Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The Apprenticeship - Discussion Thread


WHEN VICTIMS IN MIAMI ARE FOUND MURDERED IN A SIMILAR WAY ANIMALS WERE, THE BAU MUST WORK QUICKLY TO STOP AN INCREASINGLY CONFIDENT UNSUB, ON “CRIMINAL MINDS,” WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7

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36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reiiiiiiiiiiiiid!!!:**

Juicy8 said...

Oh that was soooooo good!! Great case, and an even greater Morgan/Reid moment!! I love it!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I hate to say I know who is stalking the team. Don't worry -I will not tell.Just say he is a someone from a episode that had a photographer. Yes !!!!!!

E.J. Jahnes

Anonymous said...

Another good episode. Even though the unsubs were not unknown to the viewers, the way the story wove profiling with the crimes worked well. The story moved on and did not bog down. Improvements over last season continue. Again some scary bad eggs. Glad they ended up as they did. The personal touch at the end was good and did not detract from the base story. A Silencer arc? Reid's mystery lady? Beth taking pictures from the car? Something for everyone to keep watching for. Another good effort by the writers. GB

Anonymous said...

Great episode I'm glad Mark Gordon started a new season..... loved the softball game. Way to go Reid!!

Anonymous said...

Just when I think I can't adore Reid more than I do, he pulls this off..............terrifice episode, lovely team balance.........the Celt

Anonymous said...

Wow, this season is fantastic. Great storylines, terrific team interactions, and actual profiling! Love, love, love this season. I hope the episodes continue at this pace.

Diane said...

A good episode. It was super creepy, and the two actors who played the unsubs were so believable, sometimes i found it hard to watch, especially with the dogs. An interesting story well written and acted. The lighter moments with the team balanced it out, Morgan and Reid softball game was sweet, JJ was awesome as ever and little Henry gorgeous, and Hotch and Rossi talk on the plane and Garcia wasn't over the top. All up i enjoyed this episode.

Criminal Minds Fan said...

Really enjoyed the episode.

Anonymous said...

No discussion thread for The Fallen? Regardless, I thought it was a very good episode. Good story, good teamwork, everyone participated in profiling, and I personally like the eccentric old Uncle Dave character. There was a lot in the story and it moved along well. Seems the pacing and flow of the stories this year are better than that of the last couple of years. No fits and starts and interruptions. Whatever they've done, it's working so far. GB

Anonymous said...

What is the real name of the seargent that guest starred on tonights episode?.

Anonymous said...

Stage name is Meshach Taylor. Late of the old Designing Women comedy. GB

Diane said...

The Fallen was a good episode, Paget Brewster was right when she said to watch it, (Oh how i miss her). This was a good fit for Rossi and he looked so fit and healthy, another well written episode, also like that Morgan and JJ are paired up more in the field. Now, as for Alex Blake, still not finding this character likeable, not sure what she adds to the team, as we have Reid and he can do what she can, the character feels wooden and has no personality or warmth, not sure what the intention here is, but it's annoying, I'm sure Jeanne Tripplehorn is a nice person, maybe the roles not a good fit for her. This is only my personal opinion and no offense intended to fans of this character.

CyndiO465 said...

I've been racking my brains to figure out who the actor was that played the Sargeant. I knew him to be someone I had enjoyed on tv years back. 2 days later I still couldn't place him. Glad I was able to find this blog! Meshach Taylor - Anthony from Designing Women! :)

Aaron said...

I have a question that is not exactly on topic... Has any1 heard about the cast signing new contracts because most of them were up this season, and I keep hearing them talk about doing another season long unsub arc next year!!!

Anonymous said...

Nothing on that, but a cmoment on "The Wheels on the Bus" episode. No thread? Anyway, another pretty good episode in my opinion. The stories continue to be much crisper and smoother this year. Scary story. It could happen these days. A commentary on reality/fantasy confusion. Too bad Morgan didn't get a chance to scramble the bad eggs a little. Good profiling. Having a known (to the viewer) unsub is really no drawback as long as the story is told well. Maybe a lot of credit goes to the directors and editors as well as the writers. GB

Diane said...

The Wheels on the Bus was an interesting episode, moved along at a fast pace, wasn't their best but still enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

Question: Anyone know if there will be any more Discussion Threads at this site? Is the idea to move discussions elsewhere? I like this format for ease of use and appreciate the site and the work that goes into it. However, the lack of new discussion thread labels may be resulting in fewer posts. I like the discussion and even the varying points of view. Do we need to adjust somehow? GB

Anonymous said...

No thread, but Magnificant Light was another good one. Moved along well. Good work by the team. Scary. Like the Bus episode involved bad guy one could encounter in real life. Good story telling. Shaping up to be a very good season. GB

Diane said...

I too love the discussion threads, and it's ashamed that it has slowly disappeared, maybe they only want positive comments posted, but the reality is, in the real world their will be positive and negative opinions, and all should be respected. Not sure what happened to freedom of speech here ?.

P S. Common courtesy cost nothing, so please can you let us know if their is no more discussion threads at this site. Thank-you.

Have not watched the latest episode, so no comment.

Have a nice day all.

Criminal Minds Fan said...

Sindee is in LA right now and that is why the blog is a bit behind. Things will go back to normal when she returns.

Anonymous said...

