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Season Thirteen is the thirteenth season of Criminal Minds. On April 8th, 2017 CBS announced the renewal of Criminal Minds for the 2017-2018 TV season, with a standard initial order of 22 episodes. The season premiered on September 27, 2017.

Ratings

No ratings information is available at this time.

Cast

Episodes

Image Title Airdate Writer Director Season Episode Series Episode
1301 WHEELS UP "Wheels Up" September 27, 2017 Breen Frazier Glenn Kershaw 1 278
The BAU teams up with Matthew Simmons to save one of their own from Mr. Scratch.
1302 TO A BETTER PLACE "To A Better Place" October 4, 2017 Bruce Zimmerman Diana Valentine 2 279
When the remains of three people are found in suitcases, the BAU work to determine if there is any connection.
1303 KILLER APP "Killer App" October 18, 2017 Stephanie SenGupta Alec Smight 3 280
The BAU travel to Silicon Valley to uncover the mastermind that used a state-of-the-art drone to commit a workplace shooting.
1304 BLUE ANGEL "Blue Angel" October 11, 2017 Christopher Barbour Sharat Raju 4 281
The BAU is sent to Detroit to help locate an unsub attacking successful businessmen.
Screenshot "The Bunker" November 1, 2017 Karen Maser Aisha Tyler 5 282
The BAU work to determine similarities between multiple missing women in the hopes of finding their kidnapper.
Lucky Strikes "Lucky Strikes" October 25, 2017 James T. Clemente Tawnia McKiernan 6 283
Derek Morgan drops by the BAU to help comfort Garcia when a case brings back memories of a case from her past.
Screenshot "Dust and Bones" --- Erica Meredith Marcus Stokes 7 284
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Screenshot "Neon Demon" --- Erik Stiller Bethany Rooney 8 285
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Screenshot "False Flag" --- Breen Frazier Joe Mantegna 9 286
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Screenshot "Submerged" --- Bruce Zimmerman Rob Bailey 10 287
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Screenshot "Full-Tilt Boogie" --- Erica Messer and Kirsten Vangsness Simon Mirren 11 288
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Screenshot "Bad Moon on the Rise" --- Karen Maser Christoph Schrewe 12 289
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Screenshot "Cure" --- Christopher Barbour Glenn Kershaw 13 290
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Highlights

The season will begin where the previous season left off, showing the results of Peter Lewis' vehicular attack on the BAU. Both Kirsten Vangsness and Daniel Henney confirmed that a member of the team will be abducted from the crash site and Garcia will contact Matthew Simmons to help with the aftermath of Peter's attack.[1]

The season will also focus on Spencer Reid's future with the Bureau following his being framed for murder by a trio led by Cat Adams in the previous season.

On June 12, 2017, it was announced that Damon Gupton will not reprise his role as Stephen Walker for this season due to being fired by CBS after one season. Eight days later, it was announced that Daniel Henney will be filling in the void left by Gupton, reprising his role as Matthew Simmons from the recently canceled spin-off series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

In August 2017, Kelly Frye, the actress who portrayed Matthew Simmons' wife Kristy in Beyond Borders, announced via Twitter that she would reprise her role in the original series this season, beginning with the fourth episode. The couple's sons, David and Jake, portrayed by child actors Declan Whaley and Ezra Dewey respectively, will also return this season as recurring characters, also starting with the fourth episode.

Erica Messer confirmed that Jamie Kennedy, who portrayed cannibalistic serial killer Floyd Feylinn Ferell in the Season Three episode Lucky, will reprise his role in the sixth episode, which will have a heavy impact on the stories and emotions of several characters.

Matthew Gray Gubler will direct an episode for the season, which will revolve around clowns. Also, Aisha Tyler will direct the season's fifth episode. On September 27, Kirsten Vangsness announced that Adam Rodriguez would also direct an episode this season.

On October 12, 2017, it was announced that Shemar Moore will reprise his role as Derek Morgan in the fifth episode of Season Thirteen. In this episode, he will be helping Penelope Garcia persevere throught a case that has emotionally affected her.

References

  1. http://ew.com/tv/2017/08/14/criminal-minds-daniel-henney/?utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&xid=socialflow_facebook_entertainmentweekly

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