2011-2012 Season of Criminal Minds ~ The Girls Are Back In Town!!

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by AragornElessar, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    I know there was a thread started for the new Season, and I did look for it, but could not find it. So...I am sorry if I'm stepping on toes for starting a new thread, but since the new Season started tonight...

    Shall we get to it?

    Holy CRAP!! If that's what the rest of the Season is going to be like, then our show is back to what it was after whatever last Season was. In fact, it's best I think if we just forget that mess ever happened at all.

    I won't go into too many details because I know not everyone has seen the episode yet, but I will say this...

    You're going to LOVE Spencer when it's his turn to be grilled over what happened, happens in this episode. Which is a LOT and the entire Doyle storyline's wrapped up in a very excellent way.

    And since I don't know who else has seen it yet, that's all I'll say. :D
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  2. halffull

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    Fantastic show tonight :) I'm now 1000% back on board and excited for this new season!!!!
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  3. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    I know!!! By the end I was bouncing around the house w/this huge grin on my face going, "My show is BACK...My show is BACK...My show is BACK..." Thankfully, my Dad's a big fan too, but wasn't feeling that great so didn't watch tonight. I did burn it on DVD for him to watch it when he can the next week, (He's a huge Blue Jays fan, but w/us not headed to Playoff/October Baseball, his night time TV watching is booked solid for the next few days) but he told me when I went in to check he'd remembered to start his Dialysis Machine for tonight's run, he could tell things were back to what they were and could understand why I was so excited. :D

    Thank Goodness for understanding Parents. :D

    My only complaint though...Why oh why did Hotch shave off the beard? It looked good on him too. Oh well....

    Seriously though, I loved how they explained where the Seaver character was and what happened to her. It tied in nicely w/the events in the Season Finale of last year and was a perfect way to send her off in a believable way. At least IMO.

    Anyone else have a chance to watch it yet or are the majority of us CM fans here at FSU out on the West Coast?
  4. Buzz

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    Guess I am in the minority here because while I liked the episode, I did not like both old characters so neatly and cleanly being written back into the show. It felt once the show moved on, it should not have looked back. Not that fast and completely anyway.
  5. Angelskates

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    I haven't seen it yet, but now I can't wait!! :cheer2: It's back!!
  6. loopey

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    While I new JJ was returning, I had no idea Prentiss would be back too! And they wrote the entire blond replacement chick off the show in one line!

    I hope we can now put last season behind us and go back to some good tv. Let's hope the CBS execs have learned their lesson, and won't do anything stupid again (like trying to save money by replacing all the old writers).

    Looking forward to the new season.
  7. mag

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    I too really enjoyed last nights episode. I hope they keep Spencer's character moving in this direction - he was getting a bit too wimpy last season. I also hope they get back to the whole profiling bit. You know, when they actually do a profile and act on it. I felt they floundered with that a bit last season.
  8. professordeb

    professordeb Well-Known Member

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    OK, I totally missed the explanation on the "blond replacement chick".
    Would someone be so kind as to tell me.
    When my mom, who is now living with us and needs 24/7 care (pretty much meaning me) calls for something, I tend to leave what I am doing. I think that may have been when they explained her departure.
  9. mag

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    There was a one line comment when Prentiss asked about her. I think it was AJ who said she had transferred to another team.
  10. loopey

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    Yep, that was it! One line is all she got! :rofl:
  11. milanessa

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    I don't like Prentiss but am glad to see JJ back. :)
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    Thomas Gibson looks gaunt. :( Was that for the role?
  13. AragornElessar

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    Okay, yes while the Seaver character was relegated to a very quick send off, I still think it was the perfect way to explain it.

    Prentiss asked JJ where she was and JJ's answer was that she'd been transferred to Andi Swann's Unit. This was the Unit we saw in the Season Finale back in the Spring that works on Human Trafficking and trying to stop it. In that episode, one of Andi's Agents' cover was broken and while shot, lived. However, that meant there was an opening in that Unit for a young and up and coming Agent.

