Best Criminal Minds Episodes


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1Season 5 Episode 9: 100

This one made me cry!

I am a CM addict but hat when Haley is pursued, then killed that it was my most favourite yet heart-wrenching episode. Thomas Gibson absolutely deserved an Emmy. Every time I see it, I cry like a baby, because I have followed Hotchs difficult decisions which were at a huge cost to him. So glad Jack survived the Reaper!

Ya its sad but it shows how talented everybody on the show is

Such an sad episode, but it's my favourite one ♥

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2Season 6 Episode 18: Lauren


I loved this episode I cry every time

Had me at the edge of my seat. Prentiss is now my favorite.

3Season 2 Episodes 14-15: The Big Game/Revelations

Made me cry like a baby, I couldn't bear seeing my sweet, adorable Reid going through all this! And he was loyal & selfless despite all his suffering... He was willing to sacrifice himself to save his team & the other citizens! "Revelations" completely devastated me, but this episode made me fall in love with Spence even harder, and I loved it, even though it was so painful that I barely could watch it! If you are a fan of Spencer, you should definitely watch these two episodes, but really prepare to feel absolutely horrible, and not even completely relieved at the ending...

Such an incredible episode, I really love Spencer and that episode made me love him even more! I very rarely cry, but the episode "Revelations" made me cry so much! I couldn't bear seeing Reid suffering, and it was incredibly painful to watch! And the ending... is just shocking! I was VERY devastated after watching this, but this is seriously the best episode of criminal minds I've ever watched!

This is the saddest episode ever! If you like Reid this is a must see! To see what his character went through!

So sad poor spencer I felt sorry everyone

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4Season 4 Episodes 25-26: To Hell and Back

Just watched these, they were brilliant.

The season four finale what a great episode it had me on the edge of my seat and when Hotch arrives home to find the reaper there then gun shot fade to black BestFinaleEver - nconnorj

5Season 7 Episodes 23-24: Hit and Run

Such a good way to send emily off

JJ is juts the best, I love her so much and Will too

6Season 1 Episode 14: Riding the Lightning

Outstanding acting... Left tears of joy... Dis episode tells about the mother's love in a unique way making it extraordinary... - broken_skull

What that mother did for her son haunts me

This episode deserves to be at LEAST in the top ten. Just amazing. Wonderfully written story with twists and turns, outstanding acting, and the only episode of any T.V.-show to date to leave me with tears in my eyes. This is one of the best of 'em, for sure.

I was touched by this episode, great acting!

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7Season 4 Episode 1: Mayhem

The season 4 premiere was The best opener ever as we finally find out who was blown up in the SUV at the end of the 3rd season - nconnorj

One of the best episode ever, with Lo Fi, penelope

8Season 3 Episode 9: Penelope

We Kick Off This Top 10 Criminal MInds With Garcia fighting for her life after being shot. - nconnorj

One of the best episodes of Criminal minds. A real team job. Love each scenes, the camera twist. the cast, great Job KV and the rest of the cast

I loved this episode you lern a lot about Garcia

9Season 4 Episode 18: Omnivore

The Start of the 'Reaper Saga'. - nconnorj

Absolutely loved this episode

10Season 8 Episode 24: The Replicator

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11Season 1 Episodes 2: Compulsion

So suspenseful, totally shocking when you begin to put everything together.

Most interesting arsonist case! Had me on the edge of my seat the whole time!

12Season 6 Episode 2: JJ
13Season 3 Episode 7: Seven Seconds

The 50th episode the team have to find a young girl who has been kidnaped. - nconnorj

Very emotional episode! I loved it!

I love this episode, it's a sad INE and it's a bit different than the resto I don't know I love it

14Season 4 Episode 22 - The Big Wheel

My heart almost broke at the expression on the child's face, the torn emotions that were probably racing through his mind. The actors were all amazing, and the plot was so heart-wrenching that everybody should watch this episode.

I cried so much in this episode =(

My favorite episode by far. Definitely recommend to everyone.

15Season 5 Episode 6: The Eyes Have it

So Hotch has stepped down Morgan has taken over and oh yeah there's a guy cutting peoples eyes out. - nconnorj

16North Mammon

Creepiest episode ever, I got goosebumps when Brooke killed Kelly.

17Season 2 Episode 12: Profiler, Profiled
18Season 5 Episode 8: OutFoxed
19Season 5 Episode 16: Mosley Lane

It was just an amazing episode... Not particularly gory, but the storyline was so touching... I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, and the final minutes made me cry, out of joy and sadness at the same time. The ending, although kinda sad, was so relieving! The directing was amazing, and the casting too! Especially Evan Peters, he was extremely touching! He's so talented! I loved him in this episode (and I love him anyways! ). It's a wonderful episode!

It's such an amazing episode! The directing was brilliant! It made me feel grief and happiness at the same time... I so loved it! Matthew Gray Gubler did an unbelievable job at directing it (and it's actually the first episode he directs! ) and Evan Peters was simply amazing. His performance as Charlie Hillridge was so touching! Mosley Lane is very thrilling, and the ending is very moving! I VERY highly suggest you watch this episode more!

20Season 8 Episode 12: Zugzwang

I love Spencer, he's my favorite and love this one, one of the saddest episodes of the show

Definitely the saddest episode of the show, when Maeve died I cried so much, I felt so bad for Spencer, gosh, he's my favorite character on the show :(
But this episode was very well directed

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1. Season 6 Episode 18: Lauren
2. Season 5 Episode 9: 100
3. Season 4 Episodes 25-26: To Hell and Back
1. Season 5 Episode 9: 100
2. Season 8 Episode 24: The Replicator
3. Season 4 Episode 1: Mayhem
1. Season 1 Episode 14: Riding the Lightning
2. Season 5 Episode 9: 100
3. Season 6 Episode 18: Lauren

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