Blessed with an uncanny ability to use the clues left at crime scenes to “see” what happened, forensic psychologist Dr. Samantha “Sam” Waters is one of the FBI’s most valuable assets. But her life and career are shattered when a serial killer murders her husband, and she retreats into self-imposed exile. Created by Cynthia Saunders (L.A. Law) and starring Ally Walker (Singles, While You Were Sleeping) PROFILER is a taut, stylish thriller that explores the darkest corners of the human psyche. Coaxed back to the Bureau by her mentor Bailey Malone (Die Hard‘’s Robert Davi) Sam picks up where she left off, using her gift–and the help of an elite team of specialists–to unravel high-profile cases that stymie other investigators.
While shopping in a convenience store with his girlfriend Kate, Agent John Grant intercedes during a robbery, but when Kate is wounded and fights for her life, Rachel and Bailey are concerned that he will mete out his own justice outside the law. Even John's shooting of a suspect comes under review, prompting him to angrily resign and grapple with his overwhelming emotions of guilt for Kate's grave condition
In Newark, N.J., a killer cuts the hands off one victim and decapitates another. Both are women but have nothing else in common.
A vicious killer, who works only in the rain, beats his victims severely, then picks up their bodies and hurls them. Meanwhile, Jack plays Henry Higgins to a parolee.
Rachel and her colleagues travel to St. Louis to try to solve three killings that have occurred in as many weeks.
Rachel is emotionally distraught after her brother's death and she's further rattled by the mind games played by wanted ex-Agent Marks, who she believes is responsible for a series of murders, but Marks needs her to accomplish his own agenda. Malone has even more concerns when he is ordered to conduct a performance review of his VCTF members as rumors fly in Congress that the elite unit will be disbanded.Watch Now:Amazon
Sam and Bailey are held hostage in a jewelry store after a botched holdup.
In her first case as the new profiler, Rachel Burke is on the trail of a serial killer whose victims are left deliberately posed.
Rachel and the team search for a serial killer who does not seem to follow a pattern following the abduction of a 10-year-old boy from a local diner. Meanwhile, Bailey must testify before a congressional subcommittee to save VCTF funding which is threatened to be cut off by Congresswoman Archer. Also, Rachel find that her apartment was broken into and the audiotape she made of Joel Marks confessing to planting a wire on her has reappeared in the court dockets where Marks is dismissed from the FBI and vows revenge against Rachel.
A tormented Rachel must push aside her personal nightmares when she realizes that a disturbed child slayer, whom she could not convict as a prosecutor years before, has resumed kidnapping young girls and putting them in gilded cages where he worships them as virginal ""princesses."" At the same time, Rachel is troubled by the sudden disappearance of her drug-addicted brother from a halfway house and her romantic relationship with therapist Tom enters a new stage. Also, George frets about the hot shot computer whiz who's temporarily replaced him while he's on leave due to his own struggle with narcotics.
After a police officer and other authority figures are found stabbed in the backs, Rachel centers her investigation on a young woman, Pamela, who is reported to have assumed multiple identities which probably spring from memories of early child abuse. But Rachel faces an even greater personal threat from an FBI honcho who has falsely accused her of forcing a sexual relationship of a subordinate -- a charge that could ruin her career. Elsewhere, Bailey confronts George over his reliance on prescription drugs and orders him to get help.
An arsonist who is setting fatal fires in Sam's Atlanta neighborhood has a modus operandi involving dead birds.
Rachel, Bailey and the team head to Yosemite National Park where a maniac brutally killed a mother and her two daughters, and while circumstantial evidence points to a local outlaw biker, Rachel constructs a different suspect profile -- one who feels remorse and might have sibling issues. Meanwhile, George's lingering substance abuse problem causes a dangerous embarrassment for Bailey and the VCTF just as an attractive Congresswoman begins an investigation of the unit, and she is most impressed by Bailey. Back at home, Rachel's budding romance with her brother's drug counselor hits a snag.Watch Now:Amazon
It's Christmas in rural Georgia, where an ax-murderer finishes the jobs by taking swatches of the victims' clothing. In Atlanta, Sam trims the tree with her new beau.Watch Now:Amazon
Rachel forms a bond with a mob boss, whose only daughter has become the latest victim of a serial killer.
Bailey revisits a 15-year-old serial-murder case, from which the bodies have just been found. Soon after he and Rachel arrive in town, another murder occurs and an abduction takes place.Watch Now:Amazon
A desperate Rachel and the VCTF team cast about wildly to quickly form a profile of an anonymous sniper who's perched atop the pump house of a dam with a commanding view of his victims in an adjoining park, but their options are limited out of fear that the shooter may have wired explosives that could inundate downtown Atlanta. While the body count rises, John risks his life to save some trapped patrons and Rachel suspects the murderer might be an enraged husband whose philandering wife is pinned down with her lover.
Ten women are found dead in Alabama. The killer? "He's a hunter," Sam surmises, but she can't nail her profile and that bugs her.
The VCTF corners Jack, but he escapes---despite being shot by Sam. Meanwhile, Frances turns 18.
While Sam and Bailey track a rapist on the Florida Panhandle, John and Marcus find a guy who can lead them to Sharon Lesher.
The VCTF is summoned to Allentown, Pa., where the FBI's man on the scene is spinning his wheels on a serial-murder case in which the killer burns his victims' faces.Watch Now:Amazon
Someone's digging up Jewish graves in George's home town, but Sam doesn't think it's a hate crime.Watch Now:Amazon
Rachel attempts to solve the murders of a number of brunette women in their early 30s.
Cleanliness isn't next to godliness: one murder victim is found with soap in his mouth and another has been "scrubbed to death."
When a talented concert pianist is found slain, Rachel suspects the victim's prodding parents until she discovers the young woman was pregnant and that her baby was forcibly delivered and kidnapped. But her biggest surprise comes when Jarod re-surfaces at her door. While the two indulge their mutual romantic passion, Jarod's mission is to help her deal with the threat posed by Marks, a fugitive FBI agent who delights in tormenting her.