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18 November 2009 @ 10:22 pm
The One Where I Was Cold for the Entire Hour  

Murry had her window open and I was shivering like a mofo. But I didnt want to miss anything so I didnt get up to close the window. If I end up in the hospital with pneumonia can I send the bill to Ed Bernero?

I FUCKIN LOVED THIS EPISODE!!!!!!!!!! Can I just start there? Thank you Ed for not disappointing me hardcore, which you have been known to do on occasion and which I usually forgive you for.

To start, I'm always fond of the female Unsubs, whose motives typically are not libidinous. The Fox was still as swarmy as ever, and he is the second dude to say to Emily "What I would do to you.....". I can totally see why he gave her the willies. Ick.

I just really loved this episode. I find myself hardly able to put it into words. I love Morgan settling into Unit Chief, I think he's doing a good job and where the hell was everyone when that chick jumped him?

I want to know what you guys thought.......I am struggling for words here, it was a lot to take in. Did you love it, hate it, what?

Next week........OK, if Jack and Haley are in hiding, where did she find time to hit a hair salon? Second, did he kill all the federal agents to get to them. I'm sorry I'm just completely unimpressed with this guy. If they kill Hotch's whole family, it will suck. If they get Hotch and Haley back together it will suck. If Hotch leaves it will suck. I want the storyline over, its already old for me. It's seemed totally forced and completely dramatic in a crappy TV show kinda way. I want action and suspense and even though the preview was stellar and had me sitting on the edge of my chair it could turn out to be a total wash like the season premiere was for me. Whatever happens, I dont really care, as long as Hotch doesnt leave. That's my biggest fear. I will continue to watch the show, I love the show, and would like to see it go on no matter what actor chooses to walk away but I am a big fan of Hotch and it is hard to imagine the team without his guidance. Also, him leaving because the people he loves have been slaughtered.....kinda been there done that with Gideon and I dont really want to see it again, OK thanks.

But I am totally off the subject, this thread is about Outfoxed, which was awesome and there was subtext "how can you not be distracted by someone this beautiful?" a paraphrase but the Hotch in my head was smirking like crazy. And I have three different fic ideas for two different pairings. Damn, beat that.

OK, that's what I got. What do you guys have to say? Agree? Disagree? Just want to come in to squee or complain or whatever. Another Wednesday night, another satisfied customer.
I'm In....: the lair
I Feel....: ecstaticintrigued and a little chilly
I Hear....: silence
Memitfordgal on November 19th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
I was pleasantly surprised. And I saw Meredith Monroe on another show and I suppose she kept the hair colour.
SSA McGeek: Emily Prentiss....pretty in purplemcgarrygirl78 on November 19th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
Yeah I guess she could have home dyed, plausibly, but its like an all new hairdo. It's too ridiculous for me to even make more about it than I should.

I liked this episode though and am cringing about next week because I feel nothing with this weak ass storyline has gone right and as long as Hotch doesnt leave (and I guess I will survive if he does) I will be glad to see it over with.
Anneklok: [prentiss] blue steelsecondheartbeat on November 19th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
I forgot to add that I am also impressed with Morgan settling into Unit Chief. I love that he had to upgrade his fashion and is still (no matter how well put together) kind of looking goofy in the full suit. He doesn't do it the way Hotch does it. He just doesn't. Though, who can?!

And The Fox was mega swarmy. OMFG. He creeped me out. I wanted to take a shower watching him say nasty things to Emily. It reminded me a lot of Silence of the Lambs where Clarice is walking down the cell block and the "not spit" hits her. It was like that but EXTENDED, because Hannibal was much more of a gentleman. Sad to say.

I kind of hope that one of those pairings is Morgan/JJ. I don't know why... ok, I do. It was calling her Jennifer, like maybe he does in bed and kinda forgot where he was being so in the moment. :X
SSA McGeek: Derek Morganmcgarrygirl78 on November 19th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
Dude, Murry just told me when he said Jennifer call your contact, he was talking to the Virginia field agent named Jennifer, not JJ. Sorry, that would have been epic.

The other pairing was Gideon/Prentiss as he has dealt with The Fox first hand and would be with her in my AU at this point.

