Season Two averaged (only live viewers) 15.860 million viewers and 4.52 ratings points in the A18-49 demo on CBS.
- Mandy Patinkin - Jason Gideon
- Thomas Gibson - Aaron Hotchner
- Lola Glaudini - Elle Greenaway (until episode 6)
- Paget Brewster - Emily Prentiss (from episode 9 onward)
- Shemar Moore - Derek Morgan
- Matthew Gray Gubler - Doctor Spencer Reid
- A.J. Cook - Jennifer Jareau
- Kirsten Vangsness - Penelope Garcia
|Image||Title||Airdate||Writer||Director||Season Episode||Series Episode|
|"The Fisher King, Part 2"||September 20, 2006||Edward Allen Bernero||Gloria Muzio||1||23|
|The BAU continues to decipher the clues given to each of them by a killer in order to save his most recent victim. Reid realizes that his personal life could help solve the case as one member of the team struggles to live.|
|"P911"||September 27, 2006||Simon Mirren||Adam Davidson||2||24|
|A young boy who had disappeared a year ago turns up for sale by a child pornographer on an online auction. A former profiler who now heads the FBI's Crimes Against Children Unit asks Gideon and the BAU to help her save the boy's life.|
|"The Perfect Storm"||October 4, 2006||Debra J. Fisher and Erica Messer||Félix Enríquez Alcalá||3||25|
|When two families in Jacksonville receive DVDs that show their daughters being raped and tortured, the BAU believes a two-person killing team is responsible.|
|"Psychodrama"||October 11, 2006||Aaron Zelman||Guy Norman Bee||4||26|
|The team is called in to Los Angeles, California, when a bank robber who forces his hostages to undress before leaving the scene starts to become extremely volatile and abusive, putting the lives of those he robs on the line. Meanwhile, Hotch deals with personal issues with his wife and child.|
|"Aftermath"||October 18, 2006||Chris Mundy||Tim Matheson||5||27|
|The BAU investigates a serial rapist who had been attacking young women at religious schools and stopped for six weeks. He has resumed his attacks, but is now targeting a different demographic of women. Elle makes a decision that could end her career with the BAU.|
|"The Boogeyman"||November 25, 2006||Andi Bushell||Steve Boyum||6||28|
|The BAU travels to a small Texas community to investigate the murders of children. Meanwhile, Elle is having readjustment issues after being shot, and Hotch becomes worried about her when she misses a mandatory psychological evaluation and isn't answering her cellphone.|
|"North Mammon"||November 1, 2006||Andrew Wilder||Matt Earl Beesley||7||29|
|After a man abducts three teenage girls and locks them in a cellar, he tells them only two of them will live and they must choose which one will die. The BAU takes the case when the mother of one of the girls travels to Quantico to ask them to intercede with the FBI on the girls' behalf.|
|"Empty Planet"||November 8, 2006||Ed Napier||Elodie Keene||8||30|
|The BAU travels to Seattle to identify and catch a serial bomber who is terrorizing the city by targeting centers of automated technology and realize that the unsub is using a science fiction novel as a guide.|
|"The Last Word"||November 15, 2006||Debra J. Fisher and Erica Messer||Gloria Muzio||9||31|
|The BAU is called to St. Louis to assist the investigation into two independent serial killers who appear to be competing with each other. Meanwhile, Gideon and Hotch are visited by a prospective new team member, Emily Prentiss.|
|"Lessons Learned"||November 22, 2006||Jim Clemente||Guy Norman Bee||10||32|
|Gideon, Reid, and Prentiss travel to Guantanamo Bay to interrogate the leader of a terror sleeper cell being detained there after a chemical weapons dispersal device is discovered during a raid at a suspicious house.|
|"Sex, Birth, Death"||November 29, 2006||Chris Mundy||Gwyneth Horder-Payton||11||33|
|A vigilante starts killing prostitutes when he feels that his efforts to clean up the city and get the prostitutes off the streets aren't being appreciated. Meanwhile, a young man seeks out Reid to help him understand the murderous urges he has had his whole life and fix them.|
|"Profiler, Profiled"||December 13, 2006||Edward Allen Bernero||Glenn Kershaw||12||34|
|While visiting his mother for her birthday in Chicago, Morgan is accused by local police for murdering three young boys, and the BAU investigates to find the real killer and exonerate him. Meanwhile, Hotch believes that Morgan may be hiding more than his sealed juvenile record after questioning him.|
|"No Way Out"||January 17, 2007||Simon Mirren||John Gallagher||13||35|
