Ooo, CM steals the Flashpoint opening trick. And does it well. I like the cold open a lot.
Reid's clinical detachment creeps out another bystander.
Understrength team is understrength. Also? dynamic all wrong without the women. It becomes more and more obvious--especially as the victims are women, and the field team is almost all men.
I probably should be writing something right now, but I'm totally distracted by the tension in the episode and Morgan's forearms.
Blue is definitely Garcia's color. This writer is not much for the snappy banter, but he's got a good handle on the characters.
"They like to operate without a spouse looking over their shoulder."
"Don't we all." Seaver: made of win and puppies. And Rossi snorts approval: is she to be his understudy in snark?
Oh, Sheriff. This is not how we do things. That was the Very Quiet Hotchalance.
Angry Rossi is angry.
Oh, and Seaver gets to do big girl things. And withholding Hotch is withholding.
Reid and Morgan crack the case!
The tenser things get, the faster Hotch talks.
Ooo, and Rossi has the keys to Talbot. Nice.
"I told you not to lie." Lies and liers. Drink!
Are we going to have to add creeeeepy wind chimes to the list? Hey, it's the official CM Creepy Barn in a recurring cameo!
"What? My second wife was crafty!" Yeah, Rossi's a secret stained glass crafter.
Morgan and Garcia crack the case!
Action!Morgan! Now with stealth!Hotch. Wow, two officer-involved shootings in a row. A rarity.
CM is really beating the odds on CPR...
Oh, evil mastermind escapes.
Aww. Mantegna gets to use his physical comedy chops, even if briefly.
Well, that was a perfectly cromulent monster-of-the-week episode. And some nice character bits. I give it a B.