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The BAU base has only had the Unsbu their Twices and I hope we don't lose Emily we just got her back also again I ask WHERE ANDERSON
Kira, the technical cause was Capgras, but the plot line is the same. "Veteran lives happy life, veteran hits a stress point, veteran starts killing." Remove the "trained killing machine" aspect, put a typical person in the same situation, and let the group try to profile someone that's outside the normal pattern. Add in the friction caused by Prentiss' return and the tension caused by a difficult profile and you could easily have a two part episode. This one struck me as just another formula plot.
Max Martini made this show! Miss him and the Unit...he has shown up on Castle and was also on a 10-11 show last night...now need to research which one! Love Reid, too!
Hopefully Prentiss will fail the re-training and will have to leave, she really ruins this series when she is in it.
@Guairdean, it wasn't a case of PTSD. Dolan got into a car accident and as a result wound up with Capgras Syndrome. They are 2 totally different things.
A typical "Veteran with PTSD goes on rampage" script. I hate to see a good show fall to the point where they reuse plot lines that were worn out in the 70's. It's not a good sign when the writers start phoning it in.
The unsub got into the BAU bullpen in "Penelope", but technically they didn't know he was the unsub at the time so it's not quite the same.
I LOVED this episode. I'm not crazy about episodes where we know who the unsub is right away, but this one was done right. Max Martini has more than proven his star quality and talent to CBS over the years; now they need to give him his own show. Seeing Rossi, JJ, and Reid use their strengths to move the case forward was very rewarding too (and I loved the little reference to Reid as a Doctor Who fan!).
I agree with farsia2010 that "i would prefer if they showed the UnSub a little less and the team's thinking process a little more". This UnSub, was no longer "Un" as soon as he killed his parents, and that was only 20 minutes into the episode.
I really miss the brilliant moments when something downs on them after a lot of thinking, like "Aha! Foyet is the Reaper"
For the record, there is another episode where the UnSub shows up at the BAU HQ, aside from the episode "Penelope". That was in the episode "Reckoner", (season 5 ep. 3), where a judge hires a hitman to do "justice" the way he sees it, and he shows up at the BAU saying "I believe you're looking for me", though he was surrendering and not carrying a gun.
Great review, first time here. I do have to ask, what was up with the cinematography last night? Did anyone notice that it was not up to par for Criminal Minds? I felt like they were playing to the 3D a little too much and it seemed forced. All in all a great story, but almost unwatchable due to the "tricks" (short focus, sweeping pans and quick wide to narrow shots.)
I may be over analyzing of course, but still.
These felt like it should of been on NCIS not Criminal minds next week looks better and where the heck is Anderons
wow, this ep was tense, really liked it. the actor who played the unsub did a fantastic job, i have loved him ever since he was "dirt-diver" in "the Unit" (a pity they closed that one).
Dr. Reid is his usual brilliant self and i am thoroughly enjoying this bad-ass Doctor!!!
and you are right, Hotch does need to amp up a lot, i miss the "take-no-bs" leader that he was.
so far so good, i hope they can keep up the momentum of this season, but i would prefer if they showed the UnSub a little less and the team's thinking process a little more, i miss the way it was in the first seasons, when you didn't know who the Unsub was and how he looked until the very end.
When I was reading the review, I instantly thought of the episode Penelope.
Just viewed this show tonight and Voila, we are back on track - the team is doing what it does best, going after weird and bad people. More believability this ep after a scattered season 7 premiere. But indeed this is not the first time the unsub showed up "at the office". This happened in the ep Penelope. I agree that the issue of Emily's return needs development as it was so underwritten in It Takes a Village. I'm also concerned that Hotch is not his strong authoritative self, and I'm missing that. In fact the team still seems a little out of whack. Hotch- Get back in there, your our main man. Or is this the beginning of Hotch's well hidden grief finally coming to the surface? And as for Garcia, great to see her humor shining through the muck and horror once again. Keep us laughing girl - and Morgan you just keep your lips together and keep blowing, LOL.
The first episode when an unsub shows up at the BAU was called Penelope.
Ah you're right! I'd totally forgotten about that episode where JJ shot through the door. Good call Kayla, I stand corrected!
They have shot some stuff on their home turf before remeber way back when they were held at gun point and jj snuck behind thd unsub and shot him through the glass door. But your right it doesnt hallen often and was a bold choice I love love love this shoe especially reid!!!
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