Criminal Minds returned tonight after a one week hiatus with the perfectly average episode “All That Remains”. This is the first episode we’ve ever seen directed by Thomas Gibson, AKA Mr. Aaron Hotchner himself! I was interested to see how the episode would turn out, as this is not only the first episode of this series that Gibson has directed, but the first thing he’s directed at all since an episode of Dharma and Greg in 2001! Hopefully he isn’t too rusty behind the camera!
Being only two episodes removed from Maeve’s premature and shocking death, I was most interested to see if we would see Reid still in mourning at all. He only had half an episode off to sulk over her death before rejoining the team, so I thought he may be a little slower to get back into the swing of things, but that definitely wasn’t the case! The guy didn’t even skip a beat! I’m not saying that I want him to be all depressed and sulky or anything, but I thought he might at least reference Maeve’s death so soon after the fact.