That's good to hear because this is a good site. The comments this year have been generally positive, in my opinion, because the quality of the episodes has improved over the last couple of years. Regardless, I like to hear (read) all opinions, pro and con, if they are reasoned and have a basis to support them. Some negative posters in the past simply blasted away and were often discourteous in language and tone. There's a place for every opinion, and lively discussion can be a lot of fun among fans. GB

Angela said...

I too am glad to hear there is a reason behind the lag in the discussion threads--Love the show and love talking about it! Enjoyed Magnificent light, and also enjoyed reading through the chat w one of the writers last night, can't wait to see what happens with the stalker.

Diane said...

Thank-you Criminal Minds Fan, for the update, it is greatly appreciated, glad to hear things will get back to normal soon.

As for Magnificent Light, i really enjoyed this episode, had a good story and the team work was good.

Anonymous said...

Still no new thread? Here goes anyway. The Lesson was pretty creepy, but it is hard to imagine that happening in real life. I'm sure there are nuts like that out there, but the episode is a bit of a stretch. Nevertheless it was entertaining. A fair entry in what has generally been a good season so far. GB

Diane said...

MGG did a great job directing, i thought the woman who worked in the morgue was strange and left a more lasting impression with her small scene. The story didn't feel real to me, the original 6 cast members did great with what they had to work with here. Season 8 has had some good episodes but it doesn't have that team family feel about it anymore,i am bias here, but maybe Erica might try and talk Paget into returning to the show for good next season if there is one. I love CM but missing the awesome team (Family) that was.

Diane said...

I should clarify, i know Paget leaving the show was her choice, it is wishful thinking on my part in hopes of her return. I have watched with frustration this Alex Blake character, in ten episode my opinion has not changed, the character portrayal is so irritating, she is so wooden has know warmth to her, i don't find her sincere and she lacks any kind of chemistry with the team, thus making her very unlikeable. The bright side is that we have the other six to carry us through Hotch Reid JJ Rossi Morgan & Garcia have amazing chemistry together, even their facial expressions say more than words. Alex Blake just doesn't fit in. I know i'm venting here, it's just my personal opinion. it is not my intention to offend fans of this character.

Anonymous said...

Still no new thread? Anyway, on the 12/12/12 episode about reincarnation: Like the preceeding week (the marionettes), this episode was creepy but only fair. It too was farfetched, in my opinion. No fault of the actors who did a good job. I like the balance of the work and the way the stories move quickly and hold attention. However, I think the earlier episodes indicated a real improvement in story telling, but the last two have flirted with murky, incredible types of yarns. Realistic is scary and creepy - something that might happen around the corner. Farfetched can be creepy, but is not really scary as being realistic or something one might encounter. It's hard to write a good plot year after year, so I give the show some leeway. Still, I hope they keep up the work exhibited early in this season. GB

Diane said...

This episode Perennials was Ok , not sure the direction the show is going in now, has kind of lost the magic of previous seasons, yeah, I found this episode so far fetched too, the cast did well, i especially like that Reid is using his brain a lot more to solve cases and Hotch and JJ were just awesome in their scenes.

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Gloria Edwards said...

Excuse me for my English., Not very good.
I'm Jessica from Costa Rica
I think that this episode will be very sad and not end well. I think the stalker is the girl, who probably feel resentment by Maeve and eventually want to take the most important to her, Reid. It means Reid will be compromised to save, and still not going to make it. I'm sure this episode will be one of the best of Season 8.

Anonymous said...

A good episode. 1/16/13 that is. Sad but realistic. Good story telling too. It started a little weird, but it moved along and held up. Any other ending would have left loose ends. The ending wrapped up this mini-arc. Good job by the writers and editors. I hope the new episodes keep up the quality. GB

Angela said...

Ack, still no new discussion thread?? Oh well, will post here. I still can't decide how I feel about this episode. Poor Reid, the kid has been through so much. Its sad how almost everyone had lost someone at this point. Hotch, Gideon, and Reid have all lost someone they love. The men of the BAU can apparently not have relationships? I thought it was terrible to only allow Reid this relationship for 12 episodes, and for them never to have a face to face. THAT part I found to be unrealistic. Given the pathology for the Unsub though, its not surprising she thought out a way to off them both (guessing it was intentional).

My 2 main thoughts coming out of this episode:
#1-Are they setting MGG up for a psychotic break? Because if he leaves the show, Shemar Moore isn't going to be enough to keep me watching. Still miss prentiss. But seriously, how much can one genius handle.
#2-Team stalker is not Maeve's stalker. 2 stalkers in 1 season. Hmmm, interesting.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they're trying to drive everyone to the Message Board. It may be working. Still this is an easy place to opine. What we need on the screen is a good solid run of shows where there is a good solid reliable team going after bad eggs who victimize the public. We don't need a team of victims - or psychotics, even well meaning genius ones. Guess I'm showing my age and maybe my prejudices. The early episodes this season were pretty good. I know it's a formula of sorts, but it works and showed an improvement over recent reasons. This is the Effy Bee Eye, not Downtown Abbey West. Just one fanatic's observation. GB

Anonymous said...

And that's seasons, not reasons. Criminy! GB

Anonymous said...

The January 23 episode, Magnum Opus, was a pretty good one. I was prepared for it not to be, thinking it might be a ReidLoss mope. Turned out to be a good method devised for him to participate - and effectively. Creepy unsub. Could run into someone like that anywhere. Did have some sympathetic aspect as was true of unsubs in earlier episodes this season. Good teamwork. Good story. Moved right along. I hope this trend continues. Now if Reid could find his razor, and a barber. GB