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I thought this was a good ep! For some reason I thought prentiss was going to leave on a good note. I wish paget didn't want to leave though :( I hope they don't replace her with another annoying character like last time. I loved this episode because I think Rossi is kind of awesome.
But seriously, are they ever going to revisit the whole Reid migraines, possibly going crazy thing?
Also, I totally share your sentiment about Prentiss leaving the show. She's my favorite character by far. I don't think that her leaving will necessarily make me stop watching the show, but I probably won't watch it as religiously as I have for the past few years.
I agree last night was a bit of a snoozefest, although it did give some cool insight into Rossi. On a different note, showrunner Erica Messer has made it clear several times that Prentiss is not going to be killed off. They're writing her off in a fashion that leaves open the possibility for guest appearances.
Not my favorite episode of CM's.
Last night's criminal minds was an ok episode, considering all the latest ones. I think they seriously need to have Reid play a larger role in the team than just sit there and say like 2 sentences through out the whole case. Are they like trying to write him off or something? ok so i'm probably just freaking out because my utter love of the character and disappointment that he hasn't been the focus of an episode in a while...
I liked the episode too, and it doesn't matter to me if it was one of the last two - what difference does that make, if it's good? I enjoyed the features that everybody got, and the background on Rossi. There was enough tension and drama to qualify for a Criminal Minds episode, so it isn't as if it was nothing but exposition.
I do have a question that I wish could get answered, though: If the guy has 40-something more names to give Rossi, neither of them will live long enough to get through them all at one per year. Did they make any arrangements for that?
No episode of Criminal Minds is boring! Any suggestion that one is is criminal in itself! It shows how much the reviewer knows, seeing as it has been well reported that they're not going to kill Emily off -_-
I'm a big CM fan, and I enjoyed the flashbacks and in depth review of their profiling process. But I still did not enjoy this episode. I didn't find it boring, but the interaction between the students and the team just seemed really fake and forced to me. I like the concept, but didn't care for the application.
I actually did doze off a couple of times in this episode as I think it could have had more to it than just stating all the things we already know about the show. It needed another case to be going on in the middle of it or something. I did think the best part was when Reid and Garcia both said thank you to the reference to the team genius. Also, Prentis's answer to the question about Rossi being okay, "Because he is Rossi," sort of sums up what I was thinking about him.
......this ep, even though admittedly now the best ever gives me real hope that they will revert back to the way first seasons where done when they come back next year.!!!
i love love love criminal minds! i was sooooo happy that they went back to basics and focused on pure profiling and really talked professionally with all the terminology and profiling work and all. i soooooo miss it in the current season or two.
Then maybe someone who not basie and understand the show should cover it nexts
So glad everyone's engaging in a strong discussion. One thing though - just because you don't agree with my take, does that necessarily mean it's a bad review? Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, and I welcome them and love that you take the time out to comment. But because this episode didn't do it for me doesn't mean I'm less introspective or sophisticated in grasping the profiling analysis they were aiming for. It just means that I prefer that, if they're going to do an episode like this, it come early on in the season, and not in the home stretch. Especially coming off of some stronger eps recently, it was all the more glaring.
Sure, it's fascinating to hear about how the criminals that they profile try to assert control over the agents. But they could've fit something else into this ep along with the flashbacks/commentary. And the only thing better than their awesomely 90s hairstyles this time around (Reid's mullet anyone? Prentiss' feathered locks?) was the lingering and
I liked the episode. I've always like the epi's that flashback, if for nothing else to see if the continuity is maintained. They did a great job bringing Reid's age back down and even gave him the nerdy glasses back! And I it was great when Morgan asked Hotch if he was calling Gideon. I also liked the young "aw, shucks" Hotchner early on, and it was nice that we once again were reminded he was stationed in the Seattle office, which I think was only mentioned in the pilot episode. Nice job!
I liked this episode. I am an intelligent adult who appreciates the profiling and study it takes to do this job. In the past few years it seems that the show has veered away from that, and it was nice to have a show that was cerebral and not all gore and "action". If you found it boring and sleepy, perhaps you need to look within and see why you need that to entertain you.
I liked the episode, but for the next to last episode of the season it was boring. Would have appreciated it more earlier on. Hope we get more of Reid next season, but can't wait either way.
I for one liked it very much. Hate that he has to spend his birthday like that. But the epi was great.
I loved the episode.
I did love the episode. yes it was different but it was a nice change. We had lots of profiling, we didn't see the unsub in the first 5 seconds.
I love this season much better than last season. Will be sad to see Prentiss go. Hope next season will go back to focus more on Reid and Hotch and less on Morgan, Garcia and JJ.
I think it was a good episode and done quite well! I think those of you who found it boring missed something, or maybe you slept through it, and should watch it again.
Sorry but I have to agree with review this episode was kinda boring but I did like how Rossi wanted to give the victims family some closure I didn't like how was on Rossi Birthday poor Rossi but he a good guy to go though that every year to give those family that. it was also nice to hear a Gideon name come up. next week will be sad we have to say goodbye to Emily.
Guess I'm weird-I really kind of liked this episode. Just hearing the team explain their procedures in a technical was kind of interesting to me. I do agree a little more action would have been nice.
It is amazing to me that so many women could still be missing that no one had been able to attribute to "Tommy" that Rossi has MANY more years to spend visiting him to get the names & locations.
Got to honor Rossi for his dedication to getting the info and visiting the families-don't see how he could do that every year.
I will miss Emily-but look forward to seeing how the BAU adapts next season.
However they do it I will just be glad to see the back of Prentiss, roll on next week.
Sorry, Renata, your review was terrible!! I liked this episode...it was a great depature from killings and gore, and I found it interesting! The classroom setting and settling on one deranged serial killer and the flashbacks was informative and shocking that one abused kid could grow up to be so destructive and cruel. You were right on one point...leaving over 100 names, one at at time, to an annual visit on Rossi's birthday was sick!! Rossi should have held out for 10 a year, but that's neither here or there...just sick, and poor Rossi with that horrible duty. I'm not a Derrick fan, but I do like Emily Prentiss and will miss her. To kill her off would be stupid twice, but I like that she decided to buy a house and maybe just retire.
I actually fell asleep!!!! The episodes are not as good as they use to be:(
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