Criminal Minds (season 9)

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Criminal Minds (season 9)
Criminal Minds Season 9 DVD Cover.jpg
Region 1 DVD cover art
Country of origin USA
No. of episodes 24
Original channel CBS
Original run September 25, 2013 (2013-09-25) – May 14, 2014 (2014-05-14)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 August 26, 2014 (2014-08-26)[1]
Region 4 August 26, 2014 (2014-08-26)[1]
Season chronology
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List of Criminal Minds episodes

The ninth season of Criminal Minds premiered on CBS and CTV, on September 25, 2013.[2] The series was officially renewed for a ninth season on May 9, 2013.[3] Season 9 will contain 24 episodes with the 200th episode being the 14th episode of the season and the finale on May 14. This new season is said to reveal more on the past of Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau. "We're going to use the serendipitous gift of Season 6 to explain with flashbacks what happened when she was working for the Pentagon and why she came back as a much tougher character. I've never had a chance to flex my acting muscles like this on the show!" said A. J. Cook.[4] The season also featured the return of Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss and Jayne Atkinson as the late Erin Strauss for the 200th episode, which aired on February 5, 2014.[5] On May 14, 2014, it was revealed at the end of the season finale that Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) would be leaving the show.


The entire main cast will return for the ninth season;[2] however, Esai Morales will replace Jayne Atkinson as the new Section Chief for the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU).

Character Portrayed by Main cast Recurring
David Rossi Joe Mantegna 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
Alex Blake Jeanne Tripplehorn entire season N/A
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner Thomas Gibson entire season N/A
Emily Prentiss Paget Brewster special guest star episode 14
Mateo "Matt" Cruz Esai Morales N/A 5 episodes
Savannah Hayes Rochelle Aytes N/A 3 episodes
Jack Hotchner Cade Owens N/A 2 episodes
Haley Hotchner Meredith Monroe N/A 1 episode
Erin Strauss Jayne Atkinson N/A 1 episode
William "Will" LaMontagne Jr. Josh Stewart N/A 1 episode
Henry LaMontagne Mekhai Andersen N/A 1 episode
Kevin Lynch Nicholas Brendon N/A 1 episode


