Criminal Minds Season 8 Review “The Apprenticeship”

Tonight’s installment of Criminal Minds, "The Apprenticeship", opens with our unsub killing his firsthuman victim in Miami, Florida. Right away we know that tonight’s episode is going to be an "unsub" episode, where we know who the bad guy is from the very beginning. These are usually my favorite types of Criminal Minds episodes, but it’s all up to how good of an actor you get to play your unsub.

Thankfully, the young Harrison Thomas was up to the task as tonight’s unsub Toby Whitewood. He did agreat job as the titular apprentice, but the even more interesting casting was that of his mentor: Matthew Lillard. In case you didn’t recognize Lillard with his creepy goatee and receding hairline, this is the same guy who played Shaggy in the Scooby Doo movies, as well as his parts in Without a Paddle and She’s All That. It was great seeing him playing a different type of character from his usual comedic fare, although I guess he did play a bad guy in Scream. Sorry if that’s a spoiler for you, but the movie is 16 years old. There’s a statue of limitations on this stuff. Read More...


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