Criminal Minds

TV Show • 2005 • Crime  Report
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Demimonde Mesila Thraam
Avoid Season Three episode 4 (I think, will double check) to avoid the cat death scene...one of a pair of unsubs works as a euthanizer at a shelter and uses dead cats as a way to get people to open the door for home invitations. Watched the rest of the series and never noticed another cat death though I may have missed an episode, I have seen most of them. It's that one episode above that messed with my mind the most.
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ErinOmaista
Season 2 episode 14
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mutantbloods
season 13 episode 7, the unsub uses snakes to envenomate their victims and keeps like 15 different snakes (different species) in one tank who are pushed off the side of a table onto the floor, it's not obvious abuse to someone who isn't knowledgeable about snakes but for those who are its quite upsetting
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five
s8e11, s10e4
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FandomLover
Season 1 episode 7, During a raid on a house a angry dog, possibly Rottweiler, barks angrily and tries to attack before being stopped by the owner. Season 2 episode 14. JJ goes to a dark barn, while trying to locate Tobias Handel, and is attacked by multiple dogs.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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gooosey
S3E4 unsub shown euthanizing a cat. if you are sensitive to this you should probably avoid the episode entirely
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Katherinekelsey
S2:E21 “open season” People are hunted in a popular hunting tourist town. You see a dead deer in the back of a truck and animal heads on walls. S3:E6 “about face” Duck is shot (you don’t see it) but a hunting dog goes to retrieve it in the water. It’s pretty mild but still sad for the duck. S5: E7 “The Eyes Have It” Tons of taxidermy of multiple animals
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FandomLover
I do not remember if an actual horse dies, although members of the white supremacy group The Horsemen die via lethal injection.
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123pilch
‘Dust and bones’ s13e7
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Endriel
Season 2 episode 23. At about 14:50, people enter a room where it pans to a display of animals of Australia, one of which being a spider. Look away from when they enter the room until someone speaks again. Throughout that episode, we go back to that room and we can see the photo of the S* in the background, so try not to focus on that. Also, there are some other random flashes of the animals. I closed my eyes, so I can’t tell if the S* was focused on during these shots. Overall, be very careful here.
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justaguy
no dragons in criminal minds, no worries about dragons :) edit ; that i remember, anyways!
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madliv
S2E14 and 15 people are watched through the webcams on their computers.
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TheLittlestTeacup
There are heavy implications that spencer Reid experienced several forms of abuse throughout childhood. He was often neglected by his parents and other adult figures and was insulted, beaten, and sexually assaulted by his classmates. Most of his abuse isn’t shown, and what is shown is subtle, but it is discussed and affects him a lot in his adult life.
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FandomLover
Season 3 episode 18. The Unsub was continuously belittled and gaslighted by her husband, before she snapped and murdered him.
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five
the second half of season 2 deals with topics of addiction
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madliv
S2E15 an FBI agent is injected with a drug several times. S2E16 there are flashbacks to this, and we see the drug bottles. Also in S2E16, several victims are drugged unknowingly and kidnapped.
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FandomLover
Season 1 episode 9. One passenger on the train was kicked out by his father for crashing and destroying a car while drink driving. Throughout the episode he is seen drinking some type of alcoholic beverage, possibly whisky.
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Yes
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Alex_Fierro
In s2e11, a kid cuts his wrists to attempt suicide. The action is not shown on screen but a woman witnesses it and calls Reid, who attempts to save the kid. There is a lot of blood from it and the kid asks Reid to let him die. 41:40 is approximately when the knife is pulled out
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FandomLover
Season 1 episode 8. The undercover officer is seen tied up with blood covering his mouth. A tray is shown on a table next to tools with two teeth on it.
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apple33508
brief mentions of it when talking about what happened to some victims
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cmm_2025
A man seduces women to murder/eat them, like the gender-bent actions of Praying Mantis
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FandomLover
Season 1 episode 2. An arsonist sets multiple fires across a college campus, killing multiple people. One professor is seen entering a classroom, which is caught on fire by chemicals planted at the scene. He is burned alive and the team is unable to get to him on time.
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Hanka
8x04
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FandomLover
Season 1 episode 11. The Unsub breaks into his victims house and smashes her head in with a shotgun
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melc
S3EP3: woman is buried alive and it is talked about a lot throughout the episode
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FandomLover
Some of the Unsubs, mostly cannibals, cut off their victims fingers or limbs. Floyd Ferrell, a cannibal, in season 3 episode 8 and season 13 episode 5 is known for cutting of his victims fingers and either eating them or force feeding them to his victims.
