I can't tell yet whether this is going to be an excellent show, or a complete flop. I really want it to great. There seems to be so many conflicting things happening, I want to believe it's just great writing. There is something about Jack's lack of boundaries that's very creepy and then enhanced by that smile that doesn't quite reach his eyes. Never mind that he's part of Tactical Unit that tracks stalkers and he is currently stalking an ex- of some kind. The fact that he hooked up with Janice after telling Beth his fear of repeating mistakes tells me he has a pattern of sleeping with co-workers and it doesn't end well. Watching that odd almost robotic mode he goes into when profiling a suspect or witness gives me the chills. Ben's attitude toward Jack is wearing very thin even though it's only episode 4. Perry is probably the best part of show, you just know that's going to go sideways in a very ugly way. All that being said, I sort of feel like I'm holding my breath on this show...hoping it's going to be great.
I still don't understand why either individual has to lie about the details asked of them. Nothing asked has been incriminating about any issue.
I'm sure that will be revealed as the season progresses. Over the next two episodes you can expect at least one interesting scene with Det. Jeffries.
I know that people are upset about him being cured so fast but Dean still has the Mark of Cain. As long as he has that mark he's not going to be the same person he was before. I'm just wondering how and if he can get rid of it or if he has to stay with it permanently.
Great review, Carissa! What I loved most about this episode was the setting. Corto Maltese was gorgeous, and it made the fight scenes look even more incredible. I want more episodes in Corto Maltese!! I personally can't wait to see Thea kick some ass. Though I do wonder what side she's going to be on.
I really liked this episode. It was predictable, but a lot of fun, especially with Tim and Abby, and her calling him "McGibbs". Then there was rule #70. And the bomb....
They could had actually cast someone with an Israeli accent rather than a Spanish accent. Just saying only because as a passerby catching snippets here and there, I thought she was Hispanic or Spanish of some sort for the longest time; imagine my surprise when I found out she wasn't. Also, I have Israeli friends; they don't have similar accents as hers.
I don't quite get the complaints about things being connected to Ichabod. In the past they are connected to Ichabod(though not always directly, the Pied Piper incident was just a story he'd heard). In the present they usually are connected to Abbie(the woman last week who just happened to be her former social worker whose family was cursed by the Pied Piper, etc). So any situation is probably going to be connected to either one of them-or possibly both. They are connected to these things because they are Witnesses and so they are present when "evil" is happening because they are fighting it or evil pulls things up from their pasts to use against them. This time Henry made the Weeping Lady, a formerly benign spirit despite what had happened to her, into a vicious one for the purpose of hurting his parents. Look at it for what it's telling us either directly or indirectly about the characters. In terms of the bigger picture, it shows us how their fates as Witnesses has been affecting them their whole, or at least much of, their lives. Look at the nature of the "position" if they are Witnesses, they must WITNESS. :) They have to be involved and see things. Ichabod was there in the past, Abbie was there recently and now they are both their together and their combined experience, in the distant and more recent pasts - helps do what they need to do.
I really liked this episode. Tony was Tony, flirty, brave, fun. And we cleared up his relationship with Pendergast early on--fun, but not for him. Gibbs was untrusting as always, but playing the docile hostage for a short while was kinda fun to watch, and of course, I loved the turn when he took his captor down. And Borin was herself as always, used to being in control, and it was hard for her to let Tony handle anything to do with the negotiations (a female Gibbs). But the highlight of the episode was Tim. Or as Abby called him 'McGibbs'. And rule 70. Then there was the bomb...and Tony needing a heads-up because he didn't bring a diaper. Even Bishop is starting to grow on me. She worked so hard to pass the test, then learned everyone failed it but Gibbs. I felt sorry for her. All in all, I enjoyed the episode very much.
