Criminal Minds

Season 5 Episode 9


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 25, 2009 on CBS

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  • High expectations

    @babyface95 I can't answer all your points - some of these mistakes are essential to the plot of the show and if all the protective custody measures were taken there would be no risk.

    I think you're mistaken on a couple of points: the phone call between Hotch and the Reaper is initiated by Hotch calling the Marshall phone - at that point Hotch does not have the Reaper's number. I'm pretty sure the Marshall is reaching for a weapon of some kind when the Reaper shoots him - remember, the first shot is a complete surprise to Sam.

    There is a flashback near the end of the show that helps to explain Jack "working the case" and the reason Hotch tells Jack to do it when he is on the phone is as a coded way of telling him to hide in a place only the two of them know.

    As others have said, I find this one of the most gripping and emotional episodes of the show and a great culmination of the long battle with the Reaper.