Criminal Minds (season 1)

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Criminal Minds (season 1)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
Broadcast
Original runSeptember 22, 2005 (2005-09-22) – May 10, 2006 (2006-05-10)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1November 28, 2006 (2006-11-28)
Season chronology
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Criminal Minds (season 1)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
Broadcast
Original runSeptember 22, 2005 (2005-09-22) – May 10, 2006 (2006-05-10)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1November 28, 2006 (2006-11-28)
Season chronology
← Previous
Next →
Season 2
List of Criminal Minds episodes

The first season of Criminal Minds premiered on CBS on September 22, 2005 and ended May 10, 2006.

Cast[edit]

CharacterPortrayed byMain castRecurring cast
Jason GideonMandy Patinkinentire seasonN/A
Aaron "Hotch" HotchnerThomas Gibsonentire seasonN/A
Elle GreenawayLola Glaudinientire seasonN/A
Derek MorganShemar Mooreentire seasonN/A
Dr. Spencer ReidMatthew Gray Gublerentire seasonN/A
Jennifer "JJ" JareauA. J. Cookepisode 2-onwardsN/A
Penelope GarciaKirsten VangsnessN/Aentire season
Diana ReidJane LynchN/A1 episode
Haley HotchnerMeredith MonroeN/A5 episodes

Episodes[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
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U.S. viewers
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11"Extreme Aggressor"Richard ShepardJeff DavisSeptember 22, 2005 (2005-09-22)10119.57[1]
When a fifth woman goes missing in Seattle in a period of four months, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is brought in to track down the serial killer. They arrest a suspect, but after seeing that the profile doesn't match, they quickly realize that he has a partner who they must locate before he kills again.
Recurring character: Meredith Monroe as Haley Hotchner 
22"Compulsion"Charles HaidJeff DavisSeptember 28, 2005 (2005-09-28)10210.57[2]
The team of investigators tries to capture a serial arsonist who has been terrorizing a college campus in Tempe, Arizona. Most of the evidence from the fires had been burned beyond recognition, so Gideon and the BAU must rely on psychological analysis to identify the firestarter. 
33"Won't Get Fooled Again"Kevin BrayAaron ZelmanOctober 5, 2005 (2005-10-05)10311.98[3]
Gideon and the BAU track down a copycat bomber who has been terrorizing Palm Beach, Florida. They determine the bomber is mimicking Gideon's nemesis, Adrian Bale (Tim Kelleher), the man responsible for murdering Gideon's team in Boston several years earlier. When a hostage appears with a bomb around his neck, Gideon must swallow his pride and ask Bale for help in disarming the bomb after the copycat bomber blows himself up when Hotch and Elle attempt to arrest him. 
44"Plain Sight"Matt Earl BeesleyEdward Allen BerneroOctober 12, 2005 (2005-10-12)10413.76[4]

The BAU travels to San Diego to help stop a serial rapist and murderer called the "Tommy Killer" by the local media because he glues his victim's eyes wide open after raping and murdering them. The suspect appears to have blended into the neighborhood so well that the local authorities have been unable to capture him so far. Meanwhile, Reid celebrates his birthday.

