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I hated the ending. I don't see where they can go from here.
Realistically, Reid would have a complete breakdown. Think about it. He finally got to meet a woman he loved immensely, only to see her die in front of him. Reid in the past has not been exactly rock solid, and that was without this tragedy.
So either Reid has a breakdown and it messes up the team, or they choose to not be realistic and have him continue in his role as an integral part of the team.
Very cruel for them to bring her onto the show and then kill her off right away.
The writing and acting were super,BUT I needed a happy ending for Reid.There's enough uncontrollable tragedy on the news. What is the use of having writers if they can't cut us a break once in awhile? I was looking forward to watching first love grow with all its tenderness and sweetness. I was disappointed.
I'm a newer fan of Criminal Minds through my DVR, latecomers like me have to catch up year/episode trends since they record all out of order. Made me mad when I realized A)this is the latest and brand new episode and it appears the crack team couldn't shoot the suicidal idiot? PuhLEEZ B)Backed it up over and over to see if possibly next week they would show she survived and it was just a faint? C) Guess not per all online posts. I know the personal romances are tough story lines to keep going, but the agent's personal traumas aren't so much fun to follow either, especially when they are sucker-punched like that. Reid's endearing and fast becoming a fave.
I may stick to the older episodes for a while - not fun watching him go through this. Do they ever do episode DO-OVERs? We used to do roll backs on major website conversions. Might be a TV first!
This eposide can sum up the whole of criminal mind season eight in one word repetative. When the writer killed haley off it was unnecessary and the same with this ending.
The acting was superb but I am very disappointed with the death (wounding?) of Reid's love interest. The character has been through enough already: Mentally ill mother, kidnapped, wounded more than once. I thought it was time that he had something positive in his life, something healing. Her death was completely unnecessary, unless the writers want to torture us with Spencer's eventual devolution into insanity, which would be completely unacceptable. It was difficult enough to watch Hotch go through the stalking and death of his wife, we don't need to see the same thing play out with Reid. I hope that Maeve survives the shooting.
To be that and Morgan still is when they aren't replacing his position with Blake. I just wish that Blake could find her own role on the team that doesn't interfere with anyone else. It would help with the comparisons. I also wish she would have more positive interaction with the other characters instead of limiting herself to Reid. She didn't come off particularly great in the beginning and she still for the most part lacks presence. Or they could not bother and just get rid of her. I'm not invested in her character at all and don't really see where she's necessary at this point honestly.
It was a great episode, but it was emotionally manipulative. Why can't Reid ever be happy? The timing was too much, we Leverage fans are still reeling from an undeserved cancellation and then they killed off "Parker" at least they let her live on NCIS. I didn't understand how the death scene happened. Some of them had the chance to take a shot. Jj has a wicked crack shot. I just found myself unnecessarily unsettled and bitter. Matthew Gray Gubler did a tremendous job in this episode. He was captivating to watch in his vulnerability. I have to say though, it still feels like they're forcing this, friendship "between Reid and Blake. I don't like that and I'm not one of those bitter Emily fans because I never cared for her either. Its like they think if they give her these scenes with the most popular character the audience will receive her better. Plus if she's to be viewed as an addition rather than replacement they shouldn't throw her into the role as Reids confidante when Emily used t
I had been waiting for this episode for so long and I really enjoyed it - until the end. Maeve's death was pointless and emotionally manipulative for all of the fans that have been hoping that Reid finally gets a mate (or at least a date!). If this had happened in the 1st through 3rd seasons it would have been okay - it would have been rough, sure, but we would have had time to see Reid bounce back. To do this in the 8th season is just cruel. 8 years, and the "kid" (he's not a kid anymore) finally might have a date and they kill her. There is no way that Reid is going to find love like that before the show end. They better have a great series finale (I'm guessing at the end of season 9) and show Reid in the future married and happy (having found the cure for schizophrenia - JK!).
Are you sure she is dead. Maybe the nut case shot herself and knocked Reid's love Mauve down and out. I am rooting for her survival and slowly introducing her intelect to the team.
I loved this episode but the ending was so sad. I wish my baby Reid could just once get a break and have someone to love. Maeve's death will set him back big time.
I need a twist in this ending. I need to see that Maeve didn't really die. She opens up so many fresh episodes. Yet another one just biting the dust loses so much that you can use for Maeve & Reid.
I hope it's more than it showed . . .
a twist--Edgar Allen Poe style.
