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i agree that it was a tough watch-the dislocation-but not more disturbing than the guy that cooked his victims and shared also.i forget the name of the episode but i think it was second series.very well directed.and played.i liked it more than other episodes this series.

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CountryGirl, here is the wonderful quote from the book Wednesday night's episode. "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another." ~ Thomas Merton

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Who wrote the quote in the book? I forgot to go back and look before I erased the episode off the DVR.

Thanks in advance! :)

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@Hege

JJ has always done profiling it just she never told anyone, The reason she does it a lot more is because SOME fan though she was worthless.

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@herr_sebbe
>>I also have to add, I don't think it's very professional for a critic to base >>the rating of an entire episode on ONE aspect.

Heh. I agree with you, trust me. If I had, it would have gotten one star.

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I don't get why so many people are complaining. Yeah, the dislocating the joints scene was a little cringe-worthy but there have been more disturbing episodes than this. I think MGG did an excellent job as an actor and director as all of them did. I like the new girl too. This is what criminal minds is.

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@Douglas Wolfe

I also have to add, I don't think it's very professional for a critic to base the rating of an entire episode on ONE aspect.

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I have to say I came her expecting standing ovations and I'm genuninely surprised. I half-dropped the series mid-season five and as I came back this year to see what was going on I was pleasantly overwhelmed. Every episode this season so far has been great, and this here was the epithome of it all. Matthew Gray Gubler knows how to direct! Had me on edge the whole time, kept me wondering about what exactly the unsub was up to. I guessed as fast as the next guy the partner didn't exist, but I was still intrigued by the reveal that he was actually a doll. Same for the audience. Until the BAU rushed in, I kept faltering: Are they real or are they not?

The dance scene was a piece of art. A disturbing one, yes, but I'm pretty sure that was the point. Agreed on the limb breaking scene. I've sat through all the Saw movies, yet that made me whince. Really, really pushing the envelope. But I don't think they should back down if that's what the director wants to show us. It's his piece of work, he's free to do what he wants with it.

Whincing or not, this episode brought me to the edge of my seat and had me sympathize with both Reid and the unsub. The plot was beautifully revealed and for once kept me guessing (a rare thing when they so often reveal the unsub minute one). Fantastic, I say. 5 out of 5. One of the series best.

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@Brighton jack: your note about Reid not bothering to call her back once he realized the guy wasn't her stalker was what provoked my question about his paranoia being convenient. Deep inside, his anxiety may have overwhelmed him, despite all of Blake's encouragement.

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I have to say I'm surprised of the comments here. A lot of hate for the show. I loved season 8 so far.. They profile a lot more than they have the last few seasons and great stories. The only thing I have a bit of a problem with is JJ as a profiler. I liked her much better before. It just seems strage when she profiles. Brad Diorf, the unsub, did a great job. I loved him on Deadwood. I think CM is a great show and I look forward to many more seasons!




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