History TearJerker / CriminalMinds

31st Aug '17 1:17:32 PM HalcyonDayz
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** The Unsub's backstory is heartbreaking. She was raped by two men, and LaMontagne Sr was the only person who believed her, which is why she contacted him. The trauma led to her dropping out of medical school and killing men, writing that they were asking to be stabbed, ripped, killed, just like they claimed she was asking for it.

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** The Unsub's [=UnSub=]'s backstory is heartbreaking. She was raped by two men, and LaMontagne Sr was the only person who believed her, which is why she contacted him. The trauma led to her dropping out of medical school and killing men, writing that they were asking to be stabbed, ripped, killed, just like they claimed she was asking for it.



*** The [=UnSub's=] similar NearDeathExperience, which got him desperate enough to drown others to near-death repeatedly (inevitably killing them), hoping they can tell him how to get Reid's version instead. This, mixed with a terminal illness ''and'' NoSympathy from an abusive dad, gives us a textbook WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.

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*** The [=UnSub's=] [=UnSub=]'s similar NearDeathExperience, which got him desperate enough to drown others to near-death repeatedly (inevitably killing them), hoping they can tell him how to get Reid's version instead. This, mixed with a terminal illness ''and'' NoSympathy from an abusive dad, gives us a textbook WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.



*** Also Hope's childhood friend, who blames herself for what happened (not helped by the fact that the Unsub left her a note thanking her). As if all that wasn't enough, the Unsub truly believed to be in love with Hope. Monica having to be told by the Unsub how her daughter was kidnapped, seeing the place where she had to live with him and then learning of her pregnancy and suicide...

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*** Also Hope's childhood friend, who blames herself for what happened (not helped by the fact that the Unsub [=UnSub=] left her a note thanking her). As if all that wasn't enough, the Unsub [=UnSub=] truly believed to be in love with Hope. Monica having to be told by the Unsub [=UnSub=] how her daughter was kidnapped, seeing the place where she had to live with him and then learning of her pregnancy and suicide...



* Some sympathy can be thrown at Donnie Bidwell in "Carbon Copy." Before he become [[spoiler: The unsub]] of that episode, he was suspected and thrown in jail as he was suspected be the unsub by the law enforcement in the area and the BAU for killing four nurses in 1998. While he was eventually exonerated and set free with the real unsub being caught, his reputation was basically ruined and was made a pariah by the media. Not only that incident where a man who still thought he was a killer attacked him which left him with a serious head injury that left with with chronic seizures and eventually led to a nervous breakdown. Combined with being bankrupt from paying all the legal fees and lawyer, losing his business in the process, his wife divorcing him , taking their children with her, remarrying and becoming pregnant with that man's child and can't seemed to hold a job, it is no wonder he snapped and became easily manipulated by the [[spoiler: Replicator.]] While it doesn't totally excused his actions and he did have a charge on his record, there is some truth in his words when he shouts ""Hard? Hard? You ruined my life" at Alex during interrogation.

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* Some sympathy can be thrown at Donnie Bidwell in "Carbon Copy." Before he become [[spoiler: The unsub]] [=UnSub=]]] of that episode, he was suspected and thrown in jail as he was suspected be the unsub [=UnSub=] by the law enforcement in the area and the BAU for killing four nurses in 1998. While he was eventually exonerated and set free with the real unsub [=UnSub=] being caught, his reputation was basically ruined and was made a pariah by the media. Not only that incident where a man who still thought he was a killer attacked him which left him with a serious head injury that left with with chronic seizures and eventually led to a nervous breakdown. Combined with being bankrupt from paying all the legal fees and lawyer, losing his business in the process, his wife divorcing him , taking their children with her, remarrying and becoming pregnant with that man's child and can't seemed to hold a job, it is no wonder he snapped and became easily manipulated by the [[spoiler: Replicator.]] While it doesn't totally excused his actions and he did have a charge on his record, there is some truth in his words when he shouts ""Hard? Hard? You ruined my life" at Alex during interrogation.



