Articles for Criminal Minds Season 7

FOX put a lot of time and money into The X Factor, Simon Cowell‘s new singing competition show that he promises is nothing like American Idol, and when it comes to the ratings, he‘s right. The show got off to a slow start averaging just over 12 million viewers over its two-hour premiere.By comparison, American Idol‘s latest season premiered with over 26 million viewers and stayed above 20 million all season. In addition, The X Factor also did worse than America‘s Got Talent and was about on par with the premiere of The Voice. For The X Factor to do less than half that while giving away a $5 million prize is a bad start if FOX wants it to be the new face of the network. This looks like it could be a one-and-done experiment that goes horribly wrong.  Read more »
On the season premiere of Criminal Minds, the BAU deals with the fallout of the Prentiss situation as they welcome back one of their own. Read more »
The team is reunited and on the trail of some nasty serial killers again this season on Criminal Minds. But more complicated than tracking down their nasty targets might be the emotional fallout from Prentiss‘ (Paget Brewster) staged death. The show‘s seventh season promises to roll up its sleeves and really explore the outside lives and connections between our favorite crime fighters. What does this mean for the BAU team? It looks like there might be some bumpy times ahead.Beware, Criminal Minds spoilers ahead! This is your last chance to turn back!  Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the BAU investigates several murders, only to realize that things are not what they seem. Read more »
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On this week‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the BAU has to stop a killer who is stealing his victims‘ senses, while Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) deals with his own sense of betrayal. Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Criminal Minds, survivors of a high school massacre gather for a memorial, only for some of them to wind up dead. Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the team investigates child abductions and Rossi (Joe Mantegna) deals with a visitor from his past. Read more »
Criminal Minds fans: Do you remember when showrunner Erica Messer teased that one of the agents would be getting a new love interest this season? Well, the speculation can now cease. Former Dirty Sexy Money star Bellamy Young will play Beth, a museum curator who will run into Hotch (Thomas Gibson) while he is training for a triathlon. Earlier this year, Messer spoke about wanting the widower to get a fresh start after the death of his ex-wife and first love Haley (Meredith Monroe), back in season 5. Messer also said that Hotch has been ‘going through the motions‘ for a while now and she would like to see him smile once again. Will Young‘s Beth be the one to bring a little light back into this single father‘s life or will their relationship merely be a stepping stone to a happier Agent Hotchner?  Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the latest case takes our team to the Angeles National Forest in California, and Rossi (Joe Mantegna) has to make a decision regarding his ex-wife‘s request.  Read more »
This week‘s Criminal Minds episode gave us lots to think about as it dealt with that big, unanswerable question: "What happens after we die?" Read the best quotes from the episode, and then answer our poll on the hour‘s big emotional moment surrounding Rossi:  Read more »
Twitter can be used for an unbelievable number of reasons, but most notable is its ability to connect people around the world. Come Wednesday night, millions watch the new episode of Criminal Minds, wondering how the BAU will catch this week‘s unsub. Fans tweet their reactions and the cast has been known to provide inside scoop and answer questions. Here are the top ten tweets from "Epilogue." Read more »
The people have spoken, and this year‘s nominees for the People‘s Choice Awards are an interesting mix of popular programs and CW favorites.  Read more »
This week on Criminal Minds, the team traveled to Kansas to solve several murders revolving around tornados, tracking down an unsub whose connection to the weather prompted him to collect body parts in hopes of creating a new brother. The episode was not without its fair share of Wizard of Oz references, and frankly, we would be disappointed if it was lacking them. On a personal front, we saw JJ‘s home life in turmoil, as Will was concerned about her work at the BAU. Here are the top 10 tweets from "There‘s No Place Like Home." Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the team heads to Kansas during tornado season and JJ (A.J. Cook) handles a stormy situation at home. Read more »
