Criminal Minds (season 4)

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Criminal Minds (season 4)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 26
Broadcast
Original run September 24, 2008 (2008-09-24) – May 20, 2009 (2009-05-20)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 September 8, 2009 (2009-09-08)
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List of Criminal Minds episodes

The fourth season of Criminal Minds premiered on CBS on September 24, 2008 and ended May 20, 2009.

Cast[edit]

Character Portrayed by Main cast Recurring cast
David Rossi Joe Mantegna entire season N/A
Emily Prentiss Paget Brewster entire season N/A
Derek Morgan Shemar Moore entire season N/A
Dr. Spencer Reid Matthew Gray Gubler entire season N/A
Jennifer "JJ" Jareau A. J. Cook 22 episodes N/A
Penelope Garcia Kirsten Vangsness entire season N/A
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner Thomas Gibson entire season N/A
William "Will" LaMontagne Jr. Josh Stewart N/A 1 episode
Jack Hotchner Cade Owens N/A 1 episode
Jordan Todd Meta Golding N/A 8 episodes
Diana Reid Jane Lynch N/A 2 episodes
Kevin Lynch Nicholas Brendon N/A 5 episodes

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
66 1 "Mayhem (Part II)" Edward Allen Bernero Simon Mirren September 24, 2008 (2008-09-24) 401 17.01[1]
After a bomb explodes under a 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 causing the carnage.
Guest star: Michael Steger 
67 2 "The Angel Maker" Glenn Kershaw Jay Beattie & Dan Dworkin October 1, 2008 (2008-10-01) 402 14.78[2]
After a series of murders in Lower Canaan, Ohio, are found to be connected to a serial killer named the Angel Maker who had been executed a year ago, the BAU must stop the copycat before they finish the work of the original serial killer. Hotch struggles with his ear problem, a result of the explosion in the previous episode. 
68 3 "Minimal Loss" Félix Alcalá Andrew Wilder October 8, 2008 (2008-10-08) 403 16.19[3]
After Prentiss and Reid go undercover in Colorado to investigate alleged child abuse at the compound of an underground cult in La Plata County, they find themselves being held hostage when a raid, led by the State Police, on the fortress ends up going disastrously wrong. Now Rossi must use his negotiation skills to save Prentiss and Reid and get the cult leader to surrender. Based on the Waco Siege
69 4 "Paradise" John Gallagher Erica Messer & Debra J. Fisher October 22, 2008 (2008-10-22) 404 15.01[4]

The BAU joins the manhunt in Sherwood, Nevada, to catch a serial killer who tortures and kills couples inside hotel bedrooms and conceals the manner of his crimes by staging car accidents.

