Dialogue between the core characters which did not centre around the case? Banter? Gangster movies conversations? Morgan dripping wet and in a towel? Garcia hammered on wine? Casinos? No pretty young white women victiming up the joint? What is this show? This cannot be Criminal Minds – this episode was amazing!
The unsub (Curtis) was a pathological gambler. It was sort of like Breaking the Waves, only instead of harming himself in order to restore his loved one (or, rather, in this case his luck), Curtis had to harm others.
The episode relied on some real investigative work:
Rossi: "Me, I like to spend my time with my friends at the New Jersey parole board."
That’s a far better way to get information than relying on Garcia. Reid pointing out that the bowling trophy was a weapon of oppurtunity, clearly not a representative of a premeditated murder? So much smarter than just assuming based on the atmosphere of the room that the killer was likely the submissive half of a partnership who likely worked maintanence. Garcia did some investigative work, sure, but the work she did on the computer was actually realistic: she found out that the second victim was a high priced call girl. No silly parametres. Read More...