History Series / CriminalMinds

21st Apr '18 11:03:17 PM nombretomado
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** The kidnapping we saw in "The Uncanny Valley" was strangely similar to the one done by [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs another famous fictional serial killer who also predated young girls]]. Also, the entire plot is suspiciously similar to that of Dollhouse episode "Belle Chose", though the [=UnSub=] is portrayed far more sympathetically than Terry Karrens is.

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** The kidnapping we saw in "The Uncanny Valley" was strangely similar to the one done by [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs another famous fictional serial killer who also predated young girls]]. Also, the entire plot is suspiciously similar to that of Dollhouse episode "Belle Chose", though the [=UnSub=] is portrayed far more sympathetically than Terry Karrens is.



*** Speaking of TheSilenceOfTheLambs series, even in context of Shout-Outs, ''an evil quadriplegic heir to a pig farm named "Mason"'' was pushing it.

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*** Speaking of TheSilenceOfTheLambs ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' series, even in context of Shout-Outs, ''an evil quadriplegic heir to a pig farm named "Mason"'' was pushing it.
18th Apr '18 11:11:56 PM TCF01
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** The opening scene of Season 13's premiere episode, "Wheels Up", [[spoiler:had the lives of many of the BAU hanging in the balance, with Reid and Garcia being the exceptions]]. The ending scene of Season 13's finale episode, "Believer", [[spoiler:had the exact opposite scenario happening, with Reid and Garcia's lives being the ones at stake while the rest of the BAU was relatively safe]].
16th Apr '18 7:55:42 PM Fireblood
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** One of the most violent [=Un=]Subs was a former bullied teen who spent years learning MMA and bodybuilding to take revenge on the bullies who tormented him and his only friend, which led to his friend committing suicide. He beat them all to death with his bare hands, but he reserved his worst beating for the principal, who never punished the bullies any further than making them give a blatantly insincere apology and shake the victim's hand every single time:

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** One of the most violent [=Un=]Subs was a former bullied teen who spent years learning MMA and bodybuilding to take revenge on the bullies who tormented him and his only friend, which led to his friend committing suicide. He beat them all to death with his bare hands, but he reserved his worst beating for the principal, who never punished the bullies any further than making them give a blatantly insincere apology and shake shaking the victim's hand every single time:
16th Apr '18 6:37:01 PM Fireblood
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In 2016 it got another spinoff, ''Series/CriminalMindsBeyondBorders,'' focusing on [[SequelGoesForeign international incidents.]] It lasted for two season before it got cancelled due to low ratings.

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In 2016 it got another spinoff, ''Series/CriminalMindsBeyondBorders,'' focusing on [[SequelGoesForeign international incidents.]] It lasted for two season seasons before it got was cancelled due to low ratings.



*** Similarly, Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt's pregnancy became written in for Kate Callahan, her character. Both actor and character decided to leave at the end of the tenth season to focus on their baby.



** Morgan's lack of kicking down doors or tackling people in season five so far is because Shemar Moore was hit by a car and broke his foot.
** In a more unusual case occurs in "To Hell...And Back." The writers acknowledged that the episodes were so dark, depressing, a monumental downer ending, and bordering on ShootTheShaggyDogStory that they couldn't think of any quotes that would adequately apply for the episode. So they used that:

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** Morgan's lack of kicking down doors or tackling people in season five so far is was because Shemar Moore was hit by a car and broke his foot.
** In a A more unusual case occurs in "To Hell...And Back." Back" Parts 1 and 2. The writers acknowledged that the episodes were so dark, depressing, a monumental downer ending, and bordering on ShootTheShaggyDogStory that they couldn't think of any quotes that would adequately apply for the second episode. So they used that:
9th Apr '18 6:23:15 PM universalperson
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* GuestStarPartyMember: Generally the head of the local police force acts as an extra member of the team while they investigate the case. Some episodes play with this - maybe the local police chief is a MauveShirt, maybe they're a SixthRangerTraitor.
4th Apr '18 8:15:21 PM randomtroper89
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%%** "A Real Rain", "Demonology", and



** The [UnSub=] in "Brothers In Arms" is killed by a gang member who was avenging the death of a fellow gangster.

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** The [UnSub=] [=UnSub=] in "Brothers In Arms" is killed by a gang member who was avenging the death of a fellow gangster.


