How to Binge-Watch Every Episode of ‘Criminal Minds’ Before the Season 15 Premiere

Criminal Minds fans are getting ready to say goodbye to their favorite band of criminal profilers. J.J., Reid, Garcia, and the rest of the BAU team will sign off forever in 2020, after a 15th and final season. 

The last 10 episodes of the long-running CBS series will begin airing on Wednesday, January 8 at 9/8c, with a special two-hour season premiere. In the meantime, you can prepare yourself for the show’s end by binge-watching some of your favorite episodes.

Most episodes of ‘Criminal Minds’ are on Netflix 

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Criminal Minds | Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images

Watching every single episode of Criminal Minds would take 13 days and 5 hours, according to Bingeclock. That means you can almost squeeze in all 300+ episodes that have already aired before the season 15 premiere, provided you don’t need to sleep. 

While you probably won’t be watching the entire series before January 8, you can catch up on the show’s highlights on Netflix. The streaming service currently has 12 seasons of Criminal Minds, from the 2005 series premiere episode “Extreme Aggresor” through the season 12 finale “Red Light.” That’s 277 episodes, which should keep you busy for a while. 

However, you might want to start your binge-watch now. It’s possible that old episodes of Criminal Minds might not be on Netflix for much longer. CBS has already pulled some of its shows from the streaming service, including Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods. The website What’s on Netflix speculates that Criminal Minds could be the next to go. 

How to watch more recent episodes of ‘Criminal Minds’

JJ and Reid in Criminal Minds
A.J. Cook as Jennifer “JJ” Jareau and Matthew Gray Gubler as Dr. Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds | Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images

Seasons 13 and 14 of Criminal Minds aren’t on Netflix, unfortunately. However, you can find those more recent episodes of the show in a couple of other places. 

The two most recent seasons of Criminal Minds are available to purchase on Amazon Prime. Each season costs $34.99. Individual episodes start at $1.99. You can also buy episodes on iTunes and Google Play. 

At the moment, old episodes of Criminal Minds aren’t available on CBS All Access, but new season 15 episodes will be on the streaming service. 

What to expect from ‘Criminal Minds’ season 15 

[Spoilers ahead for Criminal Minds Season 14]

CBS released a new teaser for the upcoming season of Criminal Minds in mid-December 2019, and it gives us an idea of what to expect from the show’s final episode. From the sound of things, the Chameleon is back, since Rossi is talking about someone who “has no true identity.” Plus, it seems that J.J. is in big trouble. In the short video, Reid asks  “J.J., what’s your location? J.J., do you copy? and then it appears as if J.J. is shot. 

Showrunner Erica Messer also told TVLine that we’ll get some resolution to that J.J.-Reid drama from the end of season 14. While both were being held captive by an UnSub, J.J. confessed her feelings to her fellow agent, but she later claimed she’d just said she loved him to throw their captor off. So is J.J. really in love with Reid? And if she is, what does that mean for her relationship with her husband? 

“We deal with that in the first two hours of the final 10 [episodes], because that needs some explanation and some tender care really to have her be fair to everyone. I think 100% that Reid loves her, too, so that’s where it’s hard,” Messer said. 

Will Reid and J.J. finally confess their love for each other or decide to remain just friends? Tune in to CBS on January 8 at 9/8c to find out. 

Read more: ‘Criminal Minds’: Why Fans Should No Longer Worry About Dr. Spencer Reid’s Lack of a Personal Life

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