Wednesday, July 09, 2008

CRIMINAL MINDS "REVELATIONS": SPOILERS


Criminal Minds: This is the original spoiler thread for "Revelations" written by Chris Mundy and starring Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness.


**This was the original spoiler page for the episode. Please add any new thoughts you have about the episode here.**

98 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dang it!! Part 2 isnt coming on due to a basketball game I am so mad!! Could someone please tell me what is happening is JJ and reid ok?

Anonymous said...

It's "Revelation" not "Revelations", but anyway, I love Criminal Minds, except how they always have "Part 1" and "Part 2". One would think their content would keep people coming back rather than cheap ploys.

So far Reid is getting beat pretty bad and the others can't find him. I don't know if we'll find out what happens to him tonight, or if they will have a "Part 3."

Anonymous said...

NOT ACCORDING TO CBS.COM

Special Time

Wednesday, February 7, 8pm et/pt

The Big Game


The BAU team is called in to investigate when a wealthy couple is murdered in their home following a Super Bowl party. (R) TV14-V

Wednesday, February 7, 9pm et/pt

Revelations


The BAU team's hunt for a serial killer becomes personal. TV14-V

Jeanne said...

I might be naive, but why did Reed pocket the dilaudid at the end of the episode? I can't imagine he got hooked in the short period of time he was being injected. Was it some way to protect Tobias?

Anonymous said...

Please someone give me a recap of what happened tonight I am dieing here! lol sorry just waited all day to watch it then it doesnt even come on cause of the game!!

Allie said...

I think he took the drugs so nobody would know he had had them used on him.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the song that was playing at the end? The artist and song title? I loved it!

Anonymous said...

Tobia's personality is split because as his fater was dying, he asked Tobia to kill him. Killing is a sin in the bible, and so is disobeying your parents. His mind ends up splitting into his dad, himself, and an archangel.

Tobia's dad is then trying to get Reid to confess to a sin, he beats Reid senselessly and Tobia ends up giving Reid some kind of drug. While under the influence of this drug, Reid flashes back to his childhood, including when his fater left him and his mother and when he sent his mom off to the medical hospital. Reid confesses about sending his mom to a mental hospital, Tobia's dad ends up making him dig is own grave, the team shows up, Tobia's dad is distracted and Reid steals a gun from him and shoots him. He then takes the drugs from Tobia, implying he is now addicted to them.

AJCookRocks said...

It was soooo Awsome!!!
another reason to buy the 2nd Season!!!
For the first time I cried watching
CM...Something I'd never thought I'd do!!!
The good thing is that JJ and Garcia are getting more involved!!!

slashgirl said...

OMG!! what a powerful ep. Everyone did a great job tonight...but I'm essentially dead of the squee with all the great Hotch/Reid stuff. AND THEY HUGGED. OMG. *weeps with slashy joy* Oh. god. um, yes. sorry.

Poor Reid--MGG is a great actor, imho. Dawson did a good job, too.

Morticia is a stone cold bitch; I'm sorry but anyone that cold? Is psychotic (or whichever one can not feel emotions, like Frank in No Way Out. But that's just my opinion.

Garcia was great, loved her line about what the house would say if it were a witness "Get the hell out" and when she and Gideon were watching Reid and she was holding Gideon's hand...

ANd Morgan was his usual tough self, but you knew it was getting to him.

JJ: feeling so guilty but Morgan was right, she'll have to figure things out for herself.

Gideon: Telling himself stopping the video was the right thing, much as he did after Elle.

And Hotch, wondering what he'd taught by example to Reid (obviously a lot, honey). Loved the Gideon and HOtch moment there. I ADORED Hotch twigging on to Spencer's clues right away, after the initial shock of Reid picking him.

I was so nervous when they were searching for Reid at the plantation...I mean, I knew they'd find them in time...and apparently, he knows how to shoot now--Hotch's lesson's must've paid off.

And his hugging JJ (yes, longer than Hotch, but it's more socially acceptable).

But really, the Hotch/Reid hug...I'm such a slasher that that totally thrilled me, if you couldn't tell. And then Reid taking the drugs. I DO NOT like that they're going there. I hope they don't drag it out for the rest of the season, and I really hope Hotch helps him with it...okay and the rest of them.

*is dead of squee*

Great ep. Loved it. As much as I loved FK2. Going now...

Anonymous said...

so what happened with JJ??

Anonymous said...