|Gideon and the team go to the small town of Golconda, Nevada to help apprehend the man who could be the most prolific serial killer ever. When the killer is reported to be at a diner, Gideon and Morgan go inside to question him. Meanwhile, the rest of the team tries to find the solution as to why the suspect keeps coming back to the same town every year, as well as rescue his latest victim.|
|"The Big Game"||February 4, 2007||Edward Allen Bernero||Gloria Muzio||14||36|
|The BAU pursues a religious killing team in Atlanta that sets up computer webcams to record their murders and post them on the Internet. As the team closes in on the unsubs, Reid faces a life-threatening situation.|
|"Revelations"||February 7, 2007||Chris Mundy||Guy Norman Bee||15||37|
|The BAU's urgency to find the killer increases when they realize he's holding Reid captive after seeing a live feed of him bound and drugged. Meanwhile, Reid begins flashing back to his own troubled childhood while drifting in and out of consciousness.|
|"Fear and Loathing"||February 14, 2007||Aaron Zelman||Rob Spera||16||38|
|The BAU becomes involved in preventing a possible race riot when a series of murders in a mostly white New York suburb appear to be hate crimes.|
|"Distress"||February 21, 2007||Oanh Ly||John Showalter||17||39|
|The BAU travels to Houston to investigate a series of murders that have occurred near construction sites and abandoned buildings. Because the murders appear to be random, the team believes the killer could be a homeless person. Meanwhile, everyone is noticing an apparent change in Reid's behavior.|
|"Jones"||February 28, 2007||Andi Bushell||Steve Shill||18||40|
|Gideon and his team go to New Orleans when a case involving a serial killer believed to be copying Jack the Ripper is reopened after a fourth victim is found dead, just after the murderer was presumed to be killed in Hurricane Katrina two years ago.|
|"Ashes and Dust"||March 21, 2007||Andrew Wilder||John Gallagher||19||41|
|A serial arsonist who targets the homes of upper-middle-class families as they sleep is investigated. The BAU determines the arson victims are linked together via corporate development companies that have been accused of building on contaminated land.|
|"Honor Among Thieves"||April 4, 2007||Aaron Zelman||Jesús Salvador Treviño||20||42|
|Elizabeth Prentiss, a foreign ambassador and Prentiss's mother, seeks the aid of the BAU when a Russian immigrant is abducted and held for ransom.|
|"Open Season"||May 2, 2007||Debra J. Fisher and Erica Messer||Félix Enríquez Alcalá||21||43|
|The BAU is called to investigate after the bodies of three people reported missing are discovered in a remote region of the Idaho wilderness. The gruesome find also leads the team to determine the unsubs have been hunting humans for sport.|
|"Legacy"||May 9, 2007||Edward Allen Bernero||Glenn Kershaw||22||44|
|When homeless people begin mysteriously disappearing from the streets in Kansas City, a local detective calls the BAU to investigate the disappearances. It is suspected that a local meat plant is responsible, and that the facility's owner is abducting the homeless for experimentation.|
|"No Way Out II: The Evilution of Frank"||May 16, 2007||Simon Mirren||Edward Allen Bernero||23||45|
|When prolific serial killer Frank Breitkopf returns and murders Gideon's girlfriend, Gideon takes off to find him without telling the team where he is going. The BAU must then profile Gideon as well as Frank to find both of them.|
Season Two of Criminal Minds begins where Season One leaves off with the conclusion of "The Fisher King". A prolific serial killer matches wits with Gideon. Elle Greenaway shoots a serial rapist and eventually resigns from the BAU as a result. Reid relives his painful childhood after a religious serial killer, who has three personalities, abducts, tortures, and drugs him for the course of two days. Secrets about Morgan are revealed after he is arrested during a visit home on suspicion of being a serial killer. New to the team this season is Emily Prentiss, an ambassador's daughter.
DVD Special Features Edit
The Physical Evidence: The Making of Criminal Minds Season Two
- The "P" Word
- Scenes of the Crime
- Dad's Garage
- You Can't Traffic in Human Bones
- Group-Cause Bombers
- Profiling in a Vacuum
- House of Horrors
The Behavioral Science of Criminal Minds
- Criminal Accuracy
- Sexual Sadism: "Sex, Birth, Death"
- Killing Teams: "The Perfect Storm"
- Women Who Kill: "Jones"
- Parent Emergency: "P911"
- "Lessons Learned"
Meet Kirsten Vangness
- Kirsten Vangness... Tech Kitten
- Kirsten Vangness... Domestic Goddess
- Kirsten Vangness... Diva
- JJ with Polly's Mother
- Prentiss, Morgan & Reid on BAU W/Intro by Gigi Coelle-Bannon
- "The Fisher King: Part 2"
- "The Perfect Storm"
- "Profiler, Profiled"