DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
REID’S worried because he only read five books last week. He doesn’t say what those books were. Agatha Christie? Maybe he found he only got through five 19th-century Russian authors with long names, in which case, well, possibly he is becoming a schizophrenic. That’s what he’s upset about.
His mother’s one, you realise, and it appears there’s one going around Portland stabbing people until they’re good and dead, and so now Reid, what with the headaches and the disturbed sleep patterns and the not-meeting-hisweekly-book-quota, is starting to think maybe he’s one, too.
There are, of course, different types of schizophrenics. Not all of them of the stabbing variety. This one does three murders and I’ll break it down for you: 31, 41, 71. That’s the number of times he stabs each person.
Seventy-one is fairly committed, wouldn’t you say? The deaths look like a Manson family kind of thing at the beginning, ‘‘ or the genocide in Darfur’’, Rossi (Joe Mantegna) weighs in gravely. Genocide in Darfur?
That’s this show all over — a pretentious lot of bollocks.
They’ve replaced Prentiss, who is apparently dead, with a
Grave: Joe Mantegna ‘‘ probationary’’ officer in the form of Seaver, but she’s no experienced profiler.
They need one, and they need one now, Hotch tells Rossi as they have celebratory cupcakes brought in from home by Penelope.
She’s not thrilled about all the testosterone around her now, she says, but she doesn’t seem too concerned about being in proximity to Shemar Moore, you’ll notice.
He calls her ‘‘ baby girl’’ in the middle of a deeply important meeting about stabbing.
It’s fairly disconcerting, yet also appropriate somehow coming from him.
I didn’t mind the ending tonight, though. The final scene — it’s a tiny bit creepy, and I don’t mind a bit of that. Criminal Minds Channel 7, 8.30pm