Criminal Minds “Closing Time” Review

In this week’s episode of Criminal Minds, a killer is brutally (is there any other way?) murdering people who cheat on their spouses. From genital mutilation to crushing with a car, the unsub comes up with dozens of rather interesting killing techniques to rid the earth of adulterers.

A lot of my issues with the show can be summed up in the final five minutes or so of the episode. Morgan, Reid and JJ go into the shop where they know the unsub is holding the kid he raised at gunpoint. Morgan even holds open the door as JJ goes into the basement to confront the unsub. Okay so far? Everything making pretty good sense? Okay. So why doesn’t Morgan and Reid follow JJ, a relative rookie, into thebasement where the extremely violent (gun toting, car crushing, genital mutilator) is holding a kid hostage? Why is she down there for a good two minutes solo, trying to talk the unsub out of killing the kid (and her, if he doesn’t mind) while Morgan and Reid…what? What are they doing that’s so important they can’t back up their comrade? Read More... 


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