Criminal Minds (season 4)

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Criminal Minds (season 4)
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Starring
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 26
Release
Original network CBS
Original release September 24, 2008 (2008-09-24) – May 20, 2009 (2009-05-20)
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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]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Wil Wheaton appears in the episode "Paradise" as Floyd Hansen.

In the season premiere "Mayhem", Sienna Guillory and Erik Palladino reprise as SSA Kate Joyner and Detective Cooper, respectively. Adoni Maropis guest-starred as Ben Abner, a member of the NYC Terrorist Cell who disguises as a paramedic, and Michael Steger guest-starred as Sam, another member of the cell. In the episode "The Angel Maker", Lauren Bowles guest-starred as Chloe Kelcher, the copycat killer and love interest of Courtland Bryce Ryan, aka "The Angel Maker", played by Neil Hopkins. Blake Lindsley guest-starred as Shara Carlino, another attempted copycat and admirer of Ryan. In the episode "Minimal Loss", Luke Perry guest-starred as Benjamin Cyrus, the leader of a religious cult known as the "Separatarian Sect". Jeff Fahey guest-starred as Leo Kane, an inmate and fervent libertarian who founded the Liberty Ranch. In the episode "Paradise", William Mapother and Robyn Lively guest-starred as Ian and Abby Corbin, a married couple who go on vacation, only to be held captive by Floyd Hansen.

Dee Wallace appears in the episode "Memoriam" as Dr. Jan Mohikian.

In the episode "The Instincts", Melinda Page Hamilton guest-starred as Claire Bates, a child abductor who kidnaps a young boy. In the episode "Memoriam", Taylor Nichols guest-starred as Spencer Reid's father, William, who confesses to murdering Gary Michaels, a pedophile who intended to rape and murder Reid after he already raped and murdered another young boy. In the episode "Masterpiece", Jason Alexander guest-starred as Henry Grace, a serial killer obsessed with the fibonacci sequence. In the episode "52 Pickup", Gabriel Olds guest-starred as Robert Parker, a serial killer who has perfected his skills as a pick-up artist. Courtney Ford guest-starred as Austin, a bartender who develops a crush on Reid. Currie Graham guest-starred as Paul "Viper" Thomas, another pick-up artist who was a suspect in the murders, and Joanna Cassidy guest-starred as Mrs. Holden, a woman who's youngest daughter Vanessa, played by Riki Lindhome, is murdered by Parker.

Michael Biehn appears in the episode "Cold Comfort" as Det. Ron Fullwood.

In the episode "Normal", Mitch Pileggi guest-starred as Norman Hill, aka "The Road Warrior", a man who goes on a murderous rampage after murdering his entire family. Faith Ford guest-starred as Norman's deceased wife, Vanessa, and Gina Torres guest-starred as Detective Thea Salinas, who leads the investigation of the murders. In the episode "Soul Mates", George Newbern and Michael Boatman guest-starred as Steven Baleman and William Harris, aka, "The Soul Mates", a duo of serial rapists who murdered several women. Dana Davis guest-starred as William's daughter Andrea. In the episode "Bloodline", Andrew Divoff and Cynthia Gibb guest-starred as Lewis and Kathy "Sylvia" Gray, a gypsy couple who abducted young girls for their son to marry by the time he comes of age.

The Shield star Walton Goggins appears in the episode "Demonology" as John Cooley.

In the episode "Cold Comfort", Vondie Curtis-Hall guest-starred as Stanley Usher, a self-proclaimed psychic of whom David Rossi is skeptical. In the episode "Zoe's Reprise", Amy Davidson guest-starred as Zoe Hawkes, an admirer of Rossi who aspires to become an FBI agent, only to be murdered by Eric Olson, played by Johnny Lewis. Shannon Woodward guest-starred as Eric's girlfriend, Linda Jones. In the episode "Pleasure is My Business", Brianna Brown guest starred as Megan Kane, a call girl who fatally poisons her clients. In the episode "Demonology", Carmen Argenziano guest-starred as Father Paul Silvano, an Italian priest who murders his victims through exorcisms. Bruce Davison guest-starred as Paul's accomplice, Father Jimmy Davison.

The Walking Dead star Michael Rooker appears in the episode "House on Fire" as Chief Brad Carlson.

In the episode "Omnivore", C. Thomas Howell guest-starred as George Foyet, the only person who survived a string of killings committed by a killer known as "The Boston Reaper". Louis Ferreira guest-starred as Roy Colson, a novelist and the author of the novel Night of The Reaper. In the episode "House on Fire", Tommy Dewey guest-starred as Tommy Wheeler, a serial arsonist who burns down a movie theater, killing everyone trapped in it. Shannon Lucio guest-starred as Tommy's sister Tina. In the episode "Conflicted", Jackson Rathbone guest-starred as Adam Jackson, a delusional serial killer who has a female alter-ego named Amanda. Susan Ward guest-starred as Julie Riley, a hotel manager who was suspected of committing the murders of several men. Roma Maffia guest-starred as Detective Reese Evans, who leads the investigation of the murders.

Dan Lauria appears in the episode "Amplification" as Gen. Lee Whitworth.

