1996 - 2000, Crime
An FBI forensics agent develops profiles of murderers based on her examinations of crime scenes.

Episode Guide

  • Profiler - Tsuris (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:


    A renegade ex-FBI agent stalks Rachel while she responds to a series of murders of wealthy men who solicited sex from the same woman.

  • Profiler - On Your Marks (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    On Your Marks

    Ex-agent Marks (Gregory Itzin) plays mind games, while Rachel comes to grips with her brother's death.

  • Profiler - Pianissimo (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:


    Rachel suspects the parents of a disemboweled concert pianist may be the killers; Jarod returns to protect Rachel from a fugitive FBI agent.

  • Profiler - Mea Culpa (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Mea Culpa

    Rachel searches for a killer who does not seem to follow a pattern; Bailey must testify before a congressional subcommittee to save VCTF funding.

  • Profiler - House of Cards (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    House of Cards

    Rachel rushes to profile a sniper who is terrorizing a local park, while fearing he may have explosives ready to destroy downtown Atlanta.

  • Profiler - The Long Way Home (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    The Long Way Home

    Rachel faces off against a child-slayer who has resurfaced years after she failed to convict him as a prosecutor; Tom and Rachel's relationship moves to a new level.

  • Profiler - Paradise Lost (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Paradise Lost

    Rachel and the team try to solve the brutal murder of a mother and her two children in Yosemite National Park; George's drug problem may jeopardize the unit.

  • Profiler - Proteus (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:


    Rachel tracks a female serial killer; an FBI agent accuses Rachel of forcing a sexual relationship upon a subordinate.

  • Profiler - Besieged (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:


    When Rachel appears on a college-radio call-in show to discuss a series of ongoing sexual assaults, the rapist repeatedly dials in to mock her.

  • Profiler - Random Act (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Random Act

    Rachel and Bailey fear Agent Grant will mete out his own justice in response to his girlfriend being wounded during a robbery.

  • Profiler - Clean Sweep (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Clean Sweep

    Rachel and Jarod are forced to begin their investigation all over again when two corrupt Secret Service agents are found dead.

  • Profiler - Quid Pro Quo (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Quid Pro Quo

    Rachel and the VCTF team search for a serial killer whose latest victim is the daughter of a powerful mob boss.

  • Profiler - Train Man (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Train Man

    When elderly hobos lose their lives while riding the rails, the VCTF team believes the person responsible is a disgruntled drifter who has been rejected by society.

  • Profiler - Original Sin (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Original Sin

    Rachel (Jamie Luner) and the VCTF team track down a serial killer; Rachel's substance-abusing brother (guest star Raphael Sbarge) arrives.

  • Profiler - To Serve & Protect (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    To Serve & Protect

    A rash of random murders leads Rachel to believe the slayer is a military veteran who likes to use weapons of opportunity.

  • Profiler - Infidelity (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:


    Rachel and Bailey investigate a series of Ohio murders in which the mutilated victims are cheating husbands.

  • Profiler - Old Ghosts (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Old Ghosts

    Obsessed by a 15-year-old case, Malone enlists Rachel's help when female victims are found with hauntingly familiar knife wounds.

  • Profiler - Blind Eye (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Blind Eye

    Rachel's first solo case involves a killer who targets successful career women for servitude and humiliation.

  • Profiler - Reunion (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:


    Kidnapped Sam stalls while Bailey and Rachel search for Jack of All Trade's hideout; Jack convinces Chloe that Sam is responsible for her father's death.

  • Profiler - Reunion (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:


    Wounded Bailey calls on a young new profiler (Jamie Luner) to find Sam, who is held prisoner by a serial killer.

  • Profiler - What's Love Got to Do With It? (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    What's Love Got to Do With It?

    Sam and Malone help build a case against an Atlanta civic leader who is a suspect in the deaths of six gay men.

  • Profiler - Las Brisas (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Las Brisas

    The Jack of All Trades trial takes an unexpected twist, while Sam probes the murders of female factory workers in Mexico.

  • Profiler - Grand Master (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Grand Master

    A gifted man (Michael T. Weiss) helps Samantha track a kidnapped teen genius. (Concludes episode begun on "The Pretender.")

  • Profiler - Seduction (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:


    As IRS agents, the team infiltrates a suspicious investment firm linked to all the victims of high-society slayings.

  • Profiler - Three Carat Crisis (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Three Carat Crisis

    Sam and Bailey become trapped with other hostages inside a jewelry store when a robbery by three youths goes awry.

  • Profiler - Burnt Offerings (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Burnt Offerings

    Sam and the VCTF team investigate a series of deadly fires involving an arsonist who leaves cryptic burn patterns.

  • Profiler - Spree of Love (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Spree of Love

    An affluent young mother abandons her family to join her teen lover on a gun-wielding, murderous spree throughout the Southwest.

