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|
|List of Criminal Minds episodes|
|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|
|William "Will" LaMontagne Jr.||Josh Stewart||N/A||2 episodes|
|Kevin Lynch||Nicholas Brendon||N/A||2 episodes|
|Jack Hotchner||Cade Owens||N/A||4 episodes|
|Haley Hotchner||Meredith Monroe||N/A||3 episodes|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|92||1||"Nameless, Faceless (Part III)"||Charles S. Carroll||Chris Mundy||September 23, 2009||15.85|
|While still recovering from the events in "To Hell and Back", Rossi, Morgan, Reid and JJ are called by local police to help profile a killer who's targeting an emergency room doctor and his son, believing that the doctor is responsible for the death of someone the UnSub knew. During the search Prentiss realizes that Hotch is missing and the team eventually discover that the Reaper has attacked Hotch and also taken personal information in regards to Haley and Jack's whereabouts, forcing the two of them to be put into government protection for their own safety. Also, Reid gets shot (to coincide with Gubler's real-life knee surgery).
Recurring Characters: Cade Owens as Jack Hotchner, Meredith Monroe as Haley Hotchner and C. Thomas Howell as George Foyet a.k.a the Boston Reaper
|93||2||"Haunted"||Jon Cassar||Erica Messer||September 30, 2009||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. Based on the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders.
Guest star: Sean Patrick Flanery, Glenn Morshower
|94||3||"Reckoner"||Karen Gaviola||Jay Beattie & Dan Dworkin||October 7, 2009||14.05|
|SSA David Rossi's personal and professional life is brought to the forefront when the BAU is called to investigate a case in Commack, Long Island, Agent Rossi's 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.
Recurring character: Cade Owens as Jack Hotchner
|95||4||"Hopeless"||Félix Alcalá||Chris Mundy||October 14, 2009||13.92|
|The BAU investigates a group of suspects with a pack mentality who are randomly selecting their victims in the nation's capital and then murdering them just for the thrill of the kill.|
|96||5||"Cradle to Grave"||Rob Spera||Breen Frazier||October 21, 2009||14.27|
|The BAU travels to Albuquerque in 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.
Recurring character: Jayne Atkinson as Erin Strauss. Guest Star: Mae Whitman, Hallee Hirsh
|97||6||"The Eyes Have It"||Glenn Kershaw||Oanh Ly||November 4, 2009||12.55|
|The BAU is called to Oklahoma City to help local authorities track a serial killer who removes the eyes of his murder victims and keeps them as souvenirs. A surprised Morgan becomes the lead in the investigation. Though at first the pressure gets to him, Morgan ultimately discovers that the murderer is a taxidermist with hunting experience. After he is brought to justice, Morgan is promoted to Unit Chief with Hotch stepping down until the Reaper is finally caught. Based on Charles Albright.
Recurring character: Jayne Atkinson as Erin Strauss
|98||7||"The Performer"||John Badham||Holly Harold||November 11, 2009||12.77|
|The BAU is called to Los Angeles to investigate a series of killings that lead to a Goth rock star who appears to have become lost in the creepy alter ego he portrays when he is on stage.
Guest stars: Gavin Rossdale, Eddie Jemison and Ian Anthony Dale
|99||8||"Outfoxed (Part I)"||John Gallagher||Simon Mirren||November 18, 2009||13.70|
|While investigating a series of murders of entire families in Hampton, Virginia, the BAU is forced to visit Red Onion Supermax Prison to seek advice from one of the most atrocious killers from the team's past, nicknamed "The Fox", from the episode 7 of the first season, The Fox, who delivers a portentous message to Agent Hotchner.|
|100||9||"100 (Part II)"||Edward Allen Bernero||Bo Crese||November 25, 2009||13.61|
When the Reaper returns to Washington, D.C. for a final showdown, the team works frantically to catch him before he reaches Hotchner's family.
Recurring characters: Jayne Atkinson as Erin Strauss, Josh Stewart as William "Will" LaMontagne Jr., Mekhai Andersen as Henry LaMontagne, Meredith Monroe as Haley Hotchner, Cade Owens as Jack Hotchner, Nicholas Brendon as Kevin Lynch, C. Thomas Howell as George Foyet a.k.a the Boston Reaper and Brian Appel as Agent Anderson.
|101||10||"The Slave of Duty"||Charles Haid||Rick Dunkle||December 9, 2009||14.43|
|While Agent Hotchner takes a leave of absence to contemplate his future with the BAU, the team is called to investigate a home invasion case in Nashville without him.
