History NightmareFuel / CriminalMinds

17th May '17 7:06:50 PM Haleryst45
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** [[spoiler: ''"You should have taken my deal."'' [[CutToBlack *BANG*]]]]

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** [[spoiler: ''"You should have taken my made a deal."'' [[CutToBlack *BANG*]]]]
16th May '17 4:25:33 PM nombretomado
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* "God Complex." A man is kidnapping people, taking their legs, and attempting to transplant them onto others. Any time the victims are kept alive is acutely creepy, let alone when one "walks into the emergency room on a leg that wasn't his." If that's not creepy enough, he's played by [[TwinPeaks Ray Wise]].

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* "God Complex." A man is kidnapping people, taking their legs, and attempting to transplant them onto others. Any time the victims are kept alive is acutely creepy, let alone when one "walks into the emergency room on a leg that wasn't his." If that's not creepy enough, he's played by [[TwinPeaks [[Series/TwinPeaks Ray Wise]].
26th Apr '17 5:20:56 PM Summonwind
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* "Collision Course" runs through unadulterated ParanoiaFuel similar to "A Thousand Suns" two seasons earlier: imagine driving a 2010s-model car then you suddenly lose control of your vehicle after the unsub hacks through it. You can only watch helplessly as he aims your car to the unfortunate pedestrian that just happens to be crossing the road.

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* "Collision Course" runs through unadulterated ParanoiaFuel similar to "A Thousand Suns" two seasons earlier: imagine driving a 2010s-model car then you suddenly lose control of your vehicle after the unsub hacks through it. You can only watch helplessly as he aims your car to the unfortunate pedestrian that just happens to be crossing the road.road and if you are very unlucky, get killed in the process.
20th Apr '17 10:13:44 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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** The entire episode feels like an homage to James O'Barr's comic book ''ComicBook/TheCrow'', which is about a murder victim becoming a spirit of vengeance going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge after he and his girlfriend are captured and murdered by the side of the road by gang members. The episode seems to have conflated Barr's reason for writing the comic (his girlfriend was killed by a drunk driver) with The Crow's modus operandi, and combined them together to create a ''seriously unhinged'' comic book artist who illustrates his murder scenes.
12th Apr '17 8:51:03 AM bwehehehe
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*** It gets even creepier when we discover that the UnSub's partner is [[spoiler: actually a puppet]].

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*** It gets even creepier when we discover that the UnSub's [=UnSub=]'s partner is [[spoiler: actually a puppet]].



** Something small, but given the identity of the UnSub, it becomes terrifying: After the UnSub's arrest, JJ [[spoiler: looks through her mother's real estate book and finds a pearl necklace and wedding ring]]. Reid walks up behind her and says something that makes the UnSub even creepier.

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** Something small, but given the identity of the UnSub, [=UnSub=], it becomes terrifying: After the UnSub's [=UnSub=]'s arrest, JJ [[spoiler: looks through her mother's real estate book and finds a pearl necklace and wedding ring]]. Reid walks up behind her and says something that makes the UnSub [=UnSub=] even creepier.



** The UnSub's hallucinations are profoundly creepy. He sees his first victim ''everywhere'' even over old ladies at a restaurant by the end and over ''his own mother'' at one point. But worse is that [[spoiler: the hallucination often takes the form of his ''conscience'' reminding him that his first victim did love him once, but ''he's'' the reason the relationship went south by going {{Yandere}} on her]], and how she sporadically teleports from across the room to right in front of him during their "conversations".

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** The UnSub's [UnSub=]'s hallucinations are profoundly creepy. He sees his first victim ''everywhere'' even over old ladies at a restaurant by the end and over ''his own mother'' at one point. But worse is that [[spoiler: the hallucination often takes the form of his ''conscience'' reminding him that his first victim did love him once, but ''he's'' the reason the relationship went south by going {{Yandere}} on her]], and how she sporadically teleports from across the room to right in front of him during their "conversations".



