This episode kind of scared me a little bit, about 20 years worth actually. It was extremely intense and I was really afraid that they were going to kill off Reid (thank you for not doing so!!).
You know after 9/11, I think we were all pretty scared there for a year or so and after a while the memory of that day kind of paled and became like a distant uncomfortable memory that we preferred to forget. However, after watching this latest episode of Criminal Minds I must admit to feeling as if 9/11 happened yesterday. It brought back the feelings of fear, horror and despair that I felt that day as I turned the TV on to discover what had happened in New York. I remember feeling an indescribable anger that there were and are people out there with such hatred that they're willing to kill just for the sake of killing.
I don't know if this was the reaction that the writers of this episode expected to get from the viewers, but that was my reaction. My heart is still racing and I'm still feeling intense anger, but I guess that's okay because it also made me remember that every day is a gift and that I should be grateful for each day that I spend with my loved ones.