Do You Remember This Year's Biggest Moments On Criminal Minds?

2016 was a big year for our favorite team. The BAU experienced many changes, including meeting some exciting new faces, saying tearful goodbyes, and welcoming adorable new additions. Take a look back at the biggest moments from this year on Criminal Minds.

We welcomed many new faces.

We welcomed many new faces.

In Season 11, we welcomed Dr. Tara Lewis, who quickly became an essential member of the team by helping take down The Dirty Dozen. This Season, the BAU gained even more new members, including Agent Luke Alvez and Special Agent Stephen Walker. While we've gotten to know Agent Alvez, we can't wait to find out more about Agent Walker in the new year!

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Emily Prentiss returned to the BAU.

Emily Prentiss returned to the BAU.

Last season, Emily Prentiss, who was heading up the London Interpol Office, returned stateside to help the team nab an international serial killer. We were elated to hear that she would return to the BAU this season—as the Unit Chief!

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2016 was the year of new babies!

2016 was the year of new babies!

In addition to the new agents we met this year, both JJ and Derek Morgan welcomed baby boys in Season 11. How cute are Michael LaMontagne and Hank Spencer Morgan?

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Spencer faced new challenges with his mother.

Spencer faced new challenges with his mother.

Diana Reid suffered from crippling schizophrenia for years and has been living in Nevada. This season, we've seen a resurgence of Reid's mother, who has long-shaped Spencer's character. Reid feverishly attempted to get her into clinical trials aimed at helping those battling the mental illness.

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The team desperately tried to escape a maximum security prison.

The team desperately tried to escape a maximum security prison.

In the Season 11 finale, the team prevented a terrorist attack from a group of anarchists planning to spring prisoners loose from jails all over the country. While the BAU was able to thwart the would-be terrorists, 13 serial killers broke out from the prison—including Peter Lewis (AKA Mr. Scratch).

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Mr. Scratch added more victims to his body count.

Mr. Scratch added more victims to his body count.

We first met Mr. Scratch in Season 10, when three murder suspects fingered him as a "shadow monster" that forced them to kill their loved ones. He made his grand return this season, exploiting people suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder, to taunt the members of the BAU.

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