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I'm wondering if Kevin is the photographer. For some reason he has always seemed off to me

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Oh well, the stalker... I think we can now establish it's a man (he approached Penelope's table dressed as a waiter). A man with means because he is replicating different criminal modus operandi and following the team everywhere. So far the only team member he seems to have approached personally is Penelope (he took her glass from the table and secured the fingerprints). Not sure how relevant that is at this point, but EP Erica Messer has hinted the stalker may be connected to one or more team members, so considering last night's bit that could mean either Penelope or Derek (or both) may have crossed paths with him before. Why else would the stalker risk blending in such a secured place as an Embassy to take things from one of them? That is pretty bold to be just random obssession/hate. Looks more like payback. But that is just a thought, too little has been shown to be sure of anything, I think.

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I found it a very good episode. The case was really interesting (The power of words and how they play into one's mind, the issue of knowing what to say or having the guts to say it and live by it, etc.). I liked the unsub, and his interaction with the motivational speaker. Team work was well-played and balanced with the personal bit involving Derek and Penelope.
Great Derek/Penelope dynamic by the way, with some paralels with the case's unsub/inspirer one. Good use of the two sides of motivation-versus-attitude: when it goes right and when it goes wrong. Of course there was no way Derek wouldn't do exactly what Penelope wanted. Plus he did open up a bit more to her (and to us, by extent) about his past and later on his speech. A very touching speech, really well-written. Kudos to Sharon Lee Watson, who wrote the episode.

Oh well, the stalker... I think we can now establish it's a man (he approached Penelope's table dressed as a waiter). A man with means because he is replicating different criminal modus operandi and following the team everywhere. So far the only team member he seems to have approached personally is Penelope (he took her glass from the table and secured the fingerprints). Not sure how relevant that is at this point, but EP Erica Messer has hinted the stalker may be connected to one or more team members, so considering last night's bit that could mean either Penelope or Derek (or both) may have crossed paths with him before. Why else would the stalker risk blending in such a secured place as an Embassy to take things from one of them? That is pretty bold to be just random obssession/hate. Looks more like payback. But that is just a thought, too little has been shown to be sure of anything, I think.

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Maybe they finally found a use for Agent Anderson.

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Thank you CM!

You mentioned that snazzy car. I'll confess: I've never been much of a car buff and, being a red-blooded male, wanted to mention it in the review but just didn't know what make or model it was. Hopefully someone who knows cars can solve that mystery.

Terrie: I really don't have a clue who the photographer is. He's a nasty piece of business though. The executive producer (Erica Messer) is fairly excited about that storyline so it's safe to say it's going to be interesting.

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next week's ep directed by Matthew GG looks insanely creepy! That last minute, or so, at the end with the stalker photographer/copycat season long UnSub was brilliant. i was defo not expecting that. cant wait to see what happens with his storyline!

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I have to be honest, during last season, I quit reading the Criminal Minds review, in large part due to the writing. The writer's voice seemed better suited to The Jersey Shore than Criminal Minds. I mean no offense to viewers of the former. Mr Wolfe, I am glad to say that I am back to reading this show's reviews. Your writing is clear and concise and written in a mature voice. You also appear to proofread and understand how to write a grammatically correct sentence. Very well done. Whether I agree with your reviews each week is not relevant, but I will continue to read them. You are doing a good job.
By the way, I did find this episode lacking a bit, considering the last few weeks, but it held my attention. One thing I did appreciate, was Derek and Penelope. Their friendship is steadfast and can withstand a little nosing around. Oh, yeah, I loved the car at the end!

Terrie

I felt this was a boring episode this week.....a filler one perhaps. Too bad we got to wait another 7 episodes before finding out who this photographer is........this and the woman Reid talked to on the phone for help with a case (will she be back?) is what I'm finding intriguing this season....

Anybody got any thoughts on who the photographer is?




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