Criminal Minds Season 8 Review “Restoration”

Criminal Minds returned tonight after taking a night off last week with the exciting episode "Restoration". With only five episodes left in their eighth season, I was really hoping for there to be some forward momentum on The Replicator storyline to lead us into our season finale. Well even though we didn’t get anything new from The Replicator tonight, we did get some great character development from one of my favorite characters: Derek Morgan. Tonight’s installment was directed by prolific TV director Felix Alcala, who has directed a couple episode of just about every major TV drama from the last ten years, including 13 episodes of Criminal Minds. He’s directed a couple great episodes, including season five’s "Hopeless" and season seven’s "Profiling 101?. He does a great job at directing episodes that are more personally related to the BAU team members, so finding out that tonight’s episode was very personal indeed to Morgan wasn’t a surprise. READ MORE...


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