History TearJerker / CriminalMinds

12th Nov '17 3:15:03 AM TCF01
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* Some sympathy for the unsub in "Killer App" where it was revealed that [[spoiler: that he was a civilian drone operator and in one of his missions he found out he bombed a elementary school instead of a presumed insurgent camp which killed 372 kids. He was consumed by guilt and hatred towards the company that contracted him who not only covered up the incident made it seemed more like a game and the causalities as just numbers (each operator are sent letters about how many people were killed during each mission) without consideration of the lives that were taken and how most of the civilian operators don't have access to same accessible and adequate mental health care compared to their military counterparts to help deal with the stress of killing so many people.]]

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* Some sympathy for the unsub in In "Killer App" where it was revealed that App", the [=UnSub=], a former civilian drone operator, learned [[spoiler: that he was a civilian drone operator and in one of his missions he found out he bombed a elementary school instead of a presumed insurgent camp camp, which killed 372 kids. He was consumed by guilt and hatred towards the company that contracted him him, who not only covered up the incident but made it seemed more like a game (especially since he was a gamer in his spare time) and the causalities casualties as just numbers (each operator are is sent letters about how many people were killed during each mission) without consideration of the lives that were taken and how most of the civilian operators don't have access to the same accessible and adequate mental health care healthcare compared to their military counterparts to help deal with the stress of killing so many people.]]
4th Nov '17 4:10:01 PM Summonwind
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* In "Identity," the main investigator working with the team promised one of the victims, whose yet to be found, young son that they will find his mother as the main suspect had committed suicide and there was chance the woman was still alive as her body wasn't found yet, only to find the woman killed by the perpetrator accomplice soon after.
23rd Oct '17 9:13:05 PM Summonwind
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!! Season 13
* Some sympathy for the unsub in "Killer App" where it was revealed that [[spoiler: that he was a civilian drone operator and in one of his missions he found out he bombed a elementary school instead of a presumed insurgent camp which killed 372 kids. He was consumed by guilt and hatred towards the company that contracted him who not only covered up the incident made it seemed more like a game and the causalities as just numbers (each operator are sent letters about how many people were killed during each mission) without consideration of the lives that were taken and how most of the civilian operators don't have access to same accessible and adequate mental health care compared to their military counterparts to help deal with the stress of killing so many people.]]
23rd Oct '17 4:34:59 PM Summonwind
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** The killer of Jessica Davis is still out there and who knows if and when justice is brought for her.
23rd Oct '17 4:26:58 PM Summonwind
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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 found [[spoiler:his daughter's dead body during a search.]] There's also the song associated with him and his daughter: "You Are My Sunshine".

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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 found [[spoiler:his daughter's dead body during a search.]] There's also the song associated with him and his daughter: "You Are My Sunshine".
Sunshine". Not only that his daughter will not get real justice anytime soon as it is revealed that the man he suspected took his daughter is still real and still active and the BAU had a hard time believing that the Unsub is real as they brush it off as the man being sleep-derived.
* The old couple in "Future Perfect." The elderly lady was suffering a neurological disease that was terminal with her being given months to live and she and her husband were desperate to find a cure. The Unsub promised them a "treatment" and they eventually agreed to it. At the end though the "treatment" came at the expense of others and it will most likely wouldn't had work anyway. The old lady eventually died the next day with her husband deeply mourning her death as the team looks on.
23rd Oct '17 4:17:49 PM Summonwind
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!!Season 10
* Garcia's B-Plot in Burn. For the entire episode our happy-go-lucky, GenkiGirl team member is in a constant state of depression [[spoiler: as she tries to deal with her PTSD after the events of Angels/Demons by going to see the male nurse who tried to kill Reid in death row. Each time she goes to death row to see the AssholeVictim she becomes more distraught. It all comes to a head after she witnesses the execution when Garcia find Derek waiting for her at her house and she runs into his arms sobbing uncontrollably.]]

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!!Season 10
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* Garcia's B-Plot in Burn. For the entire episode our happy-go-lucky, GenkiGirl team member is in a constant state of depression [[spoiler: as she tries to deal with her PTSD after the events of Angels/Demons by going to see the male nurse who tried to kill Reid in death row. Each time she goes to death row to see the AssholeVictim she becomes more distraught. It all comes to a head after she witnesses the execution when Garcia find Derek waiting for her at her house and she runs into his arms sobbing uncontrollably.]] ]]
* Imagine what the poor co-pilot must had felt in "Thousand Suns." As one of the pilots of the plane it is his responsibility is to fly the plane and its passengers safely and in one-piece to their destinations. Not only he failed to do that, he is the only survivor of the wreck with his fellow co-pilot and passengers dead with him surviving just by pure-luck. It was already mentioned that he already received threatening calls because of him being the only survivor and briefly the BAU even considered him a suspect. Though it wasn't his fault as the Unsub hacked the plane and crashed it, it is doubtful it would give him much comfort.
10th Oct '17 10:13:31 PM SweetFirefly
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* The situation of the wife in "The Crossing". She was submitted to her husband's psychological abuse for ''years''. Her kids treat her like dirt because she's "a poor housewife". She doesn't go to their functions and games because she thinks she'll embarrass them. She lived in constant stress, day after day, until she finally snapped and kill her husband. The most difficult part to watch is when she tells the Federal prosecutor why she cleaned the blood in her room after the kill: her husband would be ''furious'' if she let the police in the house with that mess.

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* The situation of the wife in "The Crossing". She was submitted to her husband's psychological abuse for ''years''. Her kids treat her like dirt because she's "a poor housewife". She doesn't go to their functions and games because she thinks she'll embarrass them. She lived in constant stress, day after day, until she finally snapped and kill killed her husband. The most difficult part to watch is when she tells the Federal prosecutor why she cleaned the blood in her room after the kill: her husband would be ''furious'' if she let the police in the house with that mess.
10th Oct '17 10:12:23 PM SweetFirefly
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* The situation of the wife in "The Crossing". She was submitted to her husband's psychological abuse for ''years''. Her kids treat her like dirt because she's "a poor housewife". She doesn't go to their functions and games because she thinks she'll embarrass them. She lived in constant stress, day after day, until she finally snapped and kill her husband. The most difficult part to watch is when she tells the Federal prosecutor why she cleaned the blood in her room after the kill: her husband would be ''furious'' if she let the police in the house with that mess.
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".
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