    So yes, it might have *sounded* like just a one line brush off, but in the context of the episode and especially that scene where JJ was obviously bringing Emily up to speed in a very quick way, I thought it worked. I also still think it was the perfect explaination of where Ashley Seaver went to. That's just IMO though. :)
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    I noticed that too...I think he is one of the most under recognized actors on TV right now.

    Glad to see JJ and Prentiss back! I thought Paget Brewster was supposed to do some kind of pilot for a new show. Did that not work out?
  15. AragornElessar

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    Remember he got re signed literally at the last minute this Summer. W/in a week and a half of the start of filming for the new Season IIRC. Stress can do funky things to a person's body, so that could explain it.

    And...

    No, Paget's pilot didn't get picked up. It was for a Sitcom, wasn't it?
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    Great second episode. Squicked me out, I had to look away a few times
    Stuff with the eyes really freaks me out
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    It sure was great, I love this show! So happy to have a new season upon us (although I do watch re-runs whenever they are on)
  18. mag

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    Me too! With Criminal Minds I always set the PVR and then start watching about 15 minutes after it starts. That way, I can fast forward throughout any really gross parts. Not having the sound on fast forward makes it easier to handle.
  19. loopey

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    Last night's episode was good!

    I think the show is back!!! Perhaps we can put last season behind us. :)
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  20. LadyNit

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    Last night's episode makes me question whether I want to keep watching. I lurrrve the cast, but the amount of time devoted to torture scenes was way over my limit. :scream:
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  21. Meredith

    Meredith what a glorious day!

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    It went way over my limit, too. I love the show, but this past week's episode :yikes: made me change the channels quickly. Don't know if I'll be back; there are a lot of alternatives in this time slot.
  22. AragornElessar

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    Oh Morgan...Morgan, Morgan. Morgan...

    Does the boy seriously think he can outdo Reid in a Prank War?

    If I was the rest of the Team, I'd be wearing those flak jackets on the jet, in the office/bullpen, out in the field even when it's not needed in the field...You get the idea. There could be some serious blowback here and it will not be pretty if there is.

    :D

    Sigh...There he was, sleeping so sweetly, so innocently and yet underneath it all lies a MIT Graduate w/demonic plans whirlling in his brain.

    Love it!!! :D
  23. loopey

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    Tonight's episode was really sad. Just heart-wrenching. :(

    The unsub: well if ever someone needed killing this would be him.
  24. AragornElessar

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    Very sad indeed and ITA w/you about the Unsub. If anyone deserved to die, it was this guy.
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    Groan...Not again!!
  27. loopey

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    It always amazes when actors spend years and years, doing bit parts and small roles waiting for the consistent "big role" and then when they get it... they leave. Most end up unemployed.

    I guess, yet another way in which Hollywood does not emulate real folk. In my world, after you have worked your a$$ off to get a good stable job, you don't quit with nothing else lined up. :D
  28. Buzz

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    Stopped watching this show a while now but just happened to watch last night and saw Hotchner get himself a new gf! So happy for him but hope they do not do to Hotch what they did to Dennis Franz's character Andy Scpowicz on NYPD Blue and have someone close to him killed off at the end of every season. :lol:
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  30. mag

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    I like the character Emily, but I can understand why Paget would want to move along. Her role is fairly small compared to the rest of the cast and she always seem to say the same lines every show. Really, it probably isn't a terribly satisfying role.
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    I think it's kind of a slap in the face for all the fans who wrote in etc. begging her and the network to stay. I was not one of them...the only woman I would hate to leave the show is Garcia.
  32. professordeb

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    Ummm, no one watching this show lately? or am I behind in seeing it?

    Watched an episode where Penelope was going to have "the question" popped to her and she fretted over what her beloveds spoke to each other about since the two of them rarely speak. Well she hacked his computer and found he had been looking at rings. Apparently she's not ready for that level of commitment and he is. All I could think of was "poor Xander" cause in my mind he's still Xander from Buffy :)

    So this inquiring mind wants to know, am I waaaaaay behind in my season or have many here kinda given it up for other shows.