* "Rabid": The [=UnSub=] [[spoiler: infecting people with rabies is bad enough, but then we figure out how. He started with one man, infected through an animal bite, then kidnapped someone else for that man to infect. Then he keeps the chain going by continually kidnapping new people to be bitten and infected. We get to see his latest victim of the disease in all her glory, spitting and foaming and ranting as she succumbs completely and eventually slips into a coma after she's rescued. And the UnSub's motive? Nothing but pure sadism. He records his victims' sufferings because he's obsessed with the disease.]]
* "Blood Relations" has some of the most brutal on-screen killings of the season, with the UnSub's preferred method being strangulation with ''razor wire''.

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* "Rabid": The [=UnSub=] [[spoiler: infecting people with rabies is bad enough, but then we figure out how. He started with one man, infected through an animal bite, then kidnapped someone else for that man to infect. Then he keeps the chain going by continually kidnapping new people to be bitten and infected. We get to see his latest victim of the disease in all her glory, spitting and foaming and ranting as she succumbs completely and eventually slips into a coma after she's rescued. And the UnSub's [=UnSub=]'s motive? Nothing but pure sadism. He records his victims' sufferings because he's obsessed with the disease.]]
* "Blood Relations" has some of the most brutal on-screen killings of the season, with the UnSub's [=UnSub=]'s preferred method being strangulation with ''razor wire''.



** The identity of the UnSub - [[spoiler: the bastard child of an [[BrotherSisterIncest incestuous relationship]] between two siblings, that left the guy horribly deformed. The girl gave him up for adoption, and now he's back all these years later to systematically murder her and her brother's family to get to her.]]

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** The identity of the UnSub [=UnSub=] - [[spoiler: the bastard child of an [[BrotherSisterIncest incestuous relationship]] between two siblings, that left the guy horribly deformed. The girl gave him up for adoption, and now he's back all these years later to systematically murder her and her brother's family to get to her.]]



** [[spoiler:By the end of the episode, ''thirteen serial killers'' from three different U.S. states have escaped from prison thanks to Rawdon's scheming. Who's to say they won't start killing again now that they're back out?]]

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** [[spoiler:By the end of the episode, ''thirteen serial killers'' from three different U.S. states have escaped from prison thanks to Rawdon's scheming. Who's to say they won't start killing again now that they're back out?]]out?]]

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* An x-ray image of a drum in "Taboo" shows one of the victims drowning in concrete [[spoiler:...[[AndIMustScream while she was still alive.]] Not to mention she, like the others was chemically lobotomized by having chlorine poured through her brain as well.]]
* "Elliott's Pond:" It's more with the UncannyValley involved than the [[JumpScare jumpscares]].
** [[spoiler: The scene just before the credits, seen through a video camera, shows a body lying down, presumably one of Josh's friends. He then looks the other way, then aims at the location of said body, where someone who resembles an alien suddenly appears and jumps on Josh. Cue opening credits.]]
** [[spoiler: TheReveal halfway through the episode: the kids disassemble screens as they look for possible escape routes. When Josh finds a window to another room, he only sees one of the unsubs cooking. A few seconds later, the unsub's twin sister appears out of nowhere, breaks through the window attempting to grab one of the kids with her hand.]]
* "Collision Course" runs through unadulterated ParanoiaFuel similar to "A Thousand Suns" two seasons earlier: imagine driving a 2010s-model car then you suddenly lose control of your vehicle after the unsub hacks through it. You can only watch helplessly as he aims your car to the unfortunate pedestrian that just happens to be crossing the road.
* The unsub in "Alpha Male" spraying ''nitric acid'' on your face just because [[spoiler: you are dating someone. And he planned to do it in a bar full of dating couples, only to be stopped by the BAU at the last minute. It doesn't help that he's directly inspired by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Isla_Vista_killings Elliot Rodger.]]]]
* In "Assistance is Futile", the unsub tortures his victims by breaking their bones until they die of blood loss due to the fracture wounds. He was so interested in bone fractures that as a child, he just [[SlasherSmile smiled]] when he saw his mother break her arm in such a way that it ripped her skin.
* "In The Dark:" the unsub has a rather extraordinary case of [[spoiler: somnabulism - at night, he aimlessly walks into the places (read: former drug dens and brothels turned suburban homes) his father took him to when he was a child and stabs anyone on sight ''without even realizing'' what he's been doing the whole time. When he's not stabbing people through the heart at night, he shoots hunters who remind him of his father at day.]]
3rd Apr '17 4:37:15 PM Sharlee
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* "Reflection of Desire": The [=UnSub=] carrying his [[spoiler: long dead]] mother out of the house with [[spoiler: another girl's lips sewn onto her face]], all set to a hallucination of rapturous applause from an adoring, starstruck crowd of 1950s photographers.

