Criminal Minds (season 2)

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Criminal Minds (season 2)
Criminal minds DVD cover, season 2.jpg
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 23
Original release September 20, 2006 (2006-09-20) – May 16, 2007 (2007-05-16)
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The second season of Criminal Minds premiered on CBS on September 20, 2006 and ended May 16, 2007. Lola Glaudini left the show after six episodes,[1] and was replaced by Paget Brewster two episodes later.

Having been a guest star for Season 1, Kirsten Vangsness was promoted to series regular, coming last in the opening titles after A. J. Cook.


Character Portrayed by Main cast Recurring cast
Jason Gideon Mandy Patinkin entire season N/A
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner Thomas Gibson entire season N/A
Elle Greenaway Lola Glaudini episodes 1–6 N/A
Emily Prentiss Paget Brewster episodes 9–23 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
Haley Hotchner Meredith Monroe N/A 3 episodes
Diana Reid Jane Lynch N/A 2 episodes
William "Will" LaMontagne Jr. Josh Stewart N/A 1 episode
Erin Strauss Jayne Atkinson N/A 1 episode
Stan Gordinski Skipp Sudduth N/A 1 episode[2]

Guest stars[edit]

Daryl Sabara guest starred in the episode "P911" as Kevin Rose, a teenager who exposes Principal Hayden Rawlings as a pedophile.

In the season premiere "The Fisher King (Part II)", Jeff Marchelletta guest starred as Elle Greenaway's deceased father, Robert, in a dream sequence while Elle is in surgery. In the episode "P911", Mary Page Keller guest starred as Supervisory Special Agent Katherine Cole, a former BAU Agent who is now the Unit Chief of the Crimes Against Children Unit, and is investigating a young boy who is at risk of being sold to a pedophile in an online auction. John Rubinstein guest starred as Principal Hayden Rawlings, a pedophile and one of the bidders for the auction, despite claiming that he tried to rescue the boy from his captor.

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe guest starred in the episode "P911" as Amanda Gilroy, an FBI Agent working for the Crimes Against Children Unit.

In the episode "The Perfect Storm", Nicki Aycox guest starred as Amber Canardo, a rape victim who abducts and murders women. Her partner in crime is her husband, Tony Canardo, played by Brad Rowe. In the episode "Psychodrama", Jason Wiles guest starred as Caleb Dale Sheppard, aka "The Stripping Bandit", a meth-addicted bank robber who forces bystanders to strip naked. In the episode "Aftermath", Jason London guest starred as William Lee, a serial rapist who impregnates his victims, and is later murdered by Elle Greenaway. Dahlia Salem guest starred as Detective Maggie Callahan, who leads the investigation of the rapes.

Anton Yelchin guest starred in the episode "Sex, Birth, Death" as Nathan Harris, a high school student who suffers from unwanted homicidal urges.

In the episode "The Boogeyman", Elle Fanning guest starred as Tracy Belle, an elementary school student who is nearly murdered by child killer Jeffrey Charles, played by Cameron Monaghan. Sean Bridgers guest starred as Jeffrey's father, James, who was the prime suspect in the murders. In the episode "North Mammon", Mimi Michaels guest starred as Brooke Chambers, a soccer jock who, along with her two best friends, is abducted, and are forced to choose which one of them will be murdered. Kelly Kruger guest starred as Kelly Seymour, who was chosen by her friends to be murdered. In the episode "Empty Planet", Jamie Elman guest starred as Kenneth Roberts, a serial bomber who goes by the alias of "Allegro", the main character from his favorite science fiction novel. JoBeth Williams guest starred as Ursula Kent, a Professor who is held hostage by Kenneth.

Skipp Sudduth guest starred in the episode "Profiler, Profiled", as Stan Gordinski, a Detective who is determined to prove Derek Morgan is guilty of murdering a teenage boy.

In the episode "The Last Word", Jason O'Mara guest starred as The Mill Creek Killer, a serial killer competing against The Hollow Man for recognition for their crimes. In the episode "Lessons Learned" Anthony Azizi guest starred as Jamal Abaza, a Guantanamo Bay inmate who is a member of a terrorist organization called "Militant Islamic Society". Kevin Chapman guest starred as FBI Agent Andrew Bingham, who aids the BAU in preventing an attempted bombing at a newly opened mall. In the episode "Sex, Birth, Death", Jessica Tuck guest starred as Dr. Sarah Harris, a Doctor whose desperate to help stop her son's homicidal urges and fantasies.

Melissa Leo guest starred in the episode "No Way Out" as Georgia Davis, a Sheriff who is abducted by Frank Breitkopf.