Recurring character: Brian Appel as Agent Anderson 
55"Broken Mirror"Guy Norman BeeJudith McCrearyOctober 19, 2005 (2005-10-19)10512.79[5]
The BAU investigates the kidnapping of a U.S. District Attorney's daughter from New Haven, Connecticut and determines the kidnapper isn't seeking money - he's after her twin sister as well. The case becomes complicated because the kidnapper is always one step ahead of them and may actually be infiltrated into the investigation.
Recurring character: Meredith Monroe as Haley Hotchner 
66"L.D.S.K."Ernest DickersonAndrew WilderNovember 2, 2005 (2005-11-02)10616.22[6]
The BAU is asked to identify a long distance serial killer, or a sniper, who is shooting at victims in broad daylight in Des Plaines, Illinois, and the team works with local law enforcement officers to recreate one of the shootings. Meanwhile Reid fails his gun qualification and is forced to work without a gun which becomes a problem when he and Hotch are taken hostage by the UnSub. 
77"The Fox"Guy Norman BeeSimon MirrenNovember 9, 2005 (2005-11-09)10715.09[7]
The BAU profiles a serial killer in Alexandria, Virginia who takes families hostage and spends time with them acting as a father figure during what is supposed to be their family vacations.
Events of this episode continue in episode 8 of season 5.
Recurring character: Meredith Monroe as Haley Hotchner 
88"Natural Born Killer"Peter EllisErica Messer & Debra J. FisherNovember 16, 2005 (2005-11-16)10814.36[8]
When an undercover cop involved in a mob investigation in Baltimore, Maryland goes missing, the BAU believes a serial killer rather than the mob has something to do with his disappearance. The probe leads to several unsolved missing persons cases. Based on Richard Kuklinski
99"Derailed"Félix AlcaláJeff DavisNovember 23, 2005 (2005-11-23)10912.83[9]
Elle, along with four civilians, is held hostage on a train in Texas by a paranoid schizophrenic who is convinced that the U.S. government is monitoring him through a microchip in his arm. Reid and Gideon are forced to play into the man's fantasy to save the people he has taken hostage. Based on Ralph Tortorici. 
1010"The Popular Kids"Andy WolkEdward Allen BerneroNovember 30, 2005 (2005-11-30)11015.56[10]
The BAU travels to McAllister, Virginia to investigate the murder of two small-town high school students who may have been victims of a Satanic cult killing. Based on the crime scene evidence, the team begins to believe it is possible that someone other than a cult member may be responsible for the killings. 
1111"Blood Hungry"Charles HaidEd NapierDecember 14, 2005 (2005-12-14)11115.23[11]
While Gideon is sidelined on crutches at FBI headquarters, Hotchner and the BAU go to Harringtonville, Tennessee in an attempt to get inside the mind of a psychotic killer whose disorganized and erratic fantasies have led him to cannibalism. Based on Richard Trenton Chase
1212"What Fresh Hell"Adam DavidsonJudith McCrearyJanuary 11, 2006 (2006-01-11)11215.92[12]
When a young girl is abducted in broad daylight from a playground in a seemingly safe neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware, the BAU initially believes her father is responsible. When he is able to provide an alibi, the team is forced to look for clues near where the girl lives to determine who is really responsible. 
1313"Poison"Thomas J. WrightAaron ZelmanJanuary 18, 2006 (2006-01-18)11314.65[13]
The team travels to New Jersey where several people have been poisoned, one fatally, with LSD 10-20 times more potent than the street version but they soon suspect that the victims were only a test group and that the UnSub is planning something much bigger. 
1414"Riding The Lightning"Chris LongSimon MirrenJanuary 25, 2006 (2006-01-25)11414.10[14]
After interviewing a married couple sitting on death row for serial murders in Florida, including the murder of their son, Gideon suspects the woman is actually innocent and that her son may actually be alive. Since she's set to be executed in two days, it's a race against time to prove it. 
1515"Unfinished Business"J. Miller TobinErica Messer & Debra J. FisherMarch 1, 2006 (2006-03-01)11511.72[15]
A serial killer in Philadelphia reappears after 18 years of silence and contacts the BAU through Gideon's retired mentor, who had made his life's work tracking the killer, with the promise he will kill another victim in the next five days. Based on BTK.
Guest star: Geoff Pierson 
1616"The Tribe"Matt Earl BeesleyAndrew WilderMarch 8, 2006 (2006-03-08)11615.27[16]
When college students are found in Terra Mesa, New Mexico, tortured and murdered in an unoccupied house, the BAU suspects a group of killers with a knowledge of Native American rituals is responsible. Based on the Manson family murders. 
1717"A Real Rain"Gloria MuzioChris MundyMarch 22, 2006 (2006-03-22)11713.03[17]
The BAU travels to New York City to investigate a series of murders that appear to have been committed by a vigilante who is exacting revenge on criminals who have been released by the justice system. And the team is not helped by the fact that the local press is praising the UnSub, calling them someone committing "street justice". 
1818"Somebody's Watching"Paul ShapiroEd NapierMarch 29, 2006 (2006-03-29)11812.54[18]
While in Hollywood with Gideon to teach a profiling seminar to the local police department in Los Angeles, Spencer finds himself in danger when he falls for a starlet named Lila Archer whose stalker has turned into a killer by shooting all those who they deem to be a threat to Lila. 
1919"Machismo"Guy Norman BeeAaron ZelmanApril 12, 2006 (2006-04-12)11911.76[19]
The BAU travels to Allende del Sol, Mexico to aid in the capture of a serial killer who has targeted elderly women. They encounter skepticism from local law enforcement, however, who believe that the American profiling tools cannot account for the machismo of Mexican culture. Based on the case of Juana Barraza "La Mataviejitas".
Recurring character: Meredith Monroe as Haley Hotchner 
2020"Charm and Harm"Félix AlcaláErica Messer & Debra J. FisherApril 19, 2006 (2006-04-19)12013.53[20]
The BAU works to capture a serial killer in Florida whose identity is known to police, but who has evaded capture by altering his appearance, enabling him to pick up more random victims before torturing and drowning them in the privacy of hotel rooms. 
2121"Secrets and Lies"Matt Earl BeesleySimon MirrenMay 3, 2006 (2006-05-03)12112.17[21]
The BAU works with the CIA, in its headquarters in Langley, Virginia, to identify a mole within that organization whose leaks are putting operatives at risk. 
2222"The Fisher King (Part I)"Edward Allen BerneroEdward Allen BerneroMay 10, 2006 (2006-05-10)12212.67[22]
While on their separate vacations, each member of the BAU receives a clue from a psychotic killer obsessed with Arthurian legend who challenges them to save his next victim. The episode ends in a cliffhanger where Elle, exhausted from the day's events is confronted in her home and shot by the enraged UnSub because the team broke the one precious rule of the game: no outside help allowed.
Recurring character: Jane Lynch as Diana Reid, Meredith Monroe as Haley Hotchner and Brian Appel as Agent Anderson 

DVD Special Features[edit]

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