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* "Reflection of Desire": The [=UnSub=] carrying his [[spoiler: long dead]] mother out of the house with [[spoiler: another girl's lips sewn onto her face]], all set to a hallucination of rapturous applause from an adoring, starstruck crowd of 1950s photographers. Never has a ''Film/SunsetBoulevard'' homage been more ghastly.
30th Jan '17 2:24:15 AM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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** What's worse is that [[spoiler: the UnSub's plan ''worked''. He got exactly what he wanted and gives himself up to the police easily once they find him, which is in the cell he kept the friends in with the body of one of them ''still there'']].
** Perhaps worst of all is the UnSub's motive; [[spoiler:a long-time grudge against his old high school football teammates.]]

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** What's worse is that [[spoiler: the UnSub's [=UnSub's=] plan ''worked''. He got exactly what he wanted and gives himself up to the police easily once they find him, which is in the cell he kept the friends in with the body of one of them ''still there'']].
** Perhaps worst of all is the UnSub's [=UnSub's=] motive; [[spoiler:a long-time grudge against his old high school football teammates.]]
30th Jan '17 2:21:38 AM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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* "The Boogeyman": Had a terrifying [=UnSub=] who beat children to death with a baseball bat. [[spoiler: And is a child as well.]] When Gideon asked the [=UnSub=] why he murdered those children, the response was "Because I wanted to."

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* "The Boogeyman": Had a terrifying [=UnSub=] who beat children to death with a baseball bat. [[spoiler: And is a child as well.]] When Gideon asked the [=UnSub=] why he murdered those children, the response was "Because ''"Because I wanted to.""''
11th Dec '16 4:25:29 PM TCF01
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It should be also noticed that one of the most terrifying parts about the show is that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Albright they]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickton didn't]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Kuklinski make]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Manson this]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Holmes stuff]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_James_Bulger up]]. Most of the cases are RippedFromTheHeadlines.

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It should be also noticed that one of the most terrifying parts about the show is that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Albright they]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickton org/wiki/Robert_Pickton didn't]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Kuklinski make]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Manson this]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Holmes stuff]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_James_Bulger up]]. Most of the cases are RippedFromTheHeadlines.



* The [=UnSub=] in "A Thousand Suns" managed to hack a plane and forced it to crash and he was willing to do it a second time and would continue doing it most likely. Not only that it is implied that it can happened in real life under the right circumstances and right equipment someday especially with new technology and new innovation being created as the years go by. Imagine the damage a terrorist, disgruntled employee, a cold-hearted killer and other kinds of people can do with that kind of technology. Another reason to fear of using airplanes.

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* The [=UnSub=] in "A Thousand Suns" managed to hack a plane and forced it to crash and crash, killing hundreds of people aboard. Worse, he was willing to do it a second time ''in a populated area'' a la [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks 9/11]] and would was very likely to continue doing it most likely. Not only that it is so. It was also implied that it can happened someday happen in real life under the right circumstances and right equipment someday equipment, especially with the new innovations that are being made in technology and new innovation being created as the years go by. Imagine the damage a terrorist, disgruntled employee, a cold-hearted killer killer, and other kinds of people can do with that kind of technology. Another reason to fear of using airplanes.airplanes.
** The worst part? [[spoiler: The unsub targeted the plane just because it carried a woman he had [[DisproportionateRetribution one embarrassing date with eight years ago]].]]



