Calling All Criminal Minds Fans: My Favorite Cliffhanger Endings and Most Intense Episodes!

Calling All Criminal Minds Fans: My Favorite Cliffhanger Endings and Most Intense Episodes!

Criminal Minds is one of my favorite shows and I've watched every season. So, I decided to make a take about my favorite cliffhanger ends and favorite most intense episodes. I hope you enjoy.

Cliffhanger Endings:

Season 1 Finale "The Fisher King Part 1"

Agent Greenaway gets shot at the end and we find out her fate in the Season 2 premiere "The Fisher King Part 2"

Season 2 (special Sunday night airing after the Super Bowl 2007 ) " The Big Game"

Reid and JJ go to question a suspect and split up. Reid chases the suspect into a corn field, which leads to him getting kidnapped by the suspect. We find out his fate in the episode "Revelations" (which aired on Wednesday night their regular time slot)

Season 3 (middle of the season) "Lucky"

Garcia gets shot at the end of the episode "Lucky" and we find out her fate in the following Wednesday's episode "Penelope"

Season 3 Finale " Lo-Fi"

They end it with each team member getting into a car and then at the very end, one of the cars blows up. We don't find out anybodies fate until the Season 4 Premiere "Mayhem"

Season 5 Finale "Our Darkest Hour"

The team is called to California to investigate murders that are taking place during rolling black outs there due to a heat wave. In the course of the investigation they find out the suspect has a connection to the detective on the case Matt Spicer, at the end of the episode he gets shot and his daughter gets kidnapped. We don't find out what happens to her until the Season 6 Premiere " The Longest Night"

Season 9 (middle of the season) "The Road Home"

JJ gets kidnapped at the end of the episode "The Road Home". In the following Wednesday's episode "200" they start looking for her and try to figure out why she was abducted. It's eventually found out that it has something to do with a special assignment she had during her time in the State Department.

Season 11 (towards the end of the season) "A Badge and a Gun"

Morgan gets abducted at the end of the episode "A Badge and a Gun", while talking on the phone with his girlfriend Savannah. In the following Wednesday's episode "Derek" they try to find him and figure out why he was taken.

Season 11 ( towards the end of the season) "The Sandman"

Morgan and his now wife Savannah (who is pregnant) are in the hospital parking lot talking, when she has a gun aimed at her from above. All this takes place at the end of the Episode "The Sandman". In the following Wednesday's episode " A Beautiful Disaster" we find out she gets shot. Morgan then try's to find who did it, which puts him in a dangerous situation. This is the last episode he is in since he leaves the show after that.


Most Intense Episodes:

Season 2 " Aftermath"

After investigating a case where a guy breaks into women's homes which brings Greenaway back to when the Fisher King broke into her house and shot her. It leads her to follow the suspect and she eventually shoots him vigilante style.

Season 5 "100"

This is the episode where Hotch's ex-wife Haley gets killed by George Foyet better known as the Reaper.

Season 6 "Lauren"

This episode has to do with Prentiss's time in Interpol she faces off against an enemy of hers named Ian Doyle. At the end, they make it seem like she died but really she didn't (which no one learns until the beginning of season 7)

Season 7 (2hr) Finale "Hit" and "Run"

This is the 7th seasons finale which was 2hrs. The 1st hr was titled "Hit" and the 2nd hr was titled "Run" (the clip I put up is from the 1st hr). The team is called in on a bank robbery gone wrong and it gets complicated when JJ's boyfriend Will goes inside the bank (at the robbers request) and gets shot. This also marks the last episode Prentiss is in as she leaves the show after this.

Season 8 "Zugzwang"

This is the episode where Reid's girlfriend (who he's never met) gets taken and unfortunately killed by her stalker.

Season 8 Finale "The Replicator"

This is the episode where they go up against someone called the Replicator who is Replicating crime scenes of cases they were involved in. This is also the episode where Section Chief Strauss dies (which is what the clip I put up involves).

Season 9 Finale "Angels" and "Demons"

This episode the team goes to Texas to solve the case of prostitutes who were murdered. They soon come across a preacher and department full of Texas rangers they don't trust. All which leads to a shoot out. "Angels" aired on Wednesday May 7th 2014 and Demons (which is the finale) aired the following Wednesday (The clip I put up is actually a promo for the episode "Demons" ) This is also the last episode Blake is in since she decided to leave after 2 seasons.

Calling All Criminal Minds Fans: My Favorite Cliffhanger Endings and Most Intense Episodes!
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  • Sinister
    Holy Shit! THis has to be on my top 5 ALL TIME FAVOURITE shows EVER!!! Whoop Whoop! Now, let me conceal my outburst for a second & gather some composure. Ahem!

    Agent Elle Greenway is & will always be my favourite character just because she's a complete badass & Aftermath was just a great sendoff for the character no fucks, no remorse just real justice; although I am sure many would disagree.

    100 - Brings the infamous Reaper to a bitterend for Agent Aaron Hotchner. My 2nd favourite character. This monumental episode strikes me pretty deep. Hearing the last words of a loved one like that... it never leaves you.

    That's about it. The other casts are definitely awesome in their own way but those 2 characters & episodes are my faves as well.
    Is this still revelant?
    • Anonymous

      This is a great show! There's not too many shows where I like every episode and every season, but this one I do.

      It's weird but I never liked agent Greenaway, they made her seem snotty or like she thought she was better then everyone. That was just how I saw it though.

      Yeah, that was a good episode but also very sad. I'm not much for crying because of a tv show but I did with this one, the whole thing was sad. Good thing the Reaper didn't know what "Jack, I need you to work this case with me" meant or he probably would have killed the little boy too.

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  • SomeStrangeGirl
    I love criminal minds! Wow, you really went all out on this. I honestly don't know the name of half the seasons. I absolutely LOVE Derek Morgan and Reid. #The best Sow Ever!
    Is this still revelant?
    • Anonymous

      Yes, I guess I did. So, I'm glad someone at least looked at it and appreciates it, thank you :) It truly is the best show!

    • No problem!

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  • Namkrow
    I love Criminal Minds. Haven't watched many new episodes since Thomas Gibson left, but my favorite characters are David Rossi and Dr. Reid.
    • Anonymous

      Reid's my favorite character too.

  • Whyte_Myke
    I watched every season of this show until I found out Thomas Gibson and Shemar Moore were leaving and then dropped it completely other than that I loved it
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    What are these
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      What are what?

    • Revolver_

      Thank you

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