Morgan's ass looked good in those dress pants though. Still as Unit Chief there is no Garcia banter so even though I think he is good at it, I need Garcia banter.
Anneklok: [jj] lets make a listsecondheartbeat on November 19th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
Oh man. Now I kind of want to die. :( Field Agent Jennifer needs to go away.
SSA McGeek: Paget and AJmcgarrygirl78 on November 19th, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
Sorry, Anne *hugs*
Anneklok: [prentiss] smolderingsecondheartbeat on November 19th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
Well it's been over night and I am still really nervous for next week. I think I'll have to check LJ on my phone and read your reaction post because no way can I wait longer than Wednesday to actually see the episode. I'm going to do the awful and basically read spoilers. OH THE HORROR!
SSA McGeek: Hotch....the barrel of a gunmcgarrygirl78 on November 19th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Well desperate times call for desperate measures so I can understand you reading spoilers because you wont be in town and nowhere near a TV or internet. It sucks but you NEED to know. I truly understand.

My reaction post will be here next week. For real, I dont give a damn what happens on 100, as long as this Foyet storyline ends, Hotch survives, his family survives, and he and Haley do not reunite. I dont think that's asking too much.
thea_athenathea_athena on November 19th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Why are some people saying that Hotch will leave? Did Thomas Gibson hint at this? I'm worried now.
SSA McGeek: Hotch and Prentiss....close to youmcgarrygirl78 on November 19th, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
I think for me I just got wrapped up in some of the places people were going who I dont necessarily want to listen to anyway and it got me all worried about something I never wanted to worry about in the first place. This is the #1 reason I am not reading many episode reviews anymore. We all watch the show for a plethora of different reasons and other than the people who I know are watching for the same reasons I am, I dont read shit else.

And I think you deleted your other comment, though I unfortunately read it. No more spoilers please, sometimes they can be flat out lies and I dont like to be ruined that way.....I like going into my eps mostly fresh.
Your Star: Hotch/Emilyyourstar202 on November 19th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
I know the feelings of not being able to put down feelings about this episode in words. I just had a *Squee* entry in my journal. After I finished, I booked my butt over here to read your thoughts! (I love hearing your thoughts on episodes!) I agree with you on all counts. Poor Emily getting hit on by The Fox. And yeah, when he asked Hotch about Emily being beautiful I wanted to hear an answer or something (but of course, we wouldn't but the Hotch in my head had a similar reaction to yours, LOL. Makes me want to fic)

No matter what, I do not think Hotch will leave, nor do I think (and hope) that they will not kill Hailey and Jack. I'm anxious until next week when 100 airs.

SSA McGeek: Hotch....I think very deeplymcgarrygirl78 on November 19th, 2009 05:11 am (UTC)
I kinda just want 100 to be over with because I dont like the storyline anyway and I get all hyped and then its a letdown. So lets get it over with and move on to 101.

Tonight was sooooo good though, totally : )
Your Star: Hotch and Em: What We've Becomeyourstar202 on November 19th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
I agree. I missed 5.01 so I didn't get that wrap up, which is why I think I'm looking forward to 100. I can't wait for 101 too! ;)

PS: Why does Reid have a crutch? This was the first ep I was able to watch of this season...
SSA McGeek: Derek Morganmcgarrygirl78 on November 19th, 2009 11:37 am (UTC)
You've missed a lot, havent you?

Matthew Gray Gubler had a knee injury, a pretty bad one and had to get massive knee surgery. This was actually the 1st episode where he had one crutch, before this he was on two. Also, Shemar Moore was hit by a car while bicycling outside L.A. and broke his leg, which is why I think Morgan was switched to Unit Chief.