Morticia is who?

And JJ ended up shooting the dogs, she has some kind of post traumatic stress disorder, she's blaming herself almost everytime we see her.

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness!! It sounds like a great episode i love reid and jj so i hated i missed this episode with all there emotions!

DNY LOVES CRIMINAL MINDS said...

BEST EPISODE YET!

I don't even know where to start with my thoughts on this one. It was beyond wonderful.
JJ's guilt over separating from Reid and not watching his back was so raw. She wanted Morgan to either let her off of the hook or condemn her for it but he was right and she had to figure it out for herself.

Garcia's sheer pain and panic watching Reid be beaten was enough to make you stop breathing. I thought she was going to break Gideon's fingers she was holding his hand so tightly.

Morgan was so scared he could barely hide it. He was so frustrated with their inability to get to Reid and then the relief on his face when he saw him. I honestly thought he would cry.

Gideon. Oh my poor sweet Gideon. Is there one minute in his life that is not overtaken with guilt. The scenes with him and Hotch sweeping threw the house as a finely woven duo was wonderful.

We saw more emotion from Hotchner tonight than every before and he wears it well. He was strong, scared and very very smart all at the same time. He caught on right away to Reid's clues. Yeah.

Paget.....oh dear Paget. I liked you on Friends. Why do the writers want us to dislike you so much. Can't they give you some emotions. Any? Beg for them honey because we are not feeling the love and we are so desparately trying.

AND MATTHEW. WELL MATTHEW CAN ACT AND ANYONE WHO NEEDS THE PROOF NEED ONLY WATCH THIS EPISODE.

I am hoping we are not going to see a Reid drug problem because nobody is going to like that kind of soap opera. I am hoping as someone else suggested that he took them so nobody would find them and know he had been subjected to them.

Job well done. Our writers, producers, crew and especially our stars shot it up to the stars tonight. Well done!

Anonymous said...

Some drugs are instantly addictive to some people. That was a herion combo. Real strong. Absolutely can happen.

Anonymous said...

You can tell Reid has ALOT of trust in his team. He throws a clue out to the team, ASSUMING Hotchner will get it, confesses to Tobia's dad, knowing that he would be sentenced to death. Simply put, an AMAZING episode.

B.J. said...

Is it me or does this show just keep seriously getting better with age? It was always great but it is like it has risen to another level this season. I think I actually almost wet my pants a few times during the episode.

Anonymous said...

The song playing at the end of the episod was Funeral by Band of Horses.

http://www.bandofhorses.com/mp3/Funeral.mp3

Maura said...

AJ should feel guilty. She just should and she is lucky Reid lived.

Simmie said...

What an intense episode. I am still tingling. Poor Reid and what a great job by MGG.

Lee said...

Needless to say I'm not all in my head tonight, but my eyes just teared up as soon as Spence took those drugs from Tobias. I'm so not okay with this. And am I the only one who kept comparing this to CSI with Nick..especially the burying alive part? Or Carter from ER?

I was very upset with Hotch tonight, which I seem to be quite often, at his lack of emotion for Prentiss. JJ was asking Emily that question in an emotional way..Hotch was asking her in an interogating way. I don't like that at all. I don't hate Paget/Emily and think they are overdoing it with the mean lines.

Okay I will add more tomorrow, I need sleep.

Oh and thank you all so much for the well wishes... you are an amazing group of people! <3

Lee :)

Lin said...

I loves it -- but man, am I all twitchy after watching it. Very unsettling episode. But wonderfully done. The whole team was great, the depth of emotions they ran through was amazing, but MGG was really spectacular.

Anonymous said...

Never watched "Dawson's Creek", never saw James van der Beek until this, but OMG he was fantastic!! MGG was great too..... I love Morgan when he plays the tough guy who wants to cry, but isn't going to cry, like tonight in "Revelation" and in the end of "Profiler, Profiled." I just want to snuggle him to my chest and comfort him. Of course, on any given day I want his head on my chest, any way I can get it there...but I digress...The whole cast did a good job. CM replaced 24 as my favorite program with this episode.

Jaime said...

James van der Beek did a wonderful job. I am so glad he left the Creek and came to visit but when you start hurting Reid it is time to go back.

Felix said...

I am so sad that we will not get to see it over here for a long time. I had to stay awake to hear about it.

Anonymous said...

