Criminal Minds

TV Show • 2005 • Crime  

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An elite team of FBI profilers 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, a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases.
This tv show contains 156 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
149 supporters
Yes
144
No
34
10
madliv
S2E14 three dogs are killed by an FBI agent. We see them growling, and the scene cuts and we hear gunshots. In the next episode, S2E15 (a continuation), we see one of them dead on the ground with blood on its stomach.
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Abandonment
Yes
13
No
1
Yes
36
No
4
1
empadadefrango
Reid was abandoned by his father when he was 10
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Is an animal abandoned?
38 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
10
Abuse
Yes
23
No
4
0
addiesheart
if abuse on anyone is a trigger for you definitely would not recommend, practically every episode has victims of abuse, including the main characters
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0
everyoneshouldfeelsafetoenjoyfiction
S4
 E3
Sort of - the main villain in this episode is a cult leader who se*ually abuses young girls, who he also marries. The main one of his victims featured in this episode basically worships him and is too brainwashed to understand the truth all throughout the episode. The episode ends with a very sad act that demonstrates just how brainwashed by her abuser she was.
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Is someone stalked?
12 supporters
Yes
108
No
9
1
FandomLover
Season 8 episode 12. Maeve, Reid’s girlfriend, is stalked by a student of the college she previously worked at.
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0
eliiii
S1
 E7
mentions of it (the unsub to his wife)
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0
jdrs
S6
 E18
It's not portrayed as good, but one of the main characters is tortured by an ex in a way that feels pretty spectacle-y.
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2
solace
yeah this is a show about serial killers. but specifically in 10x8 a victim of pedophilia is revealed to be a pedophile himself
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Yes
80
No
6
0
FandomLover
Season 3 episode 18. The Unsub was continuously belittled and gaslighted by her husband, before she snapped and murdered him.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
11
No
1
0
gender_spaghetti
S7
 E6
One guy hits a younger guy with a belt. There is obvious signs of previous abuse with a belt through scars on his back. It only last a few minutes long.
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Is a child abused?
55 supporters
Yes
130
No
21
4
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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Addiction
3
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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Is there addiction?
6 supporters
Yes
104
No
15
1
sapphicpixie
S6
 E13
The two unsubs are alcoholics
10 comments | Add comment
Yes
84
No
15
1
liasmileyface
S1
 E9
Alcohol is abused by a side character so much so that they crash several cars.
3 comments | Add comment
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
52 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
26
Does a horse die?
41 supporters
Yes
45
No
34
1
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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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
78 supporters
Yes
98
No
27
4
gooosey
S3E4 unsub shown euthanizing a cat. if you are sensitive to this you should probably avoid the episode entirely
10 comments | Add comment
Are animals abused?
93 supporters
Yes
92
No
26
1
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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Yes
23
No
72
Yes
100
No
21
3
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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Is an animal sad?
33 supporters
Yes
6
No
1
0
KaliWatchesStuff
S3
 E18
[SPOILER] A dog misses its owner after being taken by the unsub.
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Are rabbits harmed?
30 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Does a cat die?
82 supporters
Yes
85
No
32
8
Anonymous
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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Does a pet die?
69 supporters
Yes
41
No
24
0
joyem
S1
 E12
Not on screen but both the main character’s and UNSUB’s dogs died recently which is a big plot point