Even though he had a soft cast there wasnt going to be much kicking in doors and tackling unsubs while recovering from that. Yeah, there were some injuries and tense moments early in the season, we were worried about our cast.
Criminal Thoughts: iHotchamaranth_moon on November 22nd, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
erm... here's stupid: what's all that with 100? *is confused*
SSA McGeek: Criminal Minds.....hottiesmcgarrygirl78 on November 22nd, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
It's the 100th episode of the show. I guess the episode is titled "100" as well, that's how its been advertised. Is that what you mean?
Faith: Emilyfaithina on November 19th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
I couldn't agree more with you! This episode was amazing, awesome and well written, I'm so sorry I have no english words to express how I truly like it! :(
I love Emily even more, if it's possible. She's so sweet and in the same time she's so strong, at the end when she talks to the Fox, I was like "Emily, you rock girl! <3", I almost worship her!
Morgan as Unit Chief: he's doing a great job, but I can't be objective speaking of him, because I love him so much. :P
The Reaper story is getting old and boring.
If they kill Hotch's whole family, it will suck. If they get Hotch and Haley back together it will suck. If Hotch leaves it will suck.
You are totally right, they have to write down something really really good and epic to make me change my mind about Foyet and the consequences. :)
SSA McGeek: Emily.....hellomcgarrygirl78 on November 19th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
I really just want 100 to be over so that whatever happens I can move on as a viewer and dont have it weighing heavy on me....I was over this storyline last season. Of all the amazing Unsubs they've had on Criminal Minds, I find George Foyet to be one of the least compelling. In Omnivore he was fine but after escaping he became like a petulant child and I just want him gone.

But Emily was sooooooo good in this and I loved that she loathed what she had to do, it left a bad taste in her mouth and Hotch told her she had to, and she knew she did but she damn sure didnt have to like it. I love how Arnold asked Hotch how he couldnt be distracted by someone so beautiful....the cat and mouse they played was predictable but still good cuz I love think Hotch and Prentiss work so well together.

Even though I thought it silly that Prentiss didnt figure out that Arnold was talking about Foyet. It was clear and should've been clear to her as she is brilliant. Its another clear sign of the dumbing down of the scripts and profilers as the show gets more and more popular.

Morgan as Unit Chief is just great. I hope its temporary because I love Morgan as Morgan but he is doing a good job and is very professional but not aloof like Hotch can be.
a_blackpanther: Smile for mea_blackpanther on November 19th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
The new hair n Hailey is probably to make her less recognizable on the street.

This ep was awesome, and Emily and Hotch teaming up was full of win! Both of them were dark and angsty and yet supportive of each other. "you don't have to do this." "Yeah, i do". <3

I don't know if you like spoilers or not, but recent CM articles indicate TG is not going anywhere.
SSA McGeek: Hotch and Prentiss...mcgarrygirl78mcgarrygirl78 on November 19th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
I am really anti-spoiler. Very very. Even if it is good news, I still prefer not to know and to find out while watching. So no more spoilers please, even vague ones. Thanks : )

It was a great episode and I love to see Hotch and Prentiss working together and I hope its a sign of things to come. The way they feed off each other in the field isnt seen in any of the other profilers as a team of two, except maybe Rossi and Morgan....those two can kick ass in the box.
a_blackpanther: Smile for mea_blackpanther on November 19th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
So sorry about that. My bad. No more.

They all have this kind of symbiotic relationship, but these two seem to be reading eachothers minds. I don't think TPTB will ever go there, but so far they seem to support this ship.

I can't wait for the screencaps. I think i finally found that inspiration for a new layout at h_p. Also, many icons and wallpapers.
SSA McGeek: Hotch and Prentiss....Rule #1mcgarrygirl78 on November 19th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
Thing is though everyone seems to think that about their ship, that TPTB endorse it. Some weeks we are all right. Last week Hotch and Prentiss didnt get significant screen time or anything, this week they were on fire. So I guess it just depends on what week.

I think the shippers are going to be pretty stoked about screencaps and icons will follow by the weekend or early next week.....definitely before 100. It'll be good to see.

Quite interested to see what you will come up with for hotch_prentiss.
doctaj10doctaj10 on November 19th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
i just have to chime in and say I absolutely love the episode as well!

The whole thing was really good, but Emily was just spectacular in this one. I am glad they showed her range of emotions in this one, from not wanting to further victimize the girl, knowing deep down they have to do it, and going all in to get him to talk even though it clearly affected her. Just great stuff from Paget. I did love how quietly supportive Hotch was as well. The didn't have him OOC at all, but still showed she wasn't afraid to tell him how she felt, and he was there to let her work it out on her own.