Guest stars: Wil Wheaton, William Mapother 
70 5 "Catching Out" Charles Haid Oanh Ly October 29, 2008 (2008-10-29) 405 13.97[5]
The BAU investigates a series of murders in the Central Valley of California that appear to be connected to a killer who jumps trains and chooses his victims based on their proximity to the railway. Based on Ángel Maturino Reséndiz.
First appearance of recurring character Meta Golding as Agent Jordan Todd. 
71 6 "The Instincts (Part I)" Rob Spera Chris Mundy November 5, 2008 (2008-11-05) 406 14.30[6]
When a young boy is kidnapped in Las Vegas by what appears to be a woman having a psychotic attack, Reid begins to have dreams that force him to recall long-forgotten memories from his childhood as he investigates the case.
Guest star: Kari Matchett
Recurring character: Jane Lynch as Diana Reid 
72 7 "Memoriam (Part II)" Guy Norman Bee Jay Beattie & Dan Dworkin November 12, 2008 (2008-11-12) 407 14.83[7]
As Reid investigates the cold case of young boy that was murdered in Las Vegas during his childhood, he discovers possible connections to his own past, including his own father. While the rest of the team head back to D.C., Rossi and Morgan stay in Las Vegas to help Reid solve the case once and for all.
Recurring characters: Josh Stewart as William "Will" LaMontagne Jr., Jane Lynch as Diana Reid and Meta Golding as Jordan Todd 
73 8 "Masterpiece" Paul Michael Glaser Edward Allen Bernero November 19, 2008 (2008-11-19) 408 16.33[8]
A narcissistic psychopath obsessed with the Fibonacci sequence shows up at a FBI recruitment talk given by Rossi and Reid and turns himself in, confessing he has killed seven people and more will die, but doesn't reveal where his latest victims are being held, so it's up to the team to locate his latest victims before it is too late.
Recurring character: Meta Golding as Jordan Todd
Guest star: Jason Alexander 
74 9 "52 Pickup" Bobby Roth Breen Frazier November 26, 2008 (2008-11-26) 409 14.11[9]
Agents Emily Prentiss and Jordan Todd go undercover in Atlanta to profile a serial killer who has perfected his skill as a pick-up artist and uses his masculine prowess to lure his next victims.
Recurring character: Meta Golding as Jordan Todd 
75 10 "Brothers in Arms" Glenn Kershaw Holly Harold December 10, 2008 (2008-12-10) 410 14.68[10]
As a former uniform cop, Morgan takes it personally when a serial killer specifically targets officers on the police force in Phoenix, Arizona.
Recurring character: Meta Golding as Jordan Todd 
76 11 "Normal" Steve Boyum Andrew Wilder December 17, 2008 (2008-12-17) 411 15.16[11]
The BAU is called to assist local law enforcement in catching a serial killer, dubbed the "Road Warrior" by the media, who is shooting blonde women as they drive along freeways in Orange County, California. The case is complicated because the heinous acts appear to be at random and the shooter is described as looking normal. Meanwhile, JJ brings her new baby boy, Henry, to the BAU headquarters to introduce him to the team.
Recurring character: Meta Golding as Jordan Todd 
77 12 "Soul Mates" John Gallagher Erica Messer & Debra J. Fisher January 14, 2009 (2009-01-14) 412 13.78[12]
When black and white young women are being alternately killed in an affluent community in Sarasota, Florida, the BAU suspects this may be the work of a pair of serial killers working together.
Recurring character: Meta Golding as Jordan Todd
Guest star: Michael Boatman 
78 13 "Bloodline" Tim Matheson Mark Linehan Bruner January 21, 2009 (2009-01-21) 413 13.82[13]

The BAU is called to Alabama when young girls are abducted and their parents killed by what appears to be a family of Romani people, working together in what may be a ritual seemingly designed to acquire wives for growing sons and introduce new blood into the family.
Final appearance of Meta Golding as Agent Jordan Todd.

