Criminal Minds

Season 7 Episode 15

A Thin Line

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 22, 2012 on CBS
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Episode Summary


When the BAU investigates a series of brutal home invasions and murders in the Inland Empire of Southern California that appear to be related to gangs, the investigation uncovers a more nefarious motive for the crimes.

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  • VERy good episode! Huge improvement on the garbage episode last week!!!

    I really liked this episode! The storyline had many different elements that were combined very well. It wasn't predictable and it was definitely a uinque one, in the way the story developed and the methodology of the Unsub.

    Ther e was also great suspense in the final scenes when Emily got hit, and some great humour too on the place! All up, I have to say that I really enjoyed this one, and it's a huge step up from last weeek's rubbish episode! Not flawless, but an extremely huge improvement! Keep it up, Criminal Minds!!!moreless
  • And now for something completely different ...

    Well, if I have to say that I enjoyed the opening sequence until it started getting convoluted with the whole 'who shot who and why' thing. Like so many politicians, the politician in question had plenty to say and very quickly brought up the idea of black gangs etc. The story itself bordered on the very dull far too many times for my liking. I enjoy proper profiling and common sense conclusions. Once again, they were lacking. The writers need to do a lot more research and a lot more work to come up with good scripts. Of course there are racists everywhere and we all know it, but we don't need to have an entire episode dedicated to someone's personal feelings about blacks, immigrants etc. Even when told, the politician still didn't want to hear that his comments were unwelcome and unsatisfactory. He was lucky Morgan didn't knock him senseless when he told him how 'impressed' he was by his ability to get into the FBI. Morgan can be difficult, and he also has a hair trigger temper. Not a good combination. Using the unsub to commit crimes and help him to get elected as mayor is certainly indicative of his desire for power and control, which makes him very like an unsub himself, regardless of whether he is pulling the strings or actually doing something wrong or illegal himself.

    Not a good episode my a long shot, in my opinion. I have seen much better, and hope to again.moreless
  • a thin line episode

    i think that they are doing a good job with all the episodes... i cant wait until tonight's episode... i think it was weird when Morgan was in that girls shower it was weird when they just started talking up again in the next episode... i think that those two should end up together... sorry if i offended anybody
  • SOS {Save Our Show}

    I know this season has new producers n writers but these new ones have been kind of corny. I love jj and prentiss but I wish they would've brought jj back as the liasion and got things jus back to "normal". Jus bc they're back shouldn't mean the others get less camera time. Some1 needs to go back to the drawing board on this 1. I've seen every single ep and can even quote some of them. Where's all the celebrity guest stars?? This show is getting average I agree and I used to look forward to wed. nights. I love this show and jus think they need a few tweeks to get back to where they used to be.moreless
  • Ok but not fantastic

    I think season 7 has been quite good so far but not great. I don't like JJ as a profiler. It just isn't right. How on earth has she become a profiler and a kick-ass fighter while working full time at the Pentagon? I know that Paget is leaving the show so I'm hoping for som great episodes when she leaves. I hope the bring in a new character next season to shake things up a bit. I agree with one of the other reviewer who thinks the Morgan character is like a caricature. I have to agree there. It is also time for more Reid!moreless
Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Senior SSA David Rossi

Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson

Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner

Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster

SSA Emily Prentiss

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

SSA Derek Morgan

Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler

SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook

SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

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