It would take a complete psychopath to go in that direction, I think. In this story, the father - though he loves his daughter very much - is a psychopath, no doubt about it. He's interested in saving her, only because of the pain he would feel if she were gone. In the end (I believe) it's all about him, not her. He's worried about *his* loss - and will move mountains and kill whoever he needs to make sure he doesn't feel that loss. Look at the way he handled the pain and booze guy - a man whose liver was of no use to the unsub's daughter. He said "you should have stayed asleep" - the inference being "but because you're awake and have seen me, I now have to kill you". Complete and utter psychopath. I truly don't think the organ donor community has anything to worry about.
Dewey's death was startling. I had no clue it was coming. No one's safe now. Not Boyd, not Raylan, not even Ava - what with Boyd sitting in the dark watching her sleep like that. Raylan may have talked her into believing she's a good actress and can fool Boyd - but Boyd is no one's fool. And he clearly recalls the fact that Ava killed his brother - so there's little chance she'll fool him. And let's not forget: Boyd is quite the actor himself when he needs to be. My guess is that she'll be dead before the end of the series, at his hand.
Interesting when we saw Nick doing his "interrogation" - how his skin changed color. I think there's a point beyond which, if Nick is pushed hard enough, he'll transform into something powerful and ugly. Hope they go there soon - I'm anxious to know the limits of his power.
I went looking for that TV guide interview. Couldn't find it anywhere. Harry Bring - Criminal Minds producer - announced on March 13 that Criminal Minds was being renewed for 23 episodes.
Where do you get your information? Mine is that there are at least 23 episodes this season (likely 24), not 18.
Absolutely! I think you've hit on the one reason I truly appreciated this episode. People need to talk about mental illness and get over the stigma that's been attached to it. I knew about PTSD being formerly referred to as "shell shock". I think it's only been within the past few years that it's become known that people other than the military suffer from it. (Or maybe I'm projecting my own growing awareness of it here. Yes, that's quite possible - even likely) : )
It's possible he knows about the baby, though it seems obvious (from JJ's "discussion" with Tivon) that he has no idea how badly she's being affected. I like that they left it open. That seems true to life to me. I agree with you that she desperately needs help. The question is: does she realize it herself, or will she continue to think she can fight this on her own? (A question that real life people lack the ability to ask themselves)
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.
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