Guest star: Sierra McCormick 
79 14 "Cold Comfort" Anna Foerster Jay Beattie & Dan Dworkin February 11, 2009 (2009-02-11) 414 12.48[14]
The mother of an abducted woman works with the BAU in Olympia, Washington to identify a serial killer who kidnaps, murders, and embalms his victims to spend more time with them. However the mother also hires a psychic, which comes in trouble with Rossi's skepticism.
Guest stars: Michael Biehn, Randolph Mantooth, Cybill Shepherd
80 15 "Zoe's Reprise" Charles S. Carroll Oanh Ly February 18, 2009 (2009-02-18) 415 14.54[15]
The local authorities in Cleveland, Ohio enlist the help of the BAU to assist in the pursuit of a serial killer who appears to be copying the methods used by famous serial killers from the past such as the Son of Sam, Jack the Ripper and the BTK killer. The case becomes personal for Rossi when he learns that the latest victim was an enthusiastic criminology grad student who attended one of his book signings and tried to bring the case to his attention. 
81 16 "Pleasure is My Business" Gwyneth Horder-Payton Breen Frazier February 25, 2009 (2009-02-25) 416 13.93[16]
The BAU is called to Dallas to investigate a serial killer who's drugging and murdering high-powered executives by posing as a high-class call girl.
Recurring character: Cade Owens as Jack Hotchner 
82 17 "Demonology" Edward Allen Bernero Chris Mundy March 11, 2009 (2009-03-11) 417 14.34[17]
The BAU investigates a series of deaths involving possible exorcisms in the Washington area that appear to be sanctioned by the Vatican. Prentiss finds herself becoming personally involved in the case when it appears her friend might have fallen victim to the rogue priest. 
83 18 "Omnivore" Nelson McCormick Andrew Wilder March 18, 2009 (2009-03-18) 418 13.74[18]
The BAU travels to Boston when the Boston Reaper, one of Agent Hotchner's first cases, which involved one of the most notorious murderers in the history of New England, returns after 10 years. The team interviews the only victim that survived, George Foyet, to find clues about the killer. Loosely inspired by the Zodiac Killer.
Note:First appearance of George Foyet a.k.a the Boston Reaper.
Guest stars: C. Thomas Howell, Louis Ferreira and James Hanlon 
84 19 "House on Fire" Félix Alcalá Holly Harold March 25, 2009 (2009-03-25) 419 14.36[19]
The BAU is summoned to Franklin, Indiana by local authorities when a serial arsonist threatens the residents by setting fire to community meeting places, killing many people. 
85 20 "Conflicted" Jason Alexander Rick Dunkle April 8, 2009 (2009-04-08) 420 13.61[20]
The BAU is called to Texas to investigate a serial killer who is raping and killing male teenagers on spring break on South Padre Island.
Guest star: Jackson Rathbone 
86 21 "A Shade of Gray" Karen Gaviola Erica Messer & Debra J. Fisher April 22, 2009 (2009-04-22) 421 13.72[21]
During an investigation of a series of child abductions and murders in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the BAU concludes the possibility that the last murder may not be the work of the suspect who had been apprehended, but one that they least suspected. 
87 22 "The Big Wheel" Rob Hardy Simon Mirren April 29, 2009 (2009-04-29) 422 13.61[22]
A videotape of serial killer, Vincent Rowlings (Alex O'Loughlin) writing "Help me", signalling his call for help as well as evidence of his latest killing and a request from Buffalo PD sends the BAU team along with Garcia to Buffalo, New York to help Buffalo PD capture the UnSub. While there, the team discovers that the killer has been murdering young women for nearly a decade and has gone completely undetected until now and when the son of one of the killer's victims goes missing, the team must find the youngster and stop the killer before it's too late. 
88 23 "Roadkill" Steve Boyum Jay Beattie & Dan Dworkin May 6, 2009 (2009-05-06) 423 14.13[23]
Local authorities summon the assistance of the BAU after a series of homicides occur that appear to have been caused by a serial killer's car near Bend, Oregon
89 24 "Amplification" John Gallagher Oanh Ly May 13, 2009 (2009-05-13) 424 13.37[24]
The BAU responds quickly after a serial killer releases a new strain of a deadly anthrax bacteria in Annapolis, Maryland that threatens the public and puts a member of the team at risk. 
90 25 "To Hell (Part I)" Charles Haid Chris Mundy May 20, 2009 (2009-05-20) 425 13.99[25]
In one of the most difficult cases they've ever investigated, the BAU are called to Detroit to help track down a serial killer who is killing homeless people which eventually forces the team into Canada to catch him where they discover a horrifying secret. Loosely based on Robert Pickton
91 26 "And Back (Part II)" Edward Allen Bernero Edward Allen Bernero May 20, 2009 (2009-05-20) 426 13.99[25]

The BAU continues its search in Canada when they learn that the serial killer they were looking for is a pair of brothers who were kidnapping people to perform medical experiments on them. Meanwhile, after the case ends, Hotch finds himself in life-threatening danger when he arrives home to find the Reaper waiting for him.

Recurring character: C. Thomas Howell as George Foyet a.k.a the Boston Reaper 

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