The Most Memorable Moments Of Criminal Minds: Season 11

A new member joined the BAU team.

A new member joined the BAU team.

Though SSA Aaron Hotchner was supposed to be interviewing new candidates for the team, he was distracted by the BAU’s most recent case. Dr. Tara Lewis, one of the interviewees, ended up being essential in profiling and capturing the UnSub—one of the members of The Dirty Dozen.

After returning to Quantico in the early hours of the morning, Lewis again requested to be interviewed. Needless to say, she got the job!
JJ welcomed a beautiful baby boy.

JJ welcomed a beautiful baby boy.

After announcing that Agent Jennifer Jareau was pregnant at the end of Season 10, we couldn’t wait for her return. She was greeted by the team in the episode "Target Rich," where they surprised her with a fun welcome back office party.

Fun Fact: Both of A.J. Cook's sons, Phoenix and Mekhai, have appeared as JJ's children on Criminal Minds!
Spencer Reid went on one very bad date.

Spencer Reid went on one very bad date.

The entire team went undercover in a sting operation to catch a member of The Dirty Dozen. As the rest of the team took on various roles in the restaurant, Dr. Reid was placed in the line of fire as Cat Adams' newest client. 

Pretending to be a husband desperate to kill his wife, Reid's solicitation of Adams' services quickly devolved into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. In the end, Reid used his cutting wit to throw off Adams' game and save the day.
Derek Morgan was kidnapped and tortured.

Derek Morgan was kidnapped and tortured.

We were left with a huge cliffhanger in the episode "A Badge and a Gun," when Derek was kidnapped while on the phone with Savannah.

Knocked out and dragged from a parking lot by a group of deadly criminals, Derek was taken to a secluded cabin and tortured for hours before the team was able to rescue him.
Savannah gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

Savannah gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

After a six-month leave of absence, Derek Morgan returned to the BAU only to be targeted again. This time, however, it was Savannah who was put in harm's way.

After being shot, Savannah was rushed to the hospital while Derek hunted down the man responsible. After successfully taking down the UnSub, Morgan and the rest of the team returned to the hospital to celebrate the birth of his baby boy.
Emily Prentiss returned to the BAU.

Emily Prentiss returned to the BAU.

We’ve missed Emily Prentiss since she left the BAU to head up the London Interpol office. She returned to the team to ask for their assistance in catching an international serial killer, who had landed on American soil.