History YMMV / CriminalMinds

28th Sep '17 12:26:29 AM AlternativeCola
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** Jeremy from "Safe Haven" was a teenage budding psychopath but he may have a point that his mother deciding he was a FetusTerrible was possibly a bit harsh. There's probably some very nice people in the world who consumed their twins in the womb.

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** Jeremy the teenage budding psychopath from "Safe Haven" was a teenage budding psychopath family annihilator but he may have a point that his mother deciding he was a FetusTerrible was possibly a bit harsh. There's probably some very nice people in the world who consumed their twins in the womb.
28th Sep '17 12:22:32 AM AlternativeCola
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** Jeremy the teenage budding psychopath from "Safe Haven" was a CompleteMonster but he may have a point that his mother deciding he was a FetusTerrible was possibly a bit harsh. There's probably some very nice people in the world who consumed their twins in the womb.

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** Jeremy the teenage budding psychopath from "Safe Haven" was a CompleteMonster teenage budding psychopath but he may have a point that his mother deciding he was a FetusTerrible was possibly a bit harsh. There's probably some very nice people in the world who consumed their twins in the womb.
27th Sep '17 8:01:37 PM HamburgerTime
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** Likewise, it's not uncommon for Peter Lewis (Mr. Scratch) to be compared to [[Series/{{Bones}} Christopher Pelant]] in terms of {{Invincible Villain}}y that's long overstayed its welcome.

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** Likewise, it's not uncommon for Peter Lewis (Mr. Scratch) to be compared to [[Series/{{Bones}} Christopher Pelant]] in terms of {{Invincible Villain}}y that's long overstayed its welcome. [[spoiler:He bites the dust in the Season 13 premiere]].
25th Sep '17 8:35:10 PM TCF01
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Before Season Three's "In Name and Blood", the show never revealed to the audience who the [=UnSub=] was before the team figured out who the [=UnSub=] was (besides "The Last Word", although that one still had one [=UnSub=] to be revealed at the end). Later episodes, including some hailed as classic episodes such as "Normal" and "The Uncanny Valley", would use this early reveal to good effect, illuminating some aspect of the [=UnSub=] that couldn't be brought out unless it was directly shown (such as the effects Norman Hill's wife's belittling had on Norman). However, as the series moved on the writers fell in love with the idea too much dragging it to the point where it is now where virtually every [=UnSub=], even those who had no storytelling reason to be revealed, are revealed early to the audience, making the episode an exercise (sometimes painful) in watching the team try to catch the [=UnSub=] before it's too late. Fans often complain that this early reveal robs the show of what once made it good--the guessing game of who the [=UnSub=] was as a person--since now the audience now already knows the puzzle before it's finished.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Before Season Three's "In Name and Blood", the show never revealed to the audience who the [=UnSub=] was before the team figured out who the [=UnSub=] was (besides "The Last Word", although that one still had one [=UnSub=] to be revealed at the end). Later episodes, including some hailed as classic episodes such as "Normal" and "The Uncanny Valley", would use this early reveal to good effect, illuminating some aspect of the [=UnSub=] that couldn't be brought out unless it was directly shown (such as the effects Norman Hill's wife's belittling had on Norman). However, as the series moved on on, the writers fell in love with the idea too much much, dragging it to the point where it is now where virtually every [=UnSub=], even those who had no storytelling reason to be revealed, are revealed early to the audience, making the episode an exercise (sometimes painful) in watching the team try to catch the [=UnSub=] before it's too late. Fans often complain that this early reveal robs the show of what once made it good--the guessing game of who the [=UnSub=] was as a person--since now the audience now already knows the puzzle before it's finished. Fortunately, a number of later episodes have made efforts at returning to those original roots.



** In the opening episode of season 6, JJ is having trouble cutting through some red tape, and after being put on hold she says "I'm still here. Yep. I'm always going to be here." The very next episode, she's PutOnABus.

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** In the opening episode of season 6, JJ is having trouble cutting through some red tape, and after being put on hold she says says, "I'm still here. Yep. I'm always going to be here." The very next episode, she's PutOnABus.



** Creator/JasonAlexander in "Masterpiece". Who knew that the same actor that played the neurotically incompetent [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} George Costanza]] could play the role of a super brilliant but delusional, smug and creepy serial killer?

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** Creator/JasonAlexander in "Masterpiece". Who knew that the same actor that played the neurotically incompetent [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} George Costanza]] could play the role of a super brilliant super-brilliant but delusional, smug smug, and creepy serial killer?