In the episode "Profiler, Profiled", Erica Gimpel guest starred as Sarah Morgan, Derek Morgan's elder sister. In the episode "No Way Out", Keith Carradine guest starred as one of the series most notorious criminals, Frank Breitkopf. Amy Madigan guest starred as Frank's love interest, Jane Hanratty. In the episodes "The Big Game" and "Revelations", Don Swayze guest starred as Charles Hankel, a serial killer whose son would follow in his footsteps. In the episode "Fear and Loathing", David Ramsey guest starred as Terrence Wakeland, a serial killer who wants a race riot by making it look like the murders were committed by a white man. In the episode "Distress", Holt McCallany guest starred as Roy Woodridge, a former U.S. Marine who suffers delusional visions of people who appear to him as Somali pirates. Nick Chinlund guest starred as Max Weston.

James Van Der Beek guest starred in the episodes "The Big Game" and "Revelations" as Tobias Hankel, a serial killer with a split personality.

In the episode "Jones", Simone Kessell guest starred as Sarah Danlin, a Jack the Ripper copycat who was once helped by William LaMontagne, Jr.'s father before she became a killer. In the episode "Honor Among Thieves", Kate Jackson guest starred as Emily Prentiss' mother, Elizabeth, who aids the BAU in searching for a missing Russian immigrant. In the episode "Open Season", Laura Allen guest starred as Bobbi Baird, a woman being hunted by the Mulford Brothers. In the season finale "No Way Out II: The Evilution of Frank", Keith Carradine and Amy Madigan reprise as Frank Breitkopf and Jane Hanratty, respectively. Elle Fanning reprises as Tracy Belle, who is abducted by Frank.


