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True victims of violent crime have strong emotional reactions when returning to the scene of the trauma. An episode of L&O: CI showcased that. So when Sarah casually walked into the house, I knew that she was the one.
I did have an inkling when Sarah showed up with the gun.
I miss the old days when they would give the profile to someone and have that person say, "Oh, my God." when they recognize exactly who the profile is describing.
Very good episode although there were unanswered questions. Gibson has real talent as a director. But more of Spencer, please. He's such a fascinating character and hides so much. He needs his own "Penelope" to help him through his bad times. And I'd like to see more of his mother... she's fascinating and their relationship is hear-warming.
Michael - if you'll recall, local police had pretty much determined that the guy had killed his wife and had presumed she wasn't missing but dead, but they couldn't prove it. When the exact same set of circumstances arose around his missing daughters, it was at that point their radar went up and they felt they might be dealing with multiple murders. I think it was at that point they decided to call in the BAU.
Your question points to the fact that they really didn't do a good job of explaining that though.
Question Im watching it now and I have to ask what does it have to do with Criminal Mind it has nothing to do with killers should't it go to the Missing person Unit of the FBI.
Great episode the only part I didn't like was that Katie was killed. At the bregining I thought how doesn't a father know his daughters are missing for 2 days unless he blacks out and he did something to them then or he has another personality and that personality did something to them. When they found Sara I instantly thought she killed her sister but it wasnt a serious thought I still kind of thought the dad did it. When JJ took Sara home I became supicous of her and then when JJ called Reid and told him she was suspicious because Sara acted completely normal and when her sister died he couldn't even go into her house let alone walk past her room. When Sara told JJ that when Katie was born her mother love her more than her and that's why she killed her own sister I thought wow you where so jealous of your little sister that you thought your mom loved her more than you so you killed her what kind of person does that. When Morgan came down and got the gun away from Sara by pretending t
Sarah's room. I kept wondering about Sarah's room because even though the team suspected the Dad cleaned up, it was just as neat in his flashback
this ep was just amazing. thomas did a brilliant job directing, and he should defo do more in the future. Really really loved JJ's part in all of this, between the interigation (which i loved) and at the end with Sera. AJ Cook did a wonderful job, and im glad they mentioned JJ's sister again. That scene between Balke and her was touching. I really hope to see this kind of intelligent, on the edge of your seat, captured episode again soon.
This was by far one of the best episodes of Criminal Minds. It was intelligent, mysterious and most importantly did not give away the ending at the beginning like the normally do in criminal minds.
I wonder why the shift in direction? What ever the reason, they should keep it up. You do not have to be so gory and sick and twisted in every episode. It is so much more palatable when you tell a story and allow the viewers to have some participation with their imagination.
Thomas Gibson did a fantastic job directing this episode. I hope that the writers get together more often and create great scripts for the viewers to enjoy.
The proof will be in the ratings I am sure as to whether or not this was a success.
I thoroughly enjoyed this episode!! It reminds me of something from the previous seasons with the plot twists. I agree with you too Douglas Wolfe. They should keep us guessing throughout the episodes, gore is not always necessary.
Yes, we knew about JJ's sister. A few seasons back, she was telling someone about her, in her office. She has her sister's necklace, which she gave to JJ before she killed herself. That was a plot point in the story that week, about teenage suicides. This was back when JJ was still the person who decided what cases they took. She explained why she wanted to go to take this one case, despite it not being "their" kind of case, because of her sister. (And then it turned out to be "their" kind of case after all.)
Oh, and please give us more intelligent, mind-stimulating episodes! I agree with you, Douglas Wolfe...keep the bar set high.
This show was great! Thomas Gibson, you did an amazing job as Director. I really liked so many things about it...the way it was setup, the camera zooms, the close-up shots, the character development. Each of you did a wonderful job of carrying this story. Good job, all!
So who killed the mother? Was it Sarah?
Like you I thought something more had to come when the showed JJ and Sara arriving at Sara's. That is when I remembered them showing the plastic bucket with Katie's name and dates on it. As you stated they do not focus on this type of thing unless it comes into play later on.
Great episode of JJ's backstory.
Personal story for Hotchner or Penelope?
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