Loved it, it was definitely worth several DVR re-watches!
SSA McGeek: Hotch and Prentiss.....true lovemcgarrygirl78 on November 19th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, his quiet support of her was awesome. She hated it and would debate with herself and he would put in his gentle guidance and she went and there and did her job to the hilt. She also figured out the Unsub was female, which was great.

I think Hotch was thinking, "if this guy makes one move on her I am going to kill him". You could totally see it in his eyes. And I love how he schooled her as they were walking to the room. When she was like "easy for you to say...he killed 14 women" about the guy in the cage, both my mom and I smirked and nodded. They just play so well off each other and that cannot be faked.

Hopefully by the beginning of the year I will have my DVR and will be able to indulge in the same re-watches.
Criminal Thoughts: Hotch_Gunamaranth_moon on November 22nd, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
I have started to watch the newest eps on my computer (thanks a lot, nice new large and wide screen *g*) in a fully darkened room - what can I say, this one creeped me out like hell again.

I liked the sort of separated storylines with the team on one and Hotch & Emily (excuse me for a moment when I go outside to squee *ahem*) on the other side. For me, it sort of became clear that Foyet must be behind this when Emily realised their unsub was a woman (no difficult guess, as we're waiting for this Foyet stuff to get resolved).

The ep had some great Hotch moments - his cold, "silent" voice, his determination, the strength behind it and his reaction in the end - you could literally see it boil beneath the surface, all anger and fear hardly contained.

The background of the "homicide chick" (thanks Garcia) actually made me shudder for a moment - when Reid pointed out that the unsub must have seen / done the mass grave thing before, and Morgan commented on how this could not have been in the States within the lifetime of the unsub, I was just like, well not in the States but in good ol' Europe... Not that I was ever affected by it directly, but sometimes it works wonders to realise that war isn't something past and distant, but something which may happen too close to home for comfort.

Other than you I am still intrigued by the Foyet storyline, but I fear that it will end by putting Hotch off the show... No normal person can stand so much stress and pain and torture without ending up being really damaged. And I don't want anything broken about Hotch (there's already too much!), I don't think I could and would watch the show any more without him. Maybe I still would, but, well. I don't want to think about that.

As I didn't see the preview for the next ep I wasn't aware Foyet actually seems to have gotten his hands on Haley, but that's no surprise. Just hope it turns all out sort of okay - I like suspense but I need happy ends!

The entire Hotch & Emily interaction during the interview... that screams fic out loud! At least in my head - let's hope I'll be able to get anything on paper once again, it has been too long since I last wrote fic! I especially love like in the beginning Hotch would have been the one to cuddle Emily to comfort her and then bang! from one moment to the other everything turns 180 degrees around.

And last but not least - Morgan - or rather Shemar, that is - just looks drop dead gorgeous in this attire. Hell, that man is worth like a million of sins!

That's my approx. 2 million cents on the ep :-)
SSA McGeek: Hotch and Prentiss....Starsky and Hotchmcgarrygirl78 on November 22nd, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
I might start to sound like a broken record but while I am totally impressed, minus the premiere, with the writing of cases this season (even if less and less time is being spent on the pathology of the Unsub), all this Hotch/Reaper personal stuff is just tired. At this point I'm kinda like "to hell with it, Hotch can just go so it can stop being so "OMG *wibbles* what's going to happen to poor Hotch" storyline. Now really, I dont want that to happen, but I'm tired of waiting....the whole thing has been dragged out too long and takes away from what could be compelling storylines about other things.

All this just to have Hotch maybe walk away to me seems like a kick in the teeth to the fans. For all that Foyet could have killed him on the floor in the crappy season premiere.

I'm having a real love/hate relationship with aspects of my show this season.

Having said that, I am totally loving Emily and Morgan and JJ and Garcia. I still feel the same about Reid and have lost a little love for Rossi that I'm not sure if or when I'm gonna get back.

As for fic, I find too often this season makes me want to write angsty, wibbly stuff and that is not my cup of tea. As much as I loved the Hotch/Prentiss subtext in this episode, it really made me want to write Gideon/Prentiss AU fic as this is an Unsub Gideon has dealt with in the past. Plus I love writing Hotch and Prentiss friendship....the man could use a friend right now.