it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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It's like Goldilocks became a serial killer.

Ooo, the Reid/everybody shippers are going to love this one, with JJ making him grope her tummy, and Emily asking leading questions about fatherhood. Have fun, guys. I'll still be here when you get back.

Okay, everybody finished?

I find it interesting that Reid has obviously been reading OB/Gyn manuals, and neither of the girls are catching on that kids is, well, a complicated question for the good doctor, given his obsession with his genetic issues.

And on that note...

Criminal Minds 4x05, "Catching Out," Written by Oahn Ly, Directed by Charles Haid.

I bet Ms. Ly is a native Californian. Or at the very least, she's done some serious thinking about the economics of migrant farm work.

It's UNSUBcam! It's in fact the patented CM drug addict/psychotic break unsubcam. The barking dog, who will be making an appearance in the profile later.

DNA evidence everywhere you look.

Mm. Brownie. And Morgan likes girls who eat. *g*

I like the new girl yanking Morgan's chain. While Morgan is trying to be smooooth. Harsh.

Also loving Reid and Prentiss piling in there. And Morgan picking on Reid for his spotty dating habits. Hey, there was the cute Asian girl in the CIA episode too, the one who slipped him her business card. *g* A much better choice than the vapid starlet. And, of course, Ethan...

Reid, definitely making an effort with the tie tacks and the hair. And I love JJ's eyeroll over the Highway 99 killer thing.

I love the Prentiss quote--"Plenty sits still. Hunger is a wanderer." Yeah, no political statement here.

JJ still has the headphones on her belly, and Reid still has the revolver.

"Somebody would have noticed a tractor trailer." Well, you know. You might still have had the truck left over.

I have to admit, the COTW takes his Hotching with grace.

"I'm going to get started on that memo."
"I'm going to help you."

And Hotch being soft-spoken and precise and inexorable. He does have modes other than I CRUSH YOUR HEAD.

Oh, nice fade into the picture with the idyllic neighborhood suddenly overrun by cops.

I love the mirror shots.

Whoa, Emily, I could check you for sciatica in that sweater.

Rossi cracks the case!

The fade into the map is gorgeous, too. Very stylish. Nice to have that back. And oh, wow, the horrible inevitability of this murder. Aieee. The woman's hair braided for bed and the bowling trophy are killer details.

"The bulls and bos don't usually cross paths."

I also like Rossi with the candybar, and Prentiss driving the tracks. There's nice teamwork in this episode.

Yay, Garcia! And Reid and she crack the case...

Reid with the airquotes. "sniffer's rash." Really, I need to make a Reid Airquotes icon. I just need the right cap for it.


Gee, strangely enough, California looks exactly like California.

And I am very fond of Rossi in the Hobo camp.

"Does that freak you out?"

"Guys!" Oh, there's my air quotes cap. *g*

Reid's glance at way-pregnant, terribly-uncomfortable JJ is so very full of complex emotions. I love that--ambiguous, and open to anything you want to project in there.

And Emily, who wants kids, is projecting. "You considering it?"
Emily, I note, may very well not know about his mom. Schizophrenia is a genetic illness. Emily has hoof in mouth disease again, and doesn't even know it.
But she's saved by the bell!

Garcia is kind of overcaffeinated again.

Reid and Prentiss crack the case!

The daughter finding her parents' bodies is perfect and awful. Our show never forgets that the dead people are real.

"Goldilocks will be sleeping in someone else's bed tonight." And Prentiss is onto it, perfectly. The Goldilocks conceit is really nice, and lightly handled. Fairytale of the American Dream, right? And just about as attainable as a fairy tale.

The UNSUB has no dialogue--like the class he represents, he's voiceless. But he's got symbols that speak for him. Gorgeous.

Blue gloves this week, Doctor Reid.

Bubbles is the UNSUB! Dude, Mr. Royo, I love your stuff. But are you ever going to get to play a character who is not strung out on something?

Garcia cracks the case!

Mwahahaha. The housing authority foreman is named César Jiménez. No. REALLY.

"What, sir, you think I'd just leave you hanging?"

