Criminal Minds (season 5)
|Criminal Minds (season 5)|
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|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||23|
|Original run||September 23, 2009– May 26, 2010|
|Home video release|
|Region 1||September 7, 2010|
|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||entire season||N/A|
|Penelope Garcia||Kirsten Vangsness||entire season||N/A|
|Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner||Thomas Gibson||entire season||N/A|
|Erin Strauss||Jayne Atkinson||N/A||5 episodes|
|Jack Hotchner||Cade Owens||N/A||4 episodes|
|Haley Hotchner||Meredith Monroe||N/A||3 episodes|
|Kevin Lynch||Nicholas Brendon||N/A||3 episodes|
|William "Will" LaMontagne Jr.||Josh Stewart||N/A||2 episodes|
In the season premiere "Nameless, Faceless", D. B. Sweeney guest starred as Sam Kassmeyer, a U.S. Marshal who is assigned to protect Aaron Hotchner's family until George Foyet is caught. In the episode "Haunted", Sean Patrick Flanery guest starred as Darren Call, a spree killer who has never forgotten the day his father's last victim escaped. Glenn Morshower guest starred as Lieutenant Kevin Mitchell, who leads the investigation of the shooting. Michael Bowen guest starred as Tommy Phillips, the lone survivor of Bill Jarvis, aka "The Hollow Creek Killer". In the episode "Reckoner", Lawrence Pressman guest starred as Boyd Schuller, a terminally ill court judge who hires Tony Mecacci to commit a series of vigilante murders.
In the episode "Cradle to Grave". Hallee Hirsh guest starred as Carol, a pregnant woman who is abducted by a married couple, who are unable to have children due to the wife dying from breast cancer. In the episode "The Performer", Gavin Rossdale guest starred as Paul Davies, aka "Dante", a famous rock musician who suspected of murdering several of his fans. Eddie Jemison guest starred as Paul's manager, Ray Campion, who is responsible for the murders, as was his accomplice, Gina King, played by Inbar Lavi. In the episode "Outfoxed", Neal Jones reprises as Karl Arnold, aka "The Fox", who is interviewed by Aaron Hotchner and Emily Prentiss, who are investigating someone who is copying Arnold's murders. Kristina Klebe guest starred as Miranda Jakar, a Bosnian immigrant who is responsible for the murders.
In the episode "The Slave of Duty", Wes Brown guest starred as Joe Belser, aka "The Nashville Stalker", a misogynistic serial killer. In the episode "Retaliation", Lee Tergesen guest starred as Dale Schrader, a serial killer who escapes police custody and abducts the family of his former accomplice. In the episode "The Uncanny Valley", Jonathan Frakes guest starred as Dr. Arthur Malcolm, a pedophile who molested his daughter, Samantha, and gave her porcelain dolls away to another girl. Rosalie Ward guest starred as Bethany Wallace, a woman who is abducted by Samantha Malcolm. In the episode "Risky Business", John Pyper-Ferguson guest starred as Wilson Summers, a father who created and viral internet game that convinces young teenagers to commit suicide.
In the episode "Parasite", Victor Webster guest starred as Bill Hodges, a serial killer who has a wife and two other lovers. Annabeth Gish guest starred as Bill's wife, Rebecca, and Valerie Cruz guest starred as Bill's secret lover, Brooke Sanchez. In the episode "Public Enemy", Sprague Grayden guest starred as Meg Collins, a religious mother and wife whose husband is murdered by Connor O'Brien, a spree killer who murders people simply to generate fear among the public. In the episode "Mosley Lane", Beth Grant guest starred as Anita Roycewood, a child abductor who cremates his victims. Ann Cusack guest starred as Sarah Hillridge, an alcoholic mother and wife whose son has been missing for eight years, and Brooke Smith guest starred as Barbara Lynch, a mother and wife whose daughter, Aimee, is abducted by the Roycewoods.
In the episode "Solitary Man", Morgan Lily guest starred as Jody Hatchett, a young girl whose father, Wade, abducts mothers for Jody and would later tell her about his escapades as sugar-coated fairytales. Gabrielle Carteris guest starred as Nancy Campbell, the last victim who Wade Hatchett abducts. In the episode "The Fight", Alexa Nikolas guest starred as Jane McBride, a teenage girl who is abducted by John Vincent Bell, along with her father, Ben. In the episode "A Rite of Passage", Mike Doyle guest starred as Deputy Ronald Boyd, a serial killer who is targeting illegal immigrants trying to cross the U.S. border. Marlene Forte guest starred as Sheriff Eva Ruiz, who aids the BAU with the investigation of the murders, until Ronald murders her.