This week‘s Criminal Minds episode featured tornados in Kansas and gave us some insight intoJJ‘s (A.J. Cook) home life.Read the best quotes from the episode and then answer our poll about the long-term potential of JJ‘s romantic relationship:  Read more »
From an outsider‘s perspective, the relationship between Criminal Minds‘ Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) and Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) could be seen as strange or inappropriate -- but the audience knows better. The friendship between these two characters is always entertaining and one of the highlights of the series. From their flirtatious banter to their over-protectiveness, Morgan and Garcia just get each other. Morgan makes it his life‘s work to protect his golden goddess, and Garcia goes out of her way to make him smile. The snarky conversations between this duo are a vital component of the series and we would not have it any other way. Read more »
A mother‘s worst fear comes true this week on Criminal Minds, as she finds out the story behind her daughter‘s disappearance seven years ago. Having been kidnapped by the UnSub, Monica is held in the same house in which he was holding her daughter, Hope, as his wife. Garcia takes on a lead role in the investigation because both the UnSub and Monica were members of her support group. Here are the top 10 tweets from "Hope." Read more »
Following our latest Criminal Minds slideshow of the best cast pictures, we have more behind-the-scenes scoop for you about your favorite Criminal Minds actors. Read more »
Note: This article contains spoilers for up-coming episodes of Criminal Minds season 7, so readon at your own risk. Read more »
This week‘s Criminal Minds episode featured two stellar guest stars in a case that was verypersonal for Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness).Read the best quotes from the episode and then answer our poll about Garcia‘s involvement in the cases:  Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Criminal Minds, a woman in Garcia‘s (Kirsten Vangsness) victims‘ support group is kidnapped by the man who abducted her daughter seven years earlier. Read more »
Last season on Criminal Minds, the BAU team worked with agents from the Domestic Trafficking Task Force to bring down a human trafficking ring. Meanwhile, Hotch (Thomas Gibson) informed his team that due to budget cuts, there could be staff changes in the coming weeks and the show hinted that Hotch himself could be among them. The episode concluded with the return of AJ Cook as JJ, who cryptically told Rossi (Joe Mantegna) she was coming back.Check out our Criminal Minds Holiday Trivia Contest to test your Criminal Minds knowledge and get a chance to win some great prizes!Criminal Minds Season 7 RecapsBest of Season 7 Premiere "It Takes A Village" Best of Episode 7.02 "Proof"Best of Episode 7.03 "Dorado Falls"Episode 7.04 "Painless" Recap: High School HellEpisode 7.05 "From Childhood‘s Hour" Recap: How To "Save" A LifeEpisode 7.06 "Epilogue" Recap: Life After DeathEpisode 7.07 "There‘s No Place Like Home" Recap: No Sun Up In The SkyEpisode 7.08 "Hope" Recap: A Mother‘s Loss Hits Close To Home  Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the team investigates a mass suicide at a military academy to determine if the boys involved really took their own lives or if there is something else going on. Read more »
Last season on Criminal Minds, Emily Prentiss died. Yes, her death was merely faked so she could go into hiding, but the impact of that loss was still felt by everyone on the team. Though they have all seemingly moved on from Prentiss‘ false demise, I believe there are still issues bubbling under the surface for these characters and I think we will see the continued effect of Emily‘s "demise" for some time to come.Enter to win Criminal Mind prizes in our Trivia ChallengeMorgan (Shemar Moore) was one of the hardest hit by Emily‘s death and he carried around a lot of guilt when he thought she was gone -- guilt that he channeled into a vendetta against Ian Doyle (Timothy V. Murphy), the man who took her life. Though Morgan eventually learned that his friend was still alive and she worked with the team to bring Doyle down, the lingering effects of her death are still fresh in Morgan‘s mind. Earlier this season, we saw Morgan ask Emily if she would let him train her for re-certification because he wanted to make sure he would not have to worry about losing her in the field ever again. Though his concern was understandable, it makes you wonder if he would be able to handle seeing her killed in the line of duty a second time, a risk that all of the agents take whenever they go out into the field.  Read more »