Reid in the sunglasses of justice. They might be more convincing, Reid, if they didn't look like you stole them from Cheryl Teigs circa 1978.

"Something's keeping him here."

Garcia's Spanish accent is improving a little.

Aww, the team is all windblown. /shallow.

With a haircut and a starvation diet, that tall kid in the back could play Chaz.

Hotch all arm-crossed and uncomfortable. And they remembered that Prentiss speaks Spanish. Thank you, my show, for a little consistency of characterization.

...and the discomfort of the UNSUB's brother. Again, the victims and the families have the meaty roles.

I love Reid standing outside the window, watching over Emily while she conducts the interview. There's a funny little way that he's protective of the women. He stays out of their way, but he's always the one who's standing somewhere nearby if something could go down. As in the reaction in "Doubt" when JJ got spat on. Streak of chivalry, but he's not obnoxious about it.

It's not that he has any suspicion that they can't take care of themselves; JJ and Emily are the people he turns to for backup, given the choice.

I'm also loving the shot of him perched on the table edge behind Emily in the next scene. My team is a team. *g*

”What if he's already inside a house?"
"Then we'll find more bodies in the morning."
This is the reality of the job, man. This is why we play it the way we do.

"He slept on the floor."

Look! Collapsible SUVs!

Oh, you know the bit with the spike isn't going to end well. And... it doesn't.

Agent Morgan, have you misplaced your partner? Morgan tackles a train! Drink, and admit that it was only a matter of time. My money's on boats, next.

Seriously, it's always entertaining when Hotch and Morgan do Lethal Weapon. And that wasn't even particularly silly as go fights on top of trains. It was kind of obvious the blows weren't connecting real well, but if they had been, Morgan would be an ex-parrot.

I'm awfully impressed with Hotch's shooting, though... with a handgun, from a moving vehicle at a depressed angle to the target. Usually, one uses a shotgun for that maneuver... of course, that's not so good for your partner in hand to hand combat. Yeah, he's good. Fisticuffs and firearms: how did you get so deadly, secret agent man?

"Oo! I could eat!"
Heh. Guess Reid and Emily are going to dinner without Morgan tonight...

...and I love Reid and Emily busting Morgan's hump about the cute girl.

Which brings us to another round of....

Man, the UNSUBs are dropping like flies this season. We've secretly replaced their Hotch with Horatio Caine. Let's see if anybody notices....


Derek Morgan tied for first with 3.25! (Charm & Harm (split with Elle), Lessons Learned, Open Season (split with Prentiss), Legacy (split with Hotch, Prentiss, and the CotW), and Minimal Loss (three in the center of mass. Do not mess with that man.).

But as of tonight, Aaron Hotchner has caught him up: tied for first with 3.25 (The Tribe, A Real Rain, Legacy (split with Morgan, Prentiss, and the CotW, and now Catching Out.).

Future vigilante killer Elle Greenaway: still a strong second, despite having left the show in 2x05, with 2.5 (Extreme Aggressor, Charm & Harm (split with Morgan), Aftermath)

Dr. Spencer Reid, fourth-place finish at 2 (LDSK, Revelations)

Emily Prentiss, moving up in the pack with either 1.75 or 1.25, depending on whether one of those offscreen gunshots in Open Season was actually hers, or if all three were Morgan's. The .25 is the other quarter of Charles Holcomb in Legacy, who went down like Frankie. The 1 is the suicide-by-cop in "Lo-Fi," actually the only new addition to the list since 3x09, unless I missed one.

JJ: 1, in Penelope. And RIGHT THROUGH THE FBI SEAL. Hello Symbolism Much? Also, three dogs and my eternal respect. She is 1:1 bullets:kills, at this juncture. So is Reid, incidentally.

Rossi: in second-to-last place with 1, in his very first episode (About Face).

Garcia still doesn't kill people.

Gideon discharged his weapon once. (Psychodrama, a futile shot across an aqueduct.)

And of course, various killings perpetrated by unsubs, victims, the families of unsubs, cops of the week, snipers, random bystanders, cultists, lovelorn teenagers, and Frank Miller's ego....

Tags: geeks with guns
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