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Does a dragon die?
11 supporters
Yes
4
No
143
5
justaguy
no dragons in criminal minds, no worries about dragons :)
edit ; that i remember, anyways!
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Are there spiders?
25 supporters
Yes
65
No
22
3
FandomLover
Season 10 episode 4. The Unsub has delusions of bugs and parasites, including spiders, attacking and infesting him.
2 comments | Add comment
0
liskoihminen
They are mentioned, but not shown.
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Are there snakes?
9 supporters
Yes
64
No
23
1
123pilch
‘Dust and bones’ s13e7
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Are there sharks?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Are there bugs?
13 supporters
Yes
82
No
19
1
five
s8e11, s10e4
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Assault
0
everyoneshouldfeelsafetoenjoyfiction
S4
 E3
There is a scene that Is a few minutes long of a man beating up an adult women after discovering she was a secret FBI agent. There is punching and slapping and it is graphic.
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Is someone drugged?
12 supporters
Yes
38
No
4
1
eliiii
S1
 E13
7 people are
3 comments | Add comment
Is there pedophilia?
53 supporters
Yes
28
No
16
1
jdrs
S3
 E5
A child is sexually abused by her uncle. Not on-screen, but it is discussed in-depth.
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Is someone held under water?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
24
No
6
Is rape mentioned?
36 supporters
Yes
33
No
6
2
eliiii
S1
 E4
a man r*pes and kill multiple women + footage of the naked body on their bed
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
15
No
5
Yes
65
No
6
1
ThisOneCassie
throughout the show the unsubs are restrained wit handcuffs upon being arrested.
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
118
No
24
7
Alex_Fierro
I have created a list of what I could find: s1e4, s2e5, s2e12, s4e7, s5e5, s5e12, s6e7 (I think), s6e24 (I think), s7e12, s8e18, s10e5 (possibly), s10e23, s11e6. I don’t believe it is shown in those episodes, however it is either mentioned or implied. I also think it’s implied in s6e9 but I may have been wrong
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Is someone's mouth covered?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
9
No
0
0
everyoneshouldfeelsafetoenjoyfiction
A few incidences of teenage boys being s*xually assaulted in school settings by bullies as a form of humiliation or hazing rituals. Some were recorded and spread around the internet. You can see other students laughing at the victims, and it is played off as humorous by some characters.
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3
I dont know the exact episode and i dont remember how graphic it gets specifically but there is an episode where girls are raped and filmed during it and that video is sent to their parents and we see the parents watch the video and im pretty sure theres sound and a brief show of the video but probably not long
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Bodily Harm
Yes
103
No
8
3
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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Are any hands damaged?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
0
Yes
7
No
1
0
addiesheart
S8
 E10
there are some very graphic dislocations in this episode, the unsub disclocates his victims limbs so that he can manuever them like puppets basically. other than this, dislocation isnt super prevalent
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
6
No
1
0
sapphicpixie
S8
 E17
Unsub slits his own throat
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
75
No
7
1
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.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
11
No
8
0
humanhalfofachilleus
S2
 E18
No decapitation but throats are cut. Jack The Ripper copycat.
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Is there cannibalism?
20 supporters
Yes
74
No
19
2
Annoymus
yes, 01x11, "blood hungry" is centered around cannibalism
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
29
No
21
0
episode in s7. guy has a car dropped on him and then the car goes through the crusher machine with him under it
2 comments | Add comment
Is someone choked?
12 supporters
Yes
20
No
1
0
S12
 E2
Someone is shown choking on smoke
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
86
No
21
1
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.
8 comments | Add comment
Yes
65
No
19
1
melc
S3EP3: woman is buried alive and it is talked about a lot throughout the episode

