Criminal Minds

Season 7 Episode 18

Foundation

9
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 21, 2012 on CBS
7.4
out of 10
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The BAU searches for a kidnapper when a scared and emaciated young boy is found in the Arizona desert and another boy goes missing. Meanwhile, Morgan revisits his own past and tries to bond with the boy who has been found.

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  • One of the best!! :)

    10
    I loved this one! I really liked Angel's Character. The actor who played him made me really believe the fear and worry that supposedly was in him.

    ONE OF THE BEST! :D
  • Much better, Criminal Minds!

    8.5
    Thank goodness for Jim Clemente and his knowledge of profiling. This show has had me very worried more often than not in the last 3 seasons but this episode is the kind I wish to see.

    We had profiling, compassion and a script which gave us, the audience, an important insight into something nobody wants to think about but is faced so regularly by so many.

    Kudos to Shemar Moore and A.J. Cook for a superb acting job throughout the episode. Well done, guys.

    My only problem, which I had in a previous episode, was the speed with which repressed memories were brought to the surface, and the clarity of the memories themselves. A little bit too speedy and too succinct, but then again, a lot has to be packed into 42 minutes.

    Unnerving, yes. Frightening, definitely, but an excellent piece of television, there is no doubt. Some more of this would be much appreciated. Good work and thank you, Mr. Clement.moreless
  • Unbelievably good! Incredible episode!

    10
    This episode was the perfect combination for me - it was really sad, especially the first half of it. It was also really suspenseful and intriguing, and we also devled into the background of one of our beloved characters. It basically was flawelss.



    The case was definitely extremely freaky, no doubt about it. It's not one for the faint of heart, that's for sure. However, it was incredibly well written, and absolutely fantastic, there's very little wrong with this episode, if anything at all!



    I've been really happy with the last four episodes, in all honesty. Episode 14 was the worst CM episodes ever, but 15-18 have all been exceptional, especially this one.



    Please keep up the great effort, guys! I'm really looking forward to the next one! :)moreless
  • I Feel Like I understand Morgan less But Love him More

    10
    Perfect episode, the pain was real , I always thought of Morgan as cold after this I dont know, I just think of him as lonely and that makes me so very sad.

    The last scene with him and JJ just broke my heart. I pray a time will come when he'll become happier. I havent been able to get this episode out of my head and JJ's compassion.

    I suppose these characters do come with loads of excess baggage .

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  • this is why i love this show!

    10
    fantastic episode, it was great to see the connection between morgan and the boy which was perfectly acted the whole way through the episode. the only minor flaw to the episode was that i knew the father was the unsub, however that doesnt overshadow what was a brilliantly acted and directed 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

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