The WORST Episodes of Criminal Minds
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 2, 2021
Special Agents Jason Gideon and Aaron Hotchner head up the FBI's most elite profiling team, the Behavioral Analysis Unit, the experts in analyzing criminal psychology. With each mind-blowing case, they put their lives on the line as they travel the country, matching wits with the most ruthless criminals on Earth.
#1 - Roadkill
Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired May 6, 2009
An unsub who kills with his car is the subject of a BAU investigation.
#2 - Paradise
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 22, 2008
The BAU joins the manhunt to catch a serial killer who conceals the manner of his crimes by staging car accidents.
#3 - Today I Do
Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 16, 2011
The BAU is called to upstate New York to investigate mysterious disappearances. Also, Prentiss gets some disturbing news about one of her former Interpol colleagues.
#4 - Brothers in Arms
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 2008
The BAU team hunts for a serial killer who targets members of the police department in Phoenix, Ariz., a case that hits close to home for Morgan, a former cop.
#5 - Parasite
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 3, 2010
The BAU follows the mental decline of a con artist whose schemes have become so complicated that he begins to eliminate the people involved in them.
#6 - Sense Memory
Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 9, 2011
The team investigates unusual murders in Los Angeles, and more information about Prentiss' past arises.
#7 - Nameless, Faceless
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 2009
As Rossi, Morgan and JJ profile a killer who is targeting an emergency room doctor, Prentiss realizes that Hotch is missing.
#8 - Catching Out
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 29, 2008
The BAU investigates a series of murders that appear to be connected to a killer who jumps trains and chooses his victims based on their proximity to the railway.
#9 - The Wheels on the Bus...
Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 21, 2012
The BAU team goes in pursuit of a missing school bus full of children outside the Washington, D.C. area, and it becomes a race against time for them to bring them home safely.
#10 - The Stranger
Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 13, 2011
The BAU hunts a stalker in San Diego who is targeting college students. Meanwhile, the team comes under Strauss' scrutiny in the wake of the loss of Prentiss.
#11 - The Night Watch
Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 28, 2015
When the BAU investigates incidents of bodies being incorporated into macabre graffiti art in Detroit, they suspect an elusive-yet-notorious street artist could be the UnSub. Also, Dr. Lewis struggles to balance her relationship with her fiancé and her work.
#12 - 'Til Death Do Us Part
Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 14, 2015
When brides-to-be in Savannah are killed on the eve of their nuptials, the BAU suspects a jilted UnSub is at work.
#13 - Conflicted
Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 8, 2009
The team travels to Fort Lauderdale during spring break to find a serial killer with multiple personalities who is targeting co-eds on vacation.
#14 - Cold Comfort
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 11, 2009
The mother of an abducted child works with the BAU to apprehend a serial killer who kidnaps, murders, and embalms his victims.
#15 - Blood Hungry
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 14, 2005
While Gideon is stuck at the office on crutches, the rest of the team travels to Tennessee to track down a killer who disembowels his victims and supposedly eats their organs.
#16 - Devil's Night
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 27, 2010
The team searches for a killer who has struck the past three years during Detroit's raucous pre-Halloween celebrations.
#17 - Rite of Passage
Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 14, 2010
The BAU team heads to Texas to track a serial killer targeting illegal immigrants attempting to make safe passage into the U.S.
#18 - The Angel Maker
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 2008
A series of murders is linked to a serial killer executed a year earlier, and the BAU team must find the link between the dead killer and the new spate of crimes.
#19 - Hero Worship
Season 10 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 4, 2015
When an Indianapolis coffee shop is blown up and a hero emerges from the wreckage, the BAU tries to protect that person and his family while searching for the UnSub before more incidents occur.
#20 - Big Sea
Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired May 11, 2011
When the BAU is called to Florida after bodies are discovered buried in the ocean floor off the Jacksonville coast, the case hits home for Morgan because his aunt fears her missing daughter could be one of the victims.
#21 - A Higher Power
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 9, 2008
The BAU is called to Pittsburgh after an unusually high suicide rate appears to be the work of an Angel of Death.
#22 - The Internet Is Forever
Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired May 19, 2010
The BAU team profiles a serial killer who uses the Internet as his hunting ground, bringing a whole meaning to the term "social networking".
#23 - Public Enemy
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 10, 2010
A serial killer who targets random victims in highly visible places to create a sense of public fear is the subject of a BAU investigation.
#24 - Epilogue
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 2011
The BAU search Californias Angeles National Forest after a number of bodies mysteriously turn up in the mountain lakes there. Also, Rossi struggles with an agonizing decision regarding his ex-wife, Carolyn.
#25 - Pay It Forward
Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 10, 2013
When a time capsule in a small Colorado town is opened twenty-five years later and contains a gruesome discovery, the BAU investigates the crime and find a possible link to the death of a local police officer.