3 comments | Add comment
Is there body horror?
25 supporters
Yes
25
No
4
0
Atentica
S3
 E6
The victims have their face removed.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there amputation?
10 supporters
Yes
66
No
17
0
Hanka
8x04
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
54
No
20
0
FandomLover
Season 1 episode 11. The Unsub breaks into his victims house and smashes her head in with a shotgun
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
36
Is there a hanging?
19 supporters
Yes
60
No
21
0
S3
 E15
The whole episode revolves around suicide, this specific type is seen half way through the episode, you see it and you see a child right next to her
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Does someone asphyxiate?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
32
No
10
Yes
66
No
15
1
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.
4 comments | Add comment
0
sapphicpixie
S6
 E13
someone is choked unconscious
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
70
No
13
2
five
s12e16 is particularly bad
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
67
No
16
0
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.
4 comments | Add comment
2
apple33508
brief mentions of it when talking about what happened to some victims
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
74
No
16
1
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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Is someone tortured?
50 supporters
Yes
120
No
12
2
malevolentavocado
There are many torture scenes, this show deals with criminals who oftentimes are sadists. If you’re sensitive to torture scenes of any kind I would highly recommend not watching this :)
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Does someone fall down stairs?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
26
No
17
Yes
69
No
17
0
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
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
83
No
24
3
five
SKIP S5E6 TRUST ME, s7e2 is also Not good, s14e11
8 comments | Add comment
Is someone stabbed?
5 supporters
Yes
11
No
1
0
itzyaboi.trevor
S1
 E1
Not shown on screen but mentions that victims were stabbed
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
41
No
20
0
solace
it’s a show about serial killers
1 comment | Add comment
Children
Yes
28
No
19
0
S12
 E2
No infants but older children are
1 comment | Add comment
Does a kid die?
25 supporters
Yes
100
No
17
4
LaviniaTemple
In multiple episodes kids and teens are murdered
10 comments | Add comment
Yes
35
No
30
0
Atentica
S3
 E5
Mentions of CSA/grooming
3 comments | Add comment
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
5
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
24
No
11
Yes
12
No
9
0
S10
 E13
a character that is very important in the first (i think 2) season(s) dies in s10e13 but you don't see their body. they haven't really appeared in the seasons in between
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Does a non-human character die?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
16
No
15
Does someone die?
10 supporters
Yes
34
No
0
0
Allen
The show is about catching serial killers. this one should be obvious
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
20 supporters
Yes
31
No
20
1
emsdog28
S6
 E12
6 episode 12 at 16:23 minutes Dr. Reid says "those lost years r word behavioral age."
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
3
No
1
Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
31
No
14
0
NerdSarah28
In season 2 episode 15 someone has an overdose but is saved by the person who gave them the drugs.
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Family
Yes
106
No
2
6
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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Does a parent die?
8 supporters
Yes
96
No
9
1
LinnR
there are a lot of episodes where there is a mention of parents being dead
10 comments | Add comment
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
66
No
16
1
Nopery
There are dozens of victims and offenders throughout the series who were/are cheating on their significant other/spouse.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
51
No
14
2
FandomLover
Season 4 episode 21. The Unsub has a model toy plane which is accidentally broken by his brother.
3 comments | Add comment
Does a family member die?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
18
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
26 supporters
Yes
68
No
17
2
FandomLover
Season 13 episode 17. The Unsub, disguised as a clown, sometimes appears out of nowhere.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
8
No
85
5
Reei
Although there is an episode where several people are killed because a priest believes they are possessed and performs an exorcism on them.
2 comments | Add comment
Are there ghosts?
6 supporters
Yes
7
No
86
4
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.
2 comments | Add comment
Are there clowns?
8 supporters
Yes
62
No
20
3
Katla
Season 13 Episode 17
4 comments | Add comment
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
2
Is trypophobic content shown?
0 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
15
No
3
Yes
61
No
17
1
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.
4 comments | Add comment
Are there mannequins?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
13
No
9
Gross
Yes
40
No
12
2
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.
7 comments | Add comment
Does someone vomit?
49 supporters
Yes
106
No
14
74
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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Is someone eaten?
15 supporters
Yes
14
No
6
1
S3
 E8
Human meat is served to a bunch of people under the guise of stew. They unknowingly become cannibals.
2 comments | Add comment
Is there on-screen pooping?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Does someone spit?
5 supporters
Yes
55
No
10
1
FandomLover
Season 2 episode 15. Reid suffers from a overdose and has a seizure. He begins foaming and spitting.
4 comments | Add comment
Is there audio gore?
26 supporters
Yes
55
No
16
1
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.
3 comments | Add comment
Is there farting?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Large-scale Violence
Yes
4
No
38
1
There are mentions of it especially during episodes involving planes or terrorism.
3 comments | Add comment
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
7 supporters
Yes
91
No
14
12
all main characters are fbi agents who work with the police, so yeah, but a surprising amount of episodes have a corrupt cop/security guard as the killer
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
13
No
0
0
S12
Season revolves around a prison arc that is very important to the overall season storyline.
1 comment | Add comment
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
13
Are there transphobic slurs?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
14
-1
liskoihminen
S4
 E8
Not trans, but a man says he was born with an extra Y chromosome and was therefore born to kill.
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
2
Is there bisexual cheating?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
22
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Medical
Yes
65
No
13
1
five
implied usage in s8e15
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
94
No
10
3
madliv
S2E15 Someone injects an FBI agent with a drug multiple times throughout the episode.
12 comments | Add comment
3
Lauren24
We see one of the character's mother in a mental institution multiple times throughout the show.
8 comments | Add comment
Yes
86
No
10
0
jojox
S2 E1
4 comments | Add comment
Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
4
Yes
65
No
13
1
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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Mental Health
Yes
43
No
4
0
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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0
itzyaboi.trevor
S1
 E2
The arsonist has OCD and it is talked about a lot to explain why they may be doing what they are doing
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
83
No
8
4
five
graphically shown s3e1 32:30
11 comments | Add comment
Yes
8
No
6
3
Dr. Spencer Reid is implied to be on the autism spectrum, but they never say it explicitly.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
68
No
1
2
wpc25
many of the unsubs are mentally ill. multiple have ocd that causes them to kill people, which is deeply harmful given that many people with ocd are incredibly afraid of hurting someone (this is far from the only harmful portrayal of mental illness on this show, it’s just something i can speak to personally)
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2
Sarah_Rose
I'll update as I watch through the show

