I remember that whole thing with Reid's abduction. If I recall correctly, PTSD was not even a term back then - or if it was, it wasn't widely discussed. You're right that Reid's experience made him uniquely qualified to speak with JJ - maybe that was a subconscious decision made by the writer. At any rate, the love these two have for each other was palpable: his inability to be completely coherent when talking with Hotch afterward was touching. Betcha that locker won't ever talk back to JJ again! : )
You're right, of course. We do need to see how this plays out. JJ's mental health is now open-ended, with no answers yet.
I appreciate your analysis very much. I had a lot more to say about this episode - but had to limit myself as it was getting too long. That JJ-Askari scene near the end portrayed so many thing so well. It typified what I believe people with depression go through - a dark dance that seems hopeless and unrelenting with no way out. The person suffering from something like this really can't handle it on their own, no matter how hard they may want to try. "Askari"s brutal proclamations echoed so loudly in JJ's ears - I can't believe that she would ever come out of it without outside counselling and help. Which brings us to another point: would she be able to do so, in such a law enforcement role? If she did, would she be terminated or given a desk job?
True enough. In real life, the moment a gun appears everyone's on high alert, and shouting their lungs out to drop it. And from what I know about cop training (second hand, from what a guy who went through it told me) cops are never trained to shoot to disable, only to kill. They shoot for the center mass, and keep firing until the perp's on the ground.
I suspected her from the first interview, but didn't know what her game plan was with the Imam until she showed up at the luncheon. Should have guessed earlier, when they said he had a price on his head.
I'm sure she will too! Her performance in 200 was amazing - no doubt her work in this one will be as well.
Thanks very much Mel! This is the third time I've interviewed AJ. She's a great person and a lot of fun to talk to. : )
Leia's right - you're absolutely wrong.
Yeah, I know. I get your point. I think we got it after the first dozen times you mentioned it. Seeing as you've posted intelligent comments about other parts of the program, it's disconcerting to see you harp on this one point all the time. Maybe it's time to give it a rest? You know - kind of like how someone else here has finally stopped making the dead baby analogy. Maybe you believe that if you keep repeating the same point, you'll convince anyone that you're right? Gibbs already told her not to do that anymore and to sit at a desk - so I don't imagine we'll see her doing it again. Why continue with it?
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