** Near the end of the series premiere it's briefly mentioned that Hotch has had trouble settling on a name, as the ones Haley suggested to him kept reminding him of infamous criminals (mentioned ones were Jeffrey Dahmer, Henry Lee Lucas and UsefulNotes/CharlesManson). Kind of odd how he settled on [[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Jack]].

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** Near the end of the series premiere premiere, it's briefly mentioned that Hotch has had trouble settling on a name, as the ones Haley suggested to him kept reminding him of infamous criminals (mentioned ones were Jeffrey Dahmer, Henry Lee Lucas and UsefulNotes/CharlesManson). Kind of odd how he settled on [[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Jack]].



** In "Inner Beauty", Rossi is playing baseball with his grandson, who throws the baseball, calling it a "perfect strike." "The cubs win! The cubs win! Yay!" A little over six months after the episode aired, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years.
** In one episode, kids are being abducted, "raised," and eventually killed by TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether [=UnSubs=] led by an EvilMatriarch ([[spoiler:who ultimately meets her demise via TheDogBitesBack from TheUnfavorite she forced into submission for so long]]). Are we talking about "Mosley Lane"... or ''Series/TheBlacklist'''s "Lady Ambrosia"?

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** In "Inner Beauty", Rossi is playing baseball with his grandson, who throws the baseball, calling it a "perfect strike." strike" and proclaiming, "The cubs Cubs win! The cubs Cubs win! Yay!" A little over six months after the episode aired, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years.
** In one episode, kids are being abducted, "raised," "raised", and eventually killed by TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether [=UnSubs=] led by an EvilMatriarch ([[spoiler:who ultimately meets her demise via TheDogBitesBack from TheUnfavorite she forced into submission for so long]]). Are we talking about "Mosley Lane"... or ''Series/TheBlacklist'''s "Lady Ambrosia"?
20th Sep '17 9:51:07 AM Cyberpunk1989
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** In "Final Shot", the [=UnSub=] is a ColdSniper who gets taken out by a headshot from Hotch. [[spoiler:Said [=UnSub=] was played by Mike Colter, who later went on to play a far more heroic character who prefers GoodOldFisticuffs and [[Series/LukeCage happens to be bulletproof]]]].

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** In "Final Shot", the [=UnSub=] is a ColdSniper who gets taken out by a headshot [[BoomHeadshot headshot]] from Hotch. [[spoiler:Said [=UnSub=] was played by Mike Colter, who later went on to play a far more heroic character who prefers GoodOldFisticuffs and [[Series/LukeCage happens to be bulletproof]]]].
20th Sep '17 9:49:51 AM Cyberpunk1989
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** In "Final Shot", the [=UnSub=] is a ColdSniper who gets taken out by a headshot from Hotch. [[spoiler:Said [=UnSub=] was played by Mike Colter, who later went on to play a far more heroic character [[Series/LukeCage who happens to be bulletproof]]]].

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** In "Final Shot", the [=UnSub=] is a ColdSniper who gets taken out by a headshot from Hotch. [[spoiler:Said [=UnSub=] was played by Mike Colter, who later went on to play a far more heroic character who prefers GoodOldFisticuffs and [[Series/LukeCage who happens to be bulletproof]]]].
17th Sep '17 10:22:09 PM Cyberpunk1989
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** In "Final Shot", the [=UnSub=] is a ColdSniper who gets taken out by a headshot from Hotch. [[spoiler:Said [=UnSub=] was played by Mike Colter, who later went on to play a far more heroic character [[Series/LukeCage who happens to be bulletproof]]]].
31st Aug '17 1:14:33 PM HalcyonDayz
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** "The Lesson" opens on an bizarre discussion between an orderly and an elderly patient who wants to anger the orderly into killing him by overdose. Once the orderly starts overdosing him, the comma patient in the next bed over wakes up and starts screaming. The comma patient is the Unsub and the orderly, the patient and there weird conversation never gets referred to again.

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** "The Lesson" opens on an bizarre discussion between an orderly and an elderly patient who wants to anger the orderly into killing him by overdose. Once the orderly starts overdosing him, the comma patient in the next bed over wakes up and starts screaming. The comma patient is the Unsub [=UnSub=] and the orderly, the patient and there weird conversation never gets referred to again.



*** The season seven episode "Dorado Falls" is perhaps the worst example of Virginia distances and locations. Garcia says that Charlottesville is "practically our backyard" in reference to Quantico, despite the two being about 100 miles apart. A similar distance issue comes up when the Unsub seemingly drives from Charlottesville to Bethesda to Quantico within half an hour-- despite the real-life drive being over three hours, crossing over state lines in the process.
** In Season 4's ''Amplification'', the UnSub is killing with a highly modified form of Anthrax. Among other errors, the most egregious of these is Morgan and Prentiss walking around the park where the bacterium was released without any protection, with the assurance that the hot zone was non-existant. Anthrax can survive for literally ''decades''. An entire island off the coast of England had to be quarantined from the 1940s to the 1980s after having Anthrax bombs tested on it during WWII, and was only declared decontaminated after having been sprayed with formaldehyde. Almost nobody wears a hazmat suit, and those that do don't keep the face masks on.