S1e1, S2e15, S2e16, S4e20, S8e14, S12

Some episodes talk about split personality, multiple personality as passing theories with no expansion. I haven't included these in the list as it's only ever one sentence long.

SPOILERS
S1e1 mentions of using DID to plea insanity

S2e15 killer has DID and alters of his abusive father and archangel Raphael. The killings are based on messed up "Christian" beliefs

S2e16 Spencer's ongoing trauma from previous episode

S4e20 killer and r*pist has DID. Targets "alpha males"

S8e14 (haven't watched yet) "sadistic" alter

S12 (haven't watched yet) killer targets DID systems, pr*gr*ms and t*rt*res them to create new alters. The systems go on to harm others
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0
humanhalfofachilleus
S2
 E11
Minute 42-43
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Anonymous
It can be in some episodes
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NonBinaryBabe
S1
 E7
An adult suspect, implied to be autistic/have learning disabilities, realises that he "could have saved" his sister's life, if he'd realised what was happening. He has a meltdown/breakdown and beats his head and cries out in anguish. He's restrained by several agents. It's a really distressing scene.
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Is there misophonia?
22 supporters
Yes
29
No
10
2
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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Is there ABA therapy?
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10
Is there body dysphoria?
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11
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8
Yes
50
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14
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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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buggyduck
S3
 E1
It isn't explicitly said, but a character who has previously been self-harming makes comments about not being around, and another girl mentions previous characters suicidal ideation.
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77
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9
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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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7
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JessicaGreene
s10e5, s3e3, s12e3, s7e6, s13e11, s10e11, s11e14
likely more
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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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Yes
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TheLittlestTeacup
Doctor Spencer Reid is heavily implied to be autistic. There are many, MANY occasions where he is interrupted, teased, or shot down for infodumping. While most people don’t actually mean any harm (the team is like a family, they just sometimes don’t fully understand) it can be painful for autistic people to watch. There are also jokes about his issues with social queues. I definitely don’t speak for everyone, but as an autistic person these gags don’t really bother me. They’re very lighthearted and typically really funny and relatable. That’s just my opinion though, so if you’re autistic as well and feel differently that’s 100% ok!!
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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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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Yes
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gender_spaghetti
S6
 E22
Starts at timestamp 36:13 and switches between under and above water but the scene is roughly 1min and 24seconds long.
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Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
Yes
33
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9
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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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Is there shakey cam?
20 supporters
Yes
56
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12
1
FandomLover
Multiple shaky camera scenes since some scenes were filmed on a handheld camera
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Is there screaming?
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6
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0
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Anonymous
In s16 there’s swearing since they changed networks
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buggyduck
S3
 E1
An ambulance has flashing lights towards the end of the episode.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Yes
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1
Is the fourth wall broken?
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46
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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7
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30
Is there childbirth?
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64
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doddleoddle
In 9x7 reid delivers a baby in the mother’s home
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Are there abortions?
12 supporters
Yes
67
No
13
4
doddleoddle
Emily prentiss talks about how she had an abortion when she was sixteen
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liasmileyface
S1
 E9
A woman who is pregnant explains she’s seeking an abortion.
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Yes
54
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17
1
FandomLover
Season 9 episode 14. JJ suffers and miscarriage while on a mission due to a roadside bomb.
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Yes
52
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15
0
a young girl kills herself when she discovers she's pregnant with her abductor/rapists child
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Yes
30
No
36
1
TheAnarchistAgenda
There are multiple episodes with trans people, they are misgendered in the episodes
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Yes
31
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49
2
madliv
S2E16 several black people die. The episode is centered around race.
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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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29
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17
4
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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Is there hate speech?
14 supporters
Yes
58
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13
4
madliv
S2E16 Swastikas are painted on victim’s faces.
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humanhalfofachilleus
S2
 E10
The first assumption about the Unsubs is, that they are middle eastern. They are not.