The BAU looks into a group of murders staged as a mass suicide at a military academy. As the investigation proceeds, the team unburies secret abuses of the school‘s leader and a father‘s plan to exact revenge upon him for being an indirect cause of his son‘s suicide. Meanwhile, Morgan forces Hotchner to confront Agent Strauss about her drinking problem. Here are the top 10 tweets from "Self-Fulfilling Prophecy." Read more »
Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) and Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) have a very complicatedrelationship. They are colleagues and members of a team that is very much a family, but Morganand Hotch are not really friends. Morgan once pointed out that Hotch is not someone he wants tospend time with in his off-hours, and they do not seem to have much in common outside of theirprofession. Yet both men clearly respect each other and recognize that each is needed for theirteam‘s continued success.  Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the team travels to Philadelphia for a case, and Hotch (Thomas Gibson) makes a new friend. Read more »
The BAU flies to Philadelphia to investigate the deaths of several bludgeoned victims. The UnSub, Jimmy, is a boxer excited by blood and driven to win money to treat his son‘s leukemia. Although Jimmy was a violent murderer, he did truly love his son and gave him a speech about strength that extracted a few tears from the usually stone-faced Hotch. Both in training for a marathon, Hotch agrees to bike with a woman named Beth and begins what could potentially be a new romance. Here are the top 10 tweets from "The Bittersweet Science." Read more »
Update: This contest is now over. Winner are listed below and have been notified via email.Criminal Minds is now in its seventh season and still going strong. This holiday season we want to recognize the support fans have shown for the show and reward them with some amazing prizes! Starting Friday, November 25 BuddyTV is excited to announce our holiday trivia contest. Fans can prove their knowledge of the show by answering hundreds of trivia questions for a chance to win some amazing prizes. As an added twist this year you also have the opportunity not only to win prizes with Criminal Minds trivia but also enter other fan favorites: Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, Glee and Bones. Each show has its own trivia and its own prizes. For now, let‘s see what prizes we‘re giving away to devoted Criminal Minds fans.  Read more »
Criminal Minds has seen several cast changes over its seven-year run, and though MandyPatinkin was not the first actor to leave the series, his exit sent shockwaves through the fan baseand shocked his cast mates. As Jason Gideon, Patinkin was the show‘s leading man and one ofthe most well-known cast members at the start of the series. For the first two seasons, Gideonwas the wise man of the group, the one who had seen and done it all. His fellow team membersoften looked to Gideon for insight into the cases, drawing on his vast experience in the science ofprofiling. After Patinkin‘s departure, Joe Mantegna‘s David Rossi was brought in to partially fillGideon‘s shoes, at least as the team member with the most experience. Read more »
When Criminal Minds returns in the New Year, the show will tackle some personal storylinesinvolving the main characters. What could those storylines entail? We don‘t know too much -- but here‘s what we do know about three plots coming up this spring on Criminal Minds. Then, it‘s your turn to dive in and do some speculating in the comments!  Read more »
In "Self-Fulfilling Prophecy", it was revealed that Director Erin Strauss (Jayne Atkinson) wassuffering from alcoholism, and her disease had begun to affect her work. Though Hotch (ThomasGibson) and Morgan (Shemar Moore) dealt with the situation, Strauss‘ problem seemed to comeout of nowhere, yet the writers had laid the ground-work for this revelation in earlier episodes. Read more »
As I pointed out in my article discussing Mandy Patinkin‘s exit from the series, Criminal Minds has seen several cast changes over the years. The last actor to depart the series was season 6 regular Rachel Nichols. Nichols played Ashley Seaver, an agent-in-training when we met her. Ashley was brought in as a consultant on one of the BAU‘s cases because she had first-hand knowledge that could help catch the UnSub the team was searching for. Ashley was the daughter of a serial killer, and she used the experience of her childhood to help predict the UnSub‘s moves. After that case, Ashley asked if she could finish her remedial training with the unit and Prentiss (Paget Brewster) offered to be her training agent. She later joined the team as a rookie profiler, helping to fill the void left by JJ‘s (A.J. Cook) departure and Prentiss‘ presumed death.  Read more »
