Criminal Minds (2005– )
Season
1
Episode
17

A Real Rain (22 Mar. 2006)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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The team travels to Manhattan to work with the NYPD in tracking and apprehending a serial killer who is intent on dispensing his own style of vigilante justice.


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27 January 2007 | ccthemovieman-1
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| Good, But Could Have Been Much Better
New York City is the scene where the BAU travels after a third person is killed the same way as two others. The victims are shot, then stabbed with a flint-type knife and then blindfolded. After a fourth murder, the team has a new profile: a vigilante serial killer. All the victims are people who walked after being charged with serious crimes. The blindfold supposedly represents the blindfolded lady justice figure you see on scales.

There were a lot of interesting profiling details about vigilantes. It seems these BAU guys can't stop talking about criminals, even at dinner out at a Chinese restaurant. Sometimes I wonder if the TV writers don't add to the profiling truths that are spoken, just to embellish and dramatize, but I don't know that for sure.

Anyway, the episode was interesting but not as suspenseful in the last 10 minutes as I would have expected since they were hunting a killer about to claim another victim. It almost was anti-climactic the way they portrayed it.

I detected a bit of elitism on the part of Gideon and his group who see themselves and knowing and being a lot wiser than the public.....in this case with their thoughts about vigilantes and justice. That was brought out a few times, especially at the very end with "the man on the street interviews."

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