Thursday, October 25, 2012

God Complex - Discussion Thread

“God Complex” – When a legless body is found in the New Mexico desert and a second unwilling amputee shows up at the hospital, the BAU team searches for this amateur surgeon before he preys upon his next reluctant victim. Also, Reid’s phone calls to a mystery woman have the team intrigued, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Oct. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Ray Wise (“24,” “Twin Peaks”) guest stars as doctor John Nelson.

Talk about this episode in the comment...

Careful in case you haven't watched the episode yet... comments might contain ***SPOILERS***

28 comments:

Hizz10n said...

No comments? What's going on here???

I loved the episode, but was a little jealous of Reid's mystery girl^^
She's lucky!

Aastha Parmar said...

It was a rarest-of-the-rare Criminal Minds episode that outdid all the previous S-8 ones.That's all I'm saying for now!might come back to talk later after basking in the awesomeness of it again...
Excuse me while I grab some popcorn for the re-run of 'God Complex'

here's the review I wrote moments before I got blank in my mind:
http://theconspiciouswriter.blogspot.in/2012/10/the-oh-my-god-complex.html

Anonymous said...

Pretty good episode. Creepy/crazy unsub although not unknown to the audience for long. I liked the way Blake handled the prison scum who wanted to make a deal. "Goodbye, Mr. Smith." She profiled his reaction to the file photos correctly. Good profiling and team cooperation all round. I'm not sure what to make of Reid's guru. The effort was not a distraction and furthered the solving of the case. They need to be cautious about having too many threads hanging though: photo person, Reid's guru, Beth. Show is best when it is profiling and bringing the bad eggs to heel. I hope it doesn't stray too far from that or become too murky. Still, so far so good or this season. We'll see what's next. GB

mookie.pants35 said...

Reid's mystery lady makes me kind of nervous.. we haven't seen much of the season long serial killer and keeping her a mystery and the "he" she kept referring to makes me skeptical.. love this show!!!! (:

Faygie said...

After I watched the episode, I just had this thought that maybe Reid's girl isn't real, that she is in his head.

Does anyone else feel that way?

Anonymous said...

One thing I was happy to hear was Spencer talking about his health issues that were otherwise ignored all last season. Except, they added that he saw a geneticist. Interesting! Except we're still waiting to hear the results. About the girlfriend, frankly I found the mystery aspect rather silly. For heavens sake, why can't we see her face? Overall, I'm glad Spencer is having a romance and more screen time! The comment about having the romance be imaginary sounded like an interesting take, but I don't want Spencer to be crazy. By the way, I love this site. Thanks for keeping it up. TealMoon

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about this for a while and the mystery woman confirms my suspicions, I believe. Reid is the son of a schizophrenic mother, and schizophrenia is often hereditary. He is also at the age range that schizophrenia usually occurs, and one of the symptoms is the unexplained headaches. As a cop, Reid would never befriend a mystery woman over the internet, a person who does not part with information and all. Additionally, if he wanted to call her, he would use a cell, not a pay phone. The scene is weird and the questions about a menacing "him" suggest paranoid schizophrenia that is just appearing.

I think the show is going to show him going through the struggles of collapsing first, then recovering, and eventually managing his symptoms and living a productive if challenging life.

Anonymous said...

This has been my favourite episode thus far.
I thought of schizophrenia as well but not with Reid, with the girlfriend. Her fear and paranoia of 'him'.That room she is in, is it a very comfortable mental hospital, much like the one Diana lives in.
I can't believe Spencer would get involved with a married woman or let a woman be held captive or be abused. There is definitely something very himky going on.

Anonymous said...

Excellent episode, perfect for the Halloween season.
Reid looked especially hot and I loved all his close ups.
I'm intriqued by his relationship with this mysterious woman.
Looking forward to next Wednesday episode.

Anonymous said...

I was soo glad that they brought Reids headaches back and gave us a reason to why they havent been mentioned.
Also with reids mysterious love interest, i get the feeling that maybe her father or maybe husband is in fact this season long unsub.
I think aswell they shoulf have brought this season long unsub back again in the previous episode. As he had only a clip in episode one. I think they need to show more of him.

I am also soo glad that Reid is getting more air time than he did when season 8 was coming to an end.
I didnt enjoy season 8 that much, i think it lacked in alot of things.

I am a huge fan of criminal minds and i love Reid.. I'm just hoping that he doesnt get his heart broken....
Cant wait for wednesdays halloween episode !!!

Anonymous said...