Criminal Minds fans can pinpoint the exact moment when the working relationship between Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) and David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) became a true friendship. In the episode "Demonology," Prentiss opened up to Rossi about a very traumatic experience in her past. During an investigation into her friend‘s death, Prentiss was convinced her friend was murdered, despite evidence to the contrary. When Rossi asked Prentiss to explain why she believed her friend was killed, she told him about their connection as kids. Prentiss spoke about getting pregnant as a teenager and how her friend supported her through an abortion and made her feel loved. But Emily also felt a tremendous amount of guilt, as her friend first started questioning his beliefs and going down a bad path after he helped her. Emily‘s story cemented Rossi‘s belief that something more was going on, and the two worked together to find the man who killed Emily‘s friend. After bonding during that case, the two have shared a level of trust and intimacy all their own. Read more »
A young man, Caleb, fears that friendship will be lost when his childhood buddy, David, marries. Caleb copies the murders of the infamous Zodiac killer in order to bring David back to their youth when they were obsessed with catching Zodiac, even murdering a young boy. The BAU team travels to San Francisco in an investigation that puts Reid at the forefront, as he is the one focused on decoding the killer‘s communications and strategy. Meanwhile, Reid struggles with turning thirty, reflecting on not being where he thought he would be by that age. To cheer him up, the BAU team throws him a surprise party, showing their familial spirit. Here are the top 10 tweets about "True Genius." Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the first in the New Year, the team may be dealing with the return of an infamous serial killer, and Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) questions his life choices as he celebrates a milestone.  Read more »
On tonight‘s 150th episode of Criminal Minds, a victim named Regina turns into an UnSub as she holds her former attacker hostage. The BAU gets called to Houston to investigate a string of women being attacked for a second time by a serial rapist referred to as the "Piano Man," a name he got for playing popular 80s songs during the assault. The team arrests a young man positively identified by one of the victims, but soon realize he is much too young to be the true rapist and is only a copycat. Using him as a source of information, the BAU tracks Regina to her house where Prentiss talks her down from murdering the Piano Man.In addition, Prentiss passes her final therapy session, much to Hotch‘s dismay. Having suffered pain of loss in the past, Hotch gives Prentiss advice, saying that one day she will no longer be able to avoid feeling what Doyle did to her, and when that day comes, she must promise to let him know. On the trip back home, a teary-eyed Prentiss tells Hotch she is "having a bad day". Here are the 10 best tweets about "Unknown Subject." Read more »
On tonight‘s landmark 150th episode of Criminal Minds, aptly titled "Unknown Subject," the BAU tackles the case of a serial rapist who reemerges to assault his prior victims a second time, while Prentiss (Paget Brewster) finally deals with her return from the dead.  Read more »
FBI Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) has been with the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) since the start of Criminal Minds, and quickly became a fan favorite. That could be due to her quirky, optimistic, friendly personality. Or her colorful, over-the-top sense of style, which is vastly different from the other agents. Or her tendency to serve as the show‘s comic relief with her flirtatious banter and fantastic one-liners. But I think Garcia‘s appeal mostly comes from the fact that she is the heart of the team and the character most affected by the cases the BAU takes on. Read more »
The BAU travels to Atlantic City to investigate an UnSub with a gambling addiction who ritualistically murder those who prey on gamblers. Believing his behavior to be causing his winning streak, the UnSub, Curtis, enters a high stakes poker game. The FBI sends Reid undercover, but Curtis escapes freely. Angry at his wife for asking for a divorce, Curtis invades her home and ends up killing himself as the FBI moves in. Here are the 10 best tweets about "Snake Eyes." Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of Criminal Minds, an unlucky gambler begins to turn things around after he commits murder and decides to make killing his new "system" for winning. In other news, Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) wakes up to find a man in her apartment -- a man who is not her boyfriend. Read more »