I have to be at work at 8 in the morning but u can gaunantee i am staying up and watching this episode at 2 am! It was delayed here cause of the game. But after hearing all the recaps i got to see it!

beaches said...

I am now a true Criminal Minds fan. I have a couple of shows under my belt now and I really love it. I don't understand some of the references you all are making because I am new but I will try to catch up.

I am going to have to buy a nightlight. The show gave me the willies. A middle age woman with a night light. I guess that is ok but my significant other might not like it. lol

Lori said...

Great episode. There was so much going on--I loved the scene where Gideon was talking to himself in the bathroom, trying to reassure himself that he did the right thing, just like he did when Elle was in surgery in Fisher King 2.

Watching Garcia was fascinating--all the emotions she was going through watching Reid, and Gideon there holding her hand. Sigh, I would like him to hold my hand!

Hotch was great--figuring out the clue so quickly and Reid, having the presence of mind to give that kind of clue while he was drugged--amazing.

JJ picked herself up after Morgan's dressing down and steeled herself to do her job, although she was a little bit sharp with Garcia, she needed to do that to get through her trauma.

Morgan was close to losing it--I think that is why he was so short with JJ--he felt like he was going to lose his little brother.

Prentiss was cold--I agree with Jill and Lee--they need to warm up her character and make her more likeable.

I hate that Reid may become addicted--I hope they handle that right away and don't do what they did to Carter on ER. He is too innocent and sweet to have that happen to him.

All in all, a great episode. I can't wait for the next one!

Reggina Lynch said...

I am still floored that James Van der beek did such an amazing job with that character, I never thought I would see him as anything more than Dawson, but Kudos. He did good.
I was super engrossed in this episode, all of the character's were amazing, I love JJ flipping out, it was nice to see that they were human, some shows gloss over that too much.
I was crying right along with MGG, I was so afraid when he "Died" even though I knew that they wouldn't kill him off I couldn't help it.

I feel so bad for his character, I hope Spencer is going to be ok. He is my favorite character.

Amber said...

I think the whole group needs therapy except for Prentiss or as my husband calls her "Ice Princess". JJ is a wreck and hearing dog growls, Gideon is pacing again trying to second guess himself, Garcia is blown away emotionally, Hotch and Morgan are walking a thin line and Reid is stealing drugs. Maybe they can get a group rate. It was a great show. We loved it.

Anonymous said...

Next episode is going to be really akward, with the whole team still on edge.

Abbers said...

Great episode. Top of my list of favs.

Anonymous said...

That was such an amazing episode. I love Reid and how he managed to send the message to the team. As much as I don't like JJ I did feel sorry for her and how she was blaming herself for his kidnaping. Morgan should let his emotions out more. I really thought that he was going to cry at the end. I really do hate Morticia and as much as I didn't like Elle, I really wish she was still on the show. Garcia was really good in the show, she just really wasn't used to being out on the field. I really liked the moment between her and Morgan. Hotch is so great, he's definitely my favorite character after Reid. When the Reid/Hotch hug came up all I could thing was the slashyness of it. So cute. And Gideon, he's so caring and I think the message helped Reid get through. I didn't like the end! Reid + Drugs = BAD!!! I really hope that he doesn't get hooked! And the little kid that was playing young Reid was so cute. I think he did a really good job in it. Little kids with glasses are so sweet. And now we can see why Reid didn't want to visit his mom in Fisher King.

Kris said...

How are all my Criminal Minds people doing? The episode is on right now in LA and I'm watching right now as I type. The show is shooting in downtown LA tomorrow and I tried so hard to get on, but I couldn't get through to the casting director. :( It's a popular show everyone wants to be on, and that's great. Hopefully I'll be able to get on there sooner than later!

Marina said...

I watched it with my 24 year old daughter who threatened to kill anyone who talked during the show. I can't remember the last time we agreed on a show but my husband, my daughter and I all love it. I thought tonight's episode was great. I was amazed how quickly the hour went.

blue said...

show was good but scary. the scene with the dogs really got to me. In part one and two. the jj scene in the bathroom. I was scared for her, but I knew she had to be imagining that dog there. but it was scary. I can still see the dog's face.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great epi! Loved the Spencer story, he's lovely and the little boy that played him at a younger age, what a doll. Is he related to MGG, he had similar characteristics. Love them both...James was fantastic too!!! Wow, wow, wow

Lin said...

Okay, it's morning and I'm still twitching.

It is so cool to see so many people have watched the show and been hooked by it! Welcome, welcome!

