The Best Episodes of Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2018

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior involves an elite team of special agents who work in the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. Forest Whitaker portrays Unit Chief Sam Cooper, a long-time agent who left the FBI, but returned to head a team of renegade profilers that operates as far out of the bureaucracy as possible. Beau Garrett portrays SSA Gina LaSalle, tough agent armed with a cunning sense of perception. Matt Ryan is SSA Mick Rawson, an ex-British Special Forces soldier, and Michael Kelly is SSA John "Prophet" Sims, who spent six years in jail. Janeane Garofalo, as Beth Griffith, from the FBI Threat Assessment Task Force, is the newest member. Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia brings her computer wizardry to the team.

The Time Is Now

#1 - The Time Is Now

Season 1 - Episode 10

Cooper is called to testify when a case involving a woman on death row petitions for a mistrial based on the testimony given by FBI director Fickler. Meanwhile, Cooper puts Beth in charge of threat analysis.

star 7.80
157 votes
Directors: Tim Matheson
Writers: Joy Blake, Melissa Blake
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Death by a Thousand Cuts

#2 - Death by a Thousand Cuts

Season 1 - Episode 13

Cooper and the red cell team track a serial killer who is randomly shooting people in crowded areas. Also, Beth's life is put in peril when she and Prophet go undercover.

star 7.80
147 votes
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Smother

#3 - Smother

Season 1 - Episode 9

The Red Cell team must track down a suspect who is kidnapping young mothers. Meanwhile, Beth discovers why this particular case hits close to home for Mick.

star 7.76
151 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
Writers: Melissa Blake, Joy Blake
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Here Is the Fire

#4 - Here Is the Fire

Season 1 - Episode 5

The team searches for a bomber who set off an explosion at a small town school.

star 7.63
187 votes
Writers: Chris Mundy, Ian Goldberg
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One Shot Kill

#5 - One Shot Kill

Season 1 - Episode 4

The serial sniper the team is trying to catch begins to taunt Mick.

star 7.63
194 votes
Writers: Rob Fresco
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The Girl in the Blue Mask

#6 - The Girl in the Blue Mask

Season 1 - Episode 12

Cooper and the red cell team try to find a killer who disfigures the faces of his victims.

star 7.56
147 votes
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Devotion

#7 - Devotion

Season 1 - Episode 6

Cooper and the Red Cell team track down a murderer who travels across the country and hangs his victims after he kills them.

star 7.56
167 votes
Directors: Stephen Cragg
Writers: Shintaro Shimosawa
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Strays

#8 - Strays

Season 1 - Episode 11

The Red Cell team is asked personally by FBI Director Fickler to find the estranged daughter of a federal judge, who is his longtime friend.

star 7.53
150 votes
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Jane

#9 - Jane

Season 1 - Episode 7

The team investigates a case involving the abduction of several women, one of whom was never reported missing.

star 7.49
168 votes
Directors: Stephen Cragg
Writers: Shintaro Shimosawa
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Nighthawk

#10 - Nighthawk

Season 1 - Episode 8

After a spree killer targets three Oklahoma City residents with the same physical description, Cooper and the Red Cell team are called to uncover their connection before the situation escalates.

star 7.42
160 votes
Directors: Dwight Little
Writers: Ian Goldberg
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See No Evil

#11 - See No Evil

Season 1 - Episode 3

Cooper and his Red Cell team are called in by the Tucson Police Department to capture a serial killer who removes the eyes of the victims.

star 7.41
225 votes
Directors: Rob Spera
Writers: Barry Schindel
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Two of a Kind

#12 - Two of a Kind

Season 1 - Episode 1

Cooper and his team head to Cleveland to investigate multiple child abductions.

star 7.35
323 votes
Directors: John Terlesky
Writers: Rob Fresco
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Lonely Hearts

#13 - Lonely Hearts

Season 1 - Episode 2

The Red Cell team travels to Cincinnati to track down a killer who is targeting single businessmen in upscale hotels

star 7.26
256 votes
Writers: Michael Watkins
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