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Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 12 Review: Bad Moon on the Rise

Aah oooh, werewolves of Central Park. Okay, there was only one werewolf stalking victims on Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 12 . And, when you come right down to it, he was just a sad, lonely man who couldn't adjust to the turn his life had taken. In other words, Mitchell McCord was as much a victim as an unsub. Life dealt him a lousy hand. The man had lost everything.   ...Read More... https://www.tvfanatic.com/2018/01/criminal-minds-season-13-episode-12-review-bad-moon-on-the-rise/

Criminal Minds Recap 1/10/18: Season 13 Episode 11 “Full-Tilt Boogie”

The team was called to Hitchens, Virginia after a police chief’s wife was found partially buried alive on tonight’s all-new episode of "Criminal Minds". The victim’s name was Trish Gaines. Her family had gone on a camping trip and so she had gone out that night with a few friends for drinks, but she ran into some problems at the bar when a man tried to chat her up and refused to task rejection well. He had actually followed Trish when she went to take a breather outside and she had had to fight him off before rushing back inside. So Trish was extra careful when she went home that night because she decided to have one of her husband’s deputies drive her back to her house and was unfortunately attacked that same night once she had been left alone again. READ MORE...

Criminal Minds Winter Premiere Recap 1/3/18: Season 13 Episode 10 “Submerged”

The team was called in on tonight’s all-new episode after a string of backyard pool homicides were deemed a pattern out in California. But the local police hadn’t initially reached out to the FBI because they thought the murders were mere burglaries gone wrong though that stopped being the case once the police realized that the victims were, in fact, the targets all along. They eventually learned the Unsub could have easily scoped out the place and make sure no one was home when he broke in as well as if he had been caught in the act then his first concern should have been escaping. So the fact he went out of his way to commit the murders showed them they had been wrong. But the lengths the Unsub went to had the team concerned. They learned in their briefing that the Unsub had broken in, tied his victims to cement blocks, and had then drowned the victims in their own pool. So they knew going in that the Unsub had most likely staged robberies because he wanted to cover up why he chose his victims, but there weren’t any connections between the victims. One of them was an elderly man that became a recluse since his wife died ten years ago and the last had been a newly married man out enjoy the pool with his wife. And so the one thing they all had in common was that they all owned a pool. READ MORE...

Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 11 Review: Full-Tilt Boogie

This was a public-service announcement, in episodic form. Prescription-drug addiction is at the heart of Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 11 . It effectively drove home the message that anyone can become addicted to opioids.   ...Read More... https://www.tvfanatic.com/2018/01/criminal-minds-season-13-episode-11-review-full-tilt-boogie/

Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 10 Review: Submerged

Some episodes are just more depressing than normal. That was the case with Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 10 , as the unsub tried to make up for a wrong choice in his youth by killing others in the present day. A string of backyard-pool murders, coupled with theft of trinkets, in a depressed California town was bizarre, even by BAU standards. The trigger for the unsub was the local manmade lake, which used to draw tourists to town, at least until a drought caused bodies lost in the lake to begin popping up. Nothing ruins a fishing trip like hooking a corpse.  ...Read More... https://www.tvfanatic.com/2018/01/criminal-minds-season-13-episode-10-review-submerged/

Criminal Minds Recap 12/6/17: Season 13 Episode 9 “False Flag”

The team was investigating the murder of two people that belonged to the same conspiracy group. But the same group that seems to be the target for this Unsub were themselves proving to be a problem. They allowed the BAU to come in and talk to them however they shot down every suggestion they made and even acted like internet trolls. There had been one guy who told Rossi his latest book sucked and he hadn’t wanted to talk about anything else. So JJ tried to shut him down by reminding the group that they have said some ludicrous things in the past and they instead took it as a confirmation that there were, in fact, lizard people running the government. But the team still tried to get through to the group and talk to them about what’s been happening when one young man claimed something in his pocket and when he went to look it turned out to be a gun. A gun that he wouldn’t put down no matter what Prentiss was telling him because he didn’t trust her. Doug thought the FBI planted a gun and so the last thing he said before he killed himself was that it was a "false flag". Meaning he thought someone had been trying to frame him when he decided to kill himself. So the team was trying to figure out what happened and if Doug had been their Unsub all along though they couldn’t get anyone to talk to them. READ MORE...

Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 9 Review: False Flag

This episode tackled an especially relevant topic. The case of the week examined the difference between fact and opinion on Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 9 . Although it was a little heavy handed, it offered an interesting twist of the series' usual formula. In addition, for once, Lewis was used to good effect. The narrative actually started partway in, with the BAU giving a profile to...well, the first question viewers wondered which was "Who are these people?"   ...Read More... https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/12/criminal-minds-season-13-episode-9-review-false-flag/

Criminal Minds Recap 11/22/17: Season 13 Episode 8 “Neon Terror”

Rossi sat down for a televised interview on tonight’s all-new episode because he was promoting another book. Rossi had written a book about Tommy Yates. Yates had been a prolific serial killer and had murdered hundreds over a period of twenty years. However, Yates had eventually gotten caught and his life sentence, as well as prison life in general, had constricted him. So he had found another way to exact pain. He had come to an agreement with Rossi in which he would give Rossi the location of where he buried his victims and another woman would be identified through this was done to hurt Rossi because Yates would make Rossi visit him every year on his birthday to get that location. And so this latest book had been personal to Rossi. Rossi had written about tracking Yates and the similarities there was between a serial killer and a profiler. Though in the middle of the interview, the newscaster had been forced to wrap up the interview to notify the public of a murder. The latest victim had been killed while she was in her car and she had been shot in the heart with the same .44 like two other victims. So Miami was quickly coming to the realization that they had a serial killer on their hands and Rossi had been asked for his opinion on the matter, but he couldn’t talk to the media without clearing whatever he might have to say with Miami PD and with his team READ MORE...

Criminal Minds Recap 11/15/17: Season 13 Episode 7 “Dust and Bones”

A friend of Alvez’s wasn’t doing so well. He had escaped the Crimson Artist some years back and was in physical therapy, however, Phillip "the Brick" Brooks had thought he’d be further along in his recovery by now and so he was pushing a lot of people away. Including Alvez! Alvez was both a friend and a former partner of Phillip’s. But Alvez finally had to confront Phillip because he realized his friend was never going to make the first move. So Alvez talked to Phillip and he understood the other man’s frustrations because Phillip needed all the support he could get. And therefore, Alvez refused to leave this friend’s side until Phillip could at least agree to have dinner with him. But those same dinner plans had had to be put on hold. Alvez had gotten called into work when a second woman was targeted by an unusual Unsub and this Unsub was gaining some confidence in what he did. He had kidnapped both of his victims from their cars and held them hostage for a day while he carved symbols into their face, but then he returns them to their cars with just a white face mask that could either be part of his ritual or was one last taunt. So the team feared what would happen as he continued to escalate things and so they headed to Texas to talk to his victims. His first victim had been Hannah Accord. READ MORE...

Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 8 Review: Neon Terror

That was a great illustration of co-dependency. A victim became a killer to get his name back in the spotlight on Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 8 . And he found the perfect partner in crime at a local TV station. It's ironic that the episode started with Rossi trying to create awareness of his latest book with a TV interview in Miami only to be supersededby another in a string of killings in that city.nytime! https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/11/criminal-minds-season-13-episode-8-review-neon-terror/