  • Profiler - Otis, California (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Otis, California

    Sam and the VCTF team trace Internet messages sent by a jailed serial killer to a murderous disciple.

  • Profiler - Heads, You Lose (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Heads, You Lose

    Residents of trendy South Beach in Miami panic when a killer targeting models displays their heads in public places.

  • Profiler - Inheritance (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:


    A series of victims is linked to a man (David Carradine) who once directed his followers to commit mass murder; guest Doug Savant.

  • Profiler - Where or When (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Where or When

    Sam searches for a muscular suspect who is believed to have murdered several people with his bare hands.

  • Profiler - Ceremony of Innocence (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Ceremony of Innocence

    On the eve of an execution, Sam has doubts about her profile of the killer when more murders occur in the same manner.

  • Profiler - All in the Family (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    All in the Family

    Sam battles a federal district attorney while probing an apparent contract slaying of four people, following leads that hint the killers knew their victims.

  • Profiler - Home for the Homicide (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Home for the Homicide

    The task force investigates a spate of holiday ax murders that occur each season; romance heats up for Sam and her new love interest.

  • Profiler - Perfect Helen (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Perfect Helen

    George and Sam search for a grave robber (John Billingsly) who returns a corpse neatly cleaned; guest Cynthia Watros.

  • Profiler - The Monster Within (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Monster Within

    The team probes deaths in a small town where the killer burns the victims beyond recognition; Sam finds an FBI agent's behavior peculiar.

  • Profiler - The Sum of Her Parts (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Sum of Her Parts

    A mama's boy murders increasingly older people as he nears his ultimate target; Sam and Chloe move out of the heavily secured firehouse.

  • Profiler - Double Vision (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Double Vision

    The slaying of 11 women brings Sam and the task force to rural Alabama in the hunt for a contradictory killer; Sam fumbles a chance for a date.

  • Profiler - Do the Right Thing (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Do the Right Thing

    Sam (Ally Walker) and the task force seek to discover the profile of a ritualistic and dangerous serial killer.

  • Profiler - Cravings (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:


    A rapist/serial killer strikes engaged women; Sam ignores Bailey's advice to stay away from Jack's prison cell.

  • Profiler - Coronation (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:


    Bailey pushes Sam to examine her own past for clues to Jack's identity; Jack kidnaps a baby to lure Sam to him.

  • Profiler - The Root of All Evil (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Root of All Evil

    A vigilante plans to ignite underground gas pipes to destroy an unnamed city; the team plans to use Jill as bait for Jack.

  • Profiler - Die Beautiful (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Die Beautiful

    A small-town police chief (Clarence Williams III) assists Sam and the team in their investigation of a teen beauty-queen's death.

  • Profiler - Cycle of Violence (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Cycle of Violence

    Abusive adults die by a flaming sword, replicating a comic-book story with a vengeful heroine; guest Karen Black.

  • Profiler - Lethal Obsession (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Lethal Obsession

    A kidnapper with a need for media attention fixates on a TV anchorwoman (Anna Galvin) whom he wants to cover the prisoner exchanges.

  • Profiler - Breaking Point (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Breaking Point

    Sam's (Ally Walker) best friend, Angel (Erica Gimpel), is kidnapped by a father (guest star Bruce Weitz) demanding that his son be released from prison.

  • Profiler - Every Five Minutes (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Every Five Minutes

    An edgy policewoman (Alicia Coppola) helps Sam investigate a series of sexual assaults in the Florida panhandle; guest Larry Wilcox.

  • Profiler - Bloodlust (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:


    The team discovers a person is recruiting desperate, unsuspecting athletes for clandestine fights-to-the-death.

  • Profiler - Shoot to Kill (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Shoot to Kill

    The team must identify a proficient sniper who is targeting citizens and police; Sam links the shooter's intentional clues to Greek mythology.

  • Profiler - Ties That Bind (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Ties That Bind

    The team suspects that gang members are responsible for a series of home-invasion murders; Sam's mother-in-law initiates a custody battle for Chloe.

  • Profiler - Dying to Live (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Dying to Live

    Sam tracks a killer who removes organs from victims shortly before they are needed in transplant surgery.

  • Profiler - Birthright (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:


    The team races to find the last in a series of men targeted by a man who suffered an unfortunate accident.

  • Profiler - Victims of Victims (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Victims of Victims

    An unsolved death in North Carolina resembles ritualistic slayings 40 years ago in the same area; Sam's disapproving mother-in-law (Michael Learned) visits.

  • Profiler - Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick

    Sam divides her attention between searching for wounded Jack and investigating deaths of her college friends.

  • Profiler - Old Acquaintance (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Old Acquaintance

    Friends become suspects when Sam's college pal dies at their reunion; George's new assignment targets his blackmailers.