And Beaches, don't worry about the night light thing. In a previous episode, Reid admits that he's terrified of the dark. So you're in some fine company!

I was thinking -- somewhere there's a reference to a book Gideon wrote where he says that there's no such thing as a true multiple personality -- wonder if they'll ever bring that up again.

I'm still bummed we lost the Garcia/Morgan hug, but the rest of it was really good.

I especially like the way Reid's thinking evolved through the episode. At first he was basically terrified and helpless, but then you could almost see him starting to think and get some control of the situation. (Maybe after he saw Gideon's message, hmm?) Just brilliant. Wonderfully written and wonderfully played.

DNY LOVES CRIMINAL MINDS said...

Lin: I was disappointed that we lost the Morgan/Garcia hug also. Maybe the studio can include it in the Season Two DVDs when they come out. It can be in the deleted scenes.

What a great episode. I can wait to see where the show takes us from here. :)

Lee said...

The name of Young Spencer Reid is Remy Thorne and you can check out his website here:

http://www.thornekids.net/2_Remy_Thorne/HTML/RemyThorne.com.html

B.J. said...

Beaches: No worries about the night light. The show can be very intense and dark sometimes but you get used to that. I am so glad that you have liked these last episodes and I hope you will join Jill's yahoo group and continue to watch the show. I was happy to answer your email after the last episode and thank you for your response back to me. I forwarded both to Jill and I am sure you will hear from her soon.

Sherry from pa said...

Rewatched it this am and did anyone else notice that while Jason was pacing mumbling to himself that Tobias/Crazy Dad was pacing as well. They were cutting back and forth to it. Good versus evil perhaps.

Monica said...

Yippee. Can't wait to next week. Is the show always this good? How come I haven't watched it till this past week? I feel like the last one to a party.

Monica said...

This is the info on the drug Tobias gave Reid.

Hydromorphone "Dilaudid"
Hydromorphone is widely known by the brand name Dilaudid. Dilaudid is one of the most powerful narcotics known to man. Dilaudid is probably the most powerful pharmaceutical narcotic in existence. Dilaudid is the pharmaceutical drug that is very similar to heroin in terms of the way it affects the body. These are the reasons it is often called "drug store heroin" on the streets. In some ways Dilaudid is preferable to heroin. This is true because with Dilaudid there are no harmful cutting agents. Heroin can contain cutting agents unknown to the user. Additionally, unlike heroin, with Dilaudid the exact dosage amount is known. Although Dilaudid is very popular, Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) tightly monitor it. These controls cause the street price of Dilaudid to be extremely expensive relative to other narcotics.
Dilaudid is most often seen on the streets in tablet form. The average street price of Dilaudid (known as K-4s because of the "K" on one side of the tablet and a "4" on the
other) is between $40.00 to $60.00 each. Dilaudid is often obtained in small quantities by theft from a relative for whom the medication was legally prescribed. In larger quantities, drug store break-ins and organized crime are the likely source.

Lee said...

My husband was recently hospitalized due to meningitis and dilaudid is all they gave him. We have like 2 bottles of it right now...maybe I can get Spencer Reid to come over to my house for a fix! LOL!

Lee

KC said...

I am hoping he is not going to become a drug addict. The flashbacks to his childhood broke my heart.

joyce said...

All your comments cover just about everything! GREAT WORK FOR GREAT EPISODE. Don't know how this one can be topped.

Trying to figure Reid's taking the drug vials at end. I thought because he wants to use to "rel-ive" some good memories of his mom. My hubby thought maybe he took it so he could give to his mom to maybe help her. I DON'T KNOW! Whew...we have much to discover in future eps!

Also, the whole Team will need therapy to deal with post-trauma. Poor Reid: HE HAS TO DEAL WITH KILLING "3 PERSONS" WITH ONE BULLET...!!!

Lil TOO obsessed said...

AMAZING!!!! I got really upset when Reid took the drugs like many people on this blog. I guess we will have to see what happens but I totally see the Dr. Carter from E.R. thing happening :( is it ridiculous that i live between Wednesday..lol

Ruthie said...

Wow. What could I add but wow. We loved it at our house. Whatever the writers due with or to Reid will be done beautifully so we aren't worried. It was really a great episode.

Loved the flashbacks. And AJ was awesome.

hmr1126 said...

