There's lots of things I loved about this episode: the elevator scene was funny, a nice Prentiss/Reid scene and the Hotch/Morgan scene on the plane.
So what didn't I like? I don't know really, the case was abit 'paint by numbers' and really not worthy of the BAU, or at least it all seemed abit too obvious to me. Do we really need 3 top FBI agents checking launderettes etc for something like that?
A very good Hotch episode so I'm mostly happy. It's good to see that he has someone to be there for him now that Gideon has gone. The picture he was loking at at the beginning, was it a painting by Jack?
I think so - it looked like one of those "dip the child's hand into the paint and press it on the paper" pictures to me. Very sad. He turned it over pretty quickly when Erin Strauss entered the room. I also thought her words to Hotchner about Gideon tolled the death knell for any guest appearances by Mandy Patinkin - when Hotch asked if he would be guest lecturing at the academy, Strauss' answered that he was completely out of the bureau but we appreciate his years of service. Very parallel to the show and MP if you ask me.