On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain, Chesley Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
Unforeseen threats lead to sudden changes on the team, beginning with the addition of Luke Alvez, whose fugitive tracking skills are put to the test on day one. Emily Prentiss returns from London to take over as the new Unit Chief, joined by Stephen Walker, a seasoned profiler in his own right. This new team must learn to work together to stop the killers, psychopaths, masterminds, hackers, abductors and other dangerous perpetrators that await them...