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Season 9 of Criminal Minds starts with the hunt for a methodical killer that takes the BAU to Arizona to search for an increasingly devolving UnSub, with speculations that the UnSub's ritualistic behavior is rooted in religion. The case leads them to a suspect that sheds light on a bizarre connection within the UnSub's family, which could ultimately lead them to finally capture the real suspect. Meanwhile, the team speculates that Hatch is in the running to be the new BAU unit chief. Guest stars for this season include Camryn Manheim, Fred Koehler, model Eva LaRue and more. And, Paget Brewster returns for the milestone 200th episode as we finally learn what "JJ" was up to when she was away from the team for a year. Season 9 also features the directorial debut of series star Joe Mantegna ("The Road Home").

  1. Season 9, episode 1,

    The hunt for a methodical killer takes the BAU to Arizona to search for an increasingly devolving UnSub, and the team speculates that Hotch is in the running to be the new BAU unit chief. Camryn Manheim and Fred Koehler guest star.

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  2. Season 9, episode 2,

    As the BAU zeroes in on the suspect of the ritualistic killings they've been investigating in Arizona, a bizarre connection within the UnSub's family could lead them to finally nab the suspect. Camryn Manheim and Fred Koehler guest star.

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  3. Season 9, episode 3,

    When a sniper strikes Dallas, the BAU investigates whether the upcoming anniversary of the Kennedy assassination is a motivating factor or if something else is driving the UnSub. Eva LaRue guest stars.

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  4. Season 9, episode 4,

    The BAU meets their new section chief, Mateo Cruz, who, unbeknownst to them, shares a long work history with JJ. Cruz joins the team as they comb the streets of Baltimore for an UnSub who leaves victims unable to communicate. Esai Morales and David Anders guest star.

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  5. Season 9, episode 5,

    As Hotch fights for his life due to complications from his stabbing at the hands of George Foyet, a.k.a. "The Reaper," he experiences visions of his late wife, Haley, and his nemesis, Foyet. Meredith Monroe and C. Thomas Howell guest star.

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  6. Season 9, episode 6,

    When the BAU investigates victims of possible ritualistic murders in Utah, clues lead them to believe that the UnSub they are looking for might have a fascination with the Salem Witch Trials.

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  7. Season 9, episode 7,

    After a series of strangulations in Boston, the BAU looks for an UnSub who likes to keep mementos of the victims, and the team wonders if a common link to the casualties could lead them to the culprit.

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  8. Season 9, episode 8,

    When teenagers who were reported missing are suspected of a series of mass murders in Chicago, the BAU investigates their whereabouts to find a motive for the crimes.

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  9. Season 9, episode 9,

    When skeletons are found in the backyard of a Virginia home, the BAU centers its investigation on the family living there, unearthing family secrets rooted in the past racial divisions in the South. Guest stars include Esai Morales, L. Scott Caldwell, Glynn Turman and Seth Gilliam.

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  10. Season 9, episode 10,

    When a young boy goes missing from his home in St. Louis, the BAU reinvestigates a similar cold case to search for the UnSub. Doug Savant and Marika Dominczyk guest star.

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  11. Season 9, episode 11,

    When the BAU is called to Kansas City to investigate a series of murders, a tense reunion ensues between Blake and her father, a retired police captain, and her brother, a detective, who must work together to help solve the crime.

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  12. Season 9, episode 12,

    When the BAU goes to San Jose to investigate a string of murders, Garcia delves into her hacker past and reconnects with her old flame to help the team with the case. Paolo Costanzo guests stars.

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  13. Season 9, episode 13,

    While the BAU looks for a vigilante killer on the loose in Cleveland, Rossi is concerned when his former Marine sergeant goes missing and heads to Los Angeles to find him. Joe Mantegna directs his first episode of the series. Meshach Taylor guest stars.

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  14. Season 9, episode 14,

    When JJ is kidnapped, the BAU delves into her time at the State Department to find clues to her disappearance and uncover a secret mission that now puts her life in danger. Guest stars include Paget Brewster, Jayne Atkinson, and Esai Morales.

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  15. Season 9, episode 15,

    When the BAU investigates several murders in the Pittsburgh area, the team searches for a pair of UnSubs working as a team.

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  16. Season 9, episode 16,

    When a 4-year-old girl goes missing while staying with a relative in Mississippi, the BAU uncovers some startling truths as the team races to find the child and bring her to safety. Ashley Jones guest stars.

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  17. Season 9, episode 17,

    Mysterious drowning deaths discovered in the Las Vegas desert have the BAU trying to figure out the true cause and motive for the murders.

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  18. Season 9, episode 18,

    When three bodies are found with animal and human bite marks in a shallow grave near Milwaukee, the BAU has puzzling questions to answer.

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  19. Season 9, episode 19,

    As the BAU wraps up an investigation into unusual stabbings in Upstate New York, Morgan's visit with one of the crime's survivors could uncover more questions left for the team to answer. Guest stars include Aasha Davis and Emayatzy E. Corinealdi.

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  20. Season 9, episode 20,

    When two murder victims are found in a backwoods community in West Virginia, the BAU uncovers a long-simmering feud between two families and must investigate which side could be responsible for the deaths. Matthew Gray Gubler directed. Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, and Ronnie Gene Blevins guest star.

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  21. Season 9, episode 21,

    A series of targeted kidnappings near Memphis have the BAU searching for a commonality between the missing persons and a motive to lead to the UnSub.

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  22. Season 9, episode 22,

    When victims are found dead from arsenic poisoning in Long Beach, Calif., handwritten death threats and other clues have the BAU looking for an UnSub fascinated with Greek mythology. Bruce Baumgartner guest stars.

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  23. Season 9, episode 23,

    When the BAU is called to Texas to consult on the murders of prostitutes, evidence points to killings with religious overtones. But as they delve further into the investigation, the team could put their lives at risk. Esai Morales returns as BAU Section Chief Mateo Cruz.

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  24. Season 9, episode 24,

    The BAU continues its murder investigation in Texas, and clues uncover a deep web of corruption that could be the motive for the killings. Esai Morales returns as BAU Section Chief Mateo Cruz. Michael Trucco and Brett Cullen guest star.

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  25. Get caught up on Season 8 of Criminal Minds.

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