Criminal Minds Review: Pawns and Eyelids

Finally, the episode we were waiting for most of the season to see.   "Carbon Copy" brought the BAU's stalker back to the forefront and this time, they were determined to focus solely on him - especially after JJ received an ominous bouquet of flowers with a one-word note - Zugzwang.   That's the chess term which refers to a condition in which a player whose turn it is to move, can only make a move that will worsen his situation.  Generally it means the player is irrevocably destined to be checkmated.

Man, what an intriguing story.  About the only true dynamic at work was the notion that nothing was as it seemed.  The BAU was so sure that they had their stalker - after taking him down only half way through the show - that they didn't collaboratively see the writing on the wall.  JJ saw it, and so did Morgan, both at different times.  Possibly every one of them did, but never at the same time.  Read More...


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