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25th Jan '18 1:56:12 PM Peridonyx
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* In "Red Light," Reid finally snaps and -- temporarily ignoring Cat Adams's pregnancy -- comes close to choking her to death. At first, it looks like he's simply that pissed and worried about his mother's safety... until you remember that this episode's premise is eerily similar to that of "Zugzwang" (where Reid's girlfriend, Maeve, was threatened by a similar {{Yandere}}). Is he subconsciously reliving that experience and, afraid of this one ending in a similar [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog story [[note]]He failed to save Maeve and, because it was a MurderSuicide, couldn't even get "Hotch vs. Foyet"-style payback on her killer.[[/note]]]], becoming more gung-ho and willing to PayEvilUntoEvil (especially since he was already desperate enough to [[spoiler:poison his inmate tormentors -- who'd also killed his new inmate friend --]] in "Hell's Kitchen")? Looks like [[spoiler:Lindsey Vaughn]] may not be the only one warped by [[spoiler:her]] history with others' violence.

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* In "Red Light," Reid finally snaps and -- temporarily ignoring Cat Adams's pregnancy -- comes close to choking her to death. At first, it looks like he's simply that pissed and worried about his mother's safety... until you remember that this episode's premise is eerily similar to that of "Zugzwang" (where Reid's girlfriend, Maeve, was threatened by a similar {{Yandere}}). Is he subconsciously reliving that experience and, afraid of this one ending in a similar [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog story [[note]]He failed to save Maeve and, because it was a MurderSuicide, couldn't even get "Hotch vs. Foyet"-style payback on her killer.[[/note]]]], becoming more gung-ho and willing to PayEvilUntoEvil (especially since he was already desperate enough to [[spoiler:poison his inmate tormentors -- tormentors, who'd also killed his new inmate friend --]] friend,]] in "Hell's Kitchen")? Looks like [[spoiler:Lindsey Vaughn]] may not be the only one warped by [[spoiler:her]] history with others' violence.
25th Jan '18 1:54:28 PM Peridonyx
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* In "Red Light," Reid finally snaps and -- temporarily ignoring Cat Adams's pregnancy -- comes close to choking her to death. At first, it looks like he's simply that pissed and worried about his mother's safety... until you remember that this episode's premise is eerily similar to that of "Zugzwang" (where another woman close to Reid was threatened by a similar {{Yandere}}). Is he subconsciously reliving that experience and, afraid of this one ending in a similar [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog story [[note]]He failed to save Maeve and, because it was a MurderSuicide, couldn't even get "Hotch vs. Foyet"-style payback on her killer.[[/note]]]], becoming more gung-ho and willing to PayEvilUntoEvil (especially since he was already desperate enough to [[spoiler:poison his inmate tormentors]] in "Hell's Kitchen")?

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* In "Red Light," Reid finally snaps and -- temporarily ignoring Cat Adams's pregnancy -- comes close to choking her to death. At first, it looks like he's simply that pissed and worried about his mother's safety... until you remember that this episode's premise is eerily similar to that of "Zugzwang" (where another woman close to Reid Reid's girlfriend, Maeve, was threatened by a similar {{Yandere}}). Is he subconsciously reliving that experience and, afraid of this one ending in a similar [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog story [[note]]He failed to save Maeve and, because it was a MurderSuicide, couldn't even get "Hotch vs. Foyet"-style payback on her killer.[[/note]]]], becoming more gung-ho and willing to PayEvilUntoEvil (especially since he was already desperate enough to [[spoiler:poison his inmate tormentors]] tormentors -- who'd also killed his new inmate friend --]] in "Hell's Kitchen")?
Kitchen")? Looks like [[spoiler:Lindsey Vaughn]] may not be the only one warped by [[spoiler:her]] history with others' violence.
25th Jan '18 1:51:16 PM Peridonyx
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* In "Red Light," Reid [[spoiler:finally snaps and -- temporarily ignoring Cat Adams's pregnancy -- comes close to choking her to death]]. At first, it looks like he's simply that pissed and worried about [[spoiler:his mother's safety]]... until you remember that this episode's also similar to Season 8's "Zugzwang" (where another woman close to Reid was threatened by a similar {{Yandere}}). Is he subconsciously reliving that experience and, determined not to let this one end in a similar [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog story (he failed to save Maeve and -- because it was a MurderSuicide -- couldn't even get "Hotch vs. Foyet"-style payback on her killer)]], becoming more willing to PayEvilUntoEvil (especially since he was already desperate enough to drug-sabotage his inmate enemies in "Hell's Kitchen")?