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*** The season seven episode "Dorado Falls" is perhaps the worst example of Virginia distances and locations. Garcia says that Charlottesville is "practically our backyard" in reference to Quantico, despite the two being about 100 miles apart. A similar distance issue comes up when the Unsub [=UnSub=] seemingly drives from Charlottesville to Bethesda to Quantico within half an hour-- despite the real-life drive being over three hours, crossing over state lines in the process.
** In Season 4's ''Amplification'', the UnSub [=UnSub=] is killing with a highly modified form of Anthrax. Among other errors, the most egregious of these is Morgan and Prentiss walking around the park where the bacterium was released without any protection, with the assurance that the hot zone was non-existant. Anthrax can survive for literally ''decades''. An entire island off the coast of England had to be quarantined from the 1940s to the 1980s after having Anthrax bombs tested on it during WWII, and was only declared decontaminated after having been sprayed with formaldehyde. Almost nobody wears a hazmat suit, and those that do don't keep the face masks on.



** The UnSub's first kill scene in "The Night Watch". The opera music in the background, the oversized mousetrap with the giant foam cheese, the grunt as the giant mousetrap swings shut...it all adds up to something ridiculous.

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** The UnSub's [=UnSub=]'s first kill scene in "The Night Watch". The opera music in the background, the oversized mousetrap with the giant foam cheese, the grunt as the giant mousetrap swings shut...it all adds up to something ridiculous.



** And the Unsub from "Broken Mirror" is now the Reverse Flash, Eobard Thawne, on ''Series/TheFlash2014''.
** The Unsub in "L.D.S.K" is now Lassiter on ''Series/{{Psych}}''.

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** And the Unsub [=UnSub=] from "Broken Mirror" is now the Reverse Flash, Eobard Thawne, on ''Series/TheFlash2014''.
** The Unsub [=UnSub=] in "L.D.S.K" is now Lassiter on ''Series/{{Psych}}''.



** Several actors who played characters on ''Series/{{Desperate Housewives}}'' have guest-starred on this show. Rex Van de Kamp was the defense attorney Hotch profiled in "Tabula Rasa", Zachary Young was the unsub Reid identified with in "Elephant's Memory", and Tom Scavo was part of the family the unsub was targeting in "The Caller".

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** Several actors who played characters on ''Series/{{Desperate Housewives}}'' have guest-starred on this show. Rex Van de Kamp was the defense attorney Hotch profiled in "Tabula Rasa", Zachary Young was the unsub [=UnSub=] Reid identified with in "Elephant's Memory", and Tom Scavo was part of the family the unsub [=UnSub=] was targeting in "The Caller".



** Sometimes the show uses this to its advantage. For example, in "Hostage", the unsub (a serial kidnapper who rapes and brainwashes his victims) is caught relatively early ([[VillainBall and easily]]), and the challenge becomes [[DefusingTheTykeBomb defusing his main victim]] and finding two others instead.

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** Sometimes the show uses this to its advantage. For example, in "Hostage", the unsub [=UnSub=] (a serial kidnapper who rapes and brainwashes his victims) is caught relatively early ([[VillainBall and easily]]), and the challenge becomes [[DefusingTheTykeBomb defusing his main victim]] and finding two others instead.
10th Aug '17 5:46:17 PM Peridonyx
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* ArcFatigue: Viewers have often complained that the Season 12 storyline of Reid being in prison suffers from this.

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** Likewise, it's not uncommon for Peter Lewis (Mr. Scratch) to be compared to [[Series/{{Bones}} Christopher Pelant]] in terms of {{Invincible Villain}}y that's long overstayed its welcome.
10th Jul '17 4:30:37 PM NightShade96
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** "Lessons Learned": The JackBauerInterrogationTechnique is not just cruel, but [[TakeThat useless]] as [[TwentyFour a means to get information]]. To get the point across clear, the story is set [[TheWarOnTerror in Guantanamo Bay]].

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** "Lessons Learned": The JackBauerInterrogationTechnique is not just cruel, but [[TakeThat useless]] as [[TwentyFour [[Series/TwentyFour a means to get information]]. To get the point across clear, the story is set [[TheWarOnTerror in Guantanamo Bay]].
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