Criminal Minds

Season 7 Episode 21

Divining Rod

7
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 02, 2012 on CBS
8.3
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A copycat begins murdering women in the same Oklahoma town and in the same manner after an infamous serial killer is executed, and the BAU must move quickly before more people are killed. Meanwhile, Prentiss anxiously considers a large real estate purchase.

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  • Three seriously disturbed individuals.

    7.0
    This one was very predictable, but not so bad overall. I expected the copycat. 'CM' has given us quite a few of those when the original killer has met their end. I would have liked a little more background on the original killer, though, before we launched into thwe deeds of the new unsub,

    I felt the team was a bit lacklustre and there wasn't much at all in the way of profiling, but they did manage to reach the right conclusions, even though it was interesting to see the way some of them were reached. There weren't really any stand out moments and most of the acting was so so, but I did like the scene with Helen at the end starting off her obsession and being a serial killer groupie all over again. This lead me to wonder how much she knew about the original killings perpetrated by her husband - probably quite a bit.. Nioce bit of realism with Emily being scared of being a property owner. Not a bad address to have, either!moreless
  • Amazing again!

    10
    Well ever since the travesty that was Episode 14, Criminal Minds hasn't put a a foot out of line. It's just been amazing episode after amazing episode. I won't deny that this one is the worst episode since Episode 14, but it was still incredible!



    The case was phenomenal, and the execution scene at the beginning reminded me of 'Riding the Lightning' for some reason. Absolutely amazing one for sure!



    The car chase scene was extremely well done, with rather unexpected results! I was really impressed yb that! Creativity was definitely not missing, that's for sure!



    Prentiss was hilarious at the beginning and end, just like she was with JJ at the interrogation in the previous episode! Great stuff!



    All up, I really liked this one! The last few scenes and the ending were rather anticlimactic, but for the most part, this episode was very good! Keep it up, CM, and I hope this haigh standard is manitained!!! :)moreless
  • My Hometown

    10
    Enid, Oklahoma is where I was born and raised. It was mentioned in There's No Place Like Home, earlier in the season. The police cars had the proper "decals" on them. Van Buren is actually one of the main streets in the city, but the others were fictional. Great Episode.
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

Lisa Darr

Lisa Darr

Helen Garrett

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Mackenzie Astin

Mackenzie Astin

Dylan Kohler

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Casey Sander

Casey Sander

Det. Jon Childers

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