Criminal Minds

Season 6 Episode 12

Corazon

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 19, 2011 on CBS
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When the BAU travels to Miami to investigate a series of ritualistic murders, Reid experiences hallucinations and blinding headaches that cause him to worry about his health.

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  • I don't understand the poor reviews from others because i thought this episode was extremely intriguing. Both the crime storyline as well as Reids storyline were really well done.

    10
    Corazon is yet another good episode of season six of Criminal Minds. I've always loved Criminal Minds for the psychology as well as the characters. The most interesting of the characters are Hotchner, Reid and Morgan, the rest are mediocre. The best of the episodes are the ones that focus on those big three if you ask me. This episode helped show just how interesting and strong of a character Reid is seeing as he single-handedly carried this episode with little help from Morgan and the others. Matthew Gray Gubler once again showed off his acting skills. The crime story-line was great as well because I've always found ritualistic murders extremely interesting and this ritual was so incredible that i couldn't help but look into other real rituals that are comparable to the one in the episode. Corazon seems to be hit or miss with everyone but it was a hit for me and one of my favorite episodes of this season.moreless
  • Finally a Reid-centric episode! And a pretty good one at that, too! And we are back to some real profiling, people. It was 'bout time.

    10
    Sure, we'll never get near the level of awesome that was Revelations, but compared to some of the other episodes we've had this season, this one is definitively a step in the good direction.



    And looks like this wasn't the famous episode revealing Reid's secret after all... we're left to speculate once again! And now that we know it's apparently nothing physical, and since I do not believe CBS is stupid enough to think we'll buy a schizophrenic FBI agent...we have some serious thinking to do.



    All in all, wonderful episode. We saw more of Reid, we got back to profiling like the show used to, and Seaver was in the background for pretty much all the episode. I wish I could say her few lines were at least great ones, but alas I cannot. 'Is that blood?' Seriously? Huh.moreless
  • Great episode!!

    10
    Dr. Reid is my favorite character and I've been waiting for a Reid-centric episode for sooo long! After watching "Corazon" I have to say I REALLY liked the ep.

    With the exception of Seaver's presence (since when do FBI cadets present profiles? and more importantly, why did the scene in the plane had to involve her and not someone who actually knows and cares about Reid?) I felt the ep was very interesting, and MGG acting was INCREDIBLE, especially in the last scene!!!

    Now, I'm only hoping for 2 things: first that they get rid of Seaver soon, and second that they don't give Reid schizophrenia 'cause there is no way he can continue in the BAU with that disease!! I guess we'll just have to wait and see...moreless
  • One of the weaker episodes of the season.

    9.5
    This was definitely my least favorite episode in a long while, but it was still quite good. I enjoyed the case, but it was a bit too graphic for me. I don't mind a little bit of the horror, but not too much.



    The Reid headache thing was not really exciting. It was emphasised way too much in this episode. I like Reid a lot, but this storyline didn't do anything for me.



    This seaason has still been good, but I do not recommend this particular episode. The show surely will bounce back from this, because it is just awesome, and I am sure next week will be better than this one.moreless
  • My first ever review and post... I loved this episode and see many possibilities!

    9.0
    I've been reading the reviews of this episode, and a lot of things about it in forums. I have to say, I really liked the entire premise and how things have been set up for the future.



    Reid is a genius, yes, but he is also a person who had a lack of emotional support growing up. To add to that, he knows he has a risk of developing a mental illness, and sees in his work every day how such issues can play out in the worst way. I've always seen him as a caring and sensitive person, but awkward with his emotions. In this episode, I feel like we see this played out beautifully.



    The build up regarding the headaches and Reid's thought process was really wonderful. He never mentions the headaches to the team, and remember he managed to hide his Dilaudid addiction for quite some time, so although people notice he is "off" at some points, he has masked things well enough to have them ignored. His "visions" are all, from what I could see, his brain reviewing what he has seen and attempting to make connections as usual... but with the pain and all, it seems like things are sluggish and odd to him, and he cannot really process anything in the way he is used to.



    His mistake is in not talking about what he is experiencing. His fear that he might be considered "crazy" overshadows his intellect, which must tell him he should let others know he may be at risk or a risk to the team. Herein lies the fatal flaw of our hero... this episode illustrated Reid's belief that he is only worth something if he is perfect, and that he would be worthless if he showed a weakness. Considering that Hotch flew and worked in the field with a very painful inner ear injury, it's not surprising in many ways. But there is also the build up from Reid's story, showing that he is lost when coping with his own emotions, and is accustomed to being perfect and caring for himself, for fear of being thought inadequate or that it may be a sign of a worsening condition. In the end, he makes the connection and solves the case... but at what cost? His pain and difficulty lead him to make incredibly poor decisions. (Walking out of the house without telling anybody he thinks the house across the street has something to do with the case? Bad career move to say the least.) By denying his problems he is putting himself at risk, and also potentially his team members and the cases they work on. I agree his reaction to the doctor is upsetting and disturbing. But it was very well written and completely accurate. Many people would react with denial and panic if some sort of mental health issue is suggested as a cause for their problems. Reid has experience that shows him how frightening that can be, and a belief that he cannot allow his mind to show any "weakness." I worked in the mental health system for many years, and have seen psychologists and psychiatrists who have been unable to admit they have issues because of similar reasons. So, from here, what may happen? Do we wind up with another "plot hole" like Reid's addiction, where it is alluded to but never really seen through? Or will we see how Reid is called on his stuff, and forced to confront his own inner demons so he can finally cope with them and grow? Or, will he refuse to hear that call, and wind up in a situation like Elle, compromising himself so much that the boy genius becomes a very real liability to the team?



    The mind boggles...moreless
Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson

Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner

Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Senior SSA David Rossi

Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler

SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

SSA Derek Morgan

Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster

SSA Emily Prentiss

Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness

Analyst Penelope Garcia

Chris Walker

Chris Walker

Professor Walker

Guest Star

Michelle Gillette

Michelle Gillette

Brenda

Guest Star

Manny Perez

Manny Perez

Manny

Guest Star

Rachel Nichols

Rachel Nichols

FBI Cadet Ashley Seaver

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