Criminal Minds Review: "Hot For Teacher"

Despite the admittedly disturbing topic this week, I really enjoyed this episode. Teri Polo did a fantastic job portraying a woman obsessed with "Teacher Love." She pretty much nailed the psycho thing down cold. Even though, as we say nearly every week, we knew who the UnSub was straight away, there was still something interesting about watching the action unfold. Or maybe it's just our own morbid fascination with watching a train derail, who knows...

In "I Love You, Tommy Brown," the theme of teachers sleeping with their students - which splashes the headlines fairly often - came to the forefront. Even though most of us can't fathom ever entertaining such a setup, the writers did a solid job of explaining the maternal issues and Teacher Love syndrome that drove our villain to act so erratically. But even though that part of the episode was explained, the thing that I found slightly preposterous was that the BAU team didn't immediately detect the link between the first victims. Sharing a church isn't like sharing a grocery store, it seems like a pretty obvious overlap, so when it didn't come to light right away it felt a bit unrealistic. Read More...


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