It's always refreshing when Criminal Minds abandons its traditional storytelling for a week, isn't it?
The start of Criminal Minds Season 9 Episode 12 was amazing.
Seeing the always-lovely Garcia handcuffed to the BAU interrogation room table in all of her dark gothic glory and badass attitude was startling. I didn't know at first if the scene was real or a dream.
Turns out it was a flashback to the start of her BAU career.