* While they stop managed to stop the unsub in "Rabid" and managed to administer the cure to one of the victims before the rabies virus progressed too far, one of victims who managed to escape, was far too long and she eventually slipped into a coma and die, leaving behind a husband and two daughters.\

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* While they stop managed to stop the unsub [=UnSub=] in "Rabid" and managed to administer the cure to one of the victims before the rabies virus progressed too far, one of victims who managed to escape, was far too long and she eventually slipped into a coma and die, leaving behind a husband and two daughters.\



* The unsub in Anonymous who was trying to get his daughter a liver transplant that is needed to save her life and targeting people who are organ donors in hopes that the organs will donate will be given to his daughter. He even went as far to kill people who were ahead of her on the wait-list in hopes to improve her chances of getting a liver. While he eventually was prevented from killing his latest victim, he commits suicide in the end so his daughter can have his liver and live.

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* The unsub [=UnSub=] in Anonymous who was trying to get his daughter a liver transplant that is needed to save her life and targeting people who are organ donors in hopes that the organs will donate will be given to his daughter. He even went as far to kill people who were ahead of her on the wait-list in hopes to improve her chances of getting a liver. While he eventually was prevented from killing his latest victim, he commits suicide in the end so his daughter can have his liver and live.



* As awful as the UnSub was in "Inner Beauty", it's hard not to sympathize with him after learning [[spoiler: he was in love with a disfigured girl with anxiety and working to make her feel beautiful and confident. After helping build her up he brings her to a public place to help her with her anxiety, she feels as if everyone is staring and laughing at her. When he leaves to get their favorite wine for not two minutes, she has a panic attack, runs away and turns up dead two days later. Just imagine the sheer amount of guilt he could carry, for someone he was trying to help and love unconditionally.]]

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* As awful as the UnSub [=UnSub=] was in "Inner Beauty", it's hard not to sympathize with him after learning [[spoiler: he was in love with a disfigured girl with anxiety and working to make her feel beautiful and confident. After helping build her up he brings her to a public place to help her with her anxiety, she feels as if everyone is staring and laughing at her. When he leaves to get their favorite wine for not two minutes, she has a panic attack, runs away and turns up dead two days later. Just imagine the sheer amount of guilt he could carry, for someone he was trying to help and love unconditionally.]]



* In "Sick Day", [[spoiler: the team was only able to save two of three victims that the UnSub kidnapped for his endgame. The mother's reaction of losing her daughter and JJ having to deal with the grief and trauma of being unable to save all three them is heartbreaking.]]

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* In "Sick Day", [[spoiler: the team was only able to save two of three victims that the UnSub [=UnSub=] kidnapped for his endgame. The mother's reaction of losing her daughter and JJ having to deal with the grief and trauma of being unable to save all three them is heartbreaking.]]



* In "In the Dark", the team dealt with [[TheWoobie an absolute Woobie]] of an UnSub. [[spoiler: As a child, he was abused by his father and always had to be taken along to brothels and drug dens, where he was exposed to a lifestyle of sex and drugs. At one brothel, he was molested by a prostitute, his father didn't care, and worse, it didn't seem like anyone was prosecuted for it. As an adult, he started killing {{Asshole Victim}}s who reminded him of said father, but because he sleepwalks, he unknowingly continues killing at night to seek more of the release he gets from murdering. The worst part is that these victims are completely innocent people who were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. When the UnSub realizes this, he does all he can to stay awake, only to fail. By the time he's arrested by the BAU, he breaks down horribly, especially after learning how many people he killed. Considering how pretty much everything in his life went wrong, you'd feel nothing but sorrow for this guy.]]
* The unsub in "Hell's Kitchen" is incredibly pitiable, [[spoiler: due to the condition that basically makes him allergic to sunlight. After Walker shoots him to save his latest victim, his walks him through a Sri Lankan meditation to calm him as he dies. The unsub telling Walker about being a prisoner to his disease and how he's grateful not to be dying alone and forgotten is heartbreaking.]]