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* In "Red Light," Reid [[spoiler:finally finally snaps and -- temporarily ignoring Cat Adams's pregnancy -- comes close to choking her to death]]. death. At first, it looks like he's simply that pissed and worried about [[spoiler:his his mother's safety]]... safety... until you remember that this episode's also premise is eerily similar to Season 8's that of "Zugzwang" (where another woman close to Reid was threatened by a similar {{Yandere}}). Is he subconsciously reliving that experience and, determined not to let afraid of this one end ending in a similar [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog story (he [[note]]He failed to save Maeve and -- and, because it was a MurderSuicide -- MurderSuicide, couldn't even get "Hotch vs. Foyet"-style payback on her killer)]], killer.[[/note]]]], becoming more gung-ho and willing to PayEvilUntoEvil (especially since he was already desperate enough to drug-sabotage [[spoiler:poison his inmate enemies tormentors]] in "Hell's Kitchen")?
25th Jan '18 1:46:43 PM Peridonyx
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* In "Red Light," Reid [[spoiler:finally snaps and -- temporarily ignoring Cat Adams's pregnancy -- comes close to choking her to death]]. At first, it looks like he's simply that pissed and worried about [[spoiler:his mother's safety]]... until you remember that this episode's also similar to Season 8's "Zugzwang" (where another woman close to Reid was threatened by a similar {{Yandere}}). Is he subconsciously reliving that experience and, determined not to let this one end in a similar [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog story (he failed to save Maeve and -- because it was a MurderSuicide -- couldn't even get "Hotch vs. Foyet"-style payback on her killer)]], becoming more willing to PayEvilUntoEvil (especially since he was already desperate enough to drug-sabotage his inmate enemies in "Hell's Kitchen")?
29th Nov '17 9:34:29 PM randomtroper89
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* At the end of 3rd Life, we see Lindsay take up her dead (female) friend’s name. Fridge Brilliance kicks in once you watch the Season 12 finale and find out that she’s a lesbian (or at the very least, bi). She very well could have chosen the name because she was in love with said friend.

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* At the end of 3rd Life, we see Lindsay Lindsey take up her dead (female) friend’s name. Fridge Brilliance kicks in once you watch the Season 12 finale and find out that she’s a lesbian (or at the very least, bi). She very well could have chosen the name because she was in love with said friend.



** Most likely normal. Considering what she may have witnessed, her insistence to kill the Unsub was likely a form of temporary insanity.
** Actually, [[spoiler: she isn't normal. As she [[FrameUp set Reid up for murder]] and is most likely working with Mr. Scratch]].

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** Most likely normal. Considering what she may have witnessed, her insistence to kill the Unsub was likely a form of temporary insanity.
** Actually, [[spoiler: she isn't normal. As she became a Cartel Hitwoman, and worked with Cat Adams to [[FrameUp set Reid up for murder]] and is most likely working with Mr. Scratch]].murder]]]].
10th Oct '17 5:11:16 PM PrincessSolarFlare
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* At the end of 3rd Life, we see Lindsay take up her dead (female) friend’s name. Fridge Brilliance kicks in once you watch the Season 12 finale and find out that she’s a lesbian (or at the very least, bi). She very well could have chosen the name because she was in love with said friend.
28th Jul '17 4:57:58 PM TheWeaselKing
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**I always assumed that it was because Percival leaves behind his single mother in order to become a knight in many versions of the legends. In some versions, she even dies of sadness because he abandons her. This episode plays off of Reid's guilt for not visiting his mother, and the unsub would have had Diana's perspective, and seen that she felt abandoned by her son.
18th Jun '17 10:46:35 AM nombretomado
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* Also in Bloodline, the family we see is at one point referred to as 'gypsies', an ethnic slur against the Romani...but are elsewhere described as Romanian. They speak Romanian, the customs they follow are explicitly described as Eastern European, and so on and so forth. Did the writers not know that the Romani are an entirely separate culture, and even those living in Romania follow a very different set of cultural practices to the Romanian people? The goddamn ThatOtherWiki page on the Romani people opens with 'not to be confused with Romanians, an unrelated ethnic group and nation', and that's just what a ten-second Google search can produce on the matter. And even if we do accept that this particular family happens to be Romani hailing from Romania, how on earth would the BAU know that when all the customs they practice are described as purely Romanian, as Prentiss knows from her time abroad in Eastern Europe.

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* Also in Bloodline, the family we see is at one point referred to as 'gypsies', an ethnic slur against the Romani...but are elsewhere described as Romanian. They speak Romanian, the customs they follow are explicitly described as Eastern European, and so on and so forth. Did the writers not know that the Romani are an entirely separate culture, and even those living in Romania follow a very different set of cultural practices to the Romanian people? The goddamn ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki page on the Romani people opens with 'not to be confused with Romanians, an unrelated ethnic group and nation', and that's just what a ten-second Google search can produce on the matter. And even if we do accept that this particular family happens to be Romani hailing from Romania, how on earth would the BAU know that when all the customs they practice are described as purely Romanian, as Prentiss knows from her time abroad in Eastern Europe.
2nd Jun '17 7:25:21 AM MrMaplesyrup1
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** Or, in the case that the unsub considered the first version to be true, he could be expecting for Percival to have learnt from his mistakes - if he got it wrong the first time, there's no reason he should get it wrong a second. In fact, it's more likely that he would get it right.
29th Apr '17 9:18:15 AM cinemamaster
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** Actually, [[spoiler: she isn't normal. As she [[FrameUp set Reid up for murder]] and is most likely working with Mr. Scratch]].
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