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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Criminal Minds 7.3 Meets House and The Unit

Good to see Mack back from The Unit (Max Martini) on Criminal Minds 7.3 last night, in episode that almost smacked of House.

Martini plays Luke, a Navy Seal, who massacres an Internet-service office, and then kills his parents.  He soon is threatening his beloved wife and daughter.  Spencer figures out that Luke has a rare condition which makes him think people he knows are impostors - due to having in car accident recently - and though Luke isn't cured, Spencer is able to use his diagnosis to get Luke to put down his weapon.

I like this kind of Criminal Minds, where the solution to a medical mystery - why the unsub is a serial killer - provides a non-lethal resolution to the problem.  It's a good change of pace from killers so depraved that even understanding their twisted motive provides no option other than taking them out.

Meanwhile, Prentiss continues to need to patch up good relations with the team, understandably non-plussed about having been lied to about Prentiss's death, and therefore having grieved in effect for nothing for months and months.   This time it's Morgan who makes his peace with Prentiss.  But I still have a feeling we haven't seen the last of this, especially regarding Hotch and his part in the deception.

See also Criminal Minds 7.1: "The Is Calm and It's Doctor"

And see also Criminal Minds in Sixth Season Premiere ... Criminal Minds 6.2: The Meaning of J. J. Leaving ... Criminal Minds 6.3: Proust, Twain, Travanti ... Tyra on Criminal Minds 6.13 ... Criminal Minds 6. 17: Prentiss Farewell Part I ... Criminal Minds 6.18: Farewell Emily ... Criminal Minds 6.19: Fight Club Redux Plus ... Criminal Minds 6.20: Emily's Ghost ... Criminal Minds 6.21: The Tweeting Killer ... Criminal Minds 6.22: Psycho and a Half ... Criminal Minds 6.23: The Good Lie ... Criminal Minds Season 6 Finale

And Criminal Minds 5.22 and the Dark Side of New New Media

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