Originally Posted by mikeewing
A very good episode last night. There was some good character development with Hotch and the boxer was a sympathetic figure, not the usual run of the mill lunatic. Very touching ending with Hotch showing a tear in his eye. I still like this show a lot.
Originally Posted by Mentalist5.1
Indeed, it was reminiscent of season 5 as far as quality goes. I haven't been overly impressed this season.
I liked the Hotch elements. It's always good to see him being human. However the boxer story was really out there AFAIC, especially the MMA scene in which he wanted to be pulverized all of a sudden in order to see his son in the hospital.
What? He was visiting his son multiple times throughout the episode! Ok, maybe he needed to lose psychologically to get in the same place-metaphysically as his son- in order to let him go. That's a stretch.
The dying son story was quite sad, of course.
I enjoy the show but the super confident profiling is such BS! "The UNSUB is obviously a young man in great shape who is showing blood lust". Oh yeah?? They're always coming across similarly violent murder scenes.
There's often little evidence
to support what turns out to be their incredibly accurate statements! That always makes me laugh. Also, when people are getting killed left and right, they always have time for some corny playful exchange with Penelope who can dig up info on the fly..as they're asking in what looks like real time. "Penelope, baby doll, my love, how about the underground MMA events in Philadelphia tonight?" She spits back, "Oh they're here, here and here". Let's go!!