Criminal Minds

TV Show • 2005 • Crime  Report
Season
Episode
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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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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)
Yes
79
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19
3
gooosey
S3E4 unsub shown euthanizing a cat. if you are sensitive to this you should probably avoid the episode entirely
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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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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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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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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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justaguy
no dragons in criminal minds, no worries about dragons :) edit ; that i remember, anyways!
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FandomLover
Season 10 episode 4. The Unsub has delusions of bugs and parasites, including spiders, attacking and infesting him.
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123pilch
‘Dust and bones’ s13e7
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five
s8e11, s10e4
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empadadefrango
Reid was abandoned by his father when he was 10
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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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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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honeyy
S3
 E16
mentions of jordan’s father abusing her
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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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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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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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liasmileyface
S1
 E9
Alcohol is abused by a side character so much so that they crash several cars.
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five
the second half of season 2 deals with topics of addiction
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ThisOneCassie
throughout the show the unsubs are restrained wit handcuffs upon being arrested.
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1
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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Yes
12
No
2
0
Atentica
S3
 E4
At one point someone is drugged and killed.
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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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Yes
7
No
0
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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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five
s7e9 right at the very beginning
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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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apple33508
brief mentions of it when talking about what happened to some victims
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five
SKIP S5E6 TRUST ME, s7e2 is also Not good, s14e11
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solace
it’s a show about serial killers
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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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Yes
21
No
10
0
episode in s7. guy has a car dropped on him and then the car goes through the crusher machine with him under it
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five
s12e16 is particularly bad
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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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Yes
5
No
0
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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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Yes
20
No
13
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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 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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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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melc
S3EP3: woman is buried alive and it is talked about a lot throughout the episode
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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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Annoymus
yes, 01x11, "blood hungry" is centered around cannibalism
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Atentica
S3
 E6
The victims have their face removed.
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Atentica
S3
 E5
Mentions of CSA/grooming
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Yes
20
No
14
4
LaviniaTemple
In multiple episodes kids and teens are murdered
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Yes
6
No
0
Yes
24
No
13
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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FandomLover
Season 4 episode 21. The Unsub has a model toy plane which is accidentally broken by his brother.
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Yes
6
No
0
1
LinnR
there are a lot of episodes where there is a mention of parents being dead
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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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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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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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FandomLover
Season 13 episode 17. The Unsub, disguised as a clown, sometimes appears out of nowhere.
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Yes
6
No
3
Are there razors?
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Yes
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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.
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Katla
Season 13 Episode 17
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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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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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Yes
0
No
2
0
S3
 E8
Human meat is served to a bunch of people under the guise of stew. They unknowingly become cannibals.
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1
There are mentions of it especially during episodes involving planes or terrorism.
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10
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
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Yes
1
No
10
1
five
implied usage in s8e15
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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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Lauren24
We see one of the character's mother in a mental institution multiple times throughout the show.
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madliv
S2E15 Someone injects an FBI agent with a drug multiple times throughout the episode.
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jojox
S2 E1
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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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Yes
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1
3
doddleoddle
In season four, Reid has anxiety attacks when he remembers his father in a connection to a murder.
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Yes
5
No
3
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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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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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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FandomLover
Season 6 episode 15. One of the Unsubs victims was in the hospital being treated for anorexia.
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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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five
graphically shown s3e1 32:30
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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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JessicaGreene
s10e5, s3e3, s12e3, s7e6, s13e11, s10e11, s11e14 likely more
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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 (haven't watched yet) 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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SoHee
In S1E09 a paranoid schizophrenic takes a train hostage and shoots people in the process
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FandomLover
Multiple shaky camera scenes since some scenes were filmed on a handheld camera
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buggyduck
S3
 E1
An ambulance has flashing lights towards the end of the episode.
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katofhearts
In s16 there’s swearing since they changed networks
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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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Yes
0
No
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1
liasmileyface
S1
 E9
A woman who is pregnant explains she’s seeking an abortion.
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a young girl kills herself when she discovers she's pregnant with her abductor/rapists child
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doddleoddle
Emily prentiss talks about how she had an abortion when she was sixteen
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doddleoddle
In 9x7 reid delivers a baby in the mother’s home
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Yes
4
No
23
1
FandomLover
Season 9 episode 14. JJ suffers and miscarriage while on a mission due to a roadside bomb.
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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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madliv
S2E16 Swastikas are painted on victim’s faces.
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madliv
S2E16 Swastikas are painted on victims’ faces.
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Yes
3
No
4
Yes
68
No
11
1
TheAnarchistAgenda
There are multiple episodes with trans people, they are misgendered in the episodes
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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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Yes
28
No
27
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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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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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Yes
0
No
1
Yes
11
No
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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?
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Yes
46
No
11
2
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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Yes
4
No
2
0
joyem
S1
 E11
A character is found in his underwear but he isn’t nude
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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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0
Multiple episodes show male unsubs being told not to cry
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liasmileyface
S1
 E9
The UNSUB has psychosis
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Alzheimer’s disease is a major plot point in the latter half of season 12
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Yes
3
No
15
Yes
17
No
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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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Yes
11
No
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1
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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TheLittlestTeacup
Yes, several times. There are many police chase scenes and many car accident scenes.
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Yes
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No
11
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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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madliv
Prevalent in every episode.
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BeckyFal
Nuclear explosions? No, but there are a couple episodes where buildings are blown up.
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doddleoddle
In every episode, lol
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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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