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%%** "A Real Rain".
%%** "Demonology" .
4th Apr '18 8:12:35 PM randomtroper89
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* AssholeVictim: A few; for instance, in "Pleasure Is My Business" the [=UnSub=] is a prostitute killing {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s who are cheating their ex-wives and children out of alimony.
** Another example is "Elephant's Memory" -- the [=UnSub=] of the episode is profiled as an "injustice collector," killing people who've caused him or his girlfriend pain: her abusive father, his neglectful father, school bullies, etc.
** A third example are the victims in "True Night" -- the [=UnSub=] is murdering the gangbangers that were responsible for the murder of his fiancée, who was carrying their baby.
** Another case in "Lockdown": corrupt prison guards, gambling on {{Forced Prize Fight}}s between inmates, and [[spoiler:launching a cover-up when one such inmate ends up dead]].

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* AssholeVictim: A few; for instance, in few:
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"Pleasure Is My Business" the [=UnSub=] is a prostitute killing {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s who are cheating their ex-wives and children out of alimony.
** Another example is In "Elephant's Memory" -- the [=UnSub=] of the episode is profiled as an "injustice collector," killing people who've caused him or his girlfriend pain: her abusive father, his neglectful father, school bullies, etc.
** A third example are the The victims in "True Night" -- the [=UnSub=] is murdering the gangbangers that were responsible for the murder of his fiancée, who was carrying their baby.
** Another case in "Lockdown": "Lockdown" has corrupt prison guards, gambling on {{Forced Prize Fight}}s between inmates, and [[spoiler:launching a cover-up when one such inmate ends up dead]].



** "Out of the Light," where not only does a bad guy get away, but the team thinks he's innocent.

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** "Out of the Light," Light", where not only does a bad guy get away, but the team thinks he's innocent.



** [[spoiler: Creator/TimCurry's character]]'s death came across as one part this and one part SuicideByCop. He wanted Derek to shoot him and was going to shoot the hostage to get him to do so, but Derek seemed a ''little'' too eager to give him what he wanted.



%%** "A Real Rain", "Demonology", and "Reckoner". Also played with in "True Night", where [[spoiler: the [=UnSub=] is a vigilante getting revenge on gang members for his girlfriend's murder, only without knowing that he is doing so]].
%** There are also a few episodes where the [=UnSubs=] ''themselves'' undergo these: "Aftermath", "Brothers In Arms", "Ashes and Dust", "Reckoner" ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard ironically enough]]), and "Hostage".

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%%** "A Real Rain", "Demonology", and
** "Reckoner" has the [=UnSubs=], a hitman
and "Reckoner". Also played a corrupt judge client, kill people who got away with crimes, ending with the man who killed the judge's wife in a car crash. The Judge then ends up on the receiving end of this as he put his own name on the list.
** [[spoiler: Creator/TimCurry's character Billy Flynn]]'s death came across as one part this and one part SuicideByCop. He wanted Derek to shoot him and was going to shoot the hostage to get him to do so, but Derek seemed a little too eager to give him what he wanted.
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"True Night", where [[spoiler: the [=UnSub=] is a vigilante getting revenge on gang members for his girlfriend's murder, only without knowing that he is doing so]].
%** There are also a few episodes where the [=UnSubs=] ''themselves'' undergo these: "Aftermath", ** The [UnSub=] in "Brothers In Arms", Arms" is killed by a gang member who was avenging the death of a fellow gangster.
** "Hostage" has the [=UnSub=] killed by the mother of the girl who died in captivity.
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"Ashes and Dust", "Reckoner" ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard ironically enough]]), and "Hostage".Dust".
%%** "Aftermath".
1st Apr '18 7:14:58 PM TCF01
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A South Korean remake is due to be aired in 2017.

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A South Korean remake is due to be aired in 2017.