I second that comment - WOW! This was such a powerful episode. Everyone did such a wonderful job. I really felt for all of the characters, but especially Reid and JJ - the moment between them at the end was so bittersweet - imagine, Reid's in the corn field running back to help JJ when he hears her scream, gets attacked and can't get to her and then JJ feels helpless after the fact. The fact that Reid was able to overcome what he went through to reassure JJ after her apology was simply classic in my opinion.

And finally, I am so willing to give Paget Brewster a chance, but the writers have to warm up her character if they want us to feel a bond.

joyce said...

hhr1126..Just before I read your comment re Brewster, I posed a question in our Group about her. Our minds must have crossed at same time!!!

You made great points.

Jan said...

Awesome ep! I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish. I even stayed glued to the TV during commercials for fear of missing even a second!

One thing I love about Reid in general is that he does have both strengths and weaknesses, despite his mega brain!. He mostly lives in his head and focuses on providing information to the team. He doesn't have a lot of field exerience on his own, and he doesn't always make the best decisions when working by himself. (See FK II, among others.)

Reid and JJ went to Tobias' house b/c everyone thought he was just a witness, certainly not the actual unsub. I don't think Hotch or Gideon would have sent those particular two agents to chase an unsub by themselves. They're just not seasoned enough.

When Reid realized that Tobias was the unsub, he made a series of bad decisions. He allowed himself to be seen outside the window by Tobias. He separated from AJ, not the other way around, and left her to face a trio of maneating dogs. When he saw Tobias in the cornfield and decided he wanted AJ, he was too far away from her to call to her quietly, so AJ had no idea what was going on out back. Reid looked away from the cornfield when he called out to AJ, giving Tobias the opportunity to hit him and steal his gun. Reid was lucky that Tobias was MPD with a weird MO, or Reid might have just been shot outright.

So, in my view, Reid's lack of real experience in the field (in both senses of the word) resulted in his leaving his partner at a very bad time, putting both of them in serious danger. But he handled his captivity with his usual intelligence and creativity, despite being drugged, tortured, flashbacked, and scared out of his mind. With more instruction and supervision, Reid could be an excellent field agent.

And, OMG, I sure as heck hope they don't give him a drug problem! EEEep! Please, please, please....

dc said...

Great episode. It broke my heart when Reid shot Tobias and instead of seeing the angry father die, he had to see the poor confused Tobias die. It probably would have been easier on him to see the angry/mean father die, but I am sure the writers wanted to tug at our hearts when watching that.

Anonymous said...

I love this show and just found this blog because I was looking for what other people thought about Spence taking the drugs.
I thought the team knew he was injected because weren't they watching him when Tobais gave him the drugs?
I think it is stupid to have Reid be a druggie - he is too smart and if he was hooked already he would want to get off. I mean he has to go to the hospital with all his other injuries. All I could think was he took them because he liked remembering his mom in a good way.
I also don't think JJ should be blamed for leaving Spence because he was really the one that ran off without her. Remember she said "What?" when he said Tobias was out back?
Great episode - I hope they have something more in mind with the stealing drugs thing...

Anonymous said...

AHHH. Best episode ever. As far as Reid taking the drugs from Tobias...Well, I REALLY hope its for some other reason then because hes addicted. Reid is my most loved character, but he was getting strong ammounts, so its not looking good. As long as he doesnt have to "leave the show" for "rehab" then i will be okay.


Yes, that was a very intense episode, but the last thing i want is for Reid to get into more trouble. I'm glad Morgan said something to JJ, she needs to figure it out.just...AHHHH. Reid just CANT become a DRUGGIE...he just CAN'T. We all love him too much. I hope there is another reason out there.

AHHH>> well, i guess i need to calm down. The episode was fantastic, and i cant wait too see what will happen with Reid.

Sherrine said...

Gubler was magnificent.

lizapest said...

I finally got to see the episode last night (Sunday as opposed to Wednesday because of weird scheduling stuff here in Canada)
Well I saw half an episode, I kept covering my eyes. Its a good thing I always tape CM even though I am watching. It will be interesting to see how they deal with all the emotional baggage of this episode in the weeks to come, you got to love February sweeps.
I will endevor to watch both shows again tonight and hopefully I will be able to watch a few more minutes than I did last time.

Jessica said...

This was the best episode of Criminal Minds to date.

marilyn said...

As a Reid fan it is a very painful episode to watch. I have it on now. I really was scared the first time that they were going to kill him off of the show. I am enjoying it more this time. The acting is great.

danielle said...

