Original air date: 10/28/2015 Runtime: 40:56 min. When the BAU investigates incidents of bodies being incorporated into macabre graffiti art in Detroit, they suspect an elusive-yet-notorious street artist could be the UnSub. Also, Dr. Lewis struggles to balance her relationship with her fiance and her work. Series star Thomas Gibson directed the episode.
Original air date: 11/11/2015 Runtime: 43:40 min. The BAU helps Rossi's journalist daughter, Joy (Amber Stevens West), investigate the disappearance of a college student. Also, the team is alarmed when Giuseppe Montolo (Robert Neary) dies in prison after he warns Morgan about the "Dirty Dozen," an underground group of hitmen, and JJ returns from maternity leave.
Original air date: 12/02/2015 Runtime: 43:25 min. After two undercover DEA agents are murdered and a third goes missing, the BAU joins the NSA to investigate whether an underground Internet drug syndicate is involved. Also, Hotch hopes the team's work with the NSA brings them closer to finding the "Dirty Dozen" hitmen ring.
Original air date: 03/30/2016 Runtime: 42:52 min. When former BAU team member and current Interpol Agent Emily Prentiss tracks an international serial killer, she enlists the help of her friends at the BAU after she is convinced the UnSub's next victim is on American soil. Also, the BAU deals with Morgan's departure from the team. Paget Brewster returns as Emily Prentiss.
Original air date: 04/13/2016 Runtime: 40:31 min. The BAU searches for an UnSub who is purposely disfiguring victims. Also, Rossi has an awkward reunion with his ex-wife, Hayden Montgomery, who kept his daughter, Joy, a secret from him for nearly 30 years. Sheryl Lee Ralph guest stars.
Original air date: 04/20/2016 Runtime: 43:04 min. When guards at a Virginia prison intercept a package with evidence relating to the kidnapping of two boys several years ago, the BAU questions a notorious serial killer who may have information on the boys' whereabouts. Frances Fisher guest stars.
Original air date: 05/04/2016 Runtime: 42:57 min. The BAU is shocked when Hotch is apprehended by a SWAT team and suspected of conspiracy, and as the team scrambles to prove his innocence, they suspect a larger plot is on the horizon. Frances Fisher and Sheryl Lee Ralph guest star.