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
U.S. viewers
23 1 "The Fisher King (Part II)" Gloria Muzio Edward Allen Bernero September 20, 2006 (2006-09-20) 201 15.65[3]
The team continues to decipher the clues given to each of them by a psychopath in order to save his most recent victim. Gideon decides not to focus on the personal aspects of the case. Rather, he tells the team to profile the killer as they would in any other BAU investigation. Reid stays behind to work on a personal connection that could solve the case, while Elle finds herself fighting for her life after being ambushed and shot in her home.
24 2 "P911" Adam Davidson Simon Mirren September 27, 2006 (2006-09-27) 202 16.54[4]
A young boy who had disappeared a year ago turns up for sale by a child pornographer on an online auction in Cleveland. A former profiler who now heads the FBI's Crimes Against Children Unit asks Hotch and the BAU to help her save the boy's life before it's too late.
25 3 "The Perfect Storm" Félix Alcalá Erica Messer & Debra J. Fisher October 4, 2006 (2006-10-04) 203 15.19[5]
The BAU has reason to believe a series of murders in Jacksonville, Florida might have been committed by two people working together as a team after the victims' families receive DVDs after each crime that includes psychological attacks.
26 4 "Psychodrama" Guy Norman Bee Aaron Zelman October 11, 2006 (2006-10-11) 204 16.73[6]
The BAU is called to investigate a series of bank robberies in Los Angeles after it becomes evident the crimes are not based on money because the robber abuses his victims by forcing them to undress before he leaves the crime scene.
27 5 "Aftermath" Tim Matheson Chris Mundy October 18, 2006 (2006-10-18) 205 16.20[7]
The BAU investigates a serial rapist who had been attacking young women at religious schools in Dayton, Ohio and stopped for six weeks. He has resumed his attacks, but is now targeting a different demographic of women. Elle, still reeling from her encounter with the 'Fisher King', is to go undercover posing as a victim-to-be, but finds and stops the suspect prematurely. After the suspect, who is revealed to be the rapist, is released due to lack of evidence, an enraged Elle confronts him and eventually ends up shooting him dead in cold blood, although she seemingly claims self-defense for her actions.
28 6 "The Boogeyman" Steve Boyum Andi Bushell October 25, 2006 (2006-10-25) 206 16.77[8]
The BAU travels to Ozona, Texas to investigate the murders of children, except for Hotch and Elle. Hotch stays behind to deal with Elle, who is having readjustment issues both after being shot and due to the events of the previous episode. He becomes especially worried about her when she misses a mandatory psych evaluation and isn't answering her cell phone. In the end, she hands in her gun and ID badge before resigning from the BAU for good.
29 7 "North Mammon" Matt Earl Beesley Andrew Wilder November 1, 2006 (2006-11-01) 207 16.97[9]
The BAU takes on a case when a mother and family acquaintance of JJ's travels to Quantico, Virginia to ask for their help in a town near Bellefonte, Pennsylvania where her daughter was kidnapped with two other girls by someone who may be a part of their community. The kidnapper is keeping the girls locked in a cellar and tells them that two will be allowed to leave alive and that one will be killed.
30 8 "Empty Planet" Elodie Keene Ed Napier November 8, 2006 (2006-11-08) 208 17.57[10]
The BAU travels to Seattle to identify and catch a serial bomber who has been terrorizing the city and targeting centers of automated technology. Working with the author of the science fiction novel of the same name that has become a guide for the bomber, the team attempts to determine why certain sites have been chosen as targets.
31 9 "The Last Word" Gloria Muzio Erica Messer & Debra J. Fisher November 15, 2006 (2006-11-15) 209 16.48[11]
The daughter of high-powered diplomats, Special Agent Emily Prentiss joins the team, and she must convince Gideon and Hotchner she deserves the job based on merit and not on her family connections. The BAU is then called to St. Louis to investigate two serial killers who appear to be competing with each other. By setting a trap based on one killer's profile, the team creates a media event by which to capture the second killer.
32 10 "Lessons Learned" Guy Norman Bee Jim Clemente November 22, 2006 (2006-11-22) 210 16.56[12]
Gideon, Reid and Prentiss travel to Guantanamo Bay to interrogate the leader of a terror sleeper cell being detained there after a chemical weapons dispersal device is discovered during a raid at a suspicious house. Working with Reid, Emily's fluency in Arabic proves to be useful as they scrutinize the suspect while Gideon interrogates him. The man keeps giving Gideon cryptic hints on where his next target is and with millions of lives at stake the team must decipher them before time runs out.
33 11 "Sex, Birth, Death" Gwyneth Horder-Payton Chris Mundy November 29, 2006 (2006-11-29) 211 17.92[13]
The BAU is called to investigate a series of murders of prostitutes in Washington D.C. and Reid suspects a teenager he met asking for his help is guilty of the crimes. The case becomes complicated when a congresswoman, who about to make a speech to praise the city's lower crime rate, threatens to take away the case if Hotchner calls a press conference to discuss it.
34 12 "Profiler, Profiled" Glenn Kershaw Edward Allen Bernero December 13, 2006 (2006-12-13) 212 16.06[14]
Morgan is arrested as a serial killer after he goes home to Chicago to visit his family. Because the detective making the arrest had used a profile provided by Gideon, the team travels to Chicago to help the local authorities find the real killer and exonerate Morgan who they believe is being framed for the crimes despite the local detective insisting that Morgan is responsible. As the team delves further, they learn some stunning secrets about Morgan's past that could be the key to finding the real killer.
35 13 "No Way Out" John Gallagher Simon Mirren January 17, 2007 (2007-01-17) 213 12.99[15]
Gideon is pitted against Frank Breitkopf, the most prolific serial killer he has ever encountered, who has been active for thirty years. When Gideon and Morgan confront the sadistic killer in a remote diner in Golconda, Nevada , the local authorities want to move quickly and make an arrest. But Gideon bides his time as he attempts to persuade the man, who has sworn not to be captured, to reveal the whereabouts of a woman he's holding hostage and the stakes are soon raised even higher when Frank reveals that he has also taken several young children prisoner as well.
