper," who murdered his wife Hayley (Meredith Monroe). During surgery Hotch sees mysterious visions of both Hayley and Foyet. Elsewhere, Rossi (Joe Mantegna) searches for his former Marine sergeant (Meshach Taylor) when he goes missing; Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) delves into her hacker past and reconnects with an old flame; and Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) experiences a tense reunion with her father and brother, who help her investigate homicides in Kansas City.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 60 mins
Season 9 begins with the BAU searching for a methodical killer in Arizona. Meanwhile, the team speculate that Hotch wants to be the new unit chief.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 60 mins
A bizarre familial connection leads the BAU to zero in on a suspect in the ritualistic murders they have been investigating in Arizona.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 60 mins
A sniper terrorises Dallas and the BAU must determine if the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination is a motivating factor in the shootings.
To Bear Witness
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 60 mins
The new BAU section chief arrives, and he shares a long work history with JJ. Meanwhile, an UnSub terrorises Baltimore and leaves his victims unable to communicate.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 60 mins
Hotch fights for his life due to complications from being stabbed by the Reaper, and experiences visions of his late wife and his nemesis Foyet. Meanwhile, the BAU searches for a missing teenager and investigates her estranged father as a suspect in her disappearance.
In the Blood
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 60 mins
The BAU investigates ritualistic murders in Utah. The probe reveals the killer may have a fascination with the Salem witch trials. Meanwhile, Garcia prepares for a Day of the Dead celebration.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 60 mins
Strangulations in Boston are investigated and the probe reveals that the killer likes to keep mementos of his victims. Meanwhile, the unit rallies around Rossi when his favourite bar is on the verge of closing.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 60 mins
Teenagers reported missing in Chicago commit a series of mass murders. Meanwhile, Morgan is conflicted when his girlfriend takes her job at a hospital as seriously as he takes his work.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 60 mins
Skeletons are found in the backyard of a Virginia home and the investigation uncovers dark family secrets rooted in the past racial divisions of the South.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 60 mins
A boy goes missing from his home in St Louis, which leads the BAU to reinvestigate a similar cold case to find the abductor.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 60 mins
A tense reunion occurs when Blake works with her father, a retired police captain, and her detective brother to solve a series of murders in Kansas City.
The Black Queen
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 60 mins
Garcia delves into her hacker past and reconnects with a former love to help the BAU investigate a murder in San Diego.
The Road Home
Wed, Jan 22, 2014 60 mins
The BAU hunts for a vigilante killer in Cleveland. Meanwhile, Rossi becomes concerned when his former Vietnam marine sergeant goes missing and he goes to Los Angeles to search for him; and the secret JJ has been keeping from the team begins to catch up with her.
Wed, Feb 5, 2014 60 mins
When JJ is kidnapped, the BAU delves into her time at the State Department to find clues to her disappearance and uncovers a secret mission that now puts her life in danger. The team also turns to Prentiss for help in finding her.
Mr. & Mrs. Anderson
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 60 mins
The BAU investigates several murders in the Pittsburgh area and the probe reveals that the crimes were likely committed by a pair of killers working as a team. Meanwhile, Garcia and Morgan share their Valentine's Day plans for their significant others.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 60 mins
A 4-year-old girl disappears while staying with a relative in Mississippi. The investigation uncovers some startling information as the BAU race to find the child and bring her to safety.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 60 mins
The BAU investigate mysterious drowning deaths in the Las Vegas desert, and try to determine the true cause and motive for the murders.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 60 mins
Three bodies are found in a shallow grave near Milwaukee. The investigation reveals that the victims are all covered in animal and human bite marks. Meanwhile, Reid and Garcia work out for a company fitness test, but they try to hide their preparation from Morgan.
The Edge of Winter
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 60 mins
Unusual stabbings in Upstate New York are investigated. Just as the probe wraps up, Morgan visits one of the crime's survivors and realises that all of the questions in the case aren't yet answered.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 60 mins
Two murder victims are found in a West Virginia backwoods community. The investigation reveals that the homicides may be linked to a long-simmering feud between two families.
What Happens in Mecklinburg...
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 60 mins
The BAU investigates a series of kidnappings near Memphis. Meanwhile, Savannah vents her frustration to Morgan about the amount of travelling he is doing for his job.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 60 mins
Victims of arsenic poisoning are found. The investigation reveals that the killer has a fascination with Greek mythology, based on handwritten death threats to the deceased and other mysterious clues. Meanwhile, Hotch becomes concerned about participating in Jack's third-grade career day.
Wed, May 7, 2014 60 mins
Part 1 of 2. Prostitutes are murdered in Texas and the investigation suggests the killings have religious overtones. But as the BAU delve further into the case, their lives are put at risk.
Wed, May 7, 2014 60 mins
Conclusion. Season 9 ends with the BAU continuing to investigate the murders of prostitutes in Texas and uncovering a deep web of corruption that could be the motive behind the killings. Meanwhile, one team member faces a sad secret from the past; and Garcia is forced into action to save a colleague.