  • Profiler - Power Corrupts (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Power Corrupts

    In Chicago, the agents help a local cop (Richard Roundtree) search for a killer who displays victims as signposts of corruption or immorality.

  • Profiler - Second Best (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Second Best

    When a deranged bomber stumps Sam and the VCTF team, explosives expert Nick "Coop" Cooper is called in to try and outthink the criminal.

  • Profiler - It Cuts Both Ways (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    It Cuts Both Ways

    Sam continues her investigation of a serial killer, unaware that Jack of All Trades has a new follower; Bailey's boss is a hateful ex-husband.

  • Profiler - Primal Scream (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Primal Scream

    Rainstorms seem to trigger a killer's violent behavior; Jack of All Trades befriends a parolee (Traci Lords) and starts teaching her his methods.

  • Profiler - Ambition in the Blood (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Ambition in the Blood

    Sam struggles to predict an escaped killer's next move while trying to prove Jack is framing her for murder.

  • Profiler - Venom (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:


    A private investigator (Joan Severance) helps the task force hunt for a serial killer (Lori Petty) using poisonous animals to kill her victims.

  • Profiler - Venom (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:


    A private investigator (Joan Severance) helps the task force hunt for a serial killer (Lori Petty) using poisonous animals to kill her victims.

  • Profiler - Into the Abyss (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Into the Abyss

    A telepathic and troubled writer who has helped authorities break several murder cases is the focus of a serial killer's deadly attention.

  • Profiler - FTX: Field Training Exercise (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    FTX: Field Training Exercise

    Bailey tries to uncover a double agent by using a mock field exercise, finding out too late which one has turned against him.

  • Profiler - Blue Highways (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Blue Highways

    Sam believes a series of fatal hit-and-run accidents are linked to a trucker reliving a traumatic accident from his past.

  • Profiler - Crisis (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:


    Sam and a roomful of Washington officials are taken hostage by a renegade scientist intent on banishing nuclear weapons.

  • Profiler - Film at Eleven (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Film at Eleven

    Sam's search for a vigilante killer sending videotapes of his crimes to TV newsrooms leads to former law students.

  • Profiler - Shadow of Angels (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Shadow of Angels

    Samantha and the team investigate a series of murders in which the victims are crushed or strangled with silver coins; the serial killer Jack-of-all-trades is cornered.

  • Profiler - Shadow of Angels (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Shadow of Angels

    Sam identifies a powerful tycoon (James Coburn) as the key to a senator's killer; Nick Cooper helps investigate.

  • Profiler - The House That Jack Built (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    The House That Jack Built

    Bailey devises a trap to ensnare Sam's stalker who continues to toy with task-force members and their families.

  • Profiler - Learning From the Masters (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Learning From the Masters

    An elaborately arranged crime scene leads Sam to deduce the killer is replicating famous artworks and into his lair where he takes her hostage.

  • Profiler - Doppelganger (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:


    Sam confronts an inmate (Eddie Albert) she helped convict when a recent murder bears striking similarities to his MO.

  • Profiler - Shattered Silence (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Shattered Silence

    Sam suspects a sick patient of kidnapping two high-profile doctors; Jack of All Trades terrorizes Brubaker.

  • Profiler - The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Samantha seeks help from a tribal elder when people blame a 1,000-year-old spirit for the ritual murders of several American Indian chiefs.

  • Profiler - Cruel and Unusual (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Cruel and Unusual

    Sam investigates murders linked to an inmate scheduled to die within days; a woman (Kim Darby) stages a protest vigil at the prison.

  • Profiler - Night Dreams (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Night Dreams

    Sam gets a break in her investigation of a deadly serial kidnapper when she meets a stripper who survived an abduction attempt.

  • Profiler - Modus Operandi (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Modus Operandi

    Sam believes a serial killer is sending messages to her via his victims when a handyman she knows is murdered.

  • Profiler - Unsoiled Sovereignty (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Unsoiled Sovereignty

    Sam investigates bombings at power plants and a plan to poison the city's water, then meets a charming man (A Martinez).

  • Profiler - I'll Be Watching You (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    I'll Be Watching You

    Sam (Ally Walker) searches for a crazed assassin targeting a political candidate; agents follow new leads to track Sam's stalker.

  • Profiler - Unholy Alliance (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Unholy Alliance

    Clues lead Sam (Ally Walker) to suspect a high-ranking military officer of protecting a serial killer.

  • Profiler - Ring of Fire (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Ring of Fire

    Sam's stalker discovers her whereabouts when she joins Bailey's task force to investigate a string of arsons.

  • Profiler - Insight (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    A retired female forensic psychologist, with a gift for visualizing a crime through the eyes of both victim and killer, resumes her work in solving serial killings.