Season 5 Episodes

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Our Darkest Hour

Season 5, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/21/2010
A series of rolling blackouts in the city of Los Angeles lures a serial killer out of hiding, giving him renewed opportunities to continue his killing spree.
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The Internet Is Forever

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/14/2010
The BAU team profiles a serial killer who uses the Internet as his hunting ground, bringing a whole meaning to the term "social networking".
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Exit Wounds

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/7/2010
Garcia plays a crucial role in a case when she travels to Alaska with the BAU team to investigate the murders of several members of a small town.
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...A Thousand Words

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 5/4/2010
The BAU team must profile a serial killer covered in tattoos who commits suicide, but leaves clues to the whereabouts of his last victim.
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Rite of Passage

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/9/2010
The BAU team heads to Texas to track a serial killer targeting illegal immigrants attempting to make safe passage into the U.
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The Fight

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 4/7/2010
The BAU team travels to San Francisco to investigate the murders of several homeless men and teams up with a separate group of BAU operatives who are working another case they think is connected.
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Solitary Man

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/8/2010
A truck driver is kidnapping women and disposing of them in random locations and the BAU must find out his motive in order to catch him.
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Mosley Lane

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/25/2010
The BAU is called by local authorities in Ashburn, Virginia, to profile a predator who may have been abducting children for at least eight years.
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Public Enemy

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/10/2010
A serial killer who targets random victims in highly visible places to create a sense of public fear is the subject of a BAU investigation.
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Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/3/2010
The BAU follows the mental decline of a con artist whose schemes have become so complicated that he begins to eliminate the people involved in them.
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Risky Business

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/20/2010
A rash of startling teen suicides in a small Wyoming town is the focus of a BAU investigation.
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The Uncanny Valley

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/13/2010
An unusual personal obsession is at the center of a BAU abduction case. Meanwhile, Hotch struggles with his return to work.
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Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/16/2009
The BAU is called upon to profile the past of an ex-convict and help stop him after he escapes from custody and embarks on a violent killing spree.
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The Slave of Duty

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/8/2009
The team needs to reunite in order to solve a home invasion case, while Agent Hotchner may have to leave the team.
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Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/25/2009
The BAU team races to help Hotchner find The Reaper and save his family before it's too late.
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Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/18/2009
The BAU team is tracking down a family annihilator, but needs to take a break from the case to get advice from "The Fox", who is an horrific killer from the team's past.
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The Performer

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/10/2009
The BAU team investigates the mystery behind a trail of murders that all seem to align with the tour schedule of a rock star.
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The Eyes Have It

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/4/2009
The BAU team tracks a serial killer who keeps the eyes of his victims as souvenirs.
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Cradle to Grave

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/21/2009
The team hunts a suspect who impregnates young women and has them give birth before murdering them.
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Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/14/2009
A group of suspects with a pack mentality who kill for the thrill of it are the subjects of a BAU manhunt.
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Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/7/2009
The BAU investigates a case in Rossi's hometown that involves both his personal and professional life.
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Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/30/2009
The BAU must determine what caused a disturbed man to murder several people at a pharmacy before he harms anyone else.
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Nameless, Faceless

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/4/2009
As Rossi, Morgan and JJ profile a killer who is targeting an emergency room doctor, Prentiss realizes that Hotch is missing.