In the episode "The Big Wheel", Alex O'Loughlin guest-starred as Vincent Rowlings, a repentant serial killer who suffers from uncontrollable homicidal urges. In the episode "Amplification", Tamlyn Tomita guest-starred as Dr. Linda Kimura, who aids the BAU with the investigation of an anthrax outbreak that has infected several people. In the two-part season finale "To Hell and Back", Garret Dillahunt guest-starred as Mason Turner, whose autistic brother and partner in crime, Lucas, abducts a teenage girl and holds her captive at a barn in Canada. C. Thomas Howell reprises as George Foyet, who breaks into Aaron Hotchner's apartment and seemingly shoots him. Hotch's fate is left unknown until the premiere of the following season.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
66 1 "Mayhem" Edward Allen Bernero Simon Mirren September 24, 2008 (2008-09-24) 401 17.01[1]
When a bomb placed under a government-owned SUV detonates in New York City, the BAU tries to determine if one of their own was injured and apprehend the people responsible before a larger-scale incident occurs.
67 2 "The Angel Maker" Glenn Kershaw Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie October 1, 2008 (2008-10-01) 402 14.78[2]
When a series of murders take place on the one-year anniversary of a prolific serial killer's execution, the BAU suspects a copycat has started a new spree in an attempt to finish what the original killer started. Meanwhile, Hotch struggles to recover from a debilitating injury.
68 3 "Minimal Loss" Félix Alcalá Andrew Wilder October 8, 2008 (2008-10-08) 403 16.19[3]
Prentiss and Reid go undercover to investigate child abuse allegations at the compound of an underground cult only to find themselves held hostage when a state police raid goes disastrously wrong.
69 4 "Paradise" John Gallagher Debra J. Fisher & Erica Messer October 22, 2008 (2008-10-22) 404 15.01[4]
When three seemingly unrelated car accidents in Nevada are revealed to have been staged, the BAU attempts to catch an unsub who psychologically torments traveling couples before he has a chance to kill again.
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 California's Central Valley that appear to be committed by an unsub who chooses his victims based on their proximity to the railway. Meanwhile, JJ introduces the team to prospective replacement Jordan Todd (Meta Golding), a counter-terrorism agent who is fiercely devoted to her job
71 6 "The Instincts" Rob Spera Chris Mundy November 5, 2008 (2008-11-05) 406 14.30[6]
When a five-year-old's body is found in Las Vegas and another child is abducted soon afterwards, the BAU attempts to find a link between the two crimes. Meanwhile, Reid suffers from dreams that force him to recall forgotten memories from his childhood.
72 7 "Memoriam" Guy Norman Bee Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie November 12, 2008 (2008-11-12) 407 14.83[7]
Reid decides to stay in Las Vegas in an attempt to determine whether or not his estranged father William is responsible for the murder of a childhood friend. Meanwhile, JJ goes into premature labor and gives birth to a son.
73 8 "Masterpiece" Paul Michael Glaser Edward Allen Bernero November 19, 2008 (2008-11-19) 408 16.33[8]
When a narcissistic psychopath obsessed with the Fibonacci sequence confesses to killing seven people and claims that five more will die, the BAU attempts to locate his latest victims before time runs out. Meanwhile, Todd struggles to deal with the fact that the team does not yet trust her.
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, Georgia 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.
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.
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.
77 12 "Soul Mates" John Gallagher Debra J. Fisher & Erica Messer 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.
78 13 "Bloodline" Tim Matheson Mark Linehan Bruner January 21, 2009 (2009-01-21) 413 13.82[13]
The BAU is called to Harvest, 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.
79 14 "Cold Comfort" Anna J. Foerster Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie February 11, 2009 (2009-02-11) 414 12.48[14]
As JJ returns to the team from her maternity leave, 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, who comes into conflict with Rossi.
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. The case becomes personal for Rossi when he learns that the latest victim was an enthusiastic criminology 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 is drugging and murdering high-powered executives by posing as a high-class call girl.
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 killer.
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 to find clues about the killer.
84 19 "House on Fire" Félix Alcalá Holly Harold March 25, 2009 (2009-03-25) 419 14.36[19]
The BAU is called 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 South Padre Island, Texas, to investigate a serial killer who is raping and killing male college students while on spring break. As they delve further, they come to realize that there may be two unsubs at work.
86 21 "A Shade of Gray" Karen Gaviola Debra J. Fisher & Erica Messer 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 identifies a suspect but notice that there are slight differences between the most recent abduction and the first two. As they continue to investigate, their suspicions turn towards the victim's family, who must confront a horrible truth.
87 22 "The Big Wheel" Rob Hardy Simon Mirren April 29, 2009 (2009-04-29) 422 13.61[22]
The entire BAU including Garcia are called to Buffalo, New York to help the police department with a possible serial killer who has been killing blonde women in the past ten years. The team also learns the killer is possibly remorseful for his crimes, leaving "Help me" written at one of the crime scenes.
88 23 "Roadkill" Steve Boyum Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie May 6, 2009 (2009-05-06) 423 14.13[23]
Local authorities summon the assistance of the BAU after two fatal hit-and-runs occur in two weeks near Bend, Oregon. Meanwhile, Lynch tells Garcia he is being interviewed for a job with the NSA for an overseas position and asks her to come with him if he gets the job.
89 24 "Amplification" John Gallagher Oanh Ly May 13, 2009 (2009-05-13) 424 13.37[24]
When more than 20 people who were at the same park in Annapolis, Maryland are admitted to a local hospital, an anthrax attack is quickly identified and the BAU has to work with members of the military to identify the unsub that released it and determine how he had access to the anthrax.
90 25 "To Hell…" 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.
91 26 "…And Back" 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.

Home media[edit]

The Complete Fourth Season
Set details Special features
  • 26 episodes
  • 7-disc set
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Subtitles: English
  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Working the Scene featurettes
  • Profiled featurettes
  • Gag Reel
DVD release date
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
September 8, 2009 (2009-09-08)[26] March 1, 2010 (2010-03-01)[27] March 9, 2010 (2010-03-09)[28]

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