Recurring characters: Jayne Atkinson as Erin Strauss, Josh Stewart as William "Will" LaMontagne Jr., Meredith Monroe as Haley Hotchner, Nicholas Brendon as Kevin Lynch, Cade Owens as Jack Hotchner and Brian Appel as Agent Anderson.
|102||11||"Retaliation"||Félix Alcalá||Erica Messer||December 16, 2009||14.68|
|A truck hits a car carrying Agent Prentiss, a detective, and an ex-convict, the criminal makes a daring escape from the BAU's custody and embarks on a killing spree in Lockport, New York. As Hotchner struggles with his return to work, the team must profile the criminal's past in order to catch him again.|
|103||12||"The Uncanny Valley"||Anna J. Foerster||Breen Frazier||January 13, 2010||13.90|
|The team is called to Atlantic City to profile a suspect with an unusual personal obsession: abducting certain types of women from various places around the city and then transforming them into real-life dolls.
Guest star: Jonathan Frakes
|104||13||"Risky Business"||Rob Spera||Jim Clemente||January 20, 2010||14.91|
|The BAU is called to assist local authorities in Evanston, Wyoming, when teens are found dead from what appears to be suicides seemingly linked to the Internet.|
|105||14||"Parasite"||Charles S. Carroll||Oanh Ly||February 3, 2010||14.75|
|The team profiles a con artist in South Florida who is descending into mental illness and this in turn is prompting him to kill people involved in his scams. The con artist met his downfall because he was experiencing a major identity crisis.
Guest stars: Annabeth Gish
|106||15||"Public Enemy"||Nelson McCormick||Jess Prenter Prosser||February 10, 2010||14.33|
|The BAU profiles a serial killer in Providence, Rhode Island who murders his victims in public places, hoping to spread widespread fear and panic by doing so.|
|107||16||"Mosley Lane"||Matthew Gray Gubler||Erica Messer & Simon Mirren||March 3, 2010||13.00|
The BAU is called to Ashburn, Virginia to profile a child abductor who may have been harboring children for more than eight years. They receive help from a woman who been looking for son for eight years. Based loosely on Phillip and Nancy Garrido.Note: This is Matthew Gray Gubler's directing debut.
Guest stars: Beth Grant and Bud Cort
|108||17||"Solitary Man"||Rob Hardy||Kimberley Ann Harrison & Ryan Gibson||March 10, 2010||13.29|
|The BAU profiles a highway serial killer in Edgewood, New Mexico who's abducting women and holding them hostage as he seeks to find a potential mother figure for his daughter, Jody.
Guest star: Morgan Lily and Gabrielle Carteris
|109||18||"The Fight"||Richard Shepard||Edward Allen Bernero & Chris Mundy||April 7, 2010||12.70|
|The BAU team travels to San Francisco to investigate the murders of several homeless men and pairs of fathers and daughters and teams up with a separate group of BAU operatives who are working another case they think is connected. The episode launches the spin-off, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.
Recurring character: Jayne Atkinson as Erin Strauss
|110||19||"A Rite of Passage"||John Gallagher||Victor De Jesus||April 14, 2010||12.44|
|The BAU team heads to Terlingua, Texas to track a serial killer targeting illegal immigrants attempting to make safe passage into the U.S.|
|111||20||"A Thousand Words"||Rosemary Rodriguez||Edward Allen Bernero||May 5, 2010||12.39|
|The BAU team travels to Tallahassee, Florida to lead a case on a serial killer who commits suicide but leaves behind clues to the whereabouts of his last victim on the tattoos of his body.|
|112||21||"Exit Wounds"||Charles S. Carroll||Rick Dunkle||May 12, 2010||13.07|
|The BAU with Garcia in tow head to a small town in Alaska where they begin investigating murders involving several members who had plans of leaving the town.|
|113||22||"The Internet Is Forever"||Glenn Kershaw||Breen Frazier||May 19, 2010||13.25|
|The BAU team travels to Boise, Idaho to profile a serial killer who uses the Internet as his hunting ground and posts the videos of his killings live on the Internet for his fans, bringing a whole new meaning to the term "social networking".|
|114||23||"Our Darkest Hour (Part I)"||Edward Allen Bernero||Erica Messer||May 26, 2010||12.97|
|The BAU team hunts a serial killer in Los Angeles who preys on his victims in the dark, killing entire families except for one left alive to remember. The episode ends in a cliffhanger when Billy Flynn, the Prince of Darkness, shoots and kills Detective Matt Spicer, before kidnapping Spicer's daughter, Ellie, and fleeing the scene, leaving both Morgan and Spicer behind. Morgan then passes out seconds later and the scene goes to black with "To Be Continued" showing up on the screen.
Guest stars: Eric Close, Tim Curry, Linda Purl and Robert Davi
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