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five
s7e9 right at the very beginning
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five
SKIP S5E6 TRUST ME, s7e2 is also Not good, s14e11
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madliv
S2E14 or 15 we see a child being submerged in a bathtub full of water several times. He doesn’t drown, but he struggles for air. S2E15 an FBI agent starts to foam at the mouth and collapses.
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FandomLover
Season 2 episode 15. Reid has a seizure, from either drug overdose or drug withdrawal, and briefly dies. He is brought back by his kidnapper.
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madliv
S2E15 an FBI agent is kidnapped and tortured. He is hit and punched and the soles of his feet are struck. He is also bound to a chair.
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five
s12e16 is particularly bad
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justaguy
(spoiler) mr scratch falls to his death. i’m pretty sure there are more falling to death scenes in a few episodes, i just can’t recall which ones
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FandomLover
Season 1 episode 7. The Unsub targets families with two children. He is able to murder four children from two separate families and is stopped just before his next murder.
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FandomLover
Season 4 episode 21. The Unsub has a model toy plane which is accidentally broken by his brother.
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madliv
S2E14 a woman is kidnapped and chained. S2E14 and 15, an FBI agent is kidnapped. S2E16 several teenagers are taken into a car and later killed.
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Nopery
There are dozens of victims and offenders throughout the series who were/are cheating on their significant other/spouse.
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LinnR
there are a lot of episodes where there is a mention of parents being dead
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FandomLover
They’re are no ghosts but some Unsubs see people they’ve created in their minds. Reid also has visions in some episodes of Maeve, his murdered girlfriend.
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Katla
Season 13 Episode 17
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FandomLover
Season 13 episode 17. The Unsub, disguised as a clown, sometimes appears out of nowhere.
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madliv
S2E14 or 15 a clothed child is submerged in a bathtub full of water several times. S2E15, nothing is seen other than the character’s face and blood running down the drain.
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Reei
Although there is an episode where several people are killed because a priest believes they are possessed and performs an exorcism on them.
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FandomLover
Many episodes include gory sounds, especially when a victim of the Unsub or a member of the FBI is being tortured, stabbed and cut.
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five
i did my best to catch them all, please forgive me if i’ve missed one !! s1e9 10:50 - 11:00 audio only, s2e13 6:45 audio + visual it’s sudden and jarring, s4e15 12:18 audio mostly, s4e25 , s5e7 20:30 audio, s5e9 at 4:00ish minutes a guy says “i’m gonna be sick” he doesn’t actually get sick though, s5e20 3:20 a guy Almost gets sick but he doesnt actually, s6e7 27:37, s6e17 39:30 audio semi-visual + VISUAL at 40:48, s6e23 25:18-25:50 visual & audio, s7e7 31:12 casually mentioned, s7e8 27:30 audio, s7e12 THIS EPISODE IS MISERABLE!!! be careful with the first 2 minutes it’s audio + visual and then 4:27-5:00 there’s a photo of sick in the back and they discuss it, more discussion at 7:50, s7e22 09:00-9:30 audio visu, s8e2 16:40 audio + a visual of a toilet, s8e5 visual at 2:40 + discussion of it at 6:28 + mentioned again at 7:20 and 8:20, s8e8 26:48 audio, s8e18 26:20 audio + visual, s8e23 it’s more just people coughing up blood so be careful if that bothers you, s9e1 6:00 audio & a small visual + 21:27 super sudden audio visual, s9e2 13:20 not exactly puking but it’s uncomf + a mention at 17:12, s9e14 21:42 audio & slight visual, s10e3 8:45 mention & a visual of mess + 14:30 mention, s10e6 14:30 guy acts like hes going to be sick, s11e1 25:05 audio, s11e7 2:25 a guy coughs up blood, s11e21 15:58 it’s someone spitting out chewed up food but was triggering to me + 29:26 audio, s12e18 16:04 it’s a mention, s13e1 29:30 mostly audio, s13e7 10:30 VERY VISUAL and then mentioned afterwards, s13e20 15:40 a guy coughs up blood, s14e3 12:25 only a mention, s14e5 23:05 audio.
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FandomLover
Season 2 episode 15. Reid suffers from a overdose and has a seizure. He begins foaming and spitting.
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FandomLover
Season 12 episode 5. The Unsub spares one of his victims, one of his school bullies, because he is found in a puddle of his own urine, after he wets himself in fear.
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Nightmarearchivist
It's a crime show. All the main characters are FBI agents. Take it as you will.
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madliv
S2E15 Someone injects an FBI agent with a drug multiple times throughout the episode.
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Lauren24
We see one of the character's mother in a mental institution multiple times throughout the show.
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FandomLover
Season 5 episode 5. The Unsub is discovered to have breast cancer. It is believed they succumbed to the cancer while in custody.