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* In "In the Dark", the team dealt with [[TheWoobie an absolute Woobie]] of an UnSub.[=UnSub=]. [[spoiler: As a child, he was abused by his father and always had to be taken along to brothels and drug dens, where he was exposed to a lifestyle of sex and drugs. At one brothel, he was molested by a prostitute, his father didn't care, and worse, it didn't seem like anyone was prosecuted for it. As an adult, he started killing {{Asshole Victim}}s who reminded him of said father, but because he sleepwalks, he unknowingly continues killing at night to seek more of the release he gets from murdering. The worst part is that these victims are completely innocent people who were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. When the UnSub [=UnSub=] realizes this, he does all he can to stay awake, only to fail. By the time he's arrested by the BAU, he breaks down horribly, especially after learning how many people he killed. Considering how pretty much everything in his life went wrong, you'd feel nothing but sorrow for this guy.]]
* The unsub [=UnSub=] in "Hell's Kitchen" is incredibly pitiable, [[spoiler: due to the condition that basically makes him allergic to sunlight. After Walker shoots him to save his latest victim, his walks him through a Sri Lankan meditation to calm him as he dies. The unsub [=UnSub=] telling Walker about being a prisoner to his disease and how he's grateful not to be dying alone and forgotten is heartbreaking.]]
28th Aug '17 4:59:19 PM kataangluvr
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* William Taylor's story from "Awake". He was driving home with his five-year-old daughter after working a double shift. To prevent an accident due to his sleep deprivation, he pulled into a rest stop to shut his eyes for a little bit. When he woke up, his daughter was missing. Unable to cope with the guilt or to move on, he targeted random men, believing that one of them is the man who took his daughter. Things aren't much better when he learns that [[spoiler:his daughter is dead.]]

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* William Taylor's story from "Awake". He was driving home with his five-year-old daughter after working a double shift. To prevent an accident due to his sleep deprivation, he pulled into a rest stop to shut his eyes for a little bit. When he woke up, his daughter was missing. Unable to cope with the guilt or to move on, he targeted random men, believing that one of them is the man who took his daughter. Things aren't much better when he learns that found [[spoiler:his daughter is dead.]]
daughter's dead body during a search.]] There's also the song associated with him and his daughter: "You Are My Sunshine".
28th Aug '17 4:52:58 PM kataangluvr
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* William Taylor's story from "Awake". He was driving home with his five-year-old daughter after working a double shift. To prevent an accident due to his sleep deprivation, he pulled into a rest stop to shut his eyes for a little bit. When he woke up, his daughter was missing. Unable to cope with the guilt or to move on, he targeted random men, believing that one of them is the man who took his daughter. Things aren't much better when he learns that [[spoiler:his daughter is dead.]]
17th Jul '17 12:55:41 PM LavenderCat
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* The unsub in "Hell's Kitchen" is incredibly pitiable, [[spoiler: due to the condition that basically makes him allergic to sunlight. After Walker shoots him to save his latest victim, his walks him through a Sri Lankan meditation to calm him as he dies. The unsub telling Walker about being a prisoner to his disease and how he's grateful not to be dying alone and forgotten is heartbreaking.]]
* Three words: [[spoiler: Reid in prison. Almost the entire experience is miserable to witness, with him being subjected to beatings, corrupt guards, being forced to move drugs, and watching a fellow inmate he'd befriended ''get his throat slit''. Reid begins keeping a journal after that, and writes about how he's losing himself in prison, and doesn't know if he'll be able to make it out alive.]]
3rd Jul '17 7:07:33 PM EmpressMatilda
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** Those Top 10/9/8? You mean those who hid the truth from BAU on their first chance? You see the way that girl disowns the [=UnSub=] on the way to restaurant? They are not innocent, otherwise they'd have come clean ten years ago already. The [=UnSub=] saved their lives, all right; they owe him that much. Would it hurt if they at least thank him? Drop their pretense? Give him the credit he deserves?
1st Jun '17 8:08:10 PM WaywardTotodile
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* To anyone who has family that survived war, it's hard not to watch this episode and not remember the struggles and challenges that they have to contend with. Its a saddening, and sobering reminder of the price those in the military pays in serving there country.