As first reported by Deadline, Criminal Minds fans will have to bid farewell to Emily Prentiss, as Paget Brewster is once again exiting the series at the end of season seven. Reports say the actress has been interested in trying new opportunities and chose to depart the series when her contract expires in May.  Read more »
Tonight on Criminal Minds, an UnSub targets individuals with broken hearts, finding them at the bar he tends. Having a recently ruined marriage due to his wife‘s infidelity, the UnSub scouts out victims in the same situation, shoots them to put them out of their misery, and proceeds to castrate them. JJ gets the chance to show off her combat training with Morgan when she engages in a physical fight with the UnSub and takes him down. Meanwhile, Hotch continues training with Beth for his marathon, leading to them having a Valentine‘s Day date. Here are the top 10 tweets about "Closing Time." Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the BAU heads to California to stop an UnSub who is murdering emotionally distraught victims. And it is time for Hotch (Thomas Gibson) and Beth to take the next step in their budding romance.  Read more »
Yesterday, CBS broke the news that Paget Brewster is leaving Criminal Minds after six seasons. And while I‘m sure we all wish Brewster well in whatever projects she pursues in the future, her departure does beg the question for fans: What happens now?  Read more »
As we discussed in previous articles about castmembers exiting the series, Criminal Minds has seen several cast changes over the years. The first actor to leave the show was Lola Glaudini. Glaudini played Elle Greenaway, the team‘s resident expert on sex offender cases. Elle was introduced in the pilot episode, but did not join the BAU until episode 2. Elle‘s dry humor and dedication to the job made her a good fit for the team, and she had a close relationship with Morgan (Shemar Moore). Unfortunately, in the first season finale, Elle became the victim of an UnSub who attacked her in her own home. Though she survived and returned to work, Elle was never quite the same after her attack, and she wound up killing an UnSub when it looked like the man would get away with his crimes. Hotch (Thomas Gibson) tried to work with Elle so she could stay with the unit, but Elle resigned, unable to admit what she had done. She has not been seen since.  Read more »
Today‘s roundup includes a hosting gig, and the casting of a real-life love interest and a bunch of TV family members. Read on to find out more.  Read more »
Tonight on Criminal Minds, a series of home invasion murders are staged to look like gang activity. The UnSub, fueled by anger from his own victimization, too closely follows the rhetoric of a man running for mayor, who is trying to start a race war. Meanwhile, Morgan steps into the role of leading an FBI training course and has an integral hand in the UnSub‘s demise. Here are the top 10 tweets about "A Thin Line." Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the team heads back to CA to investigate a string of home invasions where entire families were murdered. Read more »
Actors Kyle Gallner and Madeleine Martin have signed on to play siblings in the 19th episode of this season of Criminal Minds. The siblings, James and Lara, are said to follow a certain odd belief system their mother passed on to them prior to her death. Read more »
The BAU travels to Atlanta after several prostitutes were brutally stabbed. The UnSub, Jeffrey, is a young man confined to a wheelchair, murdering to find release. His parents support his activities, believing that allowing him to strengthen himself will lead to him walking again. After JJ holds a press conference urging the UnSub‘s partner to turn him in, Jeffrey‘s father commits suicide and takes the blame for all the murders. However, the FBI invades the family‘s home and arrests the proper perpetrator. In closing, Hotchner completes his triathlon and introduces Jack to Beth. Here are the top 10 tweets about "A Family Affair." Read more »
The relationship between Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) and Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) did not get off to the best start. As we learned in Brewster‘s first episode, Hotch and Prentiss may have had a passing acquaintance because Hotch once worked for Emily‘s mother, Ambassador Prentiss. Yet, when Prentiss joined the BAU, Hotch had problems trusting her, believing that her assignment to the unit may have been politically-motivated. Though Emily explained her very negative views on politics, Hotch remained somewhat mistrustful of his newest agent. Everything changed in season three when Hotch figured out that Prentiss chose to resign from the team rather than give Strauss (Jayne Atkinson) information she could use against Hotch. By making that decision, Prentiss proved herself a loyal member of the team and someone Hotch could count on. Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the team travels to Atlanta to investigate the brutal murders of prostitutes in the area and Hotch (Thomas Gibson) prepares for his big day. Read more »
