Season 2 of Criminal Minds begins where Season 1 leaves off with the conclusion of “The Fisher King.” Keith Carradine guest stars as a prolific serial killer who matches wits with Gideon. There is plenty for the members of the BAU team to deal with. In "The Aftermath," Elle shoots a serial rapist. In "Revelations," Reid relives his painful childhood after a religious zealot (guest star James Van Der Beek) kidnaps, tortures, and drugs him. In "Profiler, Profiled," secrets about Morgan are revealed after he is arrested during a visit home on suspicion of being a serial killer. New to the team this season is Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss, an ambassador's daughter.