A young rap artist is killed while leaving a radio station. Detectives question the only witness at the scene, who reveals he is an undercover cop whose task force specializes in crimes within the rap world.
In a 'ripped from the headlines' story, a televangelist's wife is found murdered, and his secret sessions with a hustler may have led to her murder. While visiting his ailing mother in the hospital, Det. Goren runs into his long lost brother.
When a judge makes a ruling against a young rapper, the rapper's posse threatens the judge's family. The following day, the judge's son is found murdered, but the police investigation leads detectives to believe the boy's personal life led to his death.
When a Texas prisoner escapes during a transfer, he leaves behind victims with his unique trademark. While they investigate who he was and who he's become, the BAU also gets to know the newest member of the team.
When a legless body is found in the New Mexico desert and a second unwilling amputee shows up at the hospital, the BAU team searches for this amateur surgeon before he preys upon his next reluctant victim.
When four men go missing in rural Oregon, the BAU searches for a common link among them in order to track them down. Also, JJ gets upset when her son Henry doesn't want to celebrate Halloween this year.
When a recent attendee at a popular motivational speaker's conference in Seattle is murdered, the BAU looks at the speaker as the main suspect, but they have to refocus their investigation when the speaker himself goes missing.
When the mummified remains of numerous victims are found in the walls of an elderly couple’s remote South Carolina home, Rossi, J.J. and Simmons are dispatched to track down a trail of clues that date back over 20 years.