In the episode "A Thousand Words", Jolene Anderson guest starred as Juliet Monroe, a pregnant widow who has been abducting women for several years, until she dies giving birth to her son. In the episode "Exit Wounds", Mark L. Young guest starred as Owen Porter, a serial killer and, at one point, a cannibal, from an abusive family. In the season finale "Our Darkest Hour", Tim Curry guest starred as one of the series most notorious criminals, Billy Flynn, aka "The Prince of Darkness", a serial killer who murders all but one victim. Robert Davi guest starred as Detective Adam Kurzbard, who leads the investigation of the Prince of Darkness case, and Linda Purl guest starred as Colleen Everson, a woman who, after Billy Flynn raped her and murdered her husband, attempted suicide twice.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|92||1||"Nameless, Faceless"||Charles S. Carroll||Chris Mundy||September 23, 2009||501||15.85|
|While still recovering from the psychologically damaging events in "To Hell...and Back", Rossi, Morgan, Reid, and JJ are called by local police to help profile a killer who is targeting an emergency room doctor and his son. During the search, Prentiss realizes that Hotch is missing and the team eventually discover that the Reaper (C. Thomas Howell) has attacked Hotch and also taken personal information in regards to Haley (Meredith Monroe) and Jack's (Cade Owens) whereabouts.|
|93||2||"Haunted"||Jon Cassar||Erica Messer||September 30, 2009||502||14.24|
|The BAU is called to Louisville, Kentucky to help local authorities determine what caused a disturbed man to suffer a psychotic breakdown at a pharmacy and then murder several customers before fleeing the scene. The team must catch him before he kills anyone else. Meanwhile, everyone starts noticing a disturbing change in Hotch who's still recovering after being attacked in his home by the Reaper.|
|94||3||"Reckoner"||Karen Gaviola||Jay Beattie & Dan Dworkin||October 7, 2009||503||14.05|
|Rossi's personal and professional life are brought to the forefront when the BAU is called to investigate a case in Commack, New York, his hometown, where criminals released from justice are being killed by a professional hitman who is being paid by a judge to carry out the brutal slayings.|
|95||4||"Hopeless"||Félix Alcalá||Chris Mundy||October 14, 2009||504||13.92|
|Washington, D.C. police request assistance from the BAU following increased vandalism that has escalated to a brutal quadruple homicide in southeast D.C. As more bodies turn up, the team identifies at least three unsubs with a "pack mentality" who are killing just for the thrill of it. Meanwhile, the sister of one of the victims makes a connection with Morgan and looks to him for information on the case and support in her grief, sparking concerns from Garcia about the relationship.|
|96||5||"Cradle to Grave"||Rob Spera||Breen Frazier||October 21, 2009||505||14.27|
|Hotch gets a visit from Section Chief Strauss (Jayne Atkinson) regarding her concerns that he is not doing his job well following the Reaper's attack. The BAU travels to Albuquerque, New Mexico to investigate the case of a serial killer who's kidnapping and impregnating young women before murdering them mere minutes after they've given birth. Hotch gives Morgan additional duties in documentation for the case which causes tension between them until Hotch finally explains his plan for keeping the team together.|
|97||6||"The Eyes Have It"||Glenn Kershaw||Oanh Ly||November 4, 2009||506||12.55|
|Morgan's first case as acting Unit Chief of the BAU takes the team to Oklahoma City, where they help local authorities track a serial killer who removes the eyes of his murder victims and keeps them as souvenirs.|
|98||7||"The Performer"||John Badham||Holly Harold||November 11, 2009||507||12.77|
|The BAU is called to Los Angeles to investigate a series of killings that lead to a Goth rock star (Gavin Rossdale) who appears to have become lost in the personality of the alter ego he portrays when on stage.|
|99||8||"Outfoxed"||John Gallagher||Simon Mirren||November 18, 2009||508||13.70|
|The BAU is called in to assist local authorities in Hampton, Virginia, with the murders of two military families while the father of each family was deployed. The murders are similar to those committed by "The Fox", a serial killer that the BAU was responsible for apprehending in episode 7 of season 1. Hotch and Prentiss go to Red Onion Supermax Prison to question the Fox for insight on the killings and the fan mail he has received that seems to be connected to the current murders. However, the Fox delivers Hotch an ominous message.|
|100||9||"100"||Edward Allen Bernero||Bo Crese||November 25, 2009||509||13.61|
|The BAU team members are questioned individually by Chief Strauss as they recount through flashbacks what occurred when the Reaper (C. Thomas Howell) returned to Washington, D.C. to continue his battle with Hotch. The team works frantically to locate the Reaper before he reaches Hotch's family.|
|101||10||"The Slave of Duty"||Charles Haid||Rick Dunkle||December 9, 2009||510||14.43|
