Criminal Minds Season 8 Review “The Lesson”

Criminal Minds returned tonight with another interesting episode directed by Reid himself, Matthew Gray Gubler! After a creepy introductory scene shows us our unsub for the week, "The Lessons" gets right to the scene that everybody cares about: Reid’s mystery woman!

We still aren’t quite sure exactly who this woman is, or how she came to know Spencer, but we didfinally get to see her! I’m not sure why her face was obscured for the other two times we’ve seen her on screen if the person is a brand new actress on the show, but either way I’m very happy to see Spencer possibly meeting his true equal! She isn’t without her baggage, though, as she mentions a stalker that has since stopped harassing her. Could this be the stalker that’s been hounding the team recently? I was happy for Reid to have some more development on this story, but I’m not sure why they built up this woman’s reveal so much. I guess the next step is for these two lovebirds to actually meet face to face. Don’t worry, Spencer! She’s a cutie! Read More...


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Dec 10, 2012 11:50PM EST

Thanks for the review maximillano! What an awesome episode. This episode was a great example of artistic representation and without the dislocation scene, the story would have felt empty in certain ways. The Lesson was another fantastic opportunity for Matthew Gray Gubler to take the helm and direct his fourth episode. I think the end was my favorite part, a theater full of lifelessness. I missed it on Wednesday, since I work nights at DISH, but my DISH Hopper prevents me from missing a single episode. It’s set to auto-record the shows from the big four prime time networks using Primetime Anytime, so I can catch up on any shows I’ve missed. I’m always excited for a new episode, but I have a feeling the rest of the season will lead to an awesome finale.

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