Sunday, March 28, 2010
Criminal Minds: The Lighter Side - Part 5
We continue Season 2 with episodes 9-15. Emily Prentiss is introduced in Episode 9 and joins the team full-time in Episode 10. We can't quite see it yet but she brings a whole new sense of humor to this team. Intense yet funny...she is a welcomed change to the show.
2.09 The Last Word – JJ has scheduled a scripted press conference to lure one of the serial killers into making a mistake. Morgan, Hotch, and Gideon are making sure she’s got everything covered. Gideon: “And you have the script?” Hotch: “Make sure you say exactly those words.” Morgan: “The wording's important JJ.” JJ: “Relax…it’s not my first party, boys.”
2.10 Lessons Learned – We are treated to an awww moment with Hotch and his family at the end of this episode. Hotch is relieved to find Haley and his son at home instead of caught in the middle of the attempted terrorist attack the team just thwarted.
2.11 Sex, Birth, Death – Emily and Morgan talk to the prostitutes in the alley, and one of the girls says “The more important they think they are, the quicker they accidentally finish up with us, it’s weird like that” to which Emily replies “No, that’s pretty much universal”
2.12 Profiler, Profiled - Physics Magic. Reid is showing JJ and Garcia how to make a rocket using a film canister, pieces of Alka Seltzer, and water. We see the three as they anticipate the launch of the rocket, it goes off and hits Emily in the head. Emily takes it all in stride and then asks Reid to show her what he did. Reid demonstrates again and this time his rocket lands at the feet of a stern looking Hotch. After a quick admonishment, Hotch smiles and says “You’re starting to get some distance on those.”
2.13 No Way Out – Between Gideon and Frank, the most prolific serial killer ever. Frank: “My hope is that one day you'll feel the way I do too.” Gideon: “If I ever find myself feeling the way you do, I'll kill myself.” Frank: “Call me first. I'd love to pick your brains.”
2.14 The Big Game – Our team (minus Gideon) is hanging out at a bar watching the Super Bowl. We have Morgan getting his “groove thang on” with a couple of girls and Garcia taking in the show. Emily is having a conversation with Hotch and Haley over drinks. JJ is kicking a couple of guy’s butts at darts. And Reid is playing a drinking game about Star Trek trivia with a couple of people. Very nice opening scene to a very heavy episode.
2.15 Revelations – Hotch picks Garcia up and brings her to the creepy house belonging to their unsub Tobias Henkel. Garcia wonders why they are staying there instead of a hotel. Hotch: “Think of this house as witness. If it could talk, what would it tell us?” Garcia: “My guess is, it would tell us to get the hell out.”