I have a question for my fellow fans of Criminal Minds: Which season has been your favorite so far?  Read more »
We‘ve known for a while that Paget Brewster would be leaving Criminal Minds after the conclusion of this season, but as to how her character Emily Prentiss would exit the show was still unknown. Would she be killed off (for real this time)? Would she be fired or move to another team? In a recent interview with TV Guide, the details of the finale and Prentiss‘ departure were finally revealed (warning: spoilers ahead!)  Read more »
CBS, a network with such high ratings that even its failing shows often beat the competition, has announced renewals for 18 of its prime-time shows. Which shows will be returning? Which are still in danger? Keep reading to find out. Read more »
This week on Criminal Minds, the team catches the case of a woman driven by maternal instinct to murder those in the way of her being reunited with her son. After she shoots several seemingly unrelated couples, the BAU realizes that she is following the trail of temporary foster parents who looked after her son while she was away in prison. The UnSub finally finds her child, kidnaps him, and attempts to start a normal family with the child‘s father, one of her former students who she claims she is in love with. When the team takes her down, they reveal to the father that he was her second student affair, and his child was named after her previous lover. Meanwhile, Kevin speaks to Morgan about wanting to propose to Garcia. After Garcia hacks into Kevin‘s computer and finds this out, she confides in Morgan that she does not want to get married just yet. Here are the top 10 tweets about "I Love You, Tommy Brown." Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the team travels to Seattle to investigate a series of murders involving married couples who recently fostered children.  Read more »
I have a question for the fans of Criminal Minds -- Which season finale was your favorite? Read more »
Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) and Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) have a very easy friendship. They are comfortable enough around one another to flirt a bit and joke around, but there is another deeper layer to their relationship -- an extremely strong bond developed over the past six seasons and was put to the test thanks to a traumatic event that played out over the last two seasons. Here, we take a close look at how that relationship started and was ultimately forged by shocking and painful circumstances. Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the team travels to Arizona in search of a kidnapper and Morgan (Shemar Moore) taps into his traumatic past to help a young victim.  Read more »
ABC, FOX and the CW have already announced their season finale dates for this year, and now CBS is helping fans plan out their May by announcing end dates for all of its shows. This includes an early April finale for The Good Wife and a one-hour How I Met Your Mother season finale that will reveal the identity of Barney‘s bride.  Read more »
In the Criminal Minds episode "Foundation," the BAU traveled to Arizona to investigate cases of abducted young boys. After one boy escaped and another went missing, a local woman named Sam came forward, saying that she saw a boy in chains thirty years ago. She collaborated with the team, and as she walked through memories of her childhood, she realized that it‘s her father who had been abducting and killing these boys. Here are the top ten tweets about "Foundation." Read more »
I have a question for the fans of Criminal Minds -- Which canon romantic relationship is your favorite?A. Hotch and HaleyB. Hotch and BethC. Will and JJD. Kevin and GarciaE. Another couple Read more »
There are a lot of great perks that come with a job at the FBI‘s Behavioral Analysis Unit. You get to take down the bad guys, work with some of the most talented people in the bureau and do the kind of work very few people are capable of. But there are also some downsides to joining the BAU and one of them is the impact the job has on your personal relationships - or, more specifically, your love life. Read more »
