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under the marble and the snow

Criminal Minds 6x01, "The Longest Night," written and directed by Edward Allen Bernero



Oh, Evil Sexy Leonard Cohen.

Kristen Spicer is kind of awesome. And Morgan is awesome, too. But we knew that.

And this is why cop cars have radios. See, the problem with the police is that they can call their friends. And some of their friends have helicopters.

And now I will let go of that plot point. Really.

Patient is combative.

"I'm all right." Drink!

"He headed around back before I could stop him." Heh. Why does THAT sound familiar?

"When it comes to family, common sense and procedure go out the window." Indeed, Hotch.

"The question is, Why don't I kill everybody?"

Go Prentiss!
Morgan, you might need a valium. Or six. Obviously the brain swelling is causing violent mood swings.

JJ WIN. "How hard could it be to work out?" Those test broadcasts were a fixture of my childhood. And she had fabulous endurance.

And Prentiss with the comforting gesture. Morgan's having a bad night.

Tim Curry is awesome. And so is Isabella Murad. Man, she gloats very well.

"Yes, Madam Secretary." Why do I suspect JJ is getting sharked by a different federal agency after this?

"On the completely safe assumption you're not talking about me--"  aww, Reid. Aww, Garcia. And purple stripes in her hair!

"The customer, ironically named John--"

Aww, Morgan and Garcia made me sniffle.

At least they managed to get JJ a crowning moment of awesome before she had to go.

Interesting, that. The totally telegraphed suicide by cop, and Morgan basically walking right into him, because he doesn't care. Yeah, Derek, the job gets to you sometimes, doesn't it? Interesting watching it wear down both him and Hotch--and interesting that this is the UNSUB nobody can find a way to empathize with. They can understand. But empathy is different, and they're out.

That was a killing in wrath, not in pity. And he was no more interested in the bad guy's self-examination that Reid was in "Damaged." There are limits to even angelic compassion, I guess.



Derek Morgan takes first place in the roll of the damned at 5.25. (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). Also, "Outfoxed," more or less in extremis. And a full audience participation suicide by cop in "Our Longest Night".

Aaron Hotchner, badass, in second place with 4.25 (The Tribe, A Real Rain, Legacy (split with Morgan, Prentiss, and the CotW), and Catching Out--and then he beat George Foyet to death with his bare hands in 100.).

Emily Prentiss, third place with either 2.75 or 2.25, depending on whether one of those offscreen gunshots in Open Season was actually hers, or if all three were Morgan's. I award her the kill because of her reaction on the plane afterward. The .25 is the other quarter of Charles Holcomb in Legacy, who went down like Frankie. The first 1 is the suicide-by-cop in "Lo-Fi." The second one is Dale Schrader in "Retaliation." Which could have been Morgan's kill, but I'm giving it to Emily because the hostage seems madder at her later.

Future vigilante killer Elle Greenaway: slips to fourth with 2.5 (Extreme Aggressor, Charm & Harm (split with Morgan), Aftermath)

The mild-mannered but deadly Dr. Spencer Reid, fifth place with at 2 (LDSK; Revelations)

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.

Rossi: in second-to-last place with 1, in his very first episode (About Face). Having established that he is a badass, he has never badassed since. ("Welcome to the Enterprise. Would you like to beat up my Klingon?")

Garcia still doesn't kill people.

Gideon has never discharged his weapon. However, he has beaten somebody all to hell with a clubbed shotgun.

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

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