Even after a second watch I am still amazed at James van der Beek's acting ability and anyone who ever wonders if Gubler can act need only watch this episode. Loved it more this time. Poor JJ and what great emotional acting on A.J.'s part. Well done all the way around.

louisa said...

Awesome episode. My heart just stops beating when they are searching for Reid and I have watched this one many times. This is Gubler's Emmy.

Lee said...

Hi,
My name is Lee and I am literally the biggest MGG fan on the planet. However I would just like to say that this is not my favorite episode. I think he has done better in many others. Fear and Loathing, Sex, Birth , Death..all better. But I digress. This episode seemed too forced in my opinion. I really feel the same way about it as I did months ago. I'm sorry. It's just the way I feel. Fake seizure kinda did me in. Lame.

Lee

leslie said...

I could not disagree with you more Lee. Sorry. That is the nice thing about CM fans. We can agree to disagree. I thought it was well written and extremely well acted and whoever picked the locations did an awesome job. Loved it.

eden said...

Finally got to see the show that started the drug craze. I loved it but it was nerve racking. I cried when Garcia did. Look up the word intense and you will see the look on her face as the definition.

madison said...

I was so relieved Hotch knew the clue Reid gave. Poor JJ.

rebecca said...

I love this episode. I was laughing at myself tonight while watching it and I was like reciting every word. LOL! I still got chills, great, great episode. Oh how I love Gube!

I know what you mean Lee, the seizure thing is kinda stretching it. I'm kinda annoyed how the rest of team isn't going balistic while right after Reid "died" he has a gun pointed to his head and Tobias is pulling the trigger, any one of those shots could've done Reid in. I wanted Garcia or Morgan or someone to burst out crying and jump up and run out of the room or yell or something, "OMG..NO!!"

I do absolutely love this episode though. My favorite part is when Reid standing up right after taking the drugs from Tobias and BOOM! THEY CUT TO BLACK! HEHEHEHEHE! :)

D.D. said...

I disagree with you Lee. I didn't think the seizure was lame, I thought it was great they add it. The acting was so mindblowing, and the episode itself was superb.

It had such emotion and you can totally feel for the Spencer and the other characters because they love the guy.

Damn, It was one hell of an episode.

lynda said...

The actors did a wonderful job in this episode. Each one was better than the next. The script was wonderful. I freaked a few times with the dogs and the seizure but I loved it.

nick said...

I realize the lion's share of intense scenes were MGG's but I think each actor and actress really did wonderfully. Kirsten and AJ were at their best and Shemar was just terrific at showing his fear and helplessness. Gibsona and Patinkin were sharp.

miranda said...

Matthew brings home the award this year with this episode. Loved the episode. Loved him. Loved the whole cast and I want to lip kiss the writer and producer.

Anonymous said...

oh my...what kind of sunglasses did jj have on?

asher said...

I am not sure about the sunglasses but JJ was a freakin wreck. Cook did a really great job and it was nice to see them give her a larger role than usual. The scene with them watching him on the computer screen ripped my heart out. MGG should be very proud of his work in this one. Nicely done. Sharp with no stumbles. Well done.

edwina said...

We all call Ashes our Fire and Enya episode but this one should be called our Reid, Drugs and mad dogs episode.

meaghan said...

Great episode.

kimmie said...

I loved it more this time. I say that so many times but I always catch the little things the second time around. The look on Gideon's face when Reid went and took the drugs. Gideon knew something was up with that even if he did not see the drugs.

alice said...

I think a sure sign that an episode is really good is when it really holds your attention even after you have watched it several times. I was glued to my chair just as I was the first time around. Applause for the stars, crew, and production company.

mel said...

Great episode with wonderful performances.

tracie said...

Loved it but I still want a conclusion to the drug situation.

jolie said...

The look on Garcia's face sent goose bumps down my spine. Anyone who wonders why the fans took awhile to warm to Prentiss need only watch this episode to understand that in the beginning she came across like a cold water fish. I am glad that has changed. They all did so well. We have the best cast in the business and I dare anyone to disagree with me on that point.

gita said...

James van der Beek was the biggest surprise in all of it. I was blown away by his performance. I have never seen him act at this quality level before. Maybe our stellar cast brought out the best of him.

I agree with everyone that has been said about our cast and crew. This had to be a hard episode to write and act in and they handled it like the incredible pros they are. Good night for team CM!

anne said...

