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criminal minds reid seeing things

i used to be so rock and roll. it's a question of confidence maybe.

Criminal Minds metanarrative thunk...

...oh, huh. If this season's thematic arc is supposed to be about secrets,. and Seaver's big trauma is all up in lights... then what does that imply about (a) the secrets people (her father, the FBI) are keeping from her... and (b) what other secrets she might have?

And if "Corazon" is some resolution or development of the Reid Hallucinations plotline we've been getting hints of since "Derailed" (six seasons ago, people.), is it time to place your bets?

I'm kind of hoping for seizure disorder, myself, simply because it would totally validate my fanwank explaining how the C.P.R. in "Revelations" actually saved him (it wasn't a heart attack: it was a major tonic/clonic event brought on by dehydration, cranial trauma, and drugs, and Tobias's halfassed attempts to resuscitate knocked his tongue out of his airway before he could finish suffocating on that and his own vomit). And you know, seizure disorder is better than schizophrenia for long term series regular continuation...

Of course, it's not as if Bernero has never sent a central character completely off the rails before. Right, Doc?

I see some support for a drug relapse theory, in that episode 13 is supposed to be entitled "The 13th Step." But I also know how oft our chain is yanked... and I suspect the chances of Reid hooking up with Michael Ironside are... slim.

Although that would be a hell of a "secret."

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I think Seaver may not have such a big role this season, so she may not actually fit into the overall arc.

I'm kind of disappointed in what they're doing to Emily (and possibly setting up her departure). Miss. Compartmentalization is suddenly going the way of Gideon? I don't buy it.
Since they've been setting up Emily's compartmentalization as an issue since "Revelations," I think it's high time they did something with it.
Yeah, but not the same thing they did with Gideon.
I think we'd be getting ahead of ourselves to presume that's where they're going.

I think, considering how well they did with regards to writing out JJ, and Gideon, and Elle, the writing staff has earned a little faith from the fans at this point. Remember the number of people ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN and outraged they were going to Mommy JJ out*?

Especially since it's not yet entirely certain Paget is leaving.

*Now, if they Mommy Prentiss out, that will have been set up for a good long time.

Edited at 2010-12-10 09:33 pm (UTC)
I think the all around fail might be getting to my brain. You're right, the writers have been pretty capable. I was of the group sure they weren't gonna mommy out JJ.

Actually i'd love to see Emily try to be a working single mom. (And i really really hope Paget doesn't leave. I love Emily)
I was afraid they were, and delighted with what they did instead.

I've loved Prentiss since she first showed up (when I swear it was me and two other people defending her) even though I was also very fond of Elle. And I want her to stay, very desperately.

I want Paget to have a job she can live with, though, too...

And here's another vote for working single mom Prentiss.

Edited at 2010-12-10 09:43 pm (UTC)
Wow. I loved her since the first time i saw Criminal Minds (i think it was Lessons Learned). I'm soo glad i wasn't a mod back then.

Yeah, i'll be sad if she leaves, but at this point, i'd probably just watch anything she's in.
Amen. Talented, funny, and a class act. I'm hers for life.
Oh, and all the "Seaver is a Mary Sue?" There was so freaking much of that re: Prentiss it was horrifying. Especially regarding "Lessons Learned." Because (omg) an FBI agent with a diplomatic background SPOKE ARABIC. The horror.

Always bet on schizophrenia.

I really don't know enough about Seaver and what they seem to be going for with her character to guess, there. There was the bit where she tried to hit Reid up for details on her father's crimes, and I can see that coming into play later.
I liked that bit a lot, too. Reid is the one who would totally tell her, and in exacting clinical detail.

Do you think Hotch blocked her on purpose?
I definitely think it's possible, though who really knows? If it was on purpose, though, he'll have a hard time keeping her away from information if she's part of the BAU proper.
Yeah. This. I mean, Hotch manipulates like a manipulator. But that seemed a bit alert--and other than misplaced paternalism, what would he gain by it?
Indeed. Possible.
Eventually, we learn that Reid doesn't exist. He's just a superspy alter-ego hallucinated by Dr. John Nash (the fictional movie version)
As long as we don't suddenly run into Bob Newhart and Suzanne Pleshette ...
Or an autistic kid and his snowglobe.
Hmm...Maybe a back door to reviving the X Files ;-)
Yeah. I think this is a very good possibility.

Apparently she's in negotiations to come on as a regular, once that's done.
Yes. This.
I have no idea where anything is going but in A.A. folklore a thirteenth stepper is a relatively old timer who picks up new comers for dates/sex/relationships. I doubt it's going to be that obvious but really, I have no idea. Could be a relapse on Reid's part making him a newcomer. Or it could be Seaver who's the new comer, to the BAU in this case of course.
That's what I was alluding to. Michael Ironside is the guy who played Reid's sponsor, John.

*g*
Oh! Ok, I didn't read the link, saw which episode it was and leapt to a conclusion :)
as a child she'd been abducted and held captive.

And, more importantly, rescued *herself*.
I just want to see how they're going to explain someone with a seizure disorder or schizophrenia being allowed to remain in the field.

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