The Unsub practises Islam and says when a SWAT agent is killed, "well, if he would convert to Islam he wouldn't have to fear death"
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Does an LGBT person die?
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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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Are there n-words?
12 supporters
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4
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1
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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Is there aphobia?
9 supporters
Yes
5
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11
1
Noyoupickadisplayname
One of the main characters says that the only people who don’t love other people are sexual sadists. I think it’s in season three or four, but I’m not sure which and don’t know what episode it happens in
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Race
Is there blackface?
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12
Relationships
Yes
13
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28
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everyoneshouldfeelsafetoenjoyfiction
S4
 E3
An adult man is married and ab*ses young girls in this episode. The main victim featured is said to be 15, while the main is probably in his 40s.
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Religious
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10
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humanhalfofachilleus
S2
 E14
Gideon says "I'm tired of people using religion to justify the terrible things they do"
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4
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addiesheart
so i'm not really sure if this counts, but there are several episodes where an unsub believes in this stuff and maybe impersonates it or talks about it but its not too bad
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Sex
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80
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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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Is someone sexually objectified?
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24
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15
Yes
6
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36
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joyem
S1
 E11
A character is found in his underwear but he isn’t nude
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Is there bestiality?
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5
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16
Is there BDSM?
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4
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2
0
season 8 some episode a guy mentions to a pr*statute that he’s a virgin, but we don’t know if he was lying or not.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
41 supporters
Yes
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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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Sexism
1
Multiple episodes show male unsubs being told not to cry
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Yes
4
No
21
0
liasmileyface
S1
 E9
The UNSUB has psychosis
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Yes
20
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5
1
Alzheimer’s disease is a major plot point in the latter half of season 12
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Yes
9
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3
Social
Is someone homeless?
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Yes
26
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13
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Yes
2
No
11
Are there fat suits?
11 supporters
Yes
3
No
16
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CastawayOdin188
Yes, but shown briefly. The unsub was on medication that made him gain a significant amount of weight. Doctors talk about the risks of him going off of medication because of the weight.
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Is existentialism debated?
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Yes
3
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5
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Yes
12
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52
Are there end credit scenes?
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1
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6
Yes
57
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7
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justaguy
most of the time the BAU catch the person / people responsible for the crime and save the last victim- however lots of people die, sometimes specifically happy seeming people, and sometimes these episodes don’t end with someone being saved. additionally, if it’s a plot oriented episode (aka parts of an arc that spans over multiple episodes etc) it can be sad or unsatisfying. it’s a show about crime, death, and beyond - there’s a lot of tragic and dark content, but it’s still a good show. just be careful- if sad things or possible sad endings aren’t your thing, this probably isn’t the show for you. it deals with a LOT of heavy topics.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Yes
68
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16
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TheLittlestTeacup
Yes, several times. There are many police chase scenes and many car accident scenes.
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Does a plane crash?
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60
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16
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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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Yes
63
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17
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Alex_Fierro
The episode annnaa mentioned is s4e23
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Violence
Yes
8
No
69
4
BeckyFal
Nuclear explosions? No, but there are a couple episodes where buildings are blown up.
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Is there blood/gore?
26 supporters
Yes
111
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5
3
madliv
Prevalent in every episode.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
64
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15
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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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84
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7
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doddleoddle
In every episode, lol
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