I have a question for the fans of Criminal Minds - What was your favorite team-centric episode (i.e. an episode that focused more on the team than the case-of-the-week)?A. "Revelations"B. "Penelope"C. "100"D. "Lauren"E. "It Takes a Village"F. Other  Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the team heads to Oregon to investigate a string of ritualistic murders with the help of a local cop (guest star Robert Englund). The episode also marks Matthew Gray Gubler‘s third time in the Minds directing chair.  Read more »
I have a question for the Criminal Minds fans: What is your favorite Reid relationship? (i.e. which bond featuring Reid do you enjoy the most?) A. JJ and Reid B. Gideon and Reid C. Prentiss and Reid D. Morgan and Reid E. Reid and Diana (his mother) F. Other  Read more »
Cindy, Morgan‘s cousin who had been missing for eight years, is spotted by a relative, so the BAU travels to Chicago to investigate. All this time, Malcolm Ford had been brainwashing Cindy into believing that she is his submissive and disobedience would result in the murders of her family and friends. The team captures and interrogates Malcolm, but he does not break, nor does Cindy even after speaking with her mother. Finally, Morgan convinces their lawyer to give up the location of the cabin where the kids are kept, and there the FBI arrests Malcolm and rescues Cindy and her son. Here are the top 10 tweets about "The Company." Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the team travels to Chicago to handle a case close to Morgan‘s (Shemar Moore) heart. Read more »
Time for the weekly question for all you Criminal Minds fans: Which UnSub was the creepiest? A. George Foyet/the Reaper B. Frank C. The Roycewoods D. Floyd Feylinn Ferell E. Billy Flynn F. Other  Read more »
It‘s time to face the music, Prentiss fans: the Criminal Minds finale (May 16) is fast approaching and our time with Prentiss is dwindling. There are only two episodes before the special two-hour finale, which the cast and crew are wrapping up this week and have described as emotional, as they face the departure of Paget Brewster.  Read more »
We‘ve already touched upon the various storylines set to happen in the Criminal Minds season finale on May 16. To recap: the special two-hour finale will feature the team dealing with a hostage situation at a federal bank, including a guest appearance by Battlestar Galactica‘s Tricia Helfer. The final episode will also include a wedding for one of the BAU members and, most notably, the departure of Paget Brewster‘s Emily Prentiss. But the finale will also feature some other guest stars, which leads us to believe some drama may be on the horizon for JJ (A.J. Cook) and another unknown team member.  Read more »
I have a question for the fans of Criminal Minds:[Note: the original team refers to the team that began in season one: Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), Jason Gideon (Mandy Patinkin), Elle Greenaway (Lola Glaudini), Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) and AJ Cook (JJ).]  Read more »
The BAU travels to Enid, Oklahoma to investigate what appears to be a string of copycat murders after the original serial killer, Rob Garrett, is executed. The UnSub stabs his victims with an ice pick and chops off their hair, but he escalates to overkill when the FBI puts the town on curfew. JJ figures out that the locations of the murders form a heart around Helen Garrett‘s home. From there, the team realizes that the UnSub is a prison shuttle driver who fell in love with Helen when she visited her husband in jail. Also in this episode, Prentiss purchases a house and expresses dismay at reality that there will always be UnSubs to catch. Here are the top 10 tweets about "Divining Rod."  Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the team travels to Oklahoma to investigate what appear to be copy-cat murders while Prentiss (Paget Brewster) worries about a big decision in her personal life.  Read more »
I have a question for the fans of Criminal Minds: Which season premiere was your favorite? My answer: For me, this was an incredibly difficult choice, as I genuinely loved every episode on this list. I think the Criminal Minds cast and crew have done an excellent job on all of the season openers and season finales. That being said, my choice came down to season 4‘s "Mayhem" or this season‘s premiere, "It Takes a Village." Despite my love for the team reunion in the season 7 opener, I have to go with "Mayhem."  Read more »
It‘s time for the weekly poll for all you Criminal Minds fans! With the special two-part season finale next week, I‘d thought we‘d look back on the best two-parters (episodes that end with ‘To be continued‘) of the series and discuss our favorites.  Read more »
