Being a review of sorts of Criminal Minds 06 x 24, "Supply & Demand," written by Erica Messer, directed by Charles S. Caroll
Today we're ruining the Rolling Stones. Oh, wait, they were already full of violent imagery. Nevermind then.
Man, if I were that truck driver, I'd be screwing with him too.
Gideon reference. Drink! Aww, Reid.
See, that's why you drive carefully when you have a body in the trunk.
"Nobody's called me."
"It's my intention."
Oh, the meta is all over this meeting again.
Hotch is looking skinny.
"Just because he's bad doesn't mean he's been busted."
"She was... oh. Completely different injuries."
"There's an ap for that!"
Oh, good lord. We're
making fun of deconstructing Dollhouse this week, aren't we? Show, I love you. And I love The Rossi and Morgan show.
"Do I look like a weatherman?"
"Do you know the odds of that?"
"Was that rhetorical?"
This feels like my show. Yay, show!
Andi Swan! *sniffle*
"Any chance we'll be passing a coffeepot?"
Derek & Penelope <3. I love that he's fighting for her. And I love that she's reacting exactly the way I would.
And Reid does a little Penelope-reminding, too.
"There's only one."
"Yes there is."
Rossi and Morgan crack the case.
"So we're looking for a secluded spot in rural Virginia. Well, that shouldn't be hard to find."
Morgan gets tackled!
And Rossi to the rescue!
Okay, that was awesome.
Rossi gets it. Hotch gets it. Andi gets it. And Morgan gets it.
Of course Morgan had to shoot somebody. He was falling behind.
Chickens are not torture, Penelope. Except for at 5 am.
"What, you got jokes now?"
Ooo, ominous Hotch leaving is ominous.
This is an OSHA-Approved Cop Show. We have gone one (1) episodes without a main-cast involved shooting....
Seriously, we're making up for lost time these past few eps....
Aaron Hotchner, tied for first with 6.5 (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. And now the knife-wielding UNSUB in "What Happens at Home..." in like the single most blase shooting in the history of Criminal Minds. Also partial credit for "The Thirteenth Step." And underwater slaughter in "Out of the Light.").
Derek Morgan tied for first in the roll of the damned at 6.5. (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. A full audience participation suicide by cop in "Our Longest Night". And partial credit for "The Thirteenth Step." And now, "Supply & Demand")
Emily Prentiss, third place with either 4 or 3.5, 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 1 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. Death-by-pissed-off-girlnerd of James Thomas in "Compromising Positions." And now, the hail of gunfire in "The Thirteenth Step.")
Future vigilante killer Elle Greenaway: holding on to fourth with 2.5 (Extreme Aggressor, Charm & Harm (split with Morgan), Aftermath) despite not having been with the show for 4.75 seasons now.
Rossi: climbs to 5th with 2.25, the first in his very first episode (About Face). Having established that he is a badass, did not then badass until "The Thirteenth Step." That's over three seasons. ("Welcome to the Enterprise. Would you like to beat up my Klingon?") Then takes out the bad guy with surgical precision in "The Stranger." Hotch should probably get partial credit for risking his neck playing distraction.
The mild-mannered but deadly Dr. Spencer Reid, falling to 6th place at 2 kills (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.
Seaver: No bodies yet
Garcia still doesn't kill people.