* During the episode "Awake," the [=UnSub=] told authorities that a man with a skull tattoo was there moments before his daughter was kidnapped and eventually murdered. The BAU thought that he might have been hallucinating or his mind playing tricks on him as he was severely sleep deprived at the time and he might have just imagining the guy. What is scary though at the end of the episode it shows that guy is real and he is targeting another girl on the other side of the country and the BAU doesn't know about it (yet but who knows how long till someone connects the dots).
* "The Witness" involves a mass poisoning on a city bus. The diffuser that released the gas was there for at least a week, and no one noticed it until it was too late.
** A man boarding the bus after it crashes at a stop, only to find everyone on board dead, foaming at the mouth from the aforementioned poison. Chilling stuff.
* The unsub in "Drive" uses a guillontine to behead his victims for minor offenses like shoplifting and adultery. Before that, he tortures them by breaking their knuckles with a steel rod until they "confess" their misdeeds. He believes himself to be some kind of [[AGodIAm divine punisher]], and we get to watch two people go through the horrible torture. One of the most brutal episodes of the season.
** The unsub's [[LosingYourHead "wall of shame"]].

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* "The Witness" involves a mass poisoning on a city bus. The diffuser that released the gas was there for at least a week, and no one noticed it until it was too late.
** A man boarding the bus after it crashes at a stop, only to find everyone on board dead, foaming at the mouth from the aforementioned poison. Chilling stuff.
* During the episode "Awake," the [=UnSub=] told authorities that a man with a skull tattoo was there moments before his daughter was kidnapped and eventually murdered. The BAU thought that he might have been hallucinating or his mind playing tricks on him as he was severely sleep deprived at the time and he might have just imagining the guy. What is scary though at the end of the episode it shows that guy is real and he is targeting another girl on the other side of the country and the BAU doesn't know about it (yet but who knows how long till someone connects the dots).
* "The Witness" involves a mass poisoning on a city bus. The diffuser that released the gas was there for at least a week, and no one noticed it until it was too late.
** A man boarding the bus after it crashes at a stop, only to find everyone on board dead, foaming at the mouth from the aforementioned poison. Chilling stuff.
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* The unsub in "Drive" uses a guillontine to behead his victims for minor offenses like shoplifting and adultery. Before that, he tortures them by breaking their knuckles with a steel rod until they "confess" their misdeeds. He believes himself to be some kind of [[AGodIAm divine punisher]], and we get to watch two people go through the horrible torture. One of the most brutal episodes of the season.
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** The unsub's [[LosingYourHead "wall of shame"]].



* The episode "Badge and Gun", has the [=UnSub=] of the week posing as a FBI agent to get himself into women's home and suffocate them to death, playing on their fear of a earlier unrelated murder or sexual assault against a woman that happened in the area (which he takes advantage of) and their wish to be safe and wanting to catch the criminal. Regardless how people actually about FBI, in the end it is expected that the FBI agents to help the people and seeing some [=UnSub=] using them as a tool of murder to earn a unsuspecting victim's trust is plain scary.

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* The episode "Badge "A Badge and a Gun", has the [=UnSub=] of the week posing as a an FBI agent to get himself into women's home homes and suffocate them to death, playing on their fear of a an earlier unrelated murder or sexual assault against a woman that happened in the area (which he takes advantage of) area, their desire to be safe, and their wish willingness to be safe and wanting to help catch the criminal. Regardless how of what people actually think about FBI, in the end it is expected that the FBI agents to help the people people, and seeing some [=UnSub=] using them their methods as a tool of murder to earn a an unsuspecting victim's trust is plain scary.



** [[spoiler:Lewis finding herself in the serial killer wing, all alone. And then Rawdon opens all the doors there too.]]

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** [[spoiler:Lewis finding herself in the serial killer wing, all alone. And then Rawdon opens all the doors there too.]]]]
** [[spoiler:By the end of the episode, ''thirteen serial killers'' from three different U.S. states have escaped from prison thanks to Rawdon's scheming. Who's to say they won't start killing again now that they're back out?]]
22nd Oct '16 9:23:17 PM Haleryst45
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** What's really terrifying about it is the complete change in demeanor. At first, Floyd is quiet, meek, won't make eye contact. Then Father Marks talks, and it's like Floyd is an entirely different person. He makes eye contact, his voice changes, and he ''smiles'' in the creepiest way possible. Any Supernatural fans watching this episode probably went for their holy water.

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** What's really terrifying about it is the complete change in demeanor. At first, Floyd is quiet, meek, won't make eye contact. Then Father Marks talks, and it's like Floyd is an entirely different person. He makes eye contact, his voice changes, and he ''smiles'' in the creepiest way possible. Any Supernatural fans watching this episode probably went for their holy water.
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