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five
implied usage in s8e15
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jojox
S2 E1
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doddleoddle
In season four, Reid has anxiety attacks when he remembers his father in a connection to a murder.
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FandomLover
Season 6 episode 15. One of the Unsubs victims was in the hospital being treated for anorexia.
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Alex_Fierro
These are all I could find/remember: s2e11 (attempted), s3e15, s5e13, s5e20, s7e9, s8e23. Some do end up being murders made to look like suicide, but I hope this helps even a bit
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FandomLover
Season 10 episode 14. The Unsub has low self esteem and is jealous of his best friend due to his appearance, marriage and child.
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FandomLover
Season 13, episode 21. The Unsub and his wife can hear a low pitched humming sound. Only the Two can hear the sound and they react violently to it, attacking and killing their victims as they are not able to locate where to sound is coming from, as they cannot hear it.
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FandomLover
Season 6 episode 15. The Unsub acted up in a attempt to get attention while younger. When they did not get the desired attention they took to self harm and suicide threats for attention.
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JessicaGreene
s10e5, s3e3, s12e3, s7e6, s13e11, s10e11, s11e14 likely more
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five
graphically shown s3e1 32:30
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SoHee
In S1E09 a paranoid schizophrenic takes a train hostage and shoots people in the process
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TheLittlestTeacup
Several of the main characters develope and suffer from ptsd. Most notably though is spencer Reid, as A. He is severely traumatized on several occasions and B. The signs/symptoms of his ptsd are shown more prominently throughout the seasons. In addition, Jason gideon suffers from ptsd and it is discussed a whole lot in the first season
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JessicaGreene
An autistic adult is manipulated by a serial killer in s11e22
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FandomLover
Season 1 episode 7. The team is able to locate the Unsub in his newest visions basement. They have taken the families baby, who is crying and screaming quite hard.
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FandomLover
Many scenes require the agents to use flashlights which cause flashing lights especially when they are being moved around rapidly/frantically.
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FandomLover
Multiple shaky camera scenes since some scenes were filmed on a handheld camera
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doddleoddle
In 9x7 reid delivers a baby in the mother’s home
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FandomLover
Season 5 episode 5. The Unsub, who wants more children, forces multiple woman to get pregnant and then murders them as soon as they give birth.
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No
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FandomLover
Season 9 episode 14. JJ suffers and miscarriage while on a mission due to a roadside bomb.
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doddleoddle
Emily prentiss talks about how she had an abortion when she was sixteen
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FandomLover
There are no N-Words used but in the episode A thin line the Unsub targets and murders African-Americans and Immigrants, due to a home invasion by two black men that occurred when he was younger
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madliv
S2E16 several black people die. The episode is centered around race.
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JessicaGreene
The show itself is arguably ableist as almost all of the killers have a mental illness or disability.
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TheLittlestTeacup
Not “jokes” necessarily but some unsubs dress in woman’s clothing. Most of these characters are not actually queer in any way but it may feel a bit uncomfortable if you’re trans. It didn’t bother me (trans) but if it bugs you that’s totally valid.
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FandomLover
Season 3 episode 17. A serial killers is discovered to be gay. The killer is described as disgusting for being gay.
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madliv
S2E16 Swastikas are painted on victims’ faces.
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TheAnarchistAgenda
There are multiple episodes with trans people, they are misgendered in the episodes
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Yes
51
No
0
Yes
16
No
13
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madliv
S2E16 Swastikas are painted on victim’s faces.
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five
nearly every episode involves sexual assault in some form, never Graphically but it’s still a prevalent theme
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
Yes
31
No
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five
s3e5 csa, implied s4e19, implied s6e8, s6e13 it’s throughout the whole episode but graphic csa description 10:40-11:40 and heavily at 27:00, s7e2, s7e19 brief,
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FandomLover
Season 2 episode 14. A man enters a woman’s house and it is implied they have sex, due to moaning noises heard during the scene,
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Yes
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No
0
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Nightmarearchivist
There are quite a lot of sad episodes, especially around the beginning and end of seasons
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Yes
8
No
20
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TheLittlestTeacup
Yes, several times. There are many police chase scenes and many car accident scenes.
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vincentdorian
10x03 “A Thousand Suns”. The Unsub hacks into planes/their systems, gains control, and crashes them as a form of serial killing.
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Alex_Fierro
The episode annnaa mentioned is s4e23
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Yes
50
No
0
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madliv
Prevalent in every episode.
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doddleoddle
In every episode, lol
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BeckyFal
Nuclear explosions? No, but there are a couple episodes where buildings are blown up.
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madliv
S2E14 or 15 we see a child being submerged in a bathtub full of water several times. He doesn’t drown, but he struggles for air.
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