The BAU presents a lecture in an undergraduate criminology class, telling the story of Hotch and Rossi‘s first case together. It all started in 1992 when the bodies of two women were found with their reproductive organs ripped out. The media frenzy spooked the UnSub and caused the case to go cold until 1997, when two more bodies were found, and then again in 2005. The Unsub, Thomas Yates, was finally caught in 2009, but remained completely silent until he called Rossi personally a year after his arrest. Rossi struck a deal with Yates to remove the death penalty and relocate him to the east coast in exchange for the names of all his victims. Every year on Rossi‘s birthday, he makes a trip to Yates and receives one more name. Today happens to be Rossi‘s birthday. Here are the top 10 tweets about "Profiling 101." Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of Criminal Minds, the BAU agents spend one hour giving a lecture on a serial killer they have been chasing for 20 years.  Read more »
There‘s a lot going on in tonight‘s Criminal Minds finale - it‘s the second half of a two-parter, and the final episode for Emily Prentiss (as played by Paget Brewster). Luckily, I had the opportunity to get a little help from CM star Thomas Gibson before tonight‘s conclusion.  Read more »
On tonight‘s special two-hour finale of Criminal Minds, the BAU agents deal with a crisis at a federal bank and one of their own is taken hostage.  Read more »
It‘s time for the weekly poll for all you Criminal Minds fans! With the seventh season now complete after last night‘s bittersweet finale (and farewell to Paget Brewster), I thought we would take a look back at the best moments from the season and discuss our favorites. Read more »
The network schedules just keep on coming! CBS released its schedule for the fall 2012 TV season on Wednesday at their upfront presentation. There are a whole bunch of shifts and a few new shows, so check out the CBS schedule here! Read more »
On the season seven finale of Criminal Minds, the BAU finds itself in a hostage situation. Having been called to a bank robbery, the team partners with Will LaMontagne, Jr. to identify and capture an illusive female serial killer masquerading as a bank robber. Prentiss receives information from her old Interpol boss about the woman‘s international history, along with a job offer to run Interpol‘s London office. After Will shoots one of the woman‘s partners, his brother, Chris, demands to speak with Will, but the FBI refuses to authorize it. Then Chris threatens to shoot a hostage every sixty seconds, so Will rushes into the bank. He is shot multiple times and wounded, but survives. The BAU soon approaches the building in attack, but the bank explodes. The woman, Chris, and Will escape, joined by one of the supposed hostages that is revealed to be the woman‘s longtime partner. The woman shoots Chris and shoves him out of the car, taking Will to pick up Henry for her to babysit while her partner uses Will and his credentials to enter a guarded train station. From a breadcrumb Will left her, JJ realizes the UnSub has gone after Henry, rushes to her house with Rossi, and shows off her martial arts skills to takes down the woman, finally identified as Izzy Rogers. Meanwhile, Prentiss finds Will strapped to a bomb and singlehandedly defuses it with her knowledge of the UnSub‘s story. In the end, Rossi organizes a wedding party for JJ and Will, while Prentiss tells Morgan that she has been thinking about leaving since she got back, and now is the time to do so. Here are the top 10 tweets about "Hit" and "Run." Read more »
It‘s time for the weekly poll for all you Criminal Minds fans! In keeping with our Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) theme, I thought we would pick our favorite Prentiss relationship and discuss what made said relationship so interesting.  Read more »
The 2011-2012 TV season has officially come to a close,  the Nielsen ratings are in and for the first time in nine years, the most-watched show of the season isn‘t American Idol.The FOX reality juggernaut, which has been the highest-rated show in total viewers and the coveted 18-49 demographic for the past eight seasons, was dethroned in both categories by NBC‘s Sunday Night Football.  Read more »
Even with the season over, there‘s plenty of Criminal Minds to ponder and discuss. For instance, the season 7 finale revealed that Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and Strauss (Jayne Atkinson) have an off-the-clock relationship -- which begs the question...  Read more »
With the seventh season now at a close, I thought we could talk a bit about next season and some of the storylines/character developments we would like to see take place. For instance, how would you like the show to handle the question of Prentiss‘ (Paget Brewster) absence from the BAU? Would you like to see one of the other agents mention Emily and what she has been up to since leaving the team? Or would you prefer the show leave that question unanswered and start season 8 without mentioning an update on Emily?  Read more »