Reid in danger...again...surprise, surprise

This review will contain spoilers...


[have tried my best to hide the spoilers from view so apologies if people can still see them]




Now, I have to admit I saw it coming. When I read the episode review and it said that one of the team would be put in danger, my first thought is - Oh, so that will be Reid then. Yet, when I was proven correct, I must say that I was disappointed. It seems as though Reid is the only character ever to get a story line which puts him in severe physical danger. He has been tortured, stalked, he becomes involved in the hostage situation with Elle, has a gun held on him in LDSK, the UNSUB fixates on him in The Fisher King (though I acknowledge he wasn't in serious physical danger from this), the list goes on and on. Now, I know that other characters have had their story lines, I just would have liked to see someone else get picked for this one. Prentiss maybe, nothing very dramatic seems to have happened to her yet (if you discount the delving into her past in Demonology, especially as only Rossi was there to witness it). Or JJ even - since she was so worried about Henry it would have been a nice emotional rollercoaster. Hell, I would have even settled for Hotch or Rossi - thinking on it, that might have been rather exciting; shake the team dynamic up. I'm not trying to be heartless and wish any of our protagonists die horrible deaths and get written out of the series, I would just like to see some plots that did not revolve around Reid so much - or at least, let someone else be the one who was in mortal peril.


NB: this is a reactionary post, I have not yet finished watching the episode so apologies if I've got something wrong.

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Apr 7, 2016 1:46PM EDT

From the spoilers I have heard you will get your wish in the season finale. It won't be Reid who is in danger.

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May 15, 2009 3:42AM EDT

i was worried towards the end of the episode that they would kill him and i was going to stop watching the show after that. i hated absolutely hated that they killed off gideon for all intents and purposes. and killing off the light sweet reid would spell the end of my viewership. the rest of the crew is great but reid is vital as well. i don't know if the writers are big sadist or what but they truly love torturing the crap out of that poor guy :(

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May 15, 2009 9:57AM EDT

I agree I had the same reaction to putting Reid in peril this episode. However your wrong about Prentis, she was beaten up remember. They have all had their fair share of peril. JJ was attached by dogs. Morgan was nearly blown up, and nearly shot. Hotch nearly died in the explosion in last season's finale. Penelope was shot. And there just off the top of my head... Can't remember anything happening to Rossi... but hey there's still time...

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May 10, 2016 5:05PM EDT

Yes, I was going to mention the last season spoiler and the deadly stalker too, but someone got in before me!Reid probably gets marginally more than his fair share because he has a big fan following - and putting their fave in danger will keep them watching....

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May 21, 2009 6:56AM EDT

Seriously, who is the agent in focus that had a previous storyline in the season with an uncatched killer? a pretty vicious one aswell.

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May 25, 2009 1:28AM EDT

honestly I don't mind. He's everyone's favorite anyways. Seems people worry more when its Reid or Garcia (when she got shot) because they're loved the most. plus Reid is so interesting, there's always new layers to unravel with him. I mean I guessed it too, but I still found myself going through a roller coaster of emotions when it's Reid. It would be cool if others had they're equal share of adversities though. Like Morgan, I'd like to know why the heck he seems to be so negative about things all the time other than the fact that his coach was out of line with him. Prentiss does seem to have a pretty mysterious background too, but I wouldn't really be as into it with Rossi and Hotch as the rest or JJ to be honest. I don't want anything to happen to her because she's a mommy now. :D

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May 25, 2009 8:26AM EDT

that is so true...I wish they would explore on emily's life... i think it would be different. an ambassador's daughter that rebels

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May 28, 2009 5:18PM EDT

what were the episodes that we was in danger? I only recall the one where he was poisoned (in amplification), he was held hostage, and the one where he and lila were together.even though he is in danger a lot, I think it adds some excitement to the show because he is such a vital character, and so young.they all had their share. garcia, morgan, JJ, hotch, prentiss, everyone had some storyline, but personally I like Reid the best.However, I saw this season 4 finale, and no one was really in any danger. Besides the teenager who was kidnapped, but no ones lives were in danger.Tell me the episodes Reid's life was in danger.

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Oct 21, 2009 12:22AM EDT

i love reid so much

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Apr 9, 2010 2:51PM EDT

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Those are the only episodes that i know of...If there are anymore Reid episodes please share. As WELL AS Prentiss episodes. She is my fave girl and she needs some bad action.

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