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* To anyone who has family that survived war, it's hard not to watch this episode and not remember the struggles and challenges that they have to contend with. Its a saddening, and sobering reminder of the price those in the military pays pay in serving there their country.
17th May '17 5:25:19 PM Summonwind
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* In order protect Jack from Mr. Scratch who had started stalking him, Hotch places himself and Jack into Witness Protection and decides to resigned from the BAU in order to spend more time with Jack and deciding he had enough of having his son being endangered because of his job. Because of the circumstances as Hotch left on a supposed assignment when he was really placed in Witness Protection, the team weren't able to say goodbye to him and Jack and depending on how long it would take for them to capture Mr. Scratch, they might not able to see him and Jack for a long time.

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* In order protect Jack from Mr. Scratch who had started stalking him, Hotch places himself and Jack into Witness Protection and decides to resigned from the BAU in order to spend more time with Jack and deciding he had enough of having his son being endangered because of his job. Because of the circumstances as Hotch left on a supposed assignment when he was really placed in Witness Protection, the team weren't able to say say a proper goodbye to him and Jack and depending on how long it would take for them to capture Mr. Scratch, they might not able to see him and Jack for a long time.
7th May '17 11:22:20 AM Summonwind
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* In order protect Jack from Mr. Scratch who had started stalking him, Hotch places himself and Jack into Witness Protection and decides to resigned from the BAU in order to spend more time with Jack and deciding he had enough of having his son being endangered because of his job. Because of the circumstances as Hotch left on a supposed assignment when he was really placed in Witness Protection, the team weren't able to say goodbye to him and Jack and depending on how long it would take for them to capture Mr. Scratch, they might not able to see him and Jack for a long time.
7th May '17 2:23:43 AM TCF01
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* While investigating murders in a prison, the team notices an inmate named Devon White is missing, who is linked in some way to the murders. To find out more they questioned the inmate named Sam who worked with him in the library. They bonded quickly, Devon even stole a book for him after Sam had his taken away by guards, but sadly everything went downhill when [[spoiler: Two corrupt security guards arrive, making an underground fight club, causing Devon to be killed and covered up by said guards. Sam misses Devon, reading the book he gave him and the note left for him. After they find the murders and Devon's skull, Rossi gives Sam's books back. Sam is on the verge of tears. Coupled with sad music and great acting, this is amazingly bittersweet.]]

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* While investigating murders in a prison, the team notices an inmate named Devon White is missing, who is linked in some way to the murders. To find out more they questioned the inmate named Sam who worked with him in the library. They bonded quickly, Devon even stole a book for him after Sam had his taken away by guards, but sadly everything went downhill when [[spoiler: Two two corrupt security guards arrive, making an underground fight club, causing Devon to be killed and covered up by said guards. Sam misses Devon, reading the book he gave him and the note left for him. After they find the murders and Devon's skull, Rossi gives Sam's books back. Sam is on the verge of tears. Coupled with sad music and great acting, this is amazingly bittersweet.]]



* In "Sick Day" the team was only able to save two of the three victims that the unsub kidnapped for his endgame. The mother's reaction of losing her daughter and JJ having to deal with the grief and trauma of unable to save all of three them is heartbreaking.

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* In "Sick Day" Day", [[spoiler: the team was only able to save two of the three victims that the unsub UnSub kidnapped for his endgame. The mother's reaction of losing her daughter and JJ having to deal with the grief and trauma of being unable to save all of three them is heartbreaking. heartbreaking.]]
* In "In the Dark", the team dealt with [[TheWoobie an absolute Woobie]] of an UnSub. [[spoiler: As a child, he was abused by his father and always had to be taken along to brothels and drug dens, where he was exposed to a lifestyle of sex and drugs. At one brothel, he was molested by a prostitute, his father didn't care, and worse, it didn't seem like anyone was prosecuted for it. As an adult, he started killing {{Asshole Victim}}s who reminded him of said father, but because he sleepwalks, he unknowingly continues killing at night to seek more of the release he gets from murdering. The worst part is that these victims are completely innocent people who were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. When the UnSub realizes this, he does all he can to stay awake, only to fail. By the time he's arrested by the BAU, he breaks down horribly, especially after learning how many people he killed. Considering how pretty much everything in his life went wrong, you'd feel nothing but sorrow for this guy.]]
18th Apr '17 10:29:59 PM bweb
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** The father of one of the victims died of a heart attack after witnessing the video of his daughter's rape and murder.
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