Criminal Minds 1/25

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by dthmj, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. dthmj

    dthmj Hinky TCF Club

    Mar 12, 2002


    I don't normally watch this show the day it airs, but I couldn't sleep...

    This was probably the best episode of the series - and probably one of the best episodes of any drama series I watch (top 10).

    Maybe I'm hormonal, but I cried at the end knowing that this woman really did give up her life for her child.

    They had the perfect actor playing Jacob - I had only noticed that actor when he was on Revelations, but he can really play the psychopath... I'm not sure I could be in the same room with him even knowing he's just acting.
  2. jtfresh

    jtfresh jtfresh

    Nov 14, 2005
    San Diego
    I just finished watching this episode and I agree that this was the one of the best episodes on TV all season. I haven't yet made this show a SP, but I'll continue watching.
  3. IwantmyTiVo

    IwantmyTiVo New Member

    Sep 20, 2005
    With this show, each week feels like the best episode of the season because I find them all outstanding.
  4. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    I was very impressed by this episode. I've just started watching the last 2-3 episodes and I like it (I always like Mandy Patinkin).

    But this episode was really good. I was sure that they'd do the utterly predictable thing and find a way to save the mother... but they didn't! That's a really bold move, IMO, for a prime-time drama on a major network. Good stuff.

    I'll keep this SP for a while.
  5. Tivo_60

    Tivo_60 NY State of Mind

    Jun 13, 2003
    Long Island, NY


    Ill be shocked if this ep doesn't win an emmy....absolutely the BEST !!
  6. Feb 1, 2006 #6 of 15

    pcguru83 RIP Misty

    Jan 18, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    This is indeed a great series. Started watching it from the very beginning, and after the first few episodes (which I enjoyed), I was afraid the show may not last. Fortunately, it's proved me wrong. This most recent epsisode was definately VERY powerful. Once you realized what was happening, and that the mother was basically sacrificing her life so that her son could live a successful, normal life....WOW. TV shows and movies usually don't ever effect me, but this one definately made you stop and think. Good stuff.
  7. Feb 1, 2006 #7 of 15
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Yeah, this one was a little subversive. They set it up to be yet another "how evil the death penalty is" story, and then took it in an entirely different direction that really had nothing to do with the death penalty.
  8. Feb 1, 2006 #8 of 15


    Feb 12, 2005
    Fantastic episode indeed. Nice twist at the end.

    AJ Cook is kind of a bad actress. :/
  9. Feb 1, 2006 #9 of 15

    scoblitz I Was Scottblitz

    Aug 20, 2005
    Chicago-ish Il
    Just got done watching this...

    So I love this show and I loved this episode - but I can't believe that Gideon allowed her to die knowing she was innocent.

    While I respect her intentions and all, she was an innocent woman that he allowed to be executed - was there no way for her to sign over parental rights or something...

    Again very powerful episode and very well done - just very unsettling.
  10. Ntombi

    Ntombi New Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    Just watched. I really wanted her not to die, but I can see there was no way for her not to and for her son to have any kind of normal life. Even if she signed away her rights, legally the state would have to acknowledge that her son was alive for her execution to be stayed and then overturned, and that means that her son would have to be acknowledged as the son of a sexual sociopath. That would follow him for the rest of his life, even if he knew the sacrifice his mother was willing to make. And can you imagine the media frenzy?? Gak.

    Really good episode. I cried too, but I cry at the ending of almost every Cold Case, so big surprise.
  11. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

    Mar 27, 2001
    Excellent episode!

    Really like the show - and as long as they don't EVER let Mandy Patinkin sing, I'll keep watching. :)
  12. marksman

    marksman ID-10-T

    Mar 4, 2002
    I am a johnny-come-lately to this show. I normally stay away from any cop/law or doctor shows as a rule.

    I was talked into this by some family members, and I do not regret it. This was actually the second episode I saw and it was very moving.

    I have enjoyed every episode I have seen.
  13. GDG76

    GDG76 . TCF Club

    Oct 2, 2000
    This is a good show except they try to explain stuff a little too much. It's like they always have to have a "super smart FBI agent teaches the local yokel" scene.

    Once I get past that scene each week, it's a great show. Hopefully they can get away from that once the shows gets going. CSI is still doing it to this day though...
  14. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

    May 27, 2005
    Yes I think this show and Bones are the 2 best shows of the new season. Did anyone see Bones on Leno the other night? wow
  15. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    Just got this one watched-I love this show but it always ends up last in my to-watch list for some reason.

    Excellent episode, but I kind of hated that it was as unrealistic as it was. No WAY that lawyer would have let that happen.

    Mandy, as always, is superb.

    (Plus, yes, I cried to, but I'm also a Cold Case crier. :D)

    I'm glad to see it catch on myself. I've been watching since the beginning and was afraid it was going to tank. It'll be nice to see something Mandy's in do well for a change.

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