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  1. I'm genuinely shocked that they have never done an episode based on this case. https://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/01/nyregion/lives-tangle-in-park-s-hidden-world.html https://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/01/nyregion/metro-briefing-new-york-manhattan-young-killer-denied-parole.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FAbdela%2C Daphne https://nypost.com/2004/01/21/butcher-free-kid-killer-sprung-after-serving-6-years-for-central-park-slay/
  2. Well, it seems to have worked.
  3. This is a real-life case that Luke and Rossi discussed in the intro. https://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/01/nyregion/lives-tangle-in-park-s-hidden-world.html Ironically, it sounds like a much better Criminal Minds case than the dreck that we got in this episode.
  4. Good for you, Spencer! Rachael's a babe! I just hope they don't ruin it with the whole JJ/Reid... whatever that is by this point.
  5. Relevant: https://youtube.com/watch?v=WV2xY7ixwro
  6. To be fair, the whole point of the term SJW is that it refers to person who greatly exaggerates or misinterprets certain issues currently present in society, and approaches the problem(s) the wrong way. It is also used to describe people who only "fight" for social justice in order to gain publicity/marketing/votes, rather than some genuine, moral reason/purpose. I doubt anyone uses it to describe people who fought the actual injustice and made positive changes. Well, racist assholes, sure; there are certainly people misusing the term/label, just like any other. But I personally never came across such case... yet. And the term SJW wasn't even in use in 60 or 70s, during the civil rights movement and second-wave feminism; it came to use in 2011, when most of the important changes were already made, long time ago. [Its first recorded use dates to early 90s, but it was in 2011 when it was first used negatively, mainly to describe those who engaged in social justice debates for self-serving or inauthentic reasons.] And though great changes were made in the 60s, several years later, in early to late 70s, there was also an explosion (no pun intended) of far-left extremism in the USA: Weather Underground, Symbionese Liberation Army, May 19th Communist Organization, Valerie Solanas, etc. (There are plenty of examples from Canada and Europe at the time too, not just the USA.) If someone were to apply the term SJW to someone from that time period, they would likely attribute it to those extremists, rather than genuine political activists and historical figures. But it is mostly a modern term/label all around, anyway. Interesting enough, Criminal Minds Wiki actually has quite an informative article about Symbionese Liberation Army (mainly because they were mentioned in 7x20 "The Company"). https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/The_Symbionese_Liberation_Army
  7. In the final episode, Reid wakes up and we learn that everything that happened from season 10 onward was a coma-dream Reid had after being shot in the neck in season nine finale.
  8. I shudder to think about the finale. I have a feeling my reaction will be something along the lines of: "I was prepared for the worst and I'm still devastated."
  9. Geez, this sounds so lame. We already had three different episodes where Rossi was personally involved in a case (3x14 "Damaged", 6x3 "Remembrance of Things Passt", and 7x22 "Profiling 101"; four episodes if you include 12x9 "Profiling 202", a sequel to 7x22 "Profiling 101"). Why should the series finale-heck, the entire final season-be Rossi-centric, focusing on (mostly) him pursuing this one unsub? (The unsub who will presumably be a completely new character that hasn't even been mentioned for over a decade Rossi has been on the show, rather than some old adversary who has escaped from prison or something). I do like Rossi, but come on. He already has a daughter, grandson, son-in-law, a new wife, and has already closed three cold cases that literally haunted him for *decades*. Give me a fucking break. Writers and showrunners could at least focus on Reid finally finding happiness, getting a girlfriend or at least a good friend outside the BAU, now that the show is definitely coming to an end. Yes, that should still not be the main focus because "Criminal Minds" is a crime/mystery show, and something like that could still happen as a subplot, but given Erica Messer's tendency to focus on anyone but Reid, and now basing an entire series finale around Rossi's pursuit of this new, Joker-like villain... I'm not holding my breath. And I know Rossi is the only main (well, better to say "long-term") character that hasn't been abducted/tortured by the unsub so far (ironic considering that he has been in that job the longest) but I really have no desire to see "character in a peril" arc again, even if it is the first time for that character; writers have beaten that dead horse into fine powder. Long ago.
  10. There was this at the beginning: And also the scene near the end where they talk after the cop's funeral, and the next scene on the jet where she gives him that book (or he gives it to her, I am not sure). Nothing major, of course, but enough to inspire certain... ideas, probably.
  11. Prison arc from season 12 didn't mean much. It was an unoriginal and recycled storyline stretched out over the course of 10+ episodes. More than one recycled storyline, actually. Main character being framed for murder was done before and done better (in 2x12 "Profiler, Profiled" and in 11x22 "The Storm"), and Reid being tortured/miserable/in peril was also done before and done better (most notably in 2x15 "Revelations" and 11x11 "Entropy"). Lots of things simply didn't make sense (such as Reid being placed in prison rather than in jail, Reid not being fired from the FBI, and Derek not being informed about Reid's arrest and trial at all, not to mention an apparent lack of media interest in the case of the FBI agent accused of murder and drug trafficking; which, to tie in with the complaints #2 and #3, would have led to Reid being fired before the trial was over, and to Derek finding out even if nobody from the team informed him). Realistically, the case should have been solved within days, anyway, since Lindsey Vaughn left a fingerprint and DNA evidence on the crime scene. That was conveniently unknown up until the season finale. The only good thing about it waa the twist revealing that Cat Adams was behind it, not Peter Lewis... but by that point it was too little, too late. That arc revealed nothing new or interesting about Reid, and, if anything, they made him do dumb and reckless things he never would have done (such as going to Mexico and buying illegal drugs without even telling anyone from the team). Most of the fans were getting tired of recycled plots/story arcs and Reid being tortured/miserable way before season 12, and Reid's prison arc felt more like an insult, or, at worst, final nail in the coffin. It was a pathetic attempt to pull at heartstrings by (once again) torturing the youngest (and, arguably, most emotional) character, and also a cover so Erica Messer could say (if confronted with any complaints on that front): "See, we haven't forgotten about Reid after all, we still write storylines for him..." but everyone could see through her bs by that point.
  12. Reid is hardly the writers' pet anymore. [On a different note, Merry Christmas, everyone! I wish you the best.]
  13. Have you watched 2x16 "Fear and Loathing"?
  14. I wouldn't. And if that was the case, most of the Reid fans would have probably been overjoyed by his prison arc in season 12. But it seems like most of them had exactly the opposite reaction. Please tell me what you enjoyed about "200"? I'm not saying one can't like it but saying that people only hate it because it's JJ-centric is a weak argument.
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