The BEST Episodes of Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2021

Network: CBS

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.

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One Shot Kill

#1 - One Shot Kill

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 9, 2011

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

star 7.68
1,135 votes
Directors: Terry McDonough
Writers: Rob Fresco
Death by a Thousand Cuts

#2 - Death by a Thousand Cuts

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 25, 2011

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 7.64
758 votes
The Time Is Now

#3 - The Time Is Now

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 4, 2011

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 7.63
958 votes
Directors: Tim Matheson
Writers: Joy Blake, Melissa Blake

#4 - Smother

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 13, 2011

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 7.54
950 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
Writers: Joy Blake, Melissa Blake

#5 - Nighthawk

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 6, 2011

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 7.48
1,015 votes
Directors: Dwight Little
Writers: Ian Goldberg
Here Is the Fire

#6 - Here Is the Fire

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 16, 2011

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

star 7.44
1,182 votes
Writers: Chris Mundy, Ian Goldberg

#7 - Jane

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 30, 2011

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

star 7.42
974 votes
Directors: Stephen Cragg
Writers: Shintaro Shimosawa
The Girl in the Blue Mask

#8 - The Girl in the Blue Mask

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 18, 2011

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

star 7.35
756 votes

#9 - Strays

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 11, 2011

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 7.35
789 votes

#10 - Devotion

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 23, 2011

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

star 7.35
1,027 votes
Directors: Stephen Cragg
Writers: Shintaro Shimosawa
See No Evil

#11 - See No Evil

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 2, 2011

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 7.32
1,270 votes
Directors: Rob Spera
Writers: Barry Schindel
Two of a Kind

#12 - Two of a Kind

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 16, 2011

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

star 7.23
1,789 votes
Directors: John Terlesky
Writers: Rob Fresco
Lonely Hearts

#13 - Lonely Hearts

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 23, 2011

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

star 7.14
1,331 votes
Writers: Michael Watkins