I always think that the mystery girlfriend is somehow involved with the season-long unsub, though not by her own free will.

I think her near blurt about "him" at the end is the second clue of the season. She's probably been blackmailed into it.

Anonymous said...

I thought the episode was wonderful. I was particularly impresed with Matthew's performance but then I always am when they give him a chance to act. If you go to the CM Report site there is a very good Q&A with the writer that explains certain things without giving away too much. I will not put them here because I know some people may not want to know ahead of time. He also speaks about some major episodes coming up for other characters. Again, not spoilers, just things to look forward to. I liked the scene at the end with Reid and Morgan where Morgan says he feels like he and Reid had not talked much lately. That may be a bit of a shout out to fans who have wondered about this.
Again, I really enjoyed this and look for to the continuation of the storyline.
SS

Anonymous said...

I wonder what this mystery woman's name is?
She does not wear a wedding ring?
What emergency would she think Reid was having?
I've seen the actress who plays her, She's very good looking.
She said, "I'm doing this for you" What does that mean?
Looking forwarfd to more clues.
Loved this episode.

Anonymous said...


I thought the episode was good but I was wondering was the unsub's ulitimate goal was to place someone else's leg on his wife's? why he was practicing on other people? Reid's new girlfriend has me wondering if maybe she is married why they can only talk on Sundays and he can't call her on any other day.

The way she was helping Reid with the case I'm wondering if she's just as smart as he is or close enough. Then again she dresses very plain from what I could see of her and she doesn't get out much either. I read from comments above that she might be mentally sick as well and if that's true I don't think the relationship would be healthy for him at all. He needs to be with a regular girl not be with one he has to care for.

Diane said...

The episode was OK, interesting story, and like in the episode The Pact oddly enough, left me feeling sorry for the unsub. And Hotch, JJ, Reid, Morgan, Rossi and Garcia all worked their magic and made it good, i liked the Reid and Morgan plane scene, sweet. Reid and his mystery girl story intrigues me, and i hope it's a happy one for Reid, he needs a special someone in his life.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit my first thought to mystery woman was she's evil and then Reid can't have a girl, he's mine, yeah im only a little obsessed

Anonymous said...

How about this? Mystery girl is Beth's good twin who is being held prisoner by the evil Beth while she hones her dastardly plot against Hotch and the team. Makes as much sense as anything at this stage of the game. GB

Anonymous said...

It's Haley

Anonymous said...

Criminy! A conspiracy! This could be worse than we thought. Happy Halloween. GB

Anonymous said...

I think that Reid's mystery "girlfriend" is the season-long unsub. There's no "he". She's using Reid's weakness to manipulate him. She's a genius too and she gets off on manipulating somebody as smart as she is. Plus, he was reading Sherlock Holmes. Maybe that's a clue.

Reid: Sherlock Holmes
Mystery woman: Moriarty
Blake: Watson

And also there's the title of the episode: God Complex. She seems to have it too.

Anonymous said...

Irene Adler? GB

Anonymous said...

I think it is Hayley as well.. Listen to the voice, I think the "he" maybe Hotch, so he doesn't find out Hayley didn't die.. It would mess things up now that he is seeing someone else..

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's just ridiculous--I really hope you're all joking about the Haley conspiracy. We've seen her dead, she ain't comin' back, unless she's a zombie.

Aastha Parmar said...

Guys,let us not forget that it's Criminal Minds we're talking about.Not Vampire Diaries.

Anonymous said...

Where is the discussion thread for the good earth...

Anonymous said...

You are correct, Aastha Parmar, but it is also a TV show, fiction, imagination. Anything can happen. And where is the thread for the most recent episode? I, for one, thought it was pretty good. Unsub, though not unknown to the audience for long, was crazy, creepy, and realistic enough to be scary. Good acting, good profiling, good teamwork, and the personal touches at the end didn't detract from the story. All in all, the season seems to be on the right track. Of course, the writers who thought up the warped Tomato Lady might bear watching. Same actress played a wacky role on The Mentalist last night. Type casting maybe. GB

Diane said...

I have no idea who the year long unsub could be, but i think Will LaMontagne would make a good unsub, even Alex Blake would be a better unsub than a profiler. No offence intended to the fans of these two characters, it's just my personal opinion. CM still my favourite show.

Aastha Parmar said...

well i guess imagination can be stretched a bit longer,but I'd rather not see any familiar beloved character become the UnSub. That'd be very sad.As far as the episode goes,it was by far the best of Season 8 and one of the best of Criminal Minds.