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It was an awesome episode. I loved that they covered the Zodiac Killer... did a paper on him and his particular codemaking. Reid was just amazing as always. I just love how much he continues to mature and all throughout the series. I loved that they asked that question that you knew was going to come up at some point in his life...a man of his genius doing that particular job. It's only natural for him to question whether or not his squandering his talents. I think the twist would have been even better if it was really Harvey who performed the murders instead of Caleb. But it was still really good. I also am still slightly annoyed with Prentiss playing team therapist. It's a little too much. And did they seriously forget his birthday? That was odd, but loved the ending with them celebrating. It was a great family moment but it also was like they came full circle as a series...Reid in Season one with Gideon looking in awe and actually saying he wonders how much the kid would know at thirty...and then season seven with the kid being thirty and just all grown up mature and evolved. Loved it. One of my favorite episodes of this season.
It had been a month since the last episode & it felt like an eternity. I hate those long gaps between new episodes. However, this was worth the wait! I liked that Ms. Watson entitled it "True Genius" and then went on to show how genius could be used for good & evil. She also showed the struggle Reid was having coming to terms with his abilities & how he chooses to use them. Reid begins to question whether he is squandering his abilities when he meets a young man & realizes that he had used his genius to form a multi million dollar company that was "going to change the world". Then we see that the unsub & his equally crazy & genius friend have used their genius with evil intent. We finally see Reid has matured & realizing that what he does matters & is important. He accepts who he is & how far he has come in his 30 yrs. Nice surprise birthday party for him at the end too. More CM please!
This one was one of my new "personal favorites" and what got me re-engaged into following the show closely after I started falling off the "faithful full-time follower" CM wagon again sometime last fall.
I found the unsub to be more exciting, the case unraveling to be more challenging (profiling, whoopee, it's back! at least momentarily), and it did give Reid the opportunity to shine at what he does best amongst the team. As far as acting unprofessionally, I would say cut him a little slack. He's had his moments where his behavior was definitely out-of-line...but Morgan's also thrown his share of temper tantrums, and Garcia is the epitome of unprofessionalism...etc, etc. It happens.
I loved watching him and Prentiss interact at the coffee shop as well as the surprise birthday party. Best part about that blurb was seeing a rare glimpse of EVERYONE smiling and enjoying the lighter side of life for a few moments.
You know, I was showing my sister-in-law the gag reels from CM's previous seasons, and afterwards she turned to me and said, "Are you sure these guys aren't working on a comedy together? They look like a blast!" In other words, clearly the cast chemistry isn't fake, so I rather enjoy pleasant team bonding moments.