I am a huge fan of Criminal Minds, have been for a while now, but I can't help but be pretty disappointed by season 7. The writing seems lackluster, the cases less interesting, and the weird glimpses of the characters' personal lives that bookend the episodes are jarring and seem wholly unconnected to the rest of the plot. Once upon a time the show connected the characters' personal stories to what was going on in the case of the week, and now they just seem to think the viewers will be interested in whatever they want the characters to be up to this week--Garcia is worried she slept with Morgan (please, that was the most flimsy excuse for intrigue ever, I doubt anyone believed for a second anything went down between them)! Prentiss is worried about purchasing a house (yes, I know that was their way of working Emily out of the show, but still, they couldn't come up with anything better than that?)! Everyone goes to Rossi's house for Italian! I mean, I get it, they're trying to flesh out these characters as people and not just as crime solvers, but I no longer look forward to Criminal Minds every week like I used to.