Something great is going on with the writing team for Criminal Minds. Lately, their stories have been consistently realistic.
Criminal Minds Season 9 Episode 13 features arcs involving families and fathers.
The first centered on the estranged family of Rossi's old army buddy.
Rossi's trip to L.A. to visit Harrison Scott (who we last saw in Criminal Minds Season 8 Episode 7) allowed us more of a glimpse into his pal's story, into why until now he's been alone and distant from his son.
Seems that Rossi will forever be the guy who works hard to help the underdog. Never say die, I suppose. Which in this case proved accurate, as his friend was planning a slow suicide, until Rossi came along.