At the end of the episode I was hoping that he wouldn't take the drugs....like someone had edited the scene out. I am that way when I see Bambi. Hoping the mom won't get shot. MGG did really great tonight. Lots for us fans to be proud of in this one.

monica said...

The intensity level in this episode was so high I never even left the chair to go to the bathroom. Thank goodness for tivo.

rachie said...

They were so facially expressive in this episode. You could feel Morgan's fear and frustration. Gideon radiated concern and fear. JJ was a walking wreck of a zombie. Poor Garcia didn't even need to speak words. You could feel her pain. The relief on Hotch's face said it all for him and Reid won his Emmy tonight.

kara said...

A+ episode. Hate the drug storyline so I had to try to make myself forget about it while I rewatching the episode.

ginger said...

The Criminal Minds writers have given us so much this season. They even taught us all about Dilaudid. I hope we never hear or see it brought up again.

evie said...

Great episode. I bet Reid never goes off on his own anymore and poor JJ with the guilt she must feel.

Elizabeth said...

I was blown away by this episode and I don't think there was anything forced about it.

Reid goes through the whole range of emotions, from being defiant and snarky to being totally broken and terrified. And that is so true to life - torture breaks people.

Reid is a great character but he is not superhuman and that is one of the things I love about what CM has done - he survived but he was broken and he won't ever be the same and that is real life. This isn't a fairy tale where they get to live happily ever after and it isn't a Bruce Willis movie where our hero walks away with barely a scratch.

The drugs have shown that Reid is human and that is important, especially if the character is to avoid turning into the Mary Sue of Criminal Minds.

And on the seizure - looked pretty realistic to me. That's what the seizures I have witnessed usually look like.

simone said...

Reid's flashbacks to his childhood made me want to cry. I loved the camera work on those scenes.

Jean said...

We will be seeing it tomorrow (Fri), I shall be watching te repeat on Sunday but because of my nasty boss (who insists I turn up on a regular basis) will miss the showing on Wednesday night.

jane said...

It must be a mental defect in me but I liked the episode but it was difficult to watch the first time and again last night.

maria said...

If MGG doesn't win an Emmy for his performance in this episode I will be shocked. He was wonderful. Great episode. Chilling.

judy said...

Finally got a chance to rewatch this episode. It was a great second parter but it was the start to the drug storyline which has yet to be explained or resolved and I was very mindful of that while watching it. I liked the episode but I hope that season three brings us some closure.

Anonymous said...

Sorry all you fans who don't like the drug thing, but I think this makes Reid's character even more interesting and frankly, more realistic considering events. I would like to see this played out more. Addiction that is apparent and eventually treated and resolved.

Judiebuk said...

Hey, I'm a newbie so be gentle with me. Just wanted to say, the episode(s) you're talking about here, 'revelation' was, I thought the best ever! I'm watching the show all out of sync, as I work when it's shown over here (UK) so I have to catch up with repeats a few days later...which doesn't always work out.

MGG was fantastic in this particular episode, and like many of you, I was on the edge of my seat, hand over my mouth, daring not to breathe or speak as I watched the terror unfold for Dr Reid. I was on the verge of tears at the flashbacks to his childhood, and finally gave a huge sigh of relief when he was free...though the drug thing also has me wondering where the script writers are taking us and Dr Reid!

I'm currently working my way through season 1, catching up with the shows i've missed. and I can't wait for s2 to be released on dvd....so I can relive my fave moments over and over!

chantou said...

revelation is an scared ep for me!
in France we saw it again in June,and i think that a graet ep, and MGG is a great actor! its' awesome to see somethings like this, but i shall like see the battle of Spencer against his addiction! because i have this sentiment : Spencer fights alone with his evil and drugs! (maybe an idea for some flash back, i take the liberty to say it, apologize!)
english is not my natural language, but i hope you can understand me!

Seymour Butts said...

Revelations was the best episode of CM I've ever seen...It rocked but it kinda freaked me out...so...yeah

Ann said...

I am not sure about the sunglasses but JJ was a freakin wreck. Cook did a really great job and it was nice to see them give her a larger role than usual. The scene with them watching him on the computer screen ripped my heart out. MGG should be very proud of his work in this one. Nicely done. Sharp with no stumbles. Well done.

Anonymous said...

He did so to take.. So he could have the dreams of his past to spend time with his mother like he use to as a child