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
U.S. viewers
187 1 "The Inspiration" Glenn Kershaw Janine Sherman Barrois September 25, 2013 (2013-09-25) 901 11.27[6]
The BAU travels to Glendale, Arizona to search for an increasingly devolving unsub, while the team speculates that Hotch is in the running to be the new BAU Section Chief following the death of Erin Strauss.
188 2 "The Inspired" Larry Teng Breen Frazier October 2, 2013 (2013-10-02) 902 11.12[7]
The BAU continues their search for the deranged suspect responsible for ritualistic killings in Glendale. As they investigate, the discovery of an odd familial connection could finally lead them to make an arrest.
189 3 "Final Shot" Bethany Rooney Sharon Lee Watson October 9, 2013 (2013-10-09) 903 10.98[8]
After several people are killed by a sniper in Dallas, the BAU tries to determine whether the impending anniversary of the Kennedy assassination is what is causing the unsub to kill or if there is another motive at play.
190 4 "To Bear Witness" Rob Bailey Erica Messer October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16) 904 11.06[9]
As the BAU meets their new section chief, Mateo Cruz (Esai Morales), who has a previous work relationship with JJ of which the team is unaware, they are sent to Baltimore to search for an unsub who performs lobotomies on his victims.
191 5 "Route 66" Doug Aarniokoski Virgil Williams October 23, 2013 (2013-10-23) 905 11.55[10]
Hotch's stab injury makes him have visions of his deceased wife, Haley (Meredith Monroe) and George Foyet (C. Thomas Howell). Meanwhile, the BAU looks for a missing teenager and investigate her estranged father as a possible suspect in her disappearance.
192 6 "In the Blood" Michael Lange Bruce Zimmerman October 30, 2013 (2013-10-30) 906 10.64[11]
The BAU travels to Cedar City, Utah to search for an unsub, committing ritualistic murders, whom they believe to have an obsession with the Salem Witch Trials. Meanwhile, Garcia prepares to host a "Day of the Dead" celebration at her apartment.
193 7 "Gatekeeper" Matthew Gray Gubler Erica Messer November 6, 2013 (2013-11-06) 907 9.70[12]
Rossi discovers that his favorite bar is about to close, so the team helps him to mourn the loss in a special way. Meanwhile, several victims are strangled to death in Boston and the BAU learns that the killer likes to keep trophies of his victims.
194 8 "The Return" John Terlesky Kimberly Ann Harrison November 13, 2013 (2013-11-13) 908 11.63[13]
When missing teenagers in Chicago become suspects in a string of random, violent killings, the BAU is called in to help find a possible motive for the crimes. Meanwhile, Morgan has mixed feelings when he discovers that his girlfriend takes her job as seriously as he takes his.
195 9 "Strange Fruit" Constantine Makris Janine Sherman Barrois November 20, 2013 (2013-11-20) 909 12.40[14]
When the water company attempts to fix a broken main at a house in Tazewell, Virginia, they discover several skeletons buried in the backyard. When the BAU interrogates the family living there, they uncover many sad secrets rooted in southern segregation from the past.
196 10 "The Caller" Rob Bailey Sharon Lee Watson November 27, 2013 (2013-11-27) 910 11.10[15]
The BAU is called to St. Louis when a boy goes missing from his home, and they find similarities to a cold case which they reinvestigate, helping them eventually to apprehend the suspect.
197 11 "Bully" Glenn Kershaw Virgil Williams December 11, 2013 (2013-12-11) 911 11.19[16]
When the BAU is called to Kansas City, Missouri to investigate a series of extremely violent murders, Blake must endure an awkward family reunion when her father, a retired police captain, and her brother, a detective, are needed to help solve the case.
198 12 "The Black Queen" Tawnia McKiernan Breen Frazier January 15, 2014 (2014-01-15) 912 10.35[17]
When a murder investigation opens in San Jose, California, Garcia is forced to delve into her past as a hacker and reconnect with her former boyfriend to help the BAU solve the case.
199 13 "The Road Home" Joe Mantegna Bruce Zimmerman January 22, 2014 (2014-01-22) 913 10.35[18]
While a man goes on a killing spree in Cleveland, Rossi goes to Los Angeles to search for his former marine Sergeant who is missing. Also, as the secret JJ has been keeping from the team may be catching up with her, something unexpected happens at the very end of the episode.
200 14 "200" Larry Teng Rick Dunkle February 5, 2014 (2014-02-05) 914 12.92[19]
When JJ and Section Chief Cruz are kidnapped, the BAU delves into JJ's time at the State Department to find clues to their disappearance and uncover a secret mission that now puts their lives in danger. When the Department refuses to let the BAU to investigate further, they turn to the one person who can get the information needed: former BAU agent Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster).
201 15 "Mr. and Mrs. Anderson" Félix Alcalá Kimberly Ann Harrison February 19, 2014 (2014-02-19) 915 10.06[20]
The BAU must spend Valentine's Day conducting a rather creepy investigation when a married couple from Pittsburgh attending therapy discover that the only way to put the spark back into their marriage is to commit murder. Also, Morgan and Garcia discuss their Valentine's Day plans.
202 16 "Gabby" Thomas Gibson Jim Clemente & Erica Messer February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26) 916 9.42[21]
When a mother leaves her 4-year old daughter with a relative in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and she goes missing in the middle of the night, the BAU must race against time and find this little girl. Along the way, they make many disturbing discoveries about the babysitter.
203 17 "Persuasion" Rob Lieberman Sharon Lee Watson March 5, 2014 (2014-03-05) 917 11.42[22]
When mysteriously drowned bodies are discovered in the Las Vegas desert, the BAU tries to figure out the true cause and motive for the murders.
204 18 "Rabid" Doug Aarniokoski Virgil Williams March 12, 2014 (2014-03-12) 918 10.74[23]
When the BAU finds bodies with both animal and human bite marks near Milwaukee, they have some difficult questions to answer. Meanwhile, Garcia and Reid must prepare for a fitness test, but try to hide the whole thing from Morgan, as he has a reputation of being a difficult personal trainer.
205 19 "The Edge of Winter" Hanelle Culpepper Janine Sherman Barrois March 19, 2014 (2014-03-19) 919 10.14[24]
As the BAU wraps up an investigation of brutal stabbings in Hampton, New York, Morgan's visit with a survivor could raise more disturbing questions for the team to answer. They learn that the victim in question has suffered permanent, irreversible psychological damage due to the horrors she was forced to endure.
206 20 "Blood Relations" Matthew Gray Gubler Breen Frazier April 2, 2014 (2014-04-02) 920 10.47[25]
When two people turn up dead in a violent manner in the remote, rural community of Wheeler, West Virginia the BAU are asked to investigate. They discover a deep-seeded, violent feud between the two families of the victims, and try to determine which of the two families are responsible for the murders.
207 21 "What Happens In Mecklinburg" Rob Hardy Ticona Joy April 9, 2014 (2014-04-09) 921 9.85[26]
A frat party goes terribly wrong at Mecklinburg State College near Memphis, Tennessee and, as a result of a terrible, criminal act committed that night, several students are kidnapped and, subsequently, tortured. The BAU is asked to investigate these kidnappings and try to apprehend the suspect. As Morgan receives the text from Garcia, he learns that Savannah (Rochelle Aytes) is unhappy with how often he has to travel for work.
208 22 "Fatal" Larry Teng Bruce Zimmerman April 30, 2014 (2014-04-30) 922 10.30[27]
Victims of arsenic poisoning are found in Long Beach, California. 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 is concerned about participating in Jack's third grade career day.
209 23 "Angels" Rob Bailey Rick Dunkle & Breen Frazier & Janine Sherman Barrois May 7, 2014 (2014-05-07) 923 10.52[28]
The BAU is called to assist on a case in Silverton, Texas in Briscoe County in which several prostitutes were murdered. The team eventually discover that these crimes are driven by religious ideals, and as they dig deeper into the case, their lives are put in jeopardy. Reid and Morgan were shot during a crossfire with a suspect.
210 24 "Demons" Glenn Kershaw Erica Messer May 14, 2014 (2014-05-14) 924 12.03[29]
The BAU delve further into the serial murder case in Briscoe County, Texas that they have been investigating with help from Cruz, who personally comes to assist. As they do so, one team member's life is put in danger and as another team member faces a sad secret from the past, Garcia puts herself in the line of fire to try and save a fellow agent.


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