I hope I'm right. Reid's struggle can be with wondering if she'll make it out of a coma. And finally, sooner or later, she does!!
criminal minds is a very good tv show, so we should just rela and enjoy it. This episode was fantastic, with mistakes or not.
This was by far one of the best episodes I have ever seen on any shows. First of all, Reid did not wanted to see the picture of her because he wanted to see her face to face, this was their term already in the start of this season. But the whole episode was so thrilling and emotional, and we got to see a new side of Reid. Epic!
Does anyone know the quote that Mave wrote in the book for Reid... I believe they said it was by Tim Menter. Just before Diane shot herself and Mave by means of an exit wound.... the round then entered Maves head.... Reid said to Mave that is one thing she cannot take from us. I have been searching for the quote to try and determine if that is a clue to what will happen. Some people do not die from gunshot wounds to the head. I watched a series on NBC about a president shot in the head last week, he made a miraculoous recovery.... This is Hollywood....If you have the quote and the Author please post. Thanks... Siimply
Does anyone know the quote Mave wrote to Reid in the book? wasnt it by Tim Menter? Maybe that quote is a clue, Reid told Diane that was one thing that she could not take from Mave and Reid right before the gun went off... I have been looking for the quote online and cannot locate it thinking it is a clue.... Anyone know the quote?
Reid's an addict. His girlfriend died in front of him. Not good.
And i understand why he didn't want to see her. It was supposed to be on THEIR terms. They'd meet in person, FINALLY. Not by a picture he obtained because she was taken by a psycho stalker!
P.S.: I was so hoping Parker (i think her name is Beth) from Leverage was gonna be on the show, maybe in a Will-esque or Kevin-esque way; but no such luck
Lamest episode ever ... And there have been plenty of duds ....
The end was a big surprise and heart break but so well done. Matthew Gray Gubler did a phenomenal job. He is one awesome actor. I would have liked the ending to be a happy one though. The writing and acting on this show is amazing. I really love it.
At first I was so happy that we finally get to see Reed's home, at the end, I was no happy at all.
That was sad, so sad.
I hope, I little part of me have the hope that this is not the end, that they trick us. I'll keep my hope until the next episode :'(
Loved the episode. Knew who the stalker was just because they used a well known actress. I also knew Mauve would diie because I read about next weeks episode where it said Spencer would be dealing with a personal loss. Besides that the episode was amazing. This season has been really good. I am looking forward to see who the photographer and the unsub copying the murders the team has solved. Is it the same person? Is it that creepy photographer from season 6? Or someone we haven't met?
This episode was super intense, but I've got to say I think there has to be a way to obtain character vulnerability without killing their spouses. We have the unforgettable Hotch incident where he lost his wife, Rossi loss his first wife (albeit to cancer, but still emotionally fraught), J.J. nearly loss her spouse, and now Reid has to lose his hubby. Come ON.... Somebody deserves a happy and long relationship.
I think someone already said this but Michelle Trachtenberg is a big actress which automatically made me suspect her larger involvement in the plot. Nevertheless, I found her truly mesmerizing in the role. I find episodes where the team pulls together to help each other the best. I wasn't surprised that Reid chose Blake; she was the first person he told about Maeve. He's talked the most about Maeve to Blake.
The only thing I did have trouble discerning was whether Trachtenberg was just Maeve stalker or if she was larger seasonal stalker who was trying to get at Spencer throu
while i like seeing ried as human....this story just fell flat for me....he didn't want to see what the woman looked like, before he went there....yet, he would have seen her at the dinner.
Michelle Trachtenberg did an amazing/fantastic job on this episode although I think It would've been much more better if she reprised her cancelled NBC show "Mercy" as Nurse Chloe Payne and not as a stalker. Because that's how I felt like and knew before watching this episode. Also That way it would've been much more funner and interesting to see this other option/new take the the show.
Didn't like the ending, poor Dr. Reid. It was a good show. Not as gorry.
While I think this episode was an astonishing display of great acting by Reid and great writing by the staff, I think that they lost us at the end. We've watched Reid evolve and he's become the most intriguing character on the show. It would have been nice to see this relationship evolve a little and with Maeve's cir!$#!#stances of being captured, losing her (ex) fiancee, and meeting Reid, this would have made for some interesting sub-stories in the upcoming episodes. I'm greatly hoping for a twist of fate, but also wondering if perhaps Matthew Gray Gubler is leaving the show and they are trying to antagonize his character. Regardless, I think it was a fail for loyal viewers who are SO interested in Spencer's progression.
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