Season Premiere Wednesday, October 3 at 10 PM ET/PT on CBS
On the 14th season premiere, “300,” when Reid and Garcia are abducted by Benjamin Merva (Michael Hogan), it’s up to the rest of the team to find them. The BAU finds surprising clues in their own history to solve why the two heroes have been targeted by a mass murderer. It’s a race to save them before a “Believers” prophecy is fulfilled. This premiere marks the series’ 300th episode.
Criminal Minds revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi, founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases.
Other members include Special Agent Emily Prentiss, the daughter of high-powered diplomats who returns to the team after being the head profiler at Interpol; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid, a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Jennifer “J.J.” Jareau, the team’s former unit liaison turned profiler, who juggles motherhood and marriage with the same skill as she solves cases.
Penelope Garcia is the team’s indispensable computer wizard helping to research the cases with her unique charm; Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist whose expertise is studying and interviewing serial killers after they’ve been captured to determine if they are able to stand trial; Luke Alvez, a former Army ranger and excellent tracker recruited to the BAU from the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force.
Special Agent Simmons joins his colleagues in the BAU after consulting them when he was a member of the International Response Team. Simmons is an ex-Delta soldier with deft profiling skills and military special-ops expertise. As the team evolves together, the BAU continues its dedication to using their expertise to pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.
|Joe Mantegna||(David Rossi)|
|Paget Brewster||(Emily Prentiss)|
|Matthew Gray Gubler||(Dr. Spencer Reid)|
|A.J. Cook||(Jennifer Jareau)|
|Aisha Tyler||(Dr. Tara Lewis)|
|Kirsten Vangsness||(Penelope Garcia)|
|Adam Rodriguez||(Luke Alvez)|
|Daniel Henney||(Matt Simmons)|
|James Urbaniak||(Special Agent Owen Quinn)|
|Karen David||(Special Agent Mary Meadows)|
|Michael Hogan||(Benjamin David Merva)|
|Stafford Douglas||(Theo Holston)|
|Daniella Alonso||(Lisa Douglas)|
|Brian Appel||(Agent Anderson)|
|Randy Evans||(Armed Guard)|