Criminal Minds Season 9 Review “The Return”

Just about every episode of this ninth season of Criminal Minds has focused on one of the team members in particular, and tonight’s episode focused on Derek Morgan. Not only did “The Return” introduce us to Derek’s lovely girlfriend, but we actually got to return to his hometown of Chicago!

I was surprised that nobody even mentioned Morgan being a Chicago native. When the team has visited the Windy City in the past, we will often have Morgan reminisce about his tough childhood. You’d think they would have mentioned this in tonight’s episode especially because of the nature of the Unsubs. Young kids being forced into causing random acts of violence seems like something that would have hit home for Morgan, since he’s frequently referenced the fact that he grew up in a gang territory and had a few run ins with the law himself. He was also a Chicago PD officer, so that means this should have even more of a connection to the case. He had one little line at the end when on the phone with his mom, but I would have appreciated a lot more.



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