|While coping with a personal loss, Hotch takes a leave of absence to contemplate his future with the BAU. The rest of the team goes to Nashville, Tennessee without him to investigate a case of two home invasions and murders.|
|102||11||"Retaliation"||Félix Alcalá||Erica Messer||December 16, 2009||511||14.68|
|While concluding a case involving an ex-convict abducting his daughter, the BAU find themselves searching for an ulterior motive when the man escapes from their custody with the help of a previously unknown accomplice and then embarks on a killing spree in Lockport, New York.|
|103||12||"The Uncanny Valley"||Anna J. Foerster||Breen Frazier||January 13, 2010||512||13.90|
|The team is called to Atlantic City, New Jersey to profile a suspect who is abducting certain types of women for an unusual personal obsession.|
|104||13||"Risky Business"||Rob Spera||Jim Clemente||January 20, 2010||513||14.91|
|The BAU travels to Evanston, Wyoming when four teenagers commit suicide within a two-week period, despite none of the victims showing any prior evidence of being suicidal. The investigation leads them to an online "choking game" that encourages students to participate as part of a contest. They focus on a teenage boy as the main suspect in the case, but as they dig deeper, the team finds an unusual condition within the boy's family that could be the trigger to the crimes.|
|105||14||"Parasite"||Charles S. Carroll||Oanh Ly||February 3, 2010||514||14.75|
|An agent with the FBI's White Collar Crime unit requests the BAU's assistance with a con artist in Miami, Florida that he has been tracking for five years. The con man appears to be spiraling out of control with his schemes, which is causing him to murder the people he plans to con.|
|106||15||"Public Enemy"||Nelson McCormick||Jess Prenter Prosser||February 10, 2010||515||14.33|
|The team travels to Providence, Rhode Island to assist the local authorities in tracking down an unsub who is killing random people in locations considered to be pillars of the community in order to generate fear in the public.|
|107||16||"Mosley Lane"||Matthew Gray Gubler||Erica Messer & Simon Mirren||March 3, 2010||516||13.00|
|After an eight-year-old girl goes missing in Ashburn, Virginia, the BAU finds themselves dealing with a possible predator who has been abducting children for almost a decade.|
|108||17||"Solitary Man"||Rob Hardy||Kimberly Ann Harrison & Ryan Gibson||March 10, 2010||517||13.29|
|The BAU investigates a serial killer found through the Highway Serial Killer Database, who has killed several women across the country and dumps their bodies in locations near Edgewood, New Mexico. The subsequent investigation leads them to believe the unsub is a trucker who is on a personal mission.|
|109||18||"The Fight"||Richard Shepard||Teleplay by: Chris Mundy
Story by: Chris Mundy & Edward Allen Bernero
|April 7, 2010||518||12.70|
|The BAU team travels to San Francisco to investigate the murders of several homeless men that occurred over the last three years. They begin working with another team of BAU agents who are investigating the murders of father-daughter duos, also occurring over the last three years, when both cases are connected. This episode launches the spin-off, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.|
|110||19||"A Rite of Passage"||John Gallagher||Victor De Jesus||April 14, 2010||519||12.44|
|The BAU team heads to Terlingua, Texas, to search for a serial killer targeting illegal immigrants crossing the nearby Mexico–United States border.|
|111||20||"...A Thousand Words"||Rosemary Rodriguez||Edward Allen Bernero||May 5, 2010||520||12.39|
|After a suspected serial killer targeting women commits suicide in Tallahassee, Florida, the BAU realizes the man has one more victim who may still be alive.|
|112||21||"Exit Wounds"||Charles S. Carroll||Rick Dunkle||May 12, 2010||521||13.07|
|The BAU heads to a small town in Alaska where several murders have been committed over the last week and assumes the unsub is a young man who seems obsessed with hunting. Garcia, who accompanies the rest of the team to Alaska, finds herself in a dangerous situation when she witnesses the unsub killing another victim.|
|113||22||"The Internet Is Forever"||Glenn Kershaw||Breen Frazier||May 19, 2010||522||13.25|
|While investigating the disappearances of three women in Boise, Idaho, the BAU identifies a serial killer who is using social networking sites as his hunting ground and is posting videos of his killings live on the Internet for people to see. The case escalates when the killer directly issues a challenge for the team to find him before he kills his next victim.|
|114||23||"Our Darkest Hour"||Edward Allen Bernero||Erica Messer||May 26, 2010||523||12.97|
|The team travels to Los Angeles to help local investigators when an unsub (Tim Curry) takes advantage of rolling blackouts instituted during a heatwave to commit his murders. During the investigation, they find a connection between the unsub and one of the assisting detectives, Matt Spicer, whose parents were allegedly killed in a car crash 26 years ago. The truth behind their deaths is revealed, which results in a standoff that ends with Spicer being killed by the unsub, who then flees with Spicer's daughter as a hostage.|
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