Criminal Minds Clip: Prentiss' "Death" and its Aftermath

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"Psychoanalyst Walter Langer wrote: People will believe a big lie sooner than a little one. And if you repeat it frequently enough, people will sooner than later believe it." - J.J.

With these words, the final scene of last night's powerful and controversial episode of Criminal Minds drew to a close (follow the link for TV Fanatic's review of "Lauren"). 

Whatever you think of Prentiss' open-ended, untimely exit and CBS' casting decisions, the directorial efforts of Matthew Gray Gubler (Reid) cannot be praised enough.

The score (by cellist Jen Kuhn) also makes this scene worth a second look:

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Criminal Minds Quotes

They mess you up, your mom and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had, and add some extra, just for you - Philip Larkin.

Hotch

Reid: There's an old Buddhist saying that, when you meet your soulmate, remember that the act to bring you together was 500 years in the making. So always appreciate and be kind to each other.
Lewis: That's lovely.
Reid: There's a corollary for friends. When you meet a true friend, you will be bound together though space and time for 500 years.