36 14 "The Big Game" Gloria Muzio Edward Allen Bernero February 4, 2007 (2007-02-04) 214 26.31[16]
The BAU are called to investigate after a wealthy couple is murdered in their home following a Super Bowl party in Fairburn, Georgia. The team pursues what they believe might be multiple killers who use webcams to record murders and upload the tapes on the internet. Hotchner, Morgan and Prentiss soon discover the unsub is actually one man with multiple personalities. The episode ends in a cliffhanger as JJ finds herself trapped in a barn with bloodthirsty dogs who have already killed one woman and Reid is left alone in a cornfield, trying to reason with the UnSub before he is eventually knocked unconscious and kidnapped.
37 15 "Revelations" Guy Norman Bee Chris Mundy February 7, 2007 (2007-02-07) 215 16.27[17]
The BAU realizes Reid is being held captive when the unsub, Tobias Hankel (James Van Der Beek) who's suffering from multiple personality disorder begins sending live videos of him being tortured to the team while Garcia, having been drafted out into the field, begins working at Hankel's computers in hopes of uncovering any possible clues as to Reid's whereabouts. Meanwhile, Reid's troubled childhood is revealed in flashback sequences as he drifts in and out of consciousness. He is drugged for two days before he is able to rescue himself and becomes addicted to Dilaudid as a result.
38 16 "Fear and Loathing" Rob Spera Aaron Zelman February 14, 2007 (2007-02-14) 216 15.16[18]
The BAU becomes involved to prevent a possible race riot when the murder of four black teenage girls in the mostly white suburb of Peekskill, New York appear to be hate crimes. Reid struggles with his drug addiction and also begins having flashbacks of being kidnapped and tortured by Tobias Hankel in the previous two episodes.
39 17 "Distress" John F. Showalter Oanh Ly February 21, 2007 (2007-02-21) 217 13.70[19]
The BAU travels to Houston to investigate a series of murders that have occurred near construction sites and abandoned buildings. Because the murders appear to be random, the team believes the killer could be a homeless person. Meanwhile, everyone is noticing an apparent change in Reid's behavior.
40 18 "Jones" Steve Shill Andi Bushell February 28, 2007 (2007-02-28) 218 14.50[20]
A case involving a serial killer believed to be copying Jack the Ripper takes Gideon to New Orleans after three victims are found with their throats cut. Once thought to have been killed in Hurricane Katrina, the discovery of a fourth victim in the French Quarter confirms the murderer is still alive. All the evidence and files had been lost in the flood, so the only clue the team has is the word "Jones" that the lead detective wrote on the wall just before he drowned. Meanwhile, Reid meets up with an old rival as he continues to struggle with the aftermath of being held hostage.
41 19 "Ashes and Dust" John Gallagher Andrew Wilder March 21, 2007 (2007-03-21) 219 15.19[21]
A serial arsonist who targets the homes of upper middle class families in South San Francisco, California as they sleep is investigated. The BAU determines the arson victims are linked together through corporate development companies that have been accused of building on contaminated land.
42 20 "Honor Among Thieves" Jesús S. Treviño Aaron Zelman April 11, 2007 (2007-04-11) 220 12.80[22]
Elizabeth Prentiss, a foreign ambassador and SSA Emily Prentiss's mother, seeks the aid of the BAU when a Russian immigrant is kidnapped and held for ransom in Baltimore. While the rest of the team are at the BAU HQ, Gideon, Reid and Morgan fly to Baltimore to meet up with Agent Josh Cramer, who returns to help them with the case.
43 21 "Open Season" Félix Alcalá Erica Messer & Debra J. Fisher May 2, 2007 (2007-05-02) 222 13.28[23]
The BAU is called to investigate after the bodies of missing people are discovered in a remote region of the wilderness in The Boise National Forest in Boise, Idaho. The gruesome find also leads the team to determine that two UnSubs are capturing their victims before releasing them into the wild and hunting them for sport.
44 22 "Legacy" Glenn Kershaw Edward Allen Bernero May 9, 2007 (2007-05-09) 223 12.92[24]
When homeless people begin mysteriously disappearing from the streets in Kansas City, Missouri, a local detective who believes that something sinister is afoot calls the BAU to investigate the disappearances. As the team realizes that they are pursuing a "house cleaner", a killer who believes that they are working for the benefit of society, the UnSub's latest victim fights for her life as she navigates a deadly, trap-filled maze.
45 23 "No Way Out II: The Evilution of Frank" Edward Allen Bernero Simon Mirren May 16, 2007 (2007-05-16) 224 13.21[25]
When the prolific and psychopathic serial killer Frank Breitkopf, last seen in "No Way Out", returns and murders Gideon's girlfriend and old school friend Sarah Jacobs in his own apartment, Gideon's own life is torn apart and he starts his own investigation before disappearing altogether. The BAU is forced to circumvent the local authorities to help Gideon find Frank, as a conflict of interest means that there's no way they're going to be asked for help on the case. Meanwhile, Strauss asks someone to give her inside information on Hotch and the way he runs the team. It's soon revealed that the mole she's chosen is none other than the BAU's newest recruit, Emily Prentiss.

DVD Special Features[edit]

  • Audio Commentaries for selected episodes:
    • The Fisher King, Part 2 (Edward Allen Bernero and Amanda Bernero)
    • The Perfect Storm (Erica Messer, Debra J. Fisher, and Nicki Aycox)
    • Profiler, Profiled (Edward Allen Bernero, Shemar Moore, and Glenn Kershaw)
    • Revelations (Chris Mundy and Matthew Gray Gubler)
  • Deleted Scenes:
    • JJ With Polly’s Mother
    • Prentiss Morgan and Reid on BAU (with intro by Gigi Coello-Bannon)
  • Profilers, Profiled
  • The Physical Evidence
  • Behavioral Science: Real-Life Criminal Minds
  • Meet Kirsten Vangsness
  • Gag Reel
  • Easter Egg (viewable on computer only):
    • The 2nd Annual Gubie Awards Pre-Show (click on the white point that appears on the far left side of the episode "Empty Planet")


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