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It’s all about the ratings, isn’t it? The portrayal of Morgellons patients in this episode of Criminal Minds, “The Itch” displays a complete disregard for checking the facts for accuracy resulting to added stigmatization for patients with Morgellons disease. The producers of this program should be ashamed of their deplorable and extremely inaccurate depiction of patients with Morgellons disease. In the making of this episode, the writers never bothered to try to obtain accurate scientific facts by contacting the Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation (CEHMDF) which is the only organization that sponsors scientific research into this disease and works with a panel of expert researchers at notable organizations such asOklahoma State University and the University of New Haven to find the cause andcure of this horrible malady. As a Psychiatric Registered Nurse and member of the Nurse Advisory Panel of the Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation, I need to set the erroneous assumptions put forth in this episode regarding Morgellons (MD) disease straight. Morgellons disease is NOT a mental illness. Morgellons Disease is a multi-system condition characterized by novel skin manifestations and neurological and other systemic symptoms. In several reputable peer reviewed research studies, Morgellons has been found to be highly correlated with a bacterium (spirochete) called Borrelia burdorferi that causesLyme disease. Researchers are finding that an association of Morgellons disease with spirochetal infection provides evidence that this infection may be a significant factor inthe illness and refutes claims that Morgellons lesions are self-inflicted andthat people suffering from this disorder are delusional. The presence of spirochetes in dermatological samples from Morgellons patients demonstrates these lesions are associated with infection. The majority of MD patients have positive serology to Borrelia burgdorferi or aLyme disease diagnosis. The musculoskeletal and neurological symptomsaccompanying MD resemble Lyme disease and suggest spirochetal involvement. Recent evidence has demonstrated the fibers are cellular in nature, composed ofkeratin and collagen. Spirochetal presence may trigger aberrant activation ofepidermal keratinocytes and fibroblasts, leading to the production of keratinand collagen filaments. The distinguishing characteristic of Morgellons Disease (MD) is the presence ofmicroscopic subcutaneous fibers sometimes referred to as filaments within theskin. Lighted microscopy (60x minimum) enables the visualization of theseunusual fibers, often colored red, blue, white or clear, embedded in open skinlesions as well as their presence beneath completely intact skin. Unfortunately, many doctors, including Dermatologists and Infectious Disease Specialists are grossly unaware of the legitimacy of Morgellons Disease. Generally, little to no assessment of the patient is done, yet they render a diagnosis of Delusions of Parasitosis (DOP). Lab testing and/ or biopsies, if done at all, typically misidentify MD fibers as textile contamination or are misinterpreted to imply patients have caused their physical symptoms. These patients are NEVER TESTED FOR UNDERLYING MEDICAL CAUSES. Of course the creators of this episode of “Criminal Minds”, either out of total ignorance of facts or out of cashing in on the sensationalism of the erroneous hype surroundingMorgellons disease did not feel it was necessary to include the facts thatMorgellons is a real physical malady resulting from an infectious process. To portray Morgellons in an accurate way is not “sexy” enough to garner the ratings in Hollywood’s emphasis of putting money before social responsibility. Shame on the staff and crew of Criminal Minds for contributing to the ongoing suffering of Morgellons patients due to this inaccurate portrayal. For accurate scientific information about Morgellons disease, please see the links below that detail the extensive scientific research on this disease. The Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation, in conjunction with the University of Oklahoma and the University of New Haven are the only organizations dedicated to the scientific research of this much misrepresented disease. Sincerely, Lisa Wallace,MSN, RN, PHN Psychiatric Registered Nurse Nurse Advisory Panel of the Charles E. Holman Foundation Listing of Morgellons Disease Research & Publications http://www.thecehf.org/morgell... Association of spirochetal infection with Morgellons disease http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pm... Morgellons: a novel dermatological perspective as the multisystem infective disease borreliosis http://f1000research.com/artic... Characterization and evolution of dermal filaments from patients with Morgellons disease http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pm... Morgellons Disease: A Chemical andLight Microscopic Study http://omicsonline.org/2155-95... Filament formation associated with pirochetal infection: a comparative approach to Morgellons disease http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pm...
It's quite a change to see team arrow fight in day light, not wearing any masks.Man, Roy & Oliver's eye's are soooo blue!!
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