* BookEnds: The opening scene of Season 12's premiere episode, "The Crimson King", features a semi-truck nearly ramming into a man who escaped a serial killer. The ending scene of Season 12's finale episode, "Red Light", [[spoiler: features a semi-truck ramming into the BAU's [=SUVs=] with them inside, while they are about to face off against the season's BigBad (who had been completely responsible for the events of "The Crimson King").]]

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* BookEnds: BookEnds:
** Season 9 both ends AND begins with a two-parter episode. The first part features what appears to be a typical chase after a serial killer, while the second part reveals something even more sinister beneath the surface of the case. Both the premiere and the finale also addressed Reid's dashed hopes of starting a family with Maeve, [[spoiler:which is one of the events that helped trigger Blake's departure at the end of the season]].
** Season 10 starts off with Hotch interrogating Kate in his office and accepting her into the BAU team. Then, the season ends [[spoiler:with Kate informing Hotch of her decision to take a maternity leave in the same office]].
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The opening scene of Season 12's premiere episode, "The Crimson King", features a semi-truck nearly ramming into a man who escaped a serial killer. The ending scene of Season 12's finale episode, "Red Light", [[spoiler: features a semi-truck ramming into the BAU's [=SUVs=] with them inside, while they are about to face off against the season's BigBad (who had been completely responsible for the events of "The Crimson King").]]
29th Mar '18 9:46:07 PM nombretomado
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* ArtShift: In "True Night", the [=UnSub=] was a comic artist who unknowingly acted out scenes from his own violent comics by murdering gang members. The audience knows in real life, he wears a hooded sweatshirt, but while "on camera" within his delusion, he's wearing a hooded BadassLongcoat that seems to come standard issue from [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII Organization XIII]], wielding a pair of scimitars. He moves in slow motion, smooth techno music in the background. The entire scenes are in highly contrasted black and white, with highly sharpened raindrops and super slo-mo splashes when he steps in a puddle or slashes one of the "werewolves" he's fighting, with occasional bright splashes of blue or red. The entire style is deliberately evocative of something directed by Creator/FrankMiller, like the film versions of ''Film/TheSpirit'' or SinCity. Which makes it FanService for those familiar with those movies, as both Frank Miller and the [=UnSub=] (in-universe) are both highly successful and revolutionary comic authors. Garcia actually compares the [=UnSub=] to Creator/FrankMiller.

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* ArtShift: In "True Night", the [=UnSub=] was a comic artist who unknowingly acted out scenes from his own violent comics by murdering gang members. The audience knows in real life, he wears a hooded sweatshirt, but while "on camera" within his delusion, he's wearing a hooded BadassLongcoat that seems to come standard issue from [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII Organization XIII]], wielding a pair of scimitars. He moves in slow motion, smooth techno music in the background. The entire scenes are in highly contrasted black and white, with highly sharpened raindrops and super slo-mo splashes when he steps in a puddle or slashes one of the "werewolves" he's fighting, with occasional bright splashes of blue or red. The entire style is deliberately evocative of something directed by Creator/FrankMiller, like the film versions of ''Film/TheSpirit'' or SinCity.''Film/SinCity''. Which makes it FanService for those familiar with those movies, as both Frank Miller and the [=UnSub=] (in-universe) are both highly successful and revolutionary comic authors. Garcia actually compares the [=UnSub=] to Creator/FrankMiller.



** In "True Night", the scenes where Night kills the victims is shot in dramatic, SinCity-style black-and white. This is appropriate, as the prime suspect is a comic-book artist. Garcia even quotes Creator/FrankMiller towards the end.

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** In "True Night", the scenes where Night kills the victims is shot in dramatic, SinCity-style ''ComicBook/SinCity''-style black-and white. This is appropriate, as the prime suspect is a comic-book artist. Garcia even quotes Creator/FrankMiller towards the end.
29th Mar '18 9:23:50 PM Naram-Sin
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* AxCrazy: A vast majority of the [=UnSubs=] that the BAU arrest.


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